If you’re like me, sometimes looking at someone else’s Christmas list is fresh & inspiring. Here are a few ideas you might find helpful for you & your loved ones this season…

 

You probably already know, unless you’re in the 5 unfortunate states bereft of Cracker Barrel, that the restaurants have delightful giftshops with ideas for the entire family. They’re my go-to for lovely gloves among other things! Games, clothes, decorations, vintage items, gift cards, even quilts…

Since I was small we’ve celebrated the season with advent calendars like this one on sale at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon. “What did the Washington family coat of arms look like? What is the key in the Central Hall? What was Martha Washington’s china like? All of these questions are answered in this insightful and fun Advent Calendar.” This season my oldest son gifted me with this sweet advent assortment from Bonne Maman on Amazon which delights my scone-loving heart…

Our extended family has been visiting & ordering from Marie’s Candies for 50 years. My husband, Randy, loves their chocolate box assortments while I’m partial to their malted milk balls and fudge-dipped cookies. Shopping local is a treat if you’re in Ohio & the chocolatier mails almost anywhere…

A beloved bookstagrammer on Instagram has a wonderful shop devoted to literary art. I have A Bound Heart candle that I love {& will probably never burn!} but take a look at those bookish wreaths & other creations at Once Upon A Page Designs

This new nonfiction release is on my personal Christmas list as it tells the untold story of my favorite British monarch, the much maligned but honorable King George III. Quite an intriguing title, too – The Last King of America. Available at book retailers worldwide…

Novelly Yours has created custom book candles for me & reading friends & has another candle in the works for A Heart Adrift this January. Her site is like a visit to a beloved book shop and showcases her love for literature…

I ordered two of these beautiful Artisan Collection Bibles for gifts but am so smitten I might have to keep one. There are several styles/designs that wrap God’s word beautifully. I’ve never seen lovelier Bibles…

This large & small tote are right down my historical alley, especially given they’re from my favorite U.S. historic site. The online gift shop at Colonial Williamsburg has unique gifts for everyone or is just plain fun to browse…

Bliss, Books & Jewels is where custom jewelry from Christian fiction comes to life. I love getting & gifting from Christy ~ & also reading her finely crafted book reviews which inspire her beautiful jewelry…

Last but not least, here’s an in-depth look at a catalog from my publisher, Revell, that most readers never see! Take a peek right here to peruse upcoming releases while learning a little about the authors behind the stories, too!

 

Wishing you a wonderful, hope-filled holiday season!

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