Unexpected Gifts At Barnes & Noble

This post is sponsored by the Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Guide, however all opinions are entirely my own.

Do you feel hounded at Christmas time? I can’t count the times that I have been asked, “What do you want for Christmas?” I appreciate thoughtful gifts more than expensive ones. I like the thrill of surprising someone with something unexpected that they fall in love with. I can tell when someone puts thought into a gift for me, and I really appreciate it much more than just something I put on a list. I know many people associate Barnes & Noble with books, but did you know they carry lots of other items? Here are a few of the unexpected gifts that I’ve found at Barnes & Noble with a little help from the Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Guide.

Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Guide

My first unexpected find is a book. I’ve been swooning over the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition.  The book contains over 100 illustrations to help bring the book to life. It would be fun for me to reread the book, or read it together with my son. It would be a thoughtful gift for a fan of J.K. Rowling or Harry Potter, or a young reader. It’s also included in the Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Guide.

Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Guide

 Barnes & Noble also has a large selection of adult coloring books and art supplies. I find coloring relaxing, and even share pages with my son. Coloring and drawing can help children develop better fine motor skills. Coloring books, drawing pads, and art supplies also make great stocking stuffers.

Did you know that Barnes & Noble also has a large selection of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray movies? Maybe you or someone you know would like to add hits like Jurassic World, Inside Out, or Avengers: Age of Ultron to a movie collection?

Maybe someone you know would enjoy a one-of-a-kind signed edition of a book? Starting on Black Friday, Barnes & Noble will have signed books from 127 best selling authors. Browsing online, I noticed signed copies of books from Mitch Albom, Jenny Lawson, Ray Lewis, Ben Carson, and many more. Many of those are available in limited quantities, so you’ll want to browse your local store or order online quickly before they’re sold out.

Gift cards are always an easy purchase, especially if an item that you wanted to get someone is unavailable or sold out. Someone on my shopping list loves to read, but I haven’t found the right books yet. I purchased a Barnes & Noble gift card so she could choose the books that she really wants. I decided that would be less stressful than purchasing a book, only to realize that she had purchased it for herself between now and Christmas.

Barnes & Noble Gift Card

 Barnes & Noble will also be hosting several in-store events during the holiday season. You can check out the entire schedule here:

Barnes & Noble In-store Holiday Events at B&N_FINAL_LRG (1)

I’m going to wrap up this list with a mention of the Gifts for Jedi of All Ages Gift Guide at Barnes & Noble. Our household is buzzing with excitement about the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. My son is having a Star Wars themed birthday party in January. The list is a great compilation of gifts for the discerning Star Wars fan. It includes Lego sets, chess games, books, and other themed merchandise.

 Have you purchased all of your holiday gifts or given “Santa” your wish list yet? Make sure you check out all the holiday gift ideas on the Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Guide or follow Barnes & Noble on Facebook for notification on deals, events, and gift ideas.

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