With autumn season here and Christmas just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the best books for gift giving during the holidays in 2013. And on Thursday the St. Louis Post Dispatch said you shouldn’t neglect to think about giving the gift of reading to children when you can, as many poor children don’t have books in their homes.
Less fortunate adults and senior citizens, however, don’t have organizations like the Ready Readers in St. Louis to help them in obtaining books for their reading pleasure or ownership, like children do. So when you consider generous acts of kindness this upcoming holiday, think about also giving a less fortunate adult neighbor the gift of a book, too. And give books that can help them learn something new, like with a cookbook or wreath making book.
Wreath making book
A great book gift for giving this Christmas or any time of the year is this book about how to make a wreath for any season by James T. Farmer III.
Those looking for economical ways to make outdoor or indoor wreaths with materials you may already have on hand will not be disappointed with this book choice.
Garden books for Christmas
Want a book to give a garden lover who is curious about what problems and delights other people face when working the dirt? Rebecca Rollins Palumbo will give them 365 days worth of information about her highlights and pitfalls experienced during her “A Year In The Garden” memoir.
Cooking Light cookbook
“Cooking Light: Pick Fresh Cookbook” is the perfect gift giving book for the friend or family member who demands the healthiest food options when it comes to recipes, but doesn’t want to sacrifice taste and variety.
So if learning how to buy, store, prepare and cook 50 of the most popular fruits and vegetables is something they will want to know (and they will), then this is the perfect “under the tree” gift you can give them.
Designing a home landscape can cost a bundle of money if you pay someone else to do it, but an Atlanta landscape design architect is sharing her “how to” secrets in a new book this year that is perfect for the landscape fanatic in your family.
“Lifelong Landscape Design” doesn’t just give the basics on driveways, walks, lawns and plants. The book also helps you know how to design a landscape based upon the season of life that you are in, and the needs of your particular family.
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Give your history loving reader a book they will treasure this Christmas by sending them a copy of Peter Hatch’s “A Rich Spot of Earth.”
Hatch shares intricate details about Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello garden, explaining in great detail why it was a Revolutionary Garden and how Americans have been trying to duplicate its success ever since. But he shares much more, helping the historical reader learn things not even in the history books, and it is all thanks to his own extensive work at Monticello, where he had the honor of overseeing and supervising the garden property restoration.