December 14, 2010

*#@*! or What To Give?

It's 11 degrees on Blueberry Hill this morning.  Snowflakes are falling steadily, frosting the trees and feathering down into enough fluffy ground cover that we're having our first 2-hour delay of the year.  It's as tranquil and lovely as the days leading up to Christmas should be.

Should be, but aren't, because somehow holiday shopping gets in the way of tranquility.

Traffic.  Crowds.  Trying to find a parking space at the mall, searching for the perfect gifts for you family and friends, but also for the school bus driver who you don't even really know...  Definitely not a recipe for peace of mind!

Don't worry, though.  I am here to help!  I have the perfect answer to everything and you don't even have to leave the comfort of your pajamas!  Ready?  Here it is!

Mother Reader

I found this link via The Reading Tub Blog and what a gem it is!  I love giving books and I love getting books, and Mother Reader here presents fantastic (and easy!) ideas of how to jazz up your book-giving.  Best of all, you can order your perfect gifts right from your couch - no travel on treacherous roads, no traffic, no parking headaches or mall crowds, no temptation to indulge in McDonald's french fries just because they're there... You will find fabulous gifts that everyone on your list will love.  And, as promised, you can even stay in your pajamas!  What could be better than that?

Happy Shopping!  (...and you're welcome :))


  1. I absolutely love the idea of giving books with a toy or some other accompaniment. Yes!

    (And to the writer of "Can't Sleep Without Sheep" -- have you encountered "Books to Bed"? They pair picture books with matching jammies. I can just imagine tired sheep refusing to jump any more fences, all over cozy pajamas...)

  2. Beth - I have NOT heard of Books to Bed! What a great idea! I'll totally have to check that out!


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