Putting together obsessively book-themed holiday wish lists is one of our favorite parts of the year. We’ve got a few new ones planned for the coming weeks, but these greatest hits from past years are still pretty much perfect for that hard-to-shop-for Norse mythology fan in your life.
For stockings—and most nights of Hanukkah—I think most of us want small presents that seem useful or fun or (in the best of all possible worlds) both. These gifts fit the bill, from quirky Totoro socks and sushi erasers to laser measures and packable backpacks that smush down to the size of an iPhone. If you’re looking for that “one more little thing,” these are some fun options.
’Tis the season to share some of our favorite holiday posts from years past, from tips to celebrate the winter solstice on short notice to ideas for a no-stuff holiday season. So whether you're looking for a last-minute gift to make with the kids (the chai tea mix mentioned here is a favorite of ours) or just in need of a quick unit study to round out the year, you'll want to check out these flashback posts.
I thought a roundup of bookish Christmas foods was in order. After all, descriptions of Christmas feasting are pretty much the next best thing to holiday eating. (I tracked down recipes for everything if you want to play in the kitchen—and places to pick them up ready-made if your to-do list is already too long!)