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Top Christmas Gift Ideas from Book Outlet

November 19, 2021

Whether you’re just starting your holiday shopping, or you’re almost done, there’s no time like the present for more Christmas gift ideas! So, with the peak of gifting season almost upon us, your friends at Book Outlet have put together this blog post filled with affordable gift ideas for everyone on your nice list.


Woman Reading Christmas Book.

Book Outlet’s Top Christmas Book Recommendations

Nothing gets you into the spirit of the holidays quite like cozying up with a holiday-themed read. If you or your loved ones are a big fan of books filled with holiday magic, we recommend adding some of these wintry reads to your list of Christmas gift ideas!


Top Christmas Books for Kids 

We have to admit, it was tough to narrow down all of our favorite children’s Christmas books, but we think your little readers will love our picks!

Merry Christmas PJ Masks Book

Firstly, we have Merry Christmas, PJ Masks. If you have kids at home, you’re probably all too familiar with the PJ Masks crew. In this board book, the PJ Masks are excited about exchanging Christmas gifts. That is, of course, until the Wolfy kids find and destroy all the presents. It’s up to the PJ Masks to save the day – and Christmas! Oh no!

Musical Christmas Tree Book Velcro Up Right

Another great option is the Musical Christmas Tree book, a fun and totally unique search-and-find experience for kids! The story starts in Santa’s house in the North Pole and leads readers to find different items throughout the workshop and beyond. Not only can this book play Jingle Bells at the touch of a button, but kids can also use the Velcro tabs when they’re done reading to make the tree-shaped book stand upright! We’re not sure about you, but we might just skip putting up our regular tree this year in favor of the Musical Christmas Tree book!

There's an Elf in Your Book Book

Have your kids ever read a book with an elf in it? Probably, but not like this one! In There’s an Elf in Your Book, a mischievous elf will test your kiddos to see if they have what it takes to make it on Santa’s Nice List by instructing them to sing a Christmas carol, clap, burp… Hey, wait a second! Take our word for it; your children will be delighted to participate in this hilarious participatory holiday tale.


Top Christmas Books for Adults

In a Holidaze Book Cover

In a Holidaze is the quintessential holiday romance novel you didn’t know you needed. With one Christmas wish, two brothers, and some unexpected and hilarious disasters, will down-on-her-luck Maelyn Jones finally get her true love under the mistletoe? A holiday-themed romance filled with yuletide cheer and an unforgettable cast of characters, this swoon-worthy read will make you believe in the power of wishes and the magic of the holidays in only 300 pages.

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe Book Cover

Classic lovers are sure to fall for Melissa de la Cruz’s Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe; a gender-swapping, satisfying holiday-themed retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Set in contemporary America, this romance features one snooty Miss Darcy, a successful, beautiful twenty-nine-year-old who’s far too busy for love — that is until she meets one Luke Bennet at her parent’s annual Christmas bash. What ensues is sure to surpass your wildest winter romance expectations.

The Twelve Dates of Christmas Book Cover

In The Twelve Dates of Christmas, thirty-four-year-old Kate Turner is ready to say “Bah, humbug” to the idea of a relationship. She’s plenty busy with her career as a designer and her delicious side job baking for the neighborhood café. But then her best friend signs her up for a dating agency that promises to help singles find love before the holidays. So, with only twenty-three days until Christmas, Kate sets up twelve dates with twelve men, with each one ending more disastrously than the one before it. The bright side? Sometimes love, like mistletoe, shows up where it’s least expected. And maybe, just maybe, it’s been right under her nose all along…


Mom and Daughter Opening Christmas Gifts.

Book Outlet’s Top Christmas Gift Recommendations

Top Gifts for Puzzle Lovers

Book Outlet has become your one-stop shop for all things learning, literacy, and fun… puzzles included! Puzzles are a wonderful tool for keeping your mind sharp, and they are great for Christmas gift ideas! Our site has over one hundred puzzles to choose from, but we’re happy to recommend a few that just about anyone on your Christmas list is sure to enjoy.

Mindbogglers Puzzles

Firstly, there is the Mindbogglers collection; these puzzles contain 1000 pieces and showcase spectacular images from some of the most picturesque parts of the world. Some examples of the most popular of these puzzles include Lake Como in Italy and Sydney Harbour in Australia, but there is so much more to choose from!

Pun Puzzle and Puzzle Mat Felt Roll

However, if landscapes aren’t your preference, we also have a hilarious selection of Puntastic Puzzles, puzzles entirely comprised of visual puns. We highly recommend you add the Movie Visual Puns and Music Visual Puns puzzles to your Christmas shopping list. These fan-favorites, along with our must-have jigsaw puzzle storage felt roll, make the perfect Christmas gift ideas for even the most puzzling gift recipients!

Musical Floor Puzzles

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a child-friendly puzzle, we just received a brand new selection of Musical Floor Puzzles for kids. These jigsaw puzzles are twenty-eight pieces and have bright, engaging scenes. Featuring classics like Old MacDonald Had a Farm and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, these puzzles sing familiar songs at the touch of a button once put together. There’s even a sing-along book with bonus activities included, too!


Top Gifts for Inquisitive Kids

The best gifts for inquisitive kids are those that challenge their perceptions of the way the world works. Believe it or not, toys and activity sets can be educational tools to help kids do just this, and as an added bonus, they also make excellent Christmas gift ideas for school-aged children.

STEM Kit Christmas Gift ideas

Our first recommendation for inquisitive children is STEM kits. STEM kits are boxed sets that teach the basic principles of science, technology, engineering, and math. One example of how awesome these kits can be is our Incredible Electricity Book & Science Kit. This kit is designed to teach children all about the simple science behind electricity with the use of common household objects.

100 Facts Books

In addition, another great option for kids who love to learn about the world (and universe) around them is the 100 Facts book series. This collection of books is a great resource for kids to learn in-depth about topics that interest them like weather, space, pyramids, and more. We can’t guarantee that kids will stop asking “why,” but with these books, you’ll have a new tool to help them get the answers they’re looking for!

Kids' Activity Books

Our last recommendation for inquisitive kids who are looking to express some creativity is activity books. We have hundreds of activity books covering countless interests for kids. Even if your children are interested in very different things, there’s something for everyone! Some of our best examples include the Star Wars Origami book, the Jojo Siwa Super Sweet Sticker Book, and the Algorithms with Disney Frozen activity book. We meant it when we said there are activity book options for every child’s interests and that they make excellent Christmas gift ideas.


Top Gifts for Crafty Creators

Here at Book Outlet, we believe crafting is for every age group! No matter your age, the feeling of completing a new crafting project is always just as sweet. If you’re not sure where to start shopping for the perfect DIY project to gift your friends or family, here are our top crafty Christmas gift ideas!

Crystal Creations Kits for Christmas Gift Ideas

Firstly, we think that the Crystal Creations kits are a must-try craft for all ages. Kids can make glittering hair accessories or lovely mermaid creations while adults work on something a little different, like wild tigers or butterflies. On the other hand, we promise not to tell if the adults make themselves hair clips instead!

Create Your Own Kits

Secondly, we recommend checking out the crafty Create Your Own boxed sets. These are value-packed kits filled with everything you need to complete a project from start to finish. If you think your gift recipient would enjoy making bath bombs, trying their hand at embroidery, or making themselves some fresh tie-dye attire; we have just the thing!

Adult Coloring Book Christmas Gift Ideas

Lastly, you can’t go wrong with a classic adult coloring book! These coloring books are a perfect mindful gift that everyone to relax with. Some of the most popular coloring books this season include gorgeous paradise views, ‘90s nostalgia, and frozen fantasies, to name a few. Whatever the interest, there’s a coloring book out there for everyone.


Top Gifts for Dedicated Book Lovers

If you’re reading this blog post, we imagine that you, yourself, are probably a dedicated book lover. But, you may want to send this post to someone who still needs Christmas gift ideas for you! We have a number of new products that are perfect presents for book lovers of all ages.

Our first recommendations are literary must-haves from Out of Print. Our new Out of Print products includes a selection of bookish totes and bookmarks that will have you shouting with glee (and hitting the “add to cart” button, too!).

Out of Print Tote Bags

When it comes to totes, our top picks are definitely the A Word, After A Word, After A Word Is Power and The Very Hungry Caterpillar bags. These sturdy totes are the perfect accessory and will help any book lover with carrying their hauls around town in style!

Out of Print Bookmarks

We’re also excited about our new Out of Print bookmarks. Our top picks include the Matilda and Le Petit Prince bookmarks. They’re just so cute! And as an added bonus, these nostalgic bookmarks are the perfect placeholder for any book you’re reading.

Book Outlet Gift Card

After all of these recommendations, if you’re still not sure what to get your friends, or family, for the holidays, we want to remind you that you can’t go wrong with a Book Outlet e-Gift Card. Gift cards are the gift that keeps on giving and ensure that your loved ones get exactly what they want.


However, regardless of the Christmas gift ideas you choose to go with, we hope that you’ve found this blog post – filled with our top picks – helpful! And don’t forget to shop early for the holidays this year to secure the best deals and selection of the season!


Happy Shopping!

The Book Outlet Team


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