Nob Hill Shop and Stroll on Saturday, December 8th and the Old Town Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 7th to support local merchants! You can also stop by the Friends for the Public Library Book Sale on Saturday, December 8th, the Main Library Bookstore and seek out inexpensive books for gift giving, or check out our Fiction-to-Go shelves at certain branch libraries. If picking out a book for someone feels like a daunting task use our booklists to give you some ideas of what to get the bookworm in your life.
Of course, if you are the crafty type, the library carries plenty of books to help you out with ideas or instructions. Search the subject Gifts in our catalog, or take a look at the short list below to get you started:
Creative and Thoughtful Gift Giving: Easy Ideas for Making Gifts Special by Leah Ingram
Shabby Chic: The Gift of Giving by Rachel Ashwell
Jazzy Jars by Marie Browning
Making Glorious Gifts from Your Garden by Marie Browning
Perfumes, Scented Gifts, and Other Fragrances: Beautiful Gifts to Give (Or Keep) by Kelly Reno
The Gift Basket Design Book: Everything You Need to Know to Create Beautiful, Professional-Looking Gift Baskets for All Occasions by Shirley George Frazier
Gifts with Heart: Inspiring Stories, Handmade Crafts, and One-of-a-Kind Ideas by Mary Beth Simmons
Sometimes gift wrapping and making cards can be fun, sometimes it can be a chore. Here are some books that will give you some creative gift wrapping and card making ideas. They are full of beautiful photographs which are fun to look at, even if the gift wrapping is more effort than it's worth.
Presentations: A Passion for Gift Wrapping by Carolyne Roehm
Creative Giftwraps: Ideas and Inspirations, Tips and Techniques by Constance E. Richards
Handmade Giftwrap, Bows, Cards, and Tags by Jill Williams Grover
100 Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards: Step-by-Step Instructions for 50 New Designs and 50 Amazing Alternatives by Kimber McGray
Artful Cards: 60 Fresh and Fabulous Designs by Katherine Duncan Aimone
Greeting Cards Galore by Mickey Baskett and Marci Donley