Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Activity Books For All Ages

Even though I mostly do beauty reviews, there are so many other wonderful gifts to give!  I LOVE giving books of all kinds, so I am loving featuring great books this year.

I was sent the following fun books for my honest review — and they all are amazing!

The New York Times 'Tis the Season Crosswords
The New York Times ‘Tis the Season Crosswords

The New York Times ‘Tis the Season Crosswords ($18.99 USD) The New York Times ‘Tis the Season Crosswords is bound to make any crossword fan jolly. Edited by crossword great Will Shortz, this beautiful book offers 165 puzzles, from easy to hard. It’s the perfect crossword gift for the holiday season.

What I think:  This is a really neat book.  It has a pretty hardcover and it is spiral bound, which makes it easy to hold open and work the puzzles.  This is a fun gift for crossword lover!

From St. Martin’s Griffin

Ulysses Press Books
Ulysses Press Books

Apuglogies ($7.95 USD) — Don’t say sorry. Apuglogize. Features 20 adorable apology cards (and photos of pugs!) to tear out, give and make amends.

Emoticat Stickers ($14.95 USD) —  Say it with kitties. Features 200 peel-and-stick feline photos that can communicate all of your emotions to friends and loved ones.

Don’t Quit Your Day Dream ($12.95 USD) —  Release your creativity as you color these unfinished cards. Then, tear out your new whimsical work of art to share with friends or hang on your walls.

Cover Art ($15.95 USD) —  Showcase your love of literature. Features beautiful, hand-illustrated posters to tear out, frame and hang. Pre-sized prints fit 8”x10” frames and mattes with 5”x7” openings. Includes “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” “Moby Dick,” “Pride & Prejudice,” “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and more.

What I think:  All of these books would make amazing gifts!  Apuglogies is the cutest little book ever!  You can write on the back of each card and then give it to someone to say sorry.  The Emoticat Stickers are adorable, I know lots of ladies and girls who would love these.  The coloring cards are perfect for the artist in your life.  I’m keeping Cover Art for myself, the posters are gorgeous!

Available at


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s