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Perfectly Paired Books and Gifts from Barnes and Noble

When holiday shopping be sure to add some books and gifts from Barnes and Noble. This season they have paired book and gift combos that are perfect for everyone on your list.

As a huge book nerd, I love not only getting books for Christmas, but buying them for my friends and family as well. Call me a traditionalist, but I love the feel of a book in my hand. The excitement of touching and turning the crisp pages. The smell of freshly printed books that have just been opened for the first time. Its a feeling that can’t be replicated digitally.

So you can understand how thrilled I was to be invited to check out Barnes and Noble’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. Their expert booksellers have compiled a unique assortment of books, toys & games, gifts and other merchandise available in stores nationwide this holiday season. Nobody knows books like they do. But this year, they are taking book gift giving one step further.

Book and Gift Pairings

Barnes and Noble’s goal this season is to encourage customers to create perfectly themed gift sets. By matching books with gifts, toys or music, the reading experience is taken to a whole new level. Also, having everything on hand at their stores, makes Barnes and Noble a one stop shopping destination.

Creating the perfect paring is easy. Start by making the book the star. Here are some suggestions that I saw at the preview that would make amazing holiday gifts.

Books and Gifts from Barnes and Noble

Pair a book with cozy socks or a fuzzy throw to make a cozy reading gift set.

Combine How the Grinch Stole Christmas! with a DVD and a stuffy and you’ll have a great themed gift for kids.

Harry Potter fans will love a set of books, toys and games.

Put together The Complete Lord of the Rings Trilogy with a game and a Funko Pop.

Broadway fans will love either  Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel or Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You. Pair these with a journal or music. (Our Broadway loving tween will be getting one of these for Christmas this year)

Music creates a relaxing environment for reading. Barnes and Noble has a wide selection on both CD and Vinyl.

To make buying the perfect gift even easier, Barnes & Noble offers the Buy Online, Pick up in Store option in all of its 629 bookstores around the country. Even on Christmas Eve, customers can place their order on available items until 12 PM and pick them up before stores close that day.

Holiday Gift Guide

Not sure what to give? Head over to Barnes and Noble’s Holiday Gift Guide. This online shopping tool is simple to use, featuring tabs like, “Him & Her,” “Teen & YA,” “Big Kids,” “Little Kids,” “Babies & Toddlers,” “Toys & Games,” “Pop Culture & Trend,” “Special Values,” and more. Each section is specially curated to make gift-giving an easy and enjoyable experience.

I decided to try to create my own gift set. First, I clicked on “Gifts for Him or Her”, then found the Best Disney Gifts section. I scrolled through the options and came up with this awesome book and gift combo for…myself!


Barnes & Noble welcomes customers to join in the excitement of the holiday season on TwitterInstagramPinterest, Snapchat (bnsnaps) and Facebook, using the hashtag, #BNTheKnow. For more information on this holiday season, customers can speak with a bookseller in store, or visit

Perfect for holiday gifting – Buy Online, Pick-up at your local Barnes & Noble store within an Hour!

I can’t wait to put together some gift sets for my family. With so many books and gifts to choose from I’m sure I’ll be done with my holiday shopping in no time.

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