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LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - BOOKS! by emily starr alfano

waited til the last minute? don’t fear, i rounded up a list of books for her, him, and the kiddos {thanks amazon prime}.

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one / michelle.

two / written by the author of one of my most favorite children’s books.

three / joanna gaines.

four / my friend kate released a cookbook that offers fun twists on new england classics.

five / picked these up for max.

six / get tips from the queen of small space living.

seven / loved eva chen’s second life episode + i’m excited to gift her new book to max on tuesday!

eight / chrissy tiegan.

nine / i just love this charming book with its charming illustrations.

ten / in case you forgot that #farmhousedialfano was in a book, it’s in this one.

eleven / barack.

twelve / max loves all things ballerina these days.

thirteen / “if eloise had lived in an animal-only hotel, it would have had the style and whimsy of the parker.”

fourteen / i want to live in this book. or a treehouse.

fifteen / italy, japan, iran, india, peru, uganda and russia…this book shares a day in the life of kids in each of these countries.

sixteen / bill and i recently saw journalist + columnist michael smerconish speak and he was as enjoyable in person as he is to watch on tv/listen to on sirius. this book is a collection of his most memorable columns and ALL author proceeds benefit the children’s crisis treatment center, a philadelphia-based, private, nonprofit agency that provides behavioral health services to children and their families.  

seventeen / we are very close to potty training max! we’ve had this book for awhile now + it’s a cute one.

just like for the littles, for her, for home, and for him, there are more options here!

happy shopping and happy holidays!

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ps. did you miss our guides for the littles, for her, for home or for him?

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM by emily starr alfano

one week until christmas! and there’s still time to snag some great gifts for the men in your life. as of this morning, all of these can arrive before next tuesday, some with free shipping!

one / i got this record player for bill a few years ago and max loves listening to it with him.

two / backpacks aren’t just the rage for women. this dark brown leather version is perfect for a dude.

three / a mug that keeps your beverages at temperature. sign me up.

four / who doesn’t want a hammer/screwdriver combo?

five / a classic sorel style… that never goes out of style.

six / allbirds has added a hightop to its offerings!

seven / scotch infused toothpicks for those that need a distraction.

eight / the original noise-cancelling headphones, made even better.

nine / a splurge for the guy that does it all.

ten / a gift where you enjoy the benefits. i got this smoker for bill last father’s day and he’s now a master of ribs.

eleven / an exclusive end violence tee. with every purchase, toms will donate to those in need.

twelve / practical for a blizzard, attractive enough for everyday.

thirteen / poetry from a poet.

fourteen / another toms product that does good while he looks good.

fifteen / i gave my 16 year old brother this smart notebook for hanukkah.

sixteen / i firmly believe every guy needs a pair of go-to leather boots that can be dressed up or down.

seventeen / for skiing or shoveling the driveway.

and just like for the littles, for her, and for home, there are more options here! i continue to add…

disclaimer: items may sell out quickly and/or be restocked. let me know if you find something is out of stock and i’ll try to find somewhere else to purchase.


stay tuned for books + possibly some last minute amazon gifts!

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ps. did you miss our guides for the littles, for her, and for home?