Creative Gift Ideas From Your Favorite
At Hidden Shelf, it is no surprise that we think books are always a great option for any gift-giving opportunity!
Yes, you’ll find books on this list, but you’ll also find a variety of unique gift recommendations from Hidden Shelf authors!
Sana Balagamwala, award-winning author of House Number 12 Block Number 3
Books are my favorite gifts to give and receive but here are a few additional creative ideas
Bruce Smith, author of the award-winning middle-grade series, Legend Keepers
Below are some fun stuffed animals that would be a great accompaniment to the Legend Keepers books, as they are some of the characters in the Legend Keepers series. When I give book presentations, I sometimes bring one of these as a sidekick and to peak kids’ attention!
Dana Stewart Quinney, author of the 2019 Idaho Book of the Year, Wildflower Girl
Roadside Geology of Idaho, 2nd Edition, by Link, Willsey, and Schmidt.
There’s a Roadside Geology book available for almost every state, and they are wonderful for understanding the basics of your state! How did that lake come into being? Why is the soil in this area so rich? When did that mountain range rise? This series of books will answer all your questions.
The newest Idaho book in the series is possibly the very best (look at all the 5-star reviews)!
Great ideas and universal building blocks–perfect for the writer on your list!
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need
Quirkily pretty and useful for someone who wants to get out into the wild and needs a handy bag for a notebook, phone, keys, etc.–something big enough but not too big. These bags can be worn at the hip or as cross-body bags. I love the many wild-creature designs!
Bee-u-tee-ful maps of many states and regions, maps that look 3-D (but are flat), printed on quality paper–just the thing to add rustic charm and interest to any room, especially a library!
Ann Marie Stewart, author of two award-winning novels; Out of the Water and Stars in the Grass
We have a family joke, “I don’t need stuff.” To me, “stuff” is just unnecessary additions to our lives. We try to opt for gifts that are consumable, re-usable, or earth friendly.
Handmade greeting cards where 100% of the profit goes to a non-profit in Mississippi. I know the artist and when I send one of these cards, my recipients are deeply touched. Check them out on ETSY — Preppypaperworks.
Silver or gold shawl for those special holiday dresses that need a little cover
Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags. I now star my plastic ziplocks in the GARAGE and keep the silicone reusable bags handy so that I become accustomed to using them. These also make great starter gifts.
Blueland ECO cleaning products. I have switched over to using products with less waste, trash, garbage landfill material. LOVE their products. The various refillable jars are attractive and a great starter gift.
Great hospitality gift: We love opening the box around the dining room table and getting a conversation going.
TableTopics Dinner Party Edition
The beginning of the year is a good time to re-think things…..with a good book. And THIS one really is!!!!
Reusable Dishcloths – I have also taken away all paper towels and use small dishcloths or any kind of re-usable towel.
Antonia Gavrihel, author of the Back to One Series
Cate & Kyle are quickly becoming readers’ favorite relatable “friends.” Along with a copy of the novels, Back to One and the newest release in the Back to One Series, Ambient Light, how about sporting your favorite characters’ “story”!
Lots of cute gift ideas to choose from: https://antoniagavrihel.com/shop/
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out these gift guides:
10 Gift Ideas For Book Lovers (That Aren’t Books)
9 Books to Give as Gifts This Year
Award-Winning Fiction from Hidden Shelf
Top Ten Children’s Christmas Books
Written by Rachel Wickstrom
Rachel Wickstrom coordinates marketing at Hidden Shelf Publishing house. She’s an avid reader, master party-planner, craft enthusiast, a mom to two young boys with wildly long hair, and is married to a hospital chaplain. As an Oregon native, Rachel’s childhood memories are scented with juniper berries and the crisp mountain air of Central Oregon. She currently lives in Boise, Idaho where her days are scented with lukewarm coffee, and spilt snacks.
Hidden Shelf Catalog 2022
In Iceland, the beautiful tradition of “Jolabokaflod” translates to “Christmas Book Flood”. On the 24th of December, Icelanders give books to each other and then spend the night reading.
Perfect for a winter evening, the Icelandic tradition is finding its way to other book-reading nations.
Browse the 2022 Hidden Shelf Publishing House Catalog and participate in this wonderful tradition!
I’ve been asked often about the significance of the narrator in House Number 12 Block Number 3. This time, when I was in Karachi I was asked the same question– why did a house have to narrate the story?
Award-winning Fiction from Hidden Shelf Publishing
Every Hidden Shelf author that released a book in 2021 has received at least 1 award or finalist recognition for their notable works of fiction!
Browse the titles below and see for yourself what all the hype is about!