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!
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!
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
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.
The beginning of the year is a good time to re-think things…..with a good book. And THIS one really is!!!!
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.
Black History – On This Day in 1959
The Norfolk 17–February 2, 1959
Sixty-five years ago today, seventeen cautiously brave Black teenagers rocked the foundation of the racist South, accomplishing what many at the time had thought impossible … ending segregation at six public schools in Norfolk, Virginia. If getting there had been a war, being there was horrendous.
Unique and creative gifts ideas for the 2023 holiday season!
2023 Hidden Shelf Holiday Catalogue. Treasured Gifts to Last a Lifetime.