holiday gifts | twelve book ideas for kids | olive june

holiday gifts | twelve book ideas for kids

the holiday season will be here in just a few weeks ... but if you are already decorating and shopping and wrapping and baking treats... i say, 'do it!' - 'you do you' (always). i just really love to embrace each season and love to do things like these (and voting) the day of/in the season. yet, is christmas music playing in our home/car - yes! and am i already starting to look for card designs and gift ideas- yes! but going to a christmas tree market after thanksgiving and decorating and shopping in december- with the people and all the festive things around me- is what i truly love. and one of the things i love to give most is a book (with a message inside).

looking ahead at the holidays, here are twelve book ideas for kids:

01. two hands to love you by diane adams
02. the lost picnic by b.b. cronin
03. hungry bunny by claudia rueda
04. alfie and bet's abc (my friend, natalie, of at home with natalie sells this/the next book here)
06. tiny, perfect things (my very favorite + parks is starting to notice the little things around him) 
08. the little drummer boy by bernadette watts (this christmas song is my grandma's favorite so it's extra special)
09. when santa was a baby by linda bailey
10. girls can do anything by caryl hart
11. on the farm by david elliott
12. florette by anna walker
(wool rug | krazy for rugs)

if you are local to charlotte, north carolina, i recommend shopping small at main street books in davidson - they have the most beautiful books. also, if the book is for your book club, tell them and you will receive 10% off that one. it's an adorable and very friendly shop... i posted the amazon links above, but if you can shop small, i know it would mean so much to the owners / i love to do so.
a bonus book i adore | who sang the first song by ellie holcomb

i am planning on sharing more gift / holiday ideas soon
what are your favorite books for kids?


  1. I can't wait to wrap up books for Jack this Christmas!

    1. i have a feeling this christmas is going to be very magical!! xo