I'm kicking off my Holiday Gift Guide 2013 today with a collection of books and paper goods from my favorite publisher, Chronicle Books. You see, they have a huge Friends + Family sale going on now through tomorrow where you can get 35% off and free ground shipping with the code FRIENDS. (Hooray!) They have such an amazing variety of categories and gorgeous books. Right now I am currently loving these two new books: Braids, Buns and Twists ($19.95) by Christina Butcher which features step-by-step tutorials for 80 hairstyles perfect for parties or everyday looks and Knitting by Design ($24.95) by Emma Robertson which has dreamy knitting projects that will keep me cozy all winter.
Here are more of my picks for Books + Paper Goods:
Well-Read Women by Samantha Hahn ($19.95)
This book by one of my favorite artists and friends, features breathtaking watercolor portraits of literature’s most well-read female characters such as Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan and more.
Nails, Nails, Nails! by Madeline Poole
Learn how to create your own nail art with 25 step-by-step tutorials featuring some very stylish designs!
Street Fashion Photography by Dyanna Dawson and J.T. Tran ($19.95)
Enjoy the fashion eye candy in this style book from the fashion photographers from Street Fashion Style. The book features lots of photos as well as tips and advice on how to take the best street style photos yourself.
Sewing for All Seasons by Susan Beal ($24.95)
Author Susan Beal is a friend of mine and one of those people who is so amazingly at both crafting and teaching. In this book she shares her expertise in sewing, something I know lots of women I meet want to learn how to do. Susan makes it easy with easy projects that will take you throughout the year.
Cooking Slow by Andrew Schloss ($35)
Features more than 80 recipes for soups to stews as well as desserts showcasing the art of slow cooking. Little hands on cooking time is my kind of cooking.
Put Your Stamp On It by Meagan Lewis ($19.95)
For friends who like to be crafty, there is this fantastic book on how to create your own stamps and stamping projects. Create your own cards, gift wrap, tea towels and more.
Baby Bib Embroidery Kit by Jenny Hart ($19.95)
For your friend that's expecting or is a new mom, there this adorable baby bib kit that has everything you need to make your own heirloom. The iron on transfers included can be used several times and are perfect to also customize baby onsies and more.
Features 3 paperback notebooks - 2 graph and 1 blank. 4 1/2" X 8 1/2"
This set features 4 notebooks with a stitch spine and unlined. Perfect small size to fit in any handbag or tote. 2 2/3" X 5 1/2"
Shop more gifts at Chronicle Books and don't forget to use the code FRIENDS for 35% off and free ground shipping. Offer ends 12/5/13.