Gift Books for Giving
The Niftiest Gift Books
Reviewed suggestions from a List curated by Abbe Wright, Read It Forward editor. Additional books from the 2015 Holiday Catalog from MIBA.
This book gathers more than 100 of Cheryl Strayed’s most unforgettable quotes from her writing and packages them together to create a powerful and inspiring life manual that teaches us to be brave and keep putting one foot in front of the other. With quotes like, “Be about ten times more magnanimous than you believe yourself capable of. Your life will be a hundred times better for it,” it’s a gem every woman must read, and then pass to her sisters, friends or mother.
The perfect gift for the fashionista to keep on her coffee table, this book, featuring 366 breathtaking watercolor paintings of shoes, is a sole-to-sole guide to understanding the astrological traits associated with your day of birth. Each day’s shoe—which range from Louboutin slingbacks to Vivienne Westwood boots to Gucci loafers—has been hand-picked, based on the wearer’s sign, by astrologist sisters The AstroTwins and reveals layers about their personality. For instance, those born on April 25, “live a life that’s as dreamy and as colorful as the swirl of this Christian Dior platform.”
Scarves are some of the most versatile additions to any wardrobe, but if I remember to add one to an outfit, it’s usually just draped haphazardly on top. This silk-covered guide teaches 33 ways to wrap, fold and tuck your scarves in stylish ways. Styles for every season and every size scarf, your sartorial pal will have a ball twisting and testing these out all year long.