Barnes & Noble Discovery Weekend & Gift Ideas

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Barnes & Noble, but the words are my own. 

I was thrilled to be given the chance to preview Barnes & Nobles’ awesome gift offerings this season with an amazing group of bloggers at the local Barnes & Noble store.

I have a thing for Barnes & Noble.

I seriously cannot leave the store without wanting to buy EVERYTHING.

A  beautiful, leather-bound planner? I need that. 

The new Barefoot Contessa cookbook? Uh, I definitely need that.

This adorable board book for W? And, this one… and this one…and that one… and this one… you can’t have enough books, right?

Barnes & Noble is certainly the place to go to buy holiday gifts for your favorite book worm.

After the preview last night though, I realized that I could do all my holiday shopping right at Barnes & Noble with the variety of gift options they offer.

Barnes and Noble Discovery Weekend and Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

  • Nook: Okay, real books are amazing and all,  but e-readers offer so much more. They are lightweight, portable (you don’t realize just how heavy books are until you move) and can save you a lot of money. E-books can be up to 40% off in comparison to paperback books.  Barnes and Noble Discovery Weekend and Gift Ideas- Get a nook!
  • Turntable & Vinyls: I bought Good Papa a turntable a few years ago for a birthday and he we love it. You just feel cooler when you listen to music on it for some reason. Warning: it may make you feel “cooler,” but I don’t guarantee it’ll actually make you cooler.  Barnes and Noble Discovery Weekend and Gift Ideas
  • Barnes & Nobles Sync Up: Sometimes it’s difficult for me to give books as gifts because I really want to read the book myself. Now I can with the sync up option. Select paperback books come with a free e-book. So, I can give the paperback version as a gift and still read the book on my e-reader. Yeah! Barnes and Noble Discovery weekend and Gift Ideas- Buy a paperback book and get the ebook free!
  • Educational Games & Toys: Sometime after W was born I stumbled into the Melissa & Doug toy section at Barnes & Noble. How did I not know that they sold toys and games? I have my eye on a cute Melissa & Doug kitchen accessory set for W. Barnes and Noble Discovery Weekend and Gift Ideas- They have plenty of educational games for kids and adults of all ages!
  • Throws, Totes & Stocking Stuffers: It’s so nice to curl up under a warm throw with a good book. I just loved the throw that had the beginning lines of a classic book on it. I also thought that this coal candy and snowflake tote were too cute.  Barnes and Noble Discovery Weekend and Gift Ideas
  • FREE gift wrapping: Did you know that Barnes & Noble offers free gift wrapping year-round? I can’t believe I’m just finding this out! Volunteers come in to help out during the holiday season, so definitely take advantage!

Need help coming up with gift ideas? The Barnes & Noble team is very knowledgeable and willing to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. There’s a gift guide online featuring hand-picked gift ideas. You can even tweet Barnes & Noble using the hashtag #BNGiftTip for personalize advice on gifts.

Barnes and Noble Discovery Weekend Preview

Barnes & Noble Discovery Weekend

Don’t forget to check out the Barnes & Noble Discovery Weekend happening this weekend from Friday-Sunday, November 21st- 23rd. Check out all the fun events going on below!

  • Friday, November 21st
    •  7:00 PM Linkee Trivia Tournament, Linkee is a simple, fast and fun, shout-out quiz game with a twist (Recommended for ages 14 and up).
  • Saturday, November 22nd 
    • 10:00 AM Create with ArtFolds-  Transform a book into a piece of art or create an origami heart card (Recommended for ages 13 and up).
    • 11:00 AM Learn to Draw Like Mo Willems- Learn to draw the beloved Pigeon from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Recommended for ages 4 and up).
    • 1:00 PM Puppet Making & Holiday Sing Along- (Recommended for ages 4 and up)
    • 7:00 PM Holiday Fluxx Game Night- A holiday card game with ever-changing rules (Recommended for ages 12 and up).
  • Sunday, November 23rd 
    • 1:00 PM Snowmen at Night Storytime, Crafts and Activities- (Recommended for ages 4 and up)

**Plus, there’s a most outrageous sweater contest, a chance to win a $1000 shopping spree with Nick Jonas and Fresh Baked S’mores cookies for only a $1 (they are so delicious).

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Barnes & Noble, but the words are my own.


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