Friday, December 9, 2011

Gift Guide 2011 Parts 8 and 9: For the Adventure Advocate and the Classics

One of our last editions of the holiday gift guide will focus on the free-spirited adventurer in all of us! This is for the wondering and full of wanderlust.

This first bunch is dedicated to all those friends and loved ones you have that are yearning to experience the funkiest kind of life, one where they've seen different places, learned of different cultures, and have accomplished different feats! 

1. MESS: Manual of Accidents and Mistakes by Keri Smith, P560; 2. Hans Strand: Grand Landscapes 2012 Calendar, P748; 3. The Word Origin Calendar 2012, P588; 4. Moleskine 2012 Planner with Cover Art by the Moleskine Community, P1480; 5. Top 10 of Everything 2012, P695; 6.  Bon Voyage, Knock Knock Tablets: More Than Just a Pad, P450; 7. I love New York: The Big Apple Magnetic Pad, P225; 8. TheRecordsetter Book of World Records, P583; 9. 1000 Places to See Before You Die 2012 Calendar, P583; 10. Eiffel Tower: The Towercard Stand, P175; 11. 3D Luggage Tag, P180.

In this second bunch of gifts for the adventure advocate, we show that travel is not only a physical activity, but a hobby we can take part of in more ways than one. We can travel by taste (with Gordon Ramsey's guide to his favorite foreign cuisine and this guide to different kinds of beer in the world). We can travel by intellect with this compilation of essays from the famous and learned Christopher Hichens. And we can even travel by imagination, with this Paris wall calendar and New York skyline, and even this book about zombies!

1. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens, P640; 2. Stargazer’s Almanac 2012: Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets, P1049; 3. 365 Bottles of Beer 2012 Desk Calendar, P585; 4. Gordon’s Great Escape: Southeast Asia, P1099; 5. New York: A Three Dimensional Expanding Skyline, P299; 6. Paris 2012 small calendar, P648; 7. Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton Oswalt, P560; 8. Design Dada Travel Tag in Pink, P400; 9. This Journal Will Actually Change Someone’s Life 2012, P775.

We have also prepared a string of interesting book editions and merchandise items for the classics lover in everyone. Just as I love Roald Dahl books and collect all possible book editions and merchandise of his characters as I can grab a hold of (a keychain, a shirt, a notebook, a pen, anything!), I recommend these bookish delights to fans of the titles we all know and love. These are different clothbound editions, artfully rendered covers, and beautifully illustrated versions of the tales we all know and love. 

1. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P1260; 2.  The Little Prince Extra Large Wall Calendar; 3. Mrs. Dalloway/A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolf, P880; 4. The Divine Comedy by Dante, P1260; 5. The Twits by Roald Dahl Keychain, P260; 6. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, P699; 7. Women Writers Mug by Literary Luminaries, P499; 8. 2012 Antique Books teNeues Planner, P698; 9. 50 Books to Read Before You Die Etched Stainless Steel Bookmark, P299; 10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, P454; 11. Oliver Twist/A Tale of Two Cities/Hard Times by Charles Dickens, P1399.

1.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, P419; 2. Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantok, P898; 3. Oscar Wilde: Complete Illustrated Works, P1699; 4. The Complete Illustrated Works of the Brothers Grimm, P389; 5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Magnetic Bookmark, P160; 6. The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition by Lewis Carroll with original illustrations by John Tenniel, P1498; 7.  Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, P454; 8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, P454; 9. This Book Belongs to: 30 Pages of Bookplates and Labels by Grady McFerrin, P548; 10. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; 11. Blindess/Seeing by Jose Saramago, P899.


  1. I truly love the new covers of the Classics being released nowadays. :)

  2. Me too! I want all the different editions! :-)

  3. Argh, I want the Antique Books planner but I already have the Starbucks one. :( I'll take note of that and get it next year!