Last Minute Holiday Shopping At Barnes & Noble!

December 6, 2019

Disclosure: Thank you so much to Barnes & Noble for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own!

I love books, the nostalgia of a book store, and being able to find everything I need in one place. Barnes and Noble is one of my favorite places, I could spend HOURS (and I have before) just picking up books, reading the back cover, sipping coffee. Barnes and Noble has also been a place for me to watch my children grow up. We love to attend their free events, even more so as they’ve gotten older and found a love of reading on their own. I remember being pregnant with Liam, and purchasing my first ever parenting book in a Barnes and Noble store. (I also remember leaving a couple story times after a meltdown.) I have spent a few mommy mornings out, sipping a coffee and choosing a new book. It is a special place to me, to my family, and I’m so excited about this partnership.


Today, I’m sharing how I tackled my holiday shopping for the year in one morning at Barnes and Noble. 

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Of course, we know Barnes and Noble has the best book selection. (kids included) So, naturally I picked a few gift worthy books for the boys.  Most importantly, I pre-ordered them a copy of the new Dog Man book coming out next week.  Our Barnes and Noble is actually participating in a fun launch party that evening, so we will definitely be attending.  I have told you guys before, my boys devoured this series.  So, we have been anxiously awaiting another to come out. You can pre-order now, but be sure to see if your local store is hosting an event that evening!



Since Barnes and Noble also has such a unique assortment of games—they had the Dog Man board game in stock.  This is a gift our family can enjoy together, so it seemed like an obvious gift choice.  I’ve been pretty open about my heart for not getting a lot of clutter this year, and trying to be intentional with every gift I bring into our home. 




One reason I love to shop at Barnes and Noble is their remarkable selection of educational toys and activity books.  They carry the best brands for learning through play, they really do.  So, again coming back to my wanting to really be intentional with our purchasing this year.  I picked some great LEGO sets for the boys; they love to build LEGO creations!  Barnes and Noble actually sets that would be perfect for gifting at any age. I almost grabbed one for my husband, but then I remembered he’s really wanting a power washer for Christmas this year! 

As you guys know, the boys have shown a huge interest in cooking this year.  They had a display set up with kids and baking resources that was perfect.  I was even able to find a junior chef cooking book for them! I also found the sweetest Santa Christmas Cookie Book, that’ll be a sweet touch for Christmas Eve. (pun intended!)




I won’t lie and say that I only shopped for my loved ones, I absolutely checked out stuff for myself. 

I consider it a selfless act really.  I want to save my loved ones time.  I found adorable new mugs for my book worm best friends, I saw some Lilly Pulitzer wine glasses, and a HUGE assortment of novelty items. 

From candy to books, back to books, toys, Barnes and Noble offers the sentimental feelings of picking out a one of kind item for anyone on your shopping list.  I think that slow, thoughtfully peruse the aisles of a store is a lost art.  I wanted to bring that back this holiday season! In the hustle of the season, I wanted to seek out unrushed shopping.  Barnes and Noble also has an incredible email list, be sure to sign up for that as they regularly send out great coupons.  In fact, I got one this morning for 10% off my entire order.




When you’re done Christmas shopping!


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    1. Barnes and Noble is literally my most favorite place on the planet. If I could live there I would! Definitely picking up that board game- and the new Dog Man book! Thanks for sharing!

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