Friday, October 16, 2015

Christmas presents for those who like books and beauty (Hampstead House)

For those Canadians who occasionally (or frequently) order from Hampstead House Books: their new catalogue is especially nice this month, and might offer some inspiration for holiday shopping.

For crafty and cooking types:

Design Your Own Crocheted Hat (DVD)
Op-Art Socks
Cut Up This Book!: Special Occasions (paper cutting)
Happy Stitch: 30 Felt and Fabric Projects for Everyday
Christmas Origami Paper Pack
Granny Squares 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle
The Gingerbread Book
Apples: From Harvest to Table

For nature nuts:
Reader's Digest Earth Essential Atlas (Canadian Edition)
The Real Rudolph: A Natural History of the Reindeer
Lars Jonsson's Birds: Paintings from a Near Horizon
The Universe Rocks: The Complete Guide to Space (book for kids)
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky
Make Your own Woodland Creatures: 35 Simple 3-D Cardboard Projects
Dragonfly memo cube

For literary types:
Alice in Wonderland 2016 Calendar
My First Travels in North America, by Isabella L. Bird
A Christmas Carol: deluxe keepsake edition
The Story of the Treasure Seekers (Nesbit)

For music lovers:
Opera The Great Composers and Their Masterworks
Glenn Gould: A Musical Force
The Art of Opera 2016 Calendar

For art fans:
Christopher Pratt: Six Decades
Clarence Gagnon: An Introduction to His Life and Art
The Illuminated Manuscript
20-piece gel pen set
Staedtler Triangular Watercolor Pencils
Alex Colville 2016 Calendar
J.M. Waterhouse Pocket Notepad

For little ones:
Christmas with the Mousekins: A Story with Crafts, Recipes, Poems and More
Making the Forest: book that comes with modelling clay to mould a fox, hedgehog, bear cub, owl, etc.
ABC Floor Puzzle
Pop-Out & paint Farm Animals
Genius Deck for Kids: 75 Super Word Puzzles
Storytime Origami
Tangram Puzzles Kit
Birds of North America card game

Useful stuff:
Positive Difference Folding Green Tote Bag
Japanese (paper) Notepad
Folding magnifier

Generally interesting:
The Secret Language of Sacred Places
Earthly Paradises: Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology
Popular Mechanics 75 Tools Every Man Needs And How to Use Them Like a Pro
Edwardian Farm (book, DVDs)


...they call me mommy... said...

Wow! These are great ideas! Is expensive to ship to the US? :)

...they call me mommy... said...

Is IT expensive ;)

Mama Squirrel said...

I just post them for ideas, not to promote HH only--there are probably other places in the US that are similar--Half Price Books, or are they Book Closeouts in the US now as well? I don't know about shipping them to the US--usually I hear the question the other way round!