For the past three years, since I got my Nook color, a Barnes and Noble gift card has been on my Christmas wish list and when I can't think of what to get my gadget loving/geeky brother and father a great coffee table book or game wins every time. Chunks gets books year round but my brother, Uncle Warren, has made it a little tradition to build a book box as one of his gifts at Christmas.
Yesterday I was invited out to my favorite bookworm spot, Barnes & Noble at Court Street to experience their new "Discovery Friday" which is their precursor to Black Friday sales. Throughout the day, the staff at B&N nationwide, host story time and great activities for the kids and offered a raffle of the holiday favorite The Elf on the Shelf which was a win for all the kids while the Nook Simple Touch Glow for $49 was a hit with parents. The special discounts and author/illustrator appearances along with the chance to win a $1000 Barnes and Noble Shopping Spree is what really made the day beat out any other Black Friday I've ever shopped. I hope they have it every year!
VERY IMPORTANT SIDENOTE: The B&N/Starbucks café now sells Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes!! You can pre-order your holiday treats while you get your browsing done! WIN!
As a new mom I made the mistake of buying the fancy versions of some of the Christmas classic books only to have a little crayon-curious, busy body draw ALL OVER THEM! smh! So this year I replaced them and here are some of my picks and a few reads I want to get into myself.
FUNNERS!The great folks at Barnes and Noble are gifting ONE (1) of New York State of Mom readers a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card to help get the bookworms on your Christmas list checked off! I am opening it up to readers of the blog and my Instagram-Fam!
*Comment below and share what some of your holiday classics are: reads, music, traditions, etc. Simple, yes?!
*Leave your contact info so I can get you your prize in time for Black Friday weekend shopping!
*Open to US residents only
*Giveaway will end on Wednesday, November 27th at 5pm and a winner chosen via random.org.
That hard to shop for loved one will LOVE you this year! Good Luck!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post but was given a gift card to facilitate review, I wouldn't share it if it wasn't worth it!