Buy This, Not That: A Last-Minute Gift Giver's Guide

Are you one of those? You know who we're talking about –– the gift-givers who wait until the very last minute to pick the right present for their family and friends; the ones whose gifts garner a "thanks, you shouldn't have" that really emphasizes the "you shouldn't have."

Don't worry! Take a look below at a few of the gift items you might normally give, and read on to find out the suggestions we have for you. These items are all available in store, so if you're dashing around to purchase gifts, just order online and choose "pick up in store." The items will be ready for you behind the counter at your convenience.

Your plan: Another plastic toy.

Our choice: An activity book that will entertain your kid for hours! 

Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780425287552
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - August 14th, 2018

Maker Lab: Outdoors: 25 Super Cool Projects Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465468871
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - March 6th, 2018

Now Make This: 24 DIY Projects by Designers for Kids Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780714875309
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Phaidon Press - April 27th, 2018

Your plan: A DVD of a movie you hope they'll like.

Our choice: a deep dive into the genre, including people, technology, and technique.


An Illustrated History of Filmmaking Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781910620403
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Nobrow - October 9th, 2018

Your plan: a piece of sparkly jewelry.

Our choice: a set of metallic fountain pens and matching notebook. Nothing is better than knowing that you've shared gifts that are glam and useful!


Your plan: A heartfelt card with a big IOU on the inside.

Our choice: An artisinal letter-writing set, so they can write you a thank-you note for such a great gift!


Your plan: A gift card.

Our plan: Still a gift card.

There's nothing better than getting a gift you know they'll like. At Brazos Bookstore, we're happy to help find your family and friends their next favorite book! Simply call or come in to grab a gift card for any amount.


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