Gifts with Meaning
How to Choose Unique and Thoughtful Presents for Any Occasion
By Shanon Lyon
(Sasquatch Books, Hardcover, 9781570615665, 144pp.)
Publication Date: September 30, 2008
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Here is an essential reference book that will be consulted again and again: A gift-giving book that offers creative suggestions for every occasion, including cultural, historical, and symbolic meaning behind the gifts. Organized by type of occasion (birthdays, anniversaries, wedding, baby, all the big holidays, mother’s and father’s day, etc.), this book provides creative ideas on choosing the perfect gift. It includes fun and interesting facts on cultural traditions (why to give a mirror for a wedding; why to bring sage for a new house) and offers easy ideas for how to share the meaning with the recipient. The book will also cover the meanings of different flowers and gems, as well the traditional and contemporary anniversary gifts for each year of marriage. The tone is warm, thoughtful, and inclusive with a slightly new age flavor; the look is imple, clean and fresh (to stand out from the more mass gift-guides). Easy to navigate and dip into, with plenty of white space and simple line drawings of at each chapter break and sprinkled throughout the pages. It should be perfect for a mom or girlfriend of any age to keep on her shelf.
Shanon Lyon’s work has appeared in many print and online publications, including Natural Solutions, I.D., HOW Magazine, and homemadesimple.com. She lives in Seattle.