Chronicle Books #GiveBooks 2014


With the holidays fast approaching, I’m sure most of you have already started eying potential gifts for your loved ones, and with all the wonderful books that have come out over the last few year, it would be a shame to not include a few to give.  Chronicle Books is launching their 3rd season of the Give Books campaign, where for every person who pledges to #GiveBooks via social media or here, you’re helping them reach their goal of donating 10,000 books to children in need through First Book.  You can also get 30% off + free shipping on orders at Chronicle Books (excluding personalized items) through December 31, 2014 with code GIVEBOOKS.

And as a special kick off, 1 of you lucky ducks gets a chance to win these 10 books that I’ll be giving away as gifts this season!  Keep reading for details!


For my husband, who’s the epitome of a slow (and messy!) cooker, I’ll definitely be giving him copies of these 2 cookbooks.

Cooking Slow  |  Tartine Book No. 3


After years of having destination weddings back to back to back, I thought we were done, but low and behold, next year one of my bridesmaids is getting married AND I’m getting a new sister-in-law, so wedding books for everyone!

Handmade Weddings  |  All the Essentials Wedding Planner


You can never have too many craft books, and these are two of my favorites!

Paper+Craft  |  Pretty Packages


I know a few ladies who are quite the party planners, so an easy party kit and flower decorating book are top of my list to give them.

Decorate with Flowers  |  Pretty Paper Parties


The 75 Artist Books I’ll probably keep for myself since I absolutely LOVE handmade books and these are stunners, and for my friends who are soon embarking on motherhood for the first time, having a guide to help you along the way is always appreciated.

75 Artist Books  |  The Baby Bump

To win a copy of all the books you see above, leave a comment below with what book YOU’LL be giving this year as a gift!  We’ll announce the winner on Friday.  Good luck, and #givebooks!!

[title image by Lisa Congdon, book images from Chronicle Books]

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  1. Emily B

    I will be giving Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson to a few friends this year. I had such a good time reading this fun fiction piece and I want to share that with them!

  2. Since all my friends have been wanting to learn how to cook beyond college cooking, I will be giving them The Joy of Cooking because it’s the one cookbook that covers all the basics and then some.

  3. Joan

    My daughter has been lusting over Hailey Duff’s book Real Girl Kitchen. She loves kale as much as Hailey, so I’ll be gifting that to her. Thanks for the chance to win some amazing books.

  4. Elizabeth

    My daughter just told me she is expecting so I will give her The Baby Bump book! Perfect!

  5. Lauren

    I will be giving Camille Styles Entertaining to my mother as well as The Baby Bump to my best friend who just found out she is expecting!

  6. Elin

    Every year I give my niece and nephew a book for Christmas. I haven’t decided what yet, but something fun for a 2 and 1 year old.

  7. Julie M

    I will be giving my mom the new Pioneer Woman Holidays cookbook!

  8. Lea Anna

    I’m giving Thug Kitchen, it’s hilarious.

  9. What a gorgeous selection of books! I absolutely love the concept behind the #givebooks campaign. They truly are the best gift! As for my own, I’m planning to buy Nigel Slater’s “Tender” for my father, who is the original inspiration behind my cooking.

  10. Lynna

    I`m giving away the college trader joe’s cookbook to my sister for Christmas! 🙂

  11. Dani

    I’m constantly giving books as gifts, usually cookbooks. But, I think I’ll be giving Lev Grossman’s The Magician to at least a couple readers this Christmas. So good!

  12. I have a new niece and I always love to give children’s books, such as Make Way for Ducklings and Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

  13. sorry, I just realized this giveaway is probably already closed! 🙂

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