Holiday Shopping In Your Bunny Slippers

11/28/2007

With Black Friday the doors to the official holiday shopping frenzy begins. Don't want to leave the comfort of your computer screen? This Monday the virtual world joined the party with Black Monday.

Christmas and Kwanzaa may be a month away but Hanukkah is only 2 weeks off. Eeeek! The first candle is lit on December 3th.  Read more: History of Holidays

Bunny_slippers Holiday shopping in your bunny slippers suggestions ..

Marianne Richmond's Holiday Gifts for Media Snackers: A Top Ten List of Online Subscriptions has suggests from Food - Zagat: Access to ratings and reviews of 30,000 restaurants, hotels, and attractions worldwide all for $24.95. Access on your Blackberry, Treo and many others is $29.95. To Photos - Flickr Pro for $24.95 per YEAR for unlimited storage, uploads, and just about everything you need to be connected through photos 24/7. And More!

Books and more books written by bloggy friends in 2007.
Sidebar:
If you've written a book in 2007 that would make a cool holiday gift please add it to the comments.

Business
Take Care of the People who Matter Most - A guide to Employee-Customer Care by Sybil F. Stershic
This is a must read for anyone who is interested in the heart of your brand/social media .. your employees.

Age of Conversation,the book written by 103 bloggers from around the world, goes from a limited reach on LuLu to Amazon.com on December 1. However, with the expansion of the distribution channel comes an increase in the price. From $16.95 to $30. It's not a Scrooge act but a to ensure that the Variety, the Children's Charity, maintains a significant donation (all profits). Also note the hard cover will be discontinued.

Now Is Gone by Geoff Livingston A good balanced overview of social media marketing that includes lots of case studies from B2C, B2B and not for profit organizations.

Lead With Your Heart by Lewis Green I have not read Lewis' new book but if it is anything like his blog and our conversations it will be a book that combines head and heart .. and that is business at its best.

Career Development/College Students
Brazen Careerist: The New Rules For Success by Penelope Trunk Not only is Penelope's book a great read for people entering the work force but should be mandated reading for anyone who works with the millenium generation.

Inspiration
I'll Do It Myself by Glenda Watson Hyatt This book will tug on your heart strings but leave you feeling that anything is possible if you have a dream. Dream BIG!

Young Adults
Undercover by Beth Kephart I fell in love with this book from the first page. Beth's talent for painting with words is pure delight to the reader. Although the book was written for teens it's a hidden gem with lessons for adults as well.

Sharing a meal is one of my most favorite ways to spend time with friends. However, sometimes time and distance make that challenging. Food gifts can be a lovely way to send that comfort with a touch of elegance. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that GourmetStation's gifts are among my favorites.  By the way Delicious Destinations Blog includes wonderful guest bloggers from England, Tuscany, Paris and the States who talk about food, wine, travel and culture.

Unique gifts

Design Sponge - Design sponge is still my fav blog for unique, creative ultra cool. Be sure to check out the 2007 gift guide: $50 and under.

American Feast - Gifts from American kitchens and farms. Everything American and food in one virtual world.

Theraplex skin lotion -  Developed by a Swiss doctor for dry skin conditions this one surprised me. It's a silky feel lotion that is lovely for any skin type especially sensitive skin and great for winter dry skin.

Retail Design Diva - Some shopping links but for the marketer lots of information about the retail world!

Bloggy disclaimer: Relationships lead to friendships lead to work lead to even a blog post. I know or have done business with all of people that are highlighted.

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Comments

Toby,

You are so kind. If anyone wants a free sample, they can write me at [email protected] and I will send them Chapter One as a PDF. If any blogger or media person wants to consider a review, I will send them a review copy of the book.

Posted by: Lewis Green on Nov 28, 2007 11:38:34 AM

Toby, thanks for including my book I'll Do It Myself. If anyone would like to read a few excerpts before deciding to order, a free, downloadable excerpt edition is available from http://www.doitmyselfblog.com/ill-do-it-myself-the-book/

Happy holidays!

Posted by: Glenda Watson Hyatt on Nov 28, 2007 12:21:28 PM

Here's another book recommendation: My Startup Life by Ben Casnocha. He's only 19, but he's already started two companies. And he's blogging away at:

http://ben.casnocha.com/

Posted by: Martha Retallick on Nov 28, 2007 4:16:06 PM

Toby: Thanks so much. You are a great friend.

Posted by: Geoff Livingston on Nov 28, 2007 10:35:09 PM

Toby, thank you so much for including my book on your suggested holiday shopping list! I invite interested readers to preview my book at http://qualityservicemarketing.blogs.com/quality_service_marketing/files/TakingCare-SamplePages.pdf

Best wishs for the holidays!

Posted by: Sybil on Nov 29, 2007 10:55:44 AM

Toby, you are the Queen of Link Love! Folks might also be interested in this book by Susan Reid, "Discovering Your Inner Samurai: The Entrepreneurial Woman's Guide to Business Success." Now, when are YOU going to write a book? We are all waiting...

Posted by: Yvonne DiVita on Nov 29, 2007 11:52:18 AM

What a great idea to put a list of books together to simplify our holiday shopping. There's a book for everyone on your list! My book, "Discovering Your Inner Samurai: The Entrepreneurial Woman's Guide to Business Success," would be particularly helpful for women who want to create a successful business from the inside out; from a place women intuitively know, understand, and can do something about.

Posted by: Susan Reid of on Nov 29, 2007 12:49:14 PM

Love the list! And "Now is gone" was great. Here's another great read to add to your gift-giving list: "The Internet Business Book" by James D. Brausch (http://www.amazon.com/Internet-Business-Book-No-1/dp/0979530903/). Thanks for the blog :)

Posted by: casaflora on Nov 30, 2007 4:09:39 PM

What a great idea!Classic bunny slippers are a favorite. Overstuffed and incredibly comfortable, they make for perfect wearing almost anytime. They have a lot of great detail work too, featuring wireframe adjustable ears and a cotton ball tail, making them the nicest bunny slippers we've seen.

Posted by: Emily on Dec 3, 2007 12:16:03 AM

What a great idea to put a list of books together to simplify our holiday shopping.

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Posted by: amihay inbar on Dec 7, 2007 4:28:12 PM

And not only are bunny slippers comfy, they are perfect for just about any person on you list.

Posted by: Mel on Dec 11, 2007 7:59:17 PM

I was so excited to see that you had recommended Undercover by Beth Kephart! It was absolutely one of my favorite books of 2007. Definitely a great gift book for teens or adults who appreciate a good story.

Posted by: Em on Dec 13, 2007 9:00:34 PM

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