The 12 Gifts of Christmas

The 12 Gifts of Christmas

December 01, 2021

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Snow flurries have started, but our fireplace is on and we are ready to take some of the work out of your Christmas planning. In fact, Santa himself will be popping in to our Christmas Marketplace soon.

To make your Christmas gift giving (and getting) a little easier the River Bookshop team has come up with our 12 Gifts of Christmas - a curated list of our best gifts for everyone on your list - from the littlest of littles to the greatest of grandparents.

Gift #1 is our jigsaw puzzles. The River Bookshop has the biggest and best selection of jigsaw puzzles in Essex County. From our 1000 pc Eurographics to our new New York Puzzle Company selection - we can supply you with endless hours of family fun. And for the smallest puzzlers we have Crocodile Creek puzzles with themes of unicorns, space ships, dinosaurs and dragons.

Gift #2 is our toys and games. We have simple matching games for the smallest family members and group games for ages 8+ or trivia games for a night in with friends. Perfect for stocking stuffers or a family gift - these are all simply fun in a box.

Gift #3 is Vancouver Candles paired with our Skeem matches and finished with our gold or black matte finished wick trimmer and flame snuffer. Perfect for a hostess gift or for the person on your list who needs a little calming relaxation in their life - this gift is as useful as it is beautiful.

Gift #4 - our Tikiri toy collection. Natural rubber toys that are non-toxic and sustainably made are a great gift for Baby's first Christmas. The collection of soft, cozy plush animals - elephant, hippo and dragon - are so cute they are sure to be somebody's new best friend before all the wrapping paper is cleared away.

Gift #5 Whether you are looking for ruled or plain, hard or soft covered, in a leather case or on its own - Shinola journals are the perfect blend of utility and luxury. A gift for the young professional, the new graduate or the aspiring writer - these are sure to bring a smile on Christmas morning.

Gift #6 is the pairing of Sloane Teas with our own River Bookshop mugs. Add some of our Magnolia Pond honey and a good book and it's the perfect blend of calming relaxation and delicious warmth.

We'll have more gifts to show you next time - be sure to stop in at our Christmas Marketplace to see what other just-right gifts we've curated for you. The Marketplace is open 10-6 every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas.

The Grinch will be visiting this Sunday Dec. 5 from 1-3 and Santa stops in Dec 11, 12, 18, 19 from 1:30-3:30. Mark your calendars for all the River Bookshop Christmas fun!


And don't forget the last virtual event for 2021 - Rick Mercer in conversation with Alan Doyle.

We look forward to continuing to be your Third Place in 2022 with many engaging, educational, inspiring and entertaining events. Stay tuned!