To help busy moms and dads beat the rush of Black Friday, Barnes and Noble is kicking off their Discovery Weekend starting today, November 21st through 23rd. Lots of events are scheduled for kid from preschoolers to teens. You and your spouse could take the kids to one of the fun events, and have one sneak off to get shopping done while the kids are having fun!
Don’t forget to grab a special gift for your spouse while at Barnes and Noble. If they linger before the new cookbooks or a new biography, you know exactly what to get for them!
WAIT! Before you head to the Barnes and Noble site, go through Ebates to cashback on your purchase. You can get up to 1% back for a Barnes and Noble purchase.
My Top Gifts at Barnes and Noble
Honestly, I could recommend tons of great gifts at Barnes and Noble. I kept my list brief hard as it was.
Ina Garten’s Make It Ahead – Simple, practical, reliable, and of course, down to earth, that’s Ina Garten to a T. For busy families, making dishes ahead of time is the key to getting a tasty, healthy meal on the table night after night.
Books for Teens
Skink–No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
The Lost (Witch and Wizard Series #5) by James Patterson
Just 2 of the books teens are reading right now, I know my 18 year old son will love new books from these favorite authors. Though I may “borrow” them for my own reading.
Hot Toys for Kids
3 of my boys have this Lego passenger train set on their Christmas wish list. They’ve been asking for it for months, or so it seems. We bought the Cargo train last week which has my 4 younger kids playing in the basement for hours.
Exclusive to Barnes and Noble, this cute pup with glasses is sure to be a big hit with my animal-loving daughter! Kids can share secrets, play interactive games and watch as Noble shares exclusive tricks with only their child owner! The more kids nurture and play with her, the happier she’ll be and the more she’ll share.
One Great Tablet, Two Great Sizes for Readers of Ebooks
Most nights, you’ll find me curled up in bed reading ebooks on my iPad mini. I love never leaving the house to pick up a book! However, the iPad mini is not the ideal e-reader. I have my eye on these 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK®s for my Christmas list. Both come with $200 of free content. Imagine all the books I could buy!
Need Gift Ideas?
Get personalized ideas from the booksellers in the Barnes and Noble store or tweet your question using the hashtag #BNGiftTip.
Discovery Weekend Events at Barnes and Noble
Friday, November 21st
7 PM: Linkee® Trivia Tournament
Recommended for Ages 14 and up – Linkee® is a simple, fast and fun, shout-out quiz game with a twist.
Saturday, November 22nd
10 AM: Create with ArtFolds™
Recommended for ages 13 and up – Transform a book into a piece of art or create an origami heart card. Please arrive early, space and supplies are limited.
11 AM: Learn to Draw Like Mo Willems — Storytime & Activity
Recommended for children ages 4 and up – Draw the beloved Pigeon from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus with instructions created by the award-winning author and illustrator.
1 PM: Puppet Making & Holiday Sing-Along
Recommended for children ages 4 and up – Make a Folkmanis® puppet and sing holiday favorite songs with new found puppet friends. Please arrive early, space and supplies are limited.
7 PM: Holiday Fluxx® Game Night
Recommended for Ages 12 and up – Get introduced to this holiday card game with ever-changing rules.
Sunday, November 23rd
1 PM: Snowmen at Night — Storytime, Crafts & Activities
Recommended for children ages 4 and up – Ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? Discover and experience the secret life of snowmen at night.
Snowmen at Night — Only $7.99 with the Purchase of Any Kids’ Book. While Supplies Last.
Most Outrageous Holiday Sweater Contest
Upload pictures of yourself in your most outrageous holiday sweater in a Barnes and Noble store using #BNSweaterContest to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Grand Prize: One each of the Top 10 Inspired Gifts of the Season
Second Runner Up: $250 gift card
Third Runner Up: $100 gift card