Barnes & Noble Announces Its Top Ten Most ‘Unexpected’ Gifts for Creative Gifting this Season

Customers Can Also Discover Great Stocking Stuffers, the Perfect
Gifts for Holiday Hosts and Much More, at All Barnes & Noble Stores &

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail
bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, today announced its Top
Ten Most Unexpected Gifts
of the Season List for creative
gift-giving this holiday season. The Top Ten Most Unexpected Gifts, in
addition to stocking stuffers, gifts for holiday hosts and much more,
have all been hand-picked by Barnes & Noble gift experts, creating an
unrivaled collection of unique gifts for truly creative gifting this

The Top Ten Most Unexpected Gifts of the Season are:

1. The Gift of Reading Comfort – Cotton Twill Tablet Pillow
The Gift of Portability – iPrep Adjustable Tablet & Phone Stand
(B&N Exclusive)
3. The Gift of Organization – Brookstone
eComfort Home Office All-In-One Workstation

4. The Gift of
Memories – Mobile Photo Studio Set (B&N Exclusive)
The Gift of Wonder – Stellanova Levitating Desktop Globe
The Gift of Discovery – Hard Cider Brewing Kit
7. The Gift
of Relaxation – AeroMist Ultrasonic 24-hour Diffusing Mister
The Gift of Foolproof Baking – Perfect Bake App-Controlled Baking

9. The Gift of Delicious Coffee – Toddy Cold Brew
Coffee System

10. The Gift of Inspiration – Q&A a Day 5-Year

“We aim to make our customers the very best gift givers this holiday
season by offering a curated assortment of special gifts that will
delight their loved ones,” said Alex Perruzzi, Vice President, Gift and
Product Development at Barnes & Noble. “That’s why we’re so excited
about our Unexpected Gifts List and our other 2015 holiday gift
offerings. Many are Barnes & Noble exclusives, and all are exceptionally

In addition to the Top Ten Most Unexpected Gifts, customers can discover
the top gifts to excite hobbyists and collectors, useful and enjoyable
stocking stuffers and this season’s hottest gift items for the home and
office to satisfy everyone’s shopping list, all available in Barnes &
Noble stores nationwide or at

Give the Gift of Creativity with Coloring

High on many holiday shopping lists will be the gift of creativity.
Barnes & Noble offers customers the best assortment of coloring books (
in a variety of topics, including:

  • Animal Kingdom: Color Me, Draw Me (Millie Marotta Adult Coloring
    Book Series)
  • Animorphia: An Extreme Coloring and Search Challenge
  • Christmas to Color
  • Color Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation and Relaxation
  • Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book
  • Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book
  • Mandala Meditation Coloring Book
  • Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
  • Secret New York: Color Your Way to Calm
  • Tropical World: A Coloring Book Adventure (Millie Marotta Adult
    Coloring Book Series)

In addition, Barnes & Noble offers high-quality artist supplies such as:

  • Studio Series 30-Piece Colored Pencil Set
  • Studio Series Colored Micro-Line Pen Set
  • Brush Markers Multi-Colored Set of 12
  • Watercolor Pencils Set of 24 with Brush

Great Stocking Stuffers at Incredible Prices

Customers can find a fantastic selection of whimsical stocking stuffers
to make the holidays more memorable, all for $19.95 or less. The
selection includes Bottle Light, Studio Series Artist’s Tile Sets, Frozen:
Olaf Melting Snowman Kit, Unicorn Rescue Kit, Charlie Brown Christmas
Little Gift Book, and the Music Mix Deck Sound Machine.

The Perfect Gifts for Holiday Hosts

Customers looking for gifts for the host of any holiday party can show
their gratitude with the Zoku Iced Coffee Maker, Wine Bottle Accessory
Kit, Candy Cane scented soaps, candles and hand care from Michel
Designs, and more.

Seasonal Gifts

Customers will also appreciate giving gifts that evoke the comfort and
warmth of the season with the 100% Cotton Fair Isle Knitted Scarf and
the Fair Isle Throw (50″ x 60″). Additional warm and cozy gift ideas
include the Hot Water Bottle with Chunky Cable Ecru 100% Cotton Knitted

Excellent Savings

Throughout the holidays, customers can also receive 30% off holiday
boxed cards and wrap. Customers can also buy an exclusive holiday canvas
tote, perfect for loading up their holiday gifts, for only $12.95 with
the purchase of any item in store.

Customers are invited to shop Barnes & Noble’s nearly 650 stores
nationwide or online at
to experience the full, expansive selection of gifts Barnes & Noble has
to offer this holiday, perfect for finding the right gifts for family
and friends.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s
largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products. The Company operates 647 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, (
The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK®
tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store
features more than 4 million digital books in the US (
and UK (,
plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the
ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through
Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS®
and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting
the Company’s corporate website at

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