Barnes & Noble is a Holiday Gift Destination for Everyone On Your List! + MommySplurge Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

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I love shopping at Barnes and Noble for holiday gifts! They have tons of gift ideas – perfectly organized in their Holiday Gift Guide – and there’s something for absolutely everyone on your list.  And don’t forget that Barnes & Noble always offers free shipping with orders of $25 or more! Thanks to Barnes & Noble for providing prizes for the MommySplurge Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway with great items from Barnes & Noble. The giveaway is neither sponsored nor co-sponsored by Barnes & Noble. Find the details on the Giveaway at the bottom of this post.

My Picks: Barnes & Noble Holiday Gift Ideas

So if you’re feeling a little uninspired about your holiday shopping, look no further, here’s some inspiration from Barnes & Noble!

Top Toys

Barnes & Noble Exclusive Zoomer Zuppies “Noble” ($35.95) Zoomer Zuppies are hot and B&N has its own exclusive pup!

GoldieBlox and the Builder’s Survival Kit ($59.95) What will your daughter build?

See more Top Toys!

 Handcrafted, Exclusive, One of a Kind espari Dolls

The new espari line features fashions to match each doll’s personality! ($59.95) Check out the whole line here.

Frozen All the Things

Frozen Hide-and-Hug Olaf: A Fun Family Experience! Awesome for the whole family – boys and girls (my son loves Olaf!). Don’t forget to take advantage of the Barnes & Noble offer for Snowmen at Night – only $7.99 with any kid’s book purchase.

Check out all the Frozen Gifts!

This Season’s Top Picks for Teens

Teens are notoriously hard to buy for, but they do love appropriate young adult fiction. Check out Barnes & Noble’s picks for those crazy post-apocalpytic novel obsessed kids!

Gifts for Game of Throne Fans

(hint anyone who randomly shouts WINTER IS COMING is a Thrones Fan!)

From the original books, to Funko POP! figurines to awesome Game of Thrones Letter Openers, Barnes & Noble really has absolutely an amazing selection of gifts for fans of the novel and the tv show! Me, I love love looooove the show, but haven’t ever read the books, so The Game of Thrones Books Boxed Set is my pick!

See the entire Game of Thrones Collection!

 Decking the Halls

I am absolutely loving the home decor Barnes & Noble is offering this year! A simple throw or a pillow really goes a long way to spruce up everything for winter and make it cozy!

See all the gorgeous pillows & throws!

I love this cute compact Stewart Red Tartan Umbrella ($14.95), part of the Tartan Holiday Collection!

See more Seasonal Home Décor at Barnes & Noble including $9.95 totes! Perfect for gifting at all those pre-Christmas events!

 Do not forget to add a few stocking stuffers (all under $15!!) while you’re checking out. My favorite find? the iSoldier phone stand set! ($8.95 for 2). My husband is obsessed with green army men.

Still need more ideas? Visit Barnes & Noble to peruse This Season’s 10 Most Inspired Gifts!

If you still cannot decide, grab some Gift Cards or eGift Cards!

And now for the giveaway! There are THREE prizes for my readers!

MommySplurge is offering the following prize packages with great items from Barnes & Noble.  I want to thank B&N for providing such wonderful prizes for the MommySplurge Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!

The Hape Dream House is another Barnes & Noble exclusive and any child that loves fun, imaginative play (and parent that loves Hape’s high quality toys – one of my favorite brands!) would love this awesome gift!


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  • AEKZ2

    My husband is hard to buy for. He would like the Game of Thrones 5-Copy Boxed Set, by George R.R. Martin.

  • Rosey

    My father-in-law is the hardest to buy for, on my list. I think he might like the Unbroken: A Thrilling Story of Courage.

  • Thomas Murphy

    I would buy my mom the game of thrones series.

  • Traci A

    I’d buy my son the maze runner series

  • Sand

    I would get my mom the Orange Is the New Black Presents: The Cookbook.

  • Breanne

    I’d get the POP! Elsa for my niece.

  • Brian E.

    Thank You for the giveaway… would buy World Order by Henry Kissinger for my brother who loves non-fiction.

  • Vikki Billings

    I would get this for my grandson, Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection.

  • Amanda Sakovitz

    id buy The world of ice and fire for my dad

  • Beverly Metcalf

    I would get the Frozen Headphones for my 8 year old granddaughter. She would love these. Thanks for having this contest.

  • Richard Hicks

    I would get Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi for Mom

  • Katt Lewis

    I would buy the picky person a book they want to read and sync it up with the ebook option so they could read it either way.

  • Trisha McKee

    I would get my husband the Game of Thrones 5-Copy Boxed Set.

  • paula s

    I would get a miniature American girl doll for my niece.

  • shirley

    I would get my teen books to read this winter, something like Doctor Who, is what he likes.

  • jules (@buttmuffin)

    my daughter would love The Bane Chronicles, from Cassandra Clare

  • Sylvia

    My photographer boyfriend can be tricky to shop for, but I think the Humans of New York book is right up his alley.

  • Geoff K

    My dad’s the trickiest person on my gift list, but your history buff recommendations may be right up his alley. Rebel Yell, by S. C. Gwynne sounds particularly good!

  • Chris Martinez

    I’d get Jodi Picoult’s latest for my wife.

  • Kathleen S.

    I would get the Cotton Twill Tablet Pillow in Khaki for my mom so she could enjoy her Kindle while comfy on the couch. Thanks.

  • dawn reid

    I would get the Zuppie for my niece

  • Donna Pyszk

    I would buy my tricky reader the hunger games triology

  • Jenysa

    Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, by Rick Riordan and John Rococo for my hard to buy for tween son.

  • Hesper Fry

    I would get the book Killing Patton for my husband.

  • laura588

    I would buy the Disappearing Tardis Mug for my dad. He loves Doctor Who and is so hard to buy for as I always want to buy him something unique.
    Laurie Emerson

  • Lisa

    I’d get Skink—No Surrender, by Carl Hiaasen for my niece.

  • Karen Drake

    My daughter in law is the trickiest person to buy for, I would get her The Baking Bible book.

  • Darlene Carbajal

    I would buy Killing Patton, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard for my boyfriend. He really loves History!

  • Dawn Monroe

    I would buy a Walking Dead Daryl figure for my teenage son.

  • Cathy Burnett

    There is nothing that my husband needs for Christmas. I would get him the Boardwalk Empire DVD set because that is the only thing I can remember him being interested in watching.

  • jenn giannetto

    i would get a crazy kit pizza kit for my brother in law

  • kathy b

    My 13 year old son is the trickiest to buy for right now and I’d buy him some Big Bang swag

  • Robin

    I would get the Game Of Thrones: The Complete First & Second Seasons on BluRay

  • Jaclyn Reynolds

    I would get my 10 year old son the Gravity Maze.

  • Daniel M

    Disney Build Sleeping Beauty’s Castle for my niece

  • d3christie

    The Cotton Twill Tablet Pillow in Khaki would make a great gift for one of my hard-to-please friends.

  • jessica mcfarlin


  • Wendy Mastin

    I would buy The Maze Runner Series for my grandson. Hopefully he would get more interested in reading.

  • livesimply1111

    I would get the new Stephen King “Revival” Hardcover Book for my son.

  • alicia szemon

    I would buy the posh coloring book for relaxation(:

  • Lana Simanovicki

    i would probably getsdomething from mind craft

  • Diana Smith Hill

    Definitely the Poirot Box set! I have a poirot freak at home.

  • Cindy Dorfsmith

    My grandfather is the most difficult to shop for but he loves his tablet! I would buy him the tablet pillow! Fantastic idea.

  • Penny B

    The Kinetic Sand Box set for my little nephew 🙂

  • Lori

    Gift cards are always a great gift.

  • Lorena Keech

    The Gravity Maze would be a great gift for my trickiest person.

  • maleficent m

    i would get my bff the TARDIS String Lights and unmade by sarah rees brennan

  • Betty B.

    I would get the AM Vinyl LP for my sister.

  • Shiree A. Shaffer

    Ooh the cable knit throw or zig zag throw blanket! I kind of want them for myself, but they would also make a great gift for anybody!

  • Alexa Blue

    Probably play it safe with a giftcard! Lol

  • mickeyfan

    Vera Bradley Emerald Paisley Throw Blanket could be the answer for my “trickiest”.

  • bubbles1969cassandra berholtz

    I would get the 3D One World Trade Center Puzzle. Lived most of life in NY and worked only blocks away from The Twin Towers.

  • Deborah Rosen

    I’d get the Red Tartan Cranberry Spice Large Tin Candle for my boss.

  • Birdiebee

    My mother is very hard to buy for but she loves John Grisham books. I would choose the John Grisham Explores New Territory in Gray Mountain.

  • Carol Smith

    I would buy a Barnes & Noble Gift Card for anyone hard to buy for. That way they can pick andenjoy what they would like most leaving no question whether it was the “right” gift or not.

  • HollyW

    I’d get my son MIP

  • Donna M Byrd

    I would buy Redeemed, by P.C. Cast

  • Tanya White

    I would buy the LeapTV for my son.

  • Darlene Wright

    I would get the Game of Thrones set

  • Heather Carter

    I actually just bought a buddha board tonight from b&n for my daughter grace. She likes unique gifts so I hope she loves it!

  • Tammy Schweitzer Catterton

    Maybe My father in law would like the John Grisham book Gray Mountain that looks interesting one too read for him

  • Tammy Schweitzer Catterton

    My father in law so hard too buy for . He does read westerns thou. He like too play tricks on me also. he is something else.

  • Jake B

    I would buy a cook book, one can never have to many recipes.

  • Carol

    I have two grandkids asking for Zuppies… so it would have to be that.

  • Mary Pope Cummings

    I would love to give the book, “To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels and Life Again,” by Mary C. Neal to my Mother-in-Law!

  • Sheila Vives

    My family members are too picky. I would just play it safe and by them a Barnes and Noble Gift Card and let them pick out what they want.

  • Amy Deeter

    i would buy the Cookbooks for the Conscious Eater for a friend of mine

  • Sue Hull

    My dad is hard to buy for because he doesn’t collect anything or have any hobbies. I used to buy him funny shirts and mugs(travel) until I found out my step-mom was giving them away. So I sometimes get him socks and flannel shirts. I think this year I’m giving him a Christmas Basket with all sorts of yummy things in it. Can’t go wrong with that. Thank you for the chance & the wonderful giveaway 🙂

  • sweepin1

    I would buy the Alder Creek Holiday Traditions Basket.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  • Crystal F

    My oldest daughter is really hard to buy for but I know she would love the Eleanor & Park book. Thank you!!

  • Ann Fantom

    I would like to get my husband The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman

  • Christine Camp

    I have a granddaughter that loves to play with magnets. So, I’m thinking about the MMagformers

  • Jessica Menster

    I would get the Hunger Games series of books for my oldest son.

  • Stephanie Larison

    Yes Please, by Amy Poehler for my aunt! Amy Poehler is hilarious, who would’ve love this??

  • Jennifer Pittman

    I would get a Goldie Blox set for my daughter.

  • cstone412cs

    Believe it or not, my almost 9-year-old daughter is the word shop for. She’s never satisfied with anything. I know she wants one of those zoomer zuppies. Also any of their frozen stuff she would love! I would totally love the lunchbox to show off at school and the sing-along headphones would be great too. Also, the Espari: one-of-a-kind handcrafted dolls are amazing. She Has an American girl so this wouldn’t be a necessity but it would still be pretty cool.
    This would be such a great win for our family or daughters, ranging from 18 months to 12 yrs.
    I do have a question that mb I misunderstood- does one winner take all or do we each get all 3?
    Thanks so much! Talk to you soon!

  • Judy L

    My daughter loves Dr. Who. I think she would love the Dr. Who string lights hanging up in her room. That is what I would buy!

  • Terri Moore

    The trickiest person to buy for is my oldest son. I would get him the collectible edition of the complete Sherlock Holmes.

  • Rebecca Graham

    I would buy the Twas the night before Christmas throw blanket for my 95 year old mother in law.

  • shaunie (@sandyhills25)

    I would choose the book Pumpkin Spices

  • Tracy Robertson

    My Father is a very difficult person to buy a gift for! He’s not in to clothing, cologne, jewelry or music. But he reads now and then and I’m thinking he’d enjoy the “Big Books for Deep Thinkers”

  • steven weber

    The Orange is the New Black cookbook

  • Kimmy Moore

    Bible stories for my nieces and nephew.

  • Melissa Douglass

    My daughter loves books so I would use this to buy her some new ones!!

  • Janis (@ShopGottaHaveIt)

    Kinetic Sand Box kit for my grandkids!

  • Rachel Rodrigues

    the lost book by james patterson for my son

  • Alexis T

    The Disappearing TARDIS Mug is perfect for Dr. Who fans


    Dream on Me Musical Potty- because it’s about that time!

  • Melissa J

    Game of Thrones EVERYTHING!!!

  • Lori

    i would get a cookbook for my brother.

  • Alicia

    Loving the stocking stuffers selection! The holiday throws are pretty too!

  • Alicia Sutton


  • mechele johnson

    I love getting books for the trickiest people. A good book makes anyone happy! I would get my college aged daughter The Fault in Our Stars book. She saw the movie and absolutely loved it! I know that movies never cover everything in the book and that drives my daughter crazy, so I bet she would love reading it.

  • Akemi

    Some of the teen books might be good for (yeah) the teenagers. I’m too old and out of touch to know what they like.

  • illyjunus

    I’ll buy books for the trickiest people

  • Jennifer F.

    I’m going to get my daughter The Snowy Day. I remember reading that book when I was young so it will be nice to share that with her and with my son.

  • Glenna

    I’d buy the Doctor Who Tardis throw blanket for my husband 🙂

  • Denise L

    I find that the teenagers on my list are the trickiest. I have my eye on Atlantia and a few of the other Top Picks for Teens for my nieces.

  • bethelderton

    The ‘The Art of The World of Ice & Fire, by George R. R. Martin’ would be a great gift for my Hubz.
    Mary Beth Elderton

  • Brandi Young

    I discovered these ArtFolds in the gift guide! I am not sure who I would give them to, but I know my sister and her son would love to read and create the folds together!!! (ArtFolds: Snowflake: The Snow Queeen and Other Tales by Hans Christian Andersen)

  • Audrey

    I think my husband needs the Portlandia cookbook…. and maybe a gift card so he can pick out something to read that isn’t a textbook, cookbook or instrcution manual. Ha! 🙂

  • Maritza

    My husband is so hard to shop for, but he is a diehard J R.R. Tolkein fan so I would love to get him the Lord of the Rings/ Hobbit boxed set.

  • Shawna Landers

    I would buy my husband his sons ( who are in their 20s) the Erector sets. There is nothing like building together to cement a family!

  • Karen Glatt

    My sister is so picky about books. But she loves Lord of the Rings, and I would get her the Lord of the Rings Trilogy!

  • jessica c

    i would buy the new David Baldacci book for my father-in-law

  • Janet W.

    I would buy Zoomer Dino for my oldest grandson!

  • Natalie R

    Either the Orange is the New Black or Portlandia cookbooks would be hilarious for my tricky coworkers.

  • Mary Happymommy (@mami2jcn)

    I would buy John Grisham’s Gray Mountain for my husband.

  • Felisa A

    Kinetic sand for my son

  • Judy

    Probably the disappearing Tardis mug for my brother. I’d say the DVD or a book, but he watches and reads everything online. For a college student, he owns maybe one hard copy book. He literally has everything on his computer!

  • Amanda Schwartz

    I would buy my son the Dalek projector alarm clock!

  • trrsmile

    Teens are hard to buy for so I love the recommendations they gave, I would get the book Endgame, the calling by James Frey. Its looks cool since its interactive for the readers.

  • kogepannyanko

    Tardis cookie jar for my picky sister

  • Jennifer

    I think that throw would make a great gift!

  • Jackquelyn W.

    Actually that HAPE house looks awesome!!! My two year old daughter is actually the hard one for me to buy for this year. She loves her older brother’s toys, and hasn’t really found toys of her own that she would love. BUT, that house I know they would both like!!

  • melissa m

    I would be getting Lock In, by John Scalzi for myself since I mostly just get gift cards for everyone else. (:

  • Alisha Reynolds McCoy

    Orange is the New Black Cookbook for my SIL.

  • Bridget Heiple Reich

    My son isn’t hard to buy for, but I think he would love Dinosaurs Love Underpants (it’s featured under Kids in the Barnes & Noble gift guide) 🙂

  • Helen Whaley

    You can’t really go wrong with the Zoomer Zuppie for any age, any taste! fun!

  • Rebecca

    My dad would probably like the Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects book 🙂

  • kelly D

    I would buy Diary of a Wimpy Kid books for my son.

  • Jeannie Mirani

    I’m all about the Game of Thrones Funko mini blind boxes!

  • Gina Gallagher

    I think I need to get my husband the latest Grisham novel. Problem solved.

  • Kim H.

    Definitely that Jim Gaffigan book for my brother!

  • Suzanne S

    I would get the Zuppie for my honorary niece!

  • jmpk2011

    I love Goldie Blox, so I would get a set for my daughters.

  • Diana K

    I would buy a cozy throw for my sister.

  • Christeen

    I would buy Four: A Divergent Collection. This is the series both my son and I have read and I believe he would enjoy this.

  • lynn m.

    Already bought my difficult father a b and n gift card. But I’d love silvana gluten free cookbook

  • Kirstin Garrison

    The Orange is the New Black cookbook. My husband might love it, but if not I would love it!

  • Liz

    I would get the Orange Is the New Black Presents: The Cookbook for my sister in law

  • Lisa

    That umbrella looks so cute! I’ve been looking for one.

    • Lisa

      I think that any of the cookbooks would make good gifts for my dad!

  • Allison

    I think the America Again book would make a good gift for my stepmom. Thanks for the post!

  • Esther Sue

    I would get Afro th Olaf book she’s obsessed with frozen

  • Jodi Schulman

    Ina gartens new book

  • ampidala

    For sure, my dad!!

    • ampidala

      I think a cookbook would be perfect!

  • Allison H

    I still don’t know what to get my dad. Maybe he needs a Zuppie?

  • Diana Garza

    That Thug Cookbook looks interesting for a friend that likes to cook!

  • Cristina

    I would get my dad the Portlandia cookbook. We live in Portland and he loves watching the show and pointing places out