gifts for babies, children and adults

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The most babies are born in what month?

SEPTEMBER, subtract nine months and you end up with lots of New Year's Eve excitement!

We're celebrating the birth of our company this month too!  September 1999 is when Book Bouquet officially became a business.
Baby Book Baskets

Introducing "Hola' Bebe" our first Spanish Language Baby Book Basket!  Plus our Caldecott Award Winners Gift Basket features four books with African American main characters.

Plus lots of other great new baby gifts to celebrate this very special month! 
Baby Book Baskets

Monday, August 4, 2014

The most wonderful time of the year...until they leave for college

Parents eagerly await their kids heading back to school, and the entire family getting back into a comfortable routine.  Until their child turns 18 and heads off to college.  That happened to me this year and has inspired a new line of College Care Packages.

While we are excited for their journey ahead as parents we can't help but feel the loss.  The day to day interaction with the child we've been raising for 18 years is suddenly gone.  So the care package isn't so much for my student as for me.  It lets me be a small part of his life for just a little longer, and I like that.

If you want to read an amazing description of the experience of sending your child off to school click on over to this excerpt from Rob Lowe's book Love Life.   It's a tear jerker, but he expresses so beautifully what it's like to release one of your own out into the world.

You can read the excerpt here:

Student Care Packages from Book Bouquet

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Books for Dads

Shopping for a Father's Day Gift just got easier with our Guide to Choosing Books for Dads!

Funny Dads:
  • Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States is a funny tour of American history by comedian Dave Barry. This is a paperback book.
  • Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages author Leland Gregory employs his masterful wit to expose historical myths, faux "facts," strange events, and tales of human stupidity throughout history. This is a paperback book.
  • That's What She Said: The Most Versatile Joke on Earth Justin Wishne and Bryan Nicolas, founders of, bring together hundreds of screamingly hilarious TWSS moments from fans, choice historical and celebrity quotes, an introduction from "she," as well as a brief history of the phrase. This is a paperback book.
  • The Incredible Book of Useless Information is a hodgepodge of frivolous facts and silly statistics that no one really needs to know. This is a paperback book.
  • The Stupid Crook Book features true stories of really stupid people doing bad things and getting caught. This is a paperback book.
Brainy Dads:
  • Crosswords Challenge Puzzle book has a literary theme with puzzles based around favorite authors and books. This is a paperback book.
  • Ever Wonder Why unique facts on trivial stuff is a small, but fun fact filled almanac. This is a paperback book.
  • Leonard Maltin's 2014 Movie Guide includes more than 16,000 movie reviews from 1965 to present. This is a paperback book.
  • Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong takes readers on a tour of misleading trivia, debunking commonly held assumptions and sharing surprising "right" answers. This is a paperback book.
  • Sudoku Challenge Puzzle Book will keep sudoku puzzle fans entertained for hours with various levels of challenging puzzles. This is a paperback book.
  • The Curious World of Wine: Facts, Legends, and Lore About the Drink We Love So Muchby Richard Vine Ph.D is a fascinating miscellany about the colorful characters, celebrated places, and quirky events surrounding wine-making.
Historic Dads:
  • A Documentary History of the United States by Richard D Heffner contains the documents, speeches and letters that have defined American history along with commentary from the author. This is a paperback book.
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US History by Navy Seal Chris Kyle. This is a paperback book.
  • Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image tells the story of how John Hay and John Nicolay, Lincoln's secretaries fought to tell his story after Lincoln's death. Drawing on letters, diaries, and memoirs, Lincoln's Boys is a fascinating story of friendship, politics, war, and the contest over history and remembrance. This book is a hardcover.
  • The Investigator: Fifty Years of Uncovering the Truth by investigative lawyer Terry Lenzner is a riveting personal account of his cases. Lenzner astounds with anecdotes of scandal and intrigue, and provides an eye-opening look behind some of the most talked-about media stories and world events of our time. This books is a hardcover.
  • George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolutiondetails the story of the Culper spy ring and adds another layer to the history of the American Revolution. This books is a hardcover.
Sporty Dads:
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics the true story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant. This is a hardcover book.
Intriguing Dads:
  • The Striker an Isaac Bell adventure by Clive Cussler set in 1902 this book is the back story featuring detective Isaac Bell a young new detective who finds himself embroiled in a big mystery with big stakes. This is a paperback book.
  • The English Girl by Daniel Silva chronicles the adventures of art-restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon. This captivating new page-turner from the undisputed master of spy fiction is sure to thrill new and old fans alike. This is a paperback book.
  • Command Authority by Tom Clancy featuring Jack Ryan. This is Clancy's last book before his untimely death in October 2013. There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan. This book is a hardcover.
Thrill Seeking Dads:
  • Six Years by Harlan Coben is a suspense filled mystery when a man waits six years for the woman of his dreams only to find at the end she's not the woman he left. What happened to her and who is the mystery woman assuming her place? This is a paperback book.
  • Silken Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel by John Sandford takes you inside politics and behind the scenes of a dirty political race where you have to wonder if there are any good guys left. This is a paperback book.
  • Doing Hard Time: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods features smart ass investigator Barrington returning to his lush Beverly Hills roots where trouble soon finds him in the form of murder and mayhem. This is a paperback book.
  • Bone Deep: A Doc Ford Novel by Randy Wayne White is a good old fashioned page turning thriller. Doc Ford is in the works to become a television series so get in on the books before the series comes out. This book is a hardcover.