Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Stocking Stuffers
Okay, so your shopping is almost done, but now it’s down to the stocking stuffers. We recommend these great reads!
by Virginia M. Friedman, Melissa Wagner and Nancy Armstrong
Get to know your stains—and then bid them goodbye forever! Learn comprehensive information about more than 100 stains—including their habits, their habitats, and (most importantly) how to make them go away.
From wine to wiper fluid, Field Guide to Stains provides effective techniques for rescuing clothes, upholstery, carpet, and wallpaper from stains caused by:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Dairy products
- Household items
- Office supplies
- Sauces and condiments
- Beauty products
- Bodily functions
- And more!
Featuring a glossary of cleaning techniques and the basic products any would-be clean person should have on hand, this guide is the perfect accoutrement for the laundry room, kitchen, nursery, garage, or any other place stains might occur.
by Jennifer Mcknight-Trontz
The time-tested advice you never learned in school for getting back to basics and running a healthy, happy, sustainable household.
In this amazing collection of proven wisdom and practical advice from real vintage textbooks, you’ll find everything you need to know about shopping, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and managing a household like an adult—whether you’re renting your first apartment or establishing a family home.
Learn handy home management skills such as:
• Replacing a button
• Planning a dinner party
• Choosing paint colors
• Reducing food waste
• Making natural cleaning supplies
• And many, many more
Give your household a happier, healthier future with time-tested tips from the past!
Previously published in 2010 as Home Economics, this fully updated version includes a new introduction and improved advice on cooking and canning.
by Melody Fortier
Sick of cheap, wasteful, disposable fast fashion? Learn how to shop for vintage clothing and accessories and build a more sustainable, stylish closet.
In this indispensable guide, anyone who buys or wears women’s clothing will learn how to:
• Avoid overpaying
• Sort trash from treasure
• Fix minor flaws—and spot major ones
• Find your ideal silhouette (including tips for plus-size shoppers)
• Alter and repurpose garments
• Care for delicate vintage fabrics
Buying older clothing means getting beautiful pieces that are built to last, without contributing to sweatshops or landfills—but only if you know what to look for. Let a vintage clothing expert guide you to ethical fashion bliss!
Previously published as The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping in 2009, this updated edition includes a new introduction and resources for evaluating online and brick-and-mortar shops.
by Candace Rose Rardon
This pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for coffee connoisseurs, those looking to grind and brew their own beans, and anyone who appreciates a cup of coffee with or without caffeine.
If you’re like most people, you start every day with a hot cup of joe. But beyond your steaming morning mug, there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered—from roast varieties to brewing methods to the traditions, ceremonies, and customs of cultures around the globe.
Within the pages of this guide, coffee lovers of all levels will find useful information, helpful how-tos, and fascinating trivia about their beloved beverage, including
· Highlights from Coffee History
· Anatomy of the Coffee Cherry
· Freshness in Coffee
· Caffeine Content 101
· Popular Espresso Drinks
· Coffee Cocktails
So get ready to read about the world’s best coffee-growing regions, learn how to host a coffee cupping like a pro, get tips for buying ethically sourced beans, and much, much more!
by Melissa Monosoff
Full of tips, trivia, and useful how-tos, this pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for wine lovers.
Wine is one of the world’s oldest beverages, and there’s never been a better time to fill a glass with the fruit of the vine. Whether you prefer robust reds, crisp whites, or subtle rosés, you’ll find lots to drink in on the pages of this pocket-sized guide, packed with information, how-tos, and trivia for wine enthusiasts of every variety. Seasoned sommeliers and budding oenologists alike will learn all things wine, including:
• How Wine Is Made
• How to Pour a Glass of Wine
• How to Pair Wine with Food
• The Truth About Sulfites
• How to Bring the Perfect Wine for Any Occasion
• And more!