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What do you do with a gift you don’t necessarily need or like? Just do what everyone else does this time of year and regift! To ease any guilt you might feel, might we suggest pairing your regift with a book? That way you can guarantee that your present will be enjoyed and maybe even passed on to another book lover! Sure, the epic SNL skit says you shouldn't pair your regift with anything else or you'll risk your gift looking smaller and dumb, but we think books are the exception!

Here are our suggestions for book pairings with classic regifts.

 

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Candles with Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A classic regift goes hand in hand with a beloved classic novel. This heartwarming coming of age story makes a perfect holiday present on its own, and pairing with lovely smelling candles sounds divine. Who doesn’t want to read by candlelight? This gift pairing can’t go wrong, and the giftee can then go watch the amazing 2019 film adaption!

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Wine with Stuff Every Cheese Lover Should Know by Alexander Jones

Have a friend that’s a foodie? Regift them that bottle of Shiraz that’s been sitting in your pantry since last New Years’ with an amazing book about cheese! Believe us, this gift will go down smooth and leave the recipient feeling merry. This handy book offers recipes, pairings, and even how to host a cheese party! Bonus points if this gifts gets you invited to a fancy cheese soiree.

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Mug with The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Raise your hand if you have a cupboard full of mugs you’ve been gifted. Us too, and that’s why they make the perfect regift! You know what goes with a steamy mug of tea or coffee? A beautifully written Russian fable set in winter that pitches a young girl against an evil demon. Bundle the mug with some locally sourced tea or coffee and wrap the book with a nice bow, and voila!

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Soap with Crafting with Feminism by Bonnie Burton

We all have those crafty friends who are bored in quarantine who have been making tons of handmade soaps. Our bathroom cabinets are bursting! Here’s an idea, take those awesome soaps and pair it with an equally awesome book that is chock full of fun crafts. These unique projects will guaranteed to fill those hours at home and can be turned into gifts themselves! Huggable uterus, anyone?

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Sandra Woolf

Sandra Woolf lives in the PNW where she haunts bookshops and library sales. Freelancer by day, horror movie lover by night. Writing inquires can go to what lovely books at gmail or just to ask her how her hairy is so bouncy.