Holiday Gift Ideas from Parragon Books


It's December and that means we're in the home stretch of 2016. Can you believe it?! Where did the time go?! Some may be just starting to get into the swing of Christmas, others may have started their holiday preparations last month or even sooner than that. Either way, December 25th will be here before we know it and so will the new year.

Parragon Books offers a great selection of last minute gift ideas for the holidays, including fun activities to help ring in 2017!

Design and Doodle is 384 pages of doodling fun! This book is filled with patterns to color and designs to decorate let your imagination flow! Use felt-tip pens to make your doodles stand out or grab your favorite colored pencils to really bring patterns to life. Perfect for artists, doodlers and scribblers everywhere.

This is a really neat art/coloring book for children of all ages! The first portion of the book has elements that are similar to an adult coloring book, although not as complex. As you get to the last half, there are tons of pages with minimal illustrations and a lot of blank space for drawing or doodling to your heart's content. There's even prompts on some of the pages to offer kids a little nudge on what they could possibly draw. What a nice way to get those creative juices flowing, whether your little one enjoys starting with a blank canvas or dabbling in simple coloring fun. This perfectly square shaped book is extremely thick and offers tons of ways to keep the kiddos busy. There's even perforated lines on each page, so their artwork can be torn out and displayed! 

Time to get busy! Create scenes, doodle pictures, and solve puzzles as you explore a world full of awesome vehicles including tractors, boats, trains, trucks, and so much more. Then choose from 2000 stickers to complete each page! This book has 36 fast and fun activities to finish.

Stickers, stickers, and more stickers! If you have children on your list who love stickers, then this is one to definitely check out. We own a lot of sticker books, but I don't recall having one with 2000 of! A good bulk of them are tiny, but there are also several pages of average size ones. What's neat is that this is also an activity book covering all things on the go–cars, buses, fire engines, tractors, etc. If it is a form of transportation, then it's most likely in there, even hot air balloons. Kids can enjoy the many activities, and have fun using the included stickers to complete each one.

My Biggest Ever Christmas Activity Book is filled with hours of festive fun. With over 200 pages of coloring and activities in this book, this Christmas is going to be bigger and more colorful than ever! Get into the Christmas spirit with Santa, his elves and over 200 super-fun activities.

This is a large Christmas activity book, perfect for keeping the kids busy during those last minute holiday preparations. There are tons of fun things to do, like coloring, counting games, matching, connect the dots, etc. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, there are 200 stickers that are also included! What I really like about this one is that the illustrations incorporate all the fun traditional elements of the Christmas season like Santa, decorating the tree, caroling, and snowmen, while also remembering the Christian aspect by including angels and the nativity.

Grab a pencil and get ready for some totally brain-busting fun! Totally Brain-Busting Number Puzzles is packed with number pyramids, Sudoku puzzles, number patterns, number searches, counting puzzles, connect the dots and lots more! This book is has over 100 perplexing puzzles to solve.

What a nice activity book chock full of challenging puzzles and full color illustrations! Kids (and even adults) can take a shot at activities that involve matching, counting, mazes, connect the dots, decoding, and even a little artwork. This is such a great book that can keep the kiddos busy for hours! There is also a lot of emphasis on numbers throughout, which makes it an excellent learning resource for children, helping them work on their math skills.

Want to find out who the Brainiac of the family is? Professor Murphy’s Emporium of Entertainment Game Cards: Trivia Fun is a fast-paced general knowledge game that everyone in the family can enjoy! The kit comes with an instruction card and 50 double-sided game cards containing 600 questions for adults and children. This fun, learning game is for ages 8 and up, and for 2 or more players.

We've been enjoying Professor Murphy's Emporium of Entertainment products since September when we were first introduced to their super awesome puzzle and riddle book. This card game is just as cool and tons of fun for the whole family, both kids and adults. The pack includes fifty double-sided cards with six questions on each side. That's a total of 600 questions! Since this is a family game, the questions are accommodating dependent on the player's age. One side of each card includes questions for adults AKA "Big Brainiacs," and the other side includes questions for children AKA "Little Brainiacs." Some of the questions are easy and some are more challenging, but that just makes the game a lot more fun! There are tons of categories offered, such as pop culture, history, science, geography, language arts, literature, music, etc. Not only is the game a blast, but a wonderful learning experience for everyone playing.

A Treasury of Christmas Stories and Songs has Christmas favorites for the family! Bring everyone together to enjoy this collection of traditional tales, classic rhymes, and cherished songs and carols. Each one is beautifully illustrated to conjure up the wonder and the joy of Christmas.

What's better than snuggling up with your little ones to a collection of Christmas favorites? How about if all of those favorites were wrapped up in one stunning hardcover book? This starts off with the best holiday story of all, Jesus' birth, and then moves onto an extensive collection of other stories. It even includes plenty of poems and carols. I also spotted a few of our previous Parragon favorites such as The Night Before Christmas and The Nutcracker. The pages are large and full of beautiful, vibrant illustrations depicting timeless Christmas treasures. This book is absolutely gorgeous and would definitely make the perfect holiday gift for any child who loves the holiday season.

Be sure to check out more gift ideas for the loved ones on your shopping list by visiting Parragon Books. You can also connect with them on social media for upcoming release updates!