Holiday Gift Guide: Books
We love books. And while eBooks and audiobooks have their pulses, there’s nothing like a real book you can hold in hands. We also think books make wonderful gifts, and here are a few we published in the past year or so (The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing) to help with your gift giving. They’re perfect for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, and unique gifts for just about anyone.
Thank a Teacher
Did you ever wonder what teachers talk about in the teachers’ lounge? It’s the funny, outrageous things their students say and sometimes their parents too. Mary Crabapple is breaking the cone of silence. These funny quips are based on real classroom conversations and also the “thought bubbles” of what teachers wish they could say out loud from time to time. Compiled by a 20-plus-year veteran of the New York City Public School system who chooses to remain anonymous to protect the guilty, they fall in the category of “you can’t make this sh*t up.” This is the perfect gift for every teacher in your life, with love and appreciation for all they do every day to impart a little knowledge into the heads of the social media generation who expect them to be as entertaining as a TikTok influencer. GET THE BOOK.
Pair it with:
Teacher Travel Mug. Amazon $12.99
I’m not sure how punny this book will be, but I’m going to sharpen my puncil for it…
This book will make you smile, laugh, be happy.
Some people consider a pun to be the highest form of humor.
Some people consider a pun to be the lowest form of humor.
This book is perfect for all occasions.
An excellent hostess gift. Keep a couple on hand for emergencies.
Excellent for your favorite reading room!
4pc Kitchen Towel Set, Fun Pun. Amazon $25.99
Midlife Humor from The Three Tomatoes
The Martini Ladies are here. Fifty fun and irreverent quips and midlife musings. Martini Wisdom is the perfect anecdote to all those blah, blah, blah motivational and inspirational books about midlife and beyond. It’s all those irreverent thought bubbles that the “martini ladies” dare to say out loud. Come on…you know you’ve had some of these thoughts too. These quirky quotes have been entertaining the readers of The Three Tomatoes (www.thethreetomatoes.com), a digital lifestyle magazine and newsletters for smart, savvy, women, for quite a while now. Pour yourself a martini or a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy these funny irreverent quips about love, relationships, shoes, gaining weight, growing older and so much more. It’s the perfect anywhere read and you’re going to want to share it with your BFFs too. GET THE BOOK.
Funny saying drink holders. Amazon $14.99
‘Tis the Season
You know those dreaded Christmas letters from those perfect families whose kids are Phi Beta Kappa, every Ivy League school is pursuing them, Dad just won a Nobel Prize, and Mom is a size zero, gourmet chef and CEO of a fortune 500 company? Well meet the Foxes— Bill and Maru, their two children Ali and Billy, and Tobi the dog— a perfectly imperfect family you will fall in love with through the annual recap of their adventures and misadventures (mostly the later.) GET THE BOOK.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Wally World Moose Mug Light Set. Amazon $21.00
Cartoons for Grownups
“Wow! I liked them. They made me laugh. I think they have a certain Thurberesque quality to them.”
~ Dave Moore, the founding editor and publisher of The Kerouac Connection magazine (1984-2000).
For years, marjorie has joined internet message forums and chat rooms where she disarms members with her smart, well-played, and provocative verbosity. marjorie’s unique style of humor and wit is represented in this compendium of clever and sophisticated cartoons by Marjorie J. Levine. Join this particular ride as marjorie transforms into many personas and let the laughs begin! GET THE BOOK.
Thurber dogs. Amazon $2.99