Stuff those Stockings with Joyful Reads!
A few ideas for filling those stockings!
For the Fashionista:
This hefty bi-annual publication is a look at the fashion industry from the inside. With interviews of, and by, fashion's elite, this is the gift for those who keep tabs on the industry. This issue is on Miuccia Prada, who is the head of her eponymous house as well as the much quirkier Miu Miu. She is interviewed twice, once by Raf Simons and again Tavi Gevinson. also inside are Christoper Bailey, Christopher Kane and Dover Street Market. If they like to read about fashion, this is the one. Issue 8, Autumn/Winter 2016, UK, $18.00
For the Millennial who is trying to find their passion:
This publication falls into the Social Good category. This is issue 5, and is an introduction to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which is a commitment to improve our world in areas such as clean water, food security and education. Each goal has a short essay by a person active in the field, with some well known folks such as Bono and Lauren Bush Lauren. Issue 5, UK, $14.00
For the Coffee Geek:
Standart: Standing for the Art of Coffee
This is all about the coffee, from beans to brewing. Divided into five sections - Coffee, Barista, Ritual, People and World - the magazine covers the world of fine coffee, from the regions that grow it to the baristas who brew and serve it, to the roasters and suppliers who get it to us. This issue has pieces on how to home roast, the process of cupping, a coffee farm worker in Brazil and drinking coffee in cafes across the world including Mexico City and India. If they geek out on coffee, and want to learn more, this is for them. Issue 6, Slovakia, $15.00
For the Baker:
Sift: A King Arthur Flour Publication
This gorgeous quarterly by the flour producer is packed with great recipes, ideas, hints and interviews. King Arthur Flour has been around for a century, produces high quality flour, and is regarded in the realm with Bob's Red Mill. Whether they bake cookies or crackers, bread or biscuits, this will have something for them. And you, if you play your cards right...Mmm! Quarterly, Holiday 2016, US, $12.95
For the Gardener:
Whole Seed Catalog: From Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
This is their annual seed catalog, boosted with extra content. Baker Creek has been around for 20 years, finding and selling heirloom varieties of fruits, vegetables and flowers. In full color, with photos along with descriptions of most varieties, and extra content from seed saving to fermentation, cooking Asian vegetables to market gardening, this is packed with interesting stuff And at a hefty 350 pages, it will keep them entertained for days. Annual, 2017 edition, US, $9.95
For the Science-y:
Nautilus: Science Connected
For this issue, the themes are Fakes and Heroes, both fitting for our time. The cover story is on one of the women who crunched the numbers for Project Mercury space missions. Within you will find stories on how to pull off subterfuge, acting your age, and Freeman Dyson reminiscing on the 20th century's greatest physicists. Great stuff. Bi-Monthly, November/December 2016, $12.00
Come on by, stocking stuffers await!