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Whether you’re trying to find holiday gifts for your family or friends, or just looking for some holiday inspiration, in today’s gift guide, you’ll discover inspiring holiday gift ideas that are sure to evoke the heartwarming feeling of nostalgia and being home with loved ones. The best part about these gifts is that they bring back memories of holiday traditions past with touching books about the holidays, baking and entertaining tools, and even holiday decor that adds a cozy touch to any space.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home - Holiday Gift Ideas

When the weather outside is chilly, one of the best ways to spend time indoors is to cozy up with a great book. If your loved ones enjoy letting their imaginations soar and dreaming of eras past, then these emotionally-charged holiday books will surely put them in the spirit to celebrate the season.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home - Holiday Gift Ideas

That’s not all… to help you celebrate the season with more joy, Inspirations & Celebrations is hosting a fun-filled giveaway called “Celebrate The Holidays at Home Giveaway”. Scroll down to enter to win these lovely Christmas gifts.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home - Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gifting Ideas

Here are a few fiction novels that are perfect for holiday gifting.


Inspired by real women, during the dark days of World War I, two remarkable American sisters came to the forefront (despite their fears) to help those in need through hard work and dedicated service. Their valiant efforts exemplify the heroic acts led by the powerful women who showed heart, character, and honor, during some of the most challenging times our country has ever faced. This inspiring novel is a wonderful read for women of all ages, as it reminds all of us that we must find our bravery and courage within, as well as the strength that women possess.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home - Holiday Gift Ideas

THE MOTHER NEXT DOOR by Tara Laskowski

If your loved ones enjoy the thrill of suspense and mystery, this captivating read will surely get their minds brimming with excitement. This suspense novel features a group of elite and influential suburban moms who welcome a new neighbor in to their group, just in time to plan their highly-anticipated annual Halloween party, which ends up leading to dark secrets from the past coming back to haunt them. As secrets start to come to light, this tightly-knit group of women starts to show that they’ll do anything to protect their families from the truth.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home - Holiday Gift Ideas


Written by a USA Today best-selling author, this uplifting story shares the heartwarming bonds between true friends, the magic of unexpected romances that add a twinkle of excitement to the season, and even the sacrifices that people make when they truly care for others. This touching novel tells the tale of loved ones who will do everything in their power to strengthen relationships that matter to them, even when they’re on the brink of everything falling apart.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home - Holiday Gift Ideas


The magic of the holidays brings about heartwarming changes for everyone it touches. During a challenging time for two young twins whose mother passes away, their caring aunt seeks to bring them comfort and solace, by welcoming them into the home that she’s been taking care of. In the midst of all this, she comes to learn that the billionaire who owns the property is now planning to sell it. Despite all of the turmoil and uncertainty that she now faces, she does everything in her power to keep her niece and nephew safe and happy, while trying to keep the holiday spirit alive. In the midst of all the challenges she experiences, an unexpected romance starts to develop between her and the billionaire’s grandson which leads to more surprises than she could ever imagine.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home - Holiday Gift Ideas

In addition to these inspiring reads, a few other fun gifting ideas to evoke nostalgia and joyful memories include baking tools (such as snowflake-shaped cookie cutters), an enchanting holiday-themed baking bowl, egg beater and spatula, a charming coffee mug and flavored coffee, Italian breakfast cookies, a cozy plaid blanket, a retro-looking star-shaped tree ornament (that says “inspire” on it), and even a Winter Cabin scented natural candle to set the mood for celebrating.

These delightful holiday gifts would make a perfect gifting idea, especially when presented in a gift basket.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home - Holiday Gift Ideas

Whether your loved ones can celebrate the holiday at home with you in person or not, this sweet gift basket will surely make them feel like they’re right there with you, no matter how far away they live.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home - Holiday Gift Ideas

Celebrate The Holidays at Home Giveaway

The Celebrate The Holidays at Home Giveaway runs from November 15, 2021 – November 30, 2021. One lucky winner will receive all the gifts featured above (excluding the basket). To enter, follow the easy instructions listed in the Gleam-powered giveaway widget shown below.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home Giveaway

The random winner will be drawn on December 1st, and contacted via email. The winner must reply by email within 48-hours by providing their mailing address and contact information. Failure to reply within this time period will result in automatic forfeiture of the prize. In that situation, another random winner will be drawn.

To be eligible to win, entrants must be age 18+. This giveaway is open to USA and Canada residents only.

Celebrate The Holidays at Home - Holiday Gift Ideas

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  1. Sisters of the Great War sounds like a good read. I love the festive decorations and lights that the Holiday season brings.

  2. Kristen Osborne says:

    I would gift The Mother next Door to my best friend of 25 years years. She is an amazing person with such a big heart.

  3. Julie Barrett says:

    Sisters of the Great War looks really good! I love reading stories set in WWI and WWII and especially about the women who volunteered as nurses and learned new careers and new skills. All the other books look really good too, especially the Christmas ones. I love reading those kind of books during the holidays!

  4. The WWI novel looks interesting as does the “Mother Next Door”. What a great giveaway, the whole basket looks so warm and cozy.

  5. Angelina Linan says:

    The Christmas escape book sounds like a great read for the holidays. I love decorating with the kids for the holiday season.

  6. I probably would most enjoy reading Sleigh Bells Ring. The thing I love most about the holidays is decorating, wrapping gifts and seeing all the lights on people’s homes!

  7. Annmarie Weeks says:

    I love Christmas-themed books, and other seasonal books, as I’m always looking for new books to take me through the long, cold winter. Nothing better than snuggling up on the couch in front of the fire with a good book!

  8. I love suspense so I’d really enjoy reading “The Mother Next Door”. I’d share it with my niece after I read it because she is an avid reader too.

  9. Audrey Stewart says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to read any of these books. I can’t remember the last time I went to your site. Am I still subscribed?

  10. Kyla Rayanne Fugate says:

    All of the books sound great but I think”the Christmas Escape” sounds the best. I love a good Christmas story

  11. I am most excited to read Sisters Of The Great War. I most love watching my grandchildren opening their gift over the holidays.

  12. Melissa Storms says:

    They all sound good but I think I would enjoy The Christmas Escape the most. It sounds like a good relationships kind of story to me.


    Sleigh Bells Ring sounds like a very interesting story. You had me at orphaned twins. Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

  14. Wow! I would be excited to read the SISTERS OF THE GREAT WAR by Suzanne Feldman. I have some sons and other family members serving the country and so I could relate to the things they do to help others before any thought to their own well being. They make unbelievable sacrifices for their fellow man and never complain once because they have a mindset to think of others first.I always feel very proud of the men and women and I hold them in very high regard. This would be a most amazing book to read.

  15. I’d like to read The Christmas Escape. I love putting up my Christmas village with my granddaughter and crafting Christmas decorations with my grandson.
    Merry Christmas 🎄💝✨🎅🏻❄️

  16. You know what I love most about the holidays? Everything! The foods, the music, the smells, the decorations, the cheerful spirits..all of it is wonderful!

  17. Dale Steele Nicolov says:

    I would love to win Sleigh bells Ring by RaeAnne Thayne. I have read many of her books and loved them. My favourite thing this time of year is spending quality time with family and friends.

  18. The Mother Next Door looks like a good read. I would enjoy it myself, and what I love most about the holidays is that I get to spend it with Family (:

  19. Hi there! I think I’d enjoy reading Sisters of the Great War. I love being able to spend time with my family from out of state.

  20. Monica Kirkham says:

    I love a good suspense story, so The Mother Next Door should be a fantastic read for me! I just love the festivities surrounding the holidays, the music, the joy and happiness, the lights, etc.

  21. Maria Proctor says:

    I can’t wait to read The Christmas Escape! Candles are my favorite thing to give & also to receive, & the Winter Cabin one sounds amazing!!! Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway!

  22. I would enjoy reading Sisters of the Great War. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres.
    I also like to keep my Christmas celebration traditional with ornaments handed down through the years. All my siblings and their families get together before 25th for our annual dinner.

  23. I would love to read Sisters of the Great War! I love history and especially stories about strong women. My favourite holiday activity is baking. I would love to win this prize pack!

  24. I’d love to gift Sleighbells Ring to my daughter. She’s adopted and often feels the absence of her birth family, I think she’d connect to theme.

  25. My favourite thing about the holidays is creating everlasting memories to reflect upon year after year. Some of the strongest memories we make seem to centre around the holidays so I hold them dear.

  26. Karen Lynn Hackney says:

    It is hard to pick just one book due to all the books sound so good to read. I guess I would pick The Mother Next Door for the suspense. I love Christmas for the baking and spending time with my family. Christmas is a time for coming together and making memories.

  27. What a wonderful way to spend a cold winter day – curled up on the sofa reading one of these great books. Sisters of the Great War and The Christmas Escape look like particularly interesting reads.

  28. The Christmas Escape for me and The Mother Next Door for my mom. We can switch after we are finished reading our book. I love baking and spending it with my family and friends

  29. What an amazing winter giveaway! It promises pure coziness and I’d so love to win this to relax and get in the holiday season mood.

  30. I read the excerpt and would love to read THE CHRISTMAS ESCAPE!! I love everything about Christmas, the lights and decorations, time with family, the music, all the Christmas books and movies and of course the food!!!

  31. I would love reading the Mother Next Door book. I love the most about the holidays is spending time with my family, the good food, and all the Christmas decorations and lights.

  32. Amber Lee Kolb says:

    The Christmas Escape looks like a great read! I love to cozy up with a glass of hot cocoa and a good book. I really enjoy all of the festive Christmas activities around town.

  33. The plotlines of these books look really interesting. I would absolutely love to spend time reading these stories over the Holidays.

    Thank you Inspirations & Celebrations.

  34. Wow! What a warm collection of goodies and treats presented. Sure would be oh so wonderful to have it all to enjoy for this upcoming Holiday Season.

    Thanks so very much Inspirations and Celebrations for offering this spectacular opportunity! The prospect of being able to win such a splendid prize has me thrilled!

  35. I think I would like to read The Christmas Escape. I tend to read a lot of thrillers so I know I would like The Mother Next Door but I would like something a bit inspirational.

  36. I’d enjoy reading Sisters of the Great War by Suzanne Feldman because it’s inspired by a period of history I’m interested in. During the holidays, I love doing some extra baking!

  37. CRYSTAL ALLEN says:

    The Christmas Escape would be a great read! I would read it myself and then pass it on to my sister. The basket is full of beautiful items. I would share a few and enjoy a few too. Thank you for the chance!

  38. I would gift, “The Mother Next Door,” to a close friend that loves to read. I love making cookies and other goodies with my family during the holidays.

  39. Aimee Misovich says:

    This looks like such a nice giveaway. For one thing, what could be better than curling up with a new book when winter weather set in?

  40. Deborah Curran says:

    The first I would read is the Christmas Escape because it starts around the premise of good friends and without my good friends I would never have made it past my husbands passing on. I am also intriqued about the romance since I need the hope.

  41. Johanne Laurin-Castonguay says:

    I love getting together with family and friends during the holidays. And I would enjoy reading the SISTERS OF THE GREAT WAR by Suzanne Feldman. Thanks!

  42. Dorothy Boucher says:

    Both books have my eyes ,but going with Sleigh Bells and I think I might share it with my favorite cat : ) hehe .

  43. Sleigh Bells Ring sounds like the perfect Christmas book. I love the snow, the birds at my bird feeders when it stops snowing and watching them while I read on the couch by the window.

  44. The Mother next door, I love a good suspenseful book that keeps me turning the pages. I enjoy Christmas decorating and all the pretty lights.

  45. I would love to read each and every one of these books for various reasons (and give THE CHRISTMAS GIFT to my daughter who has a great set of friends and her whole life ahead of her)… I’m very much intrigued by SISTERS OF THE GREAT WAR! I love that this was inspired by real women as that is where I find my greatest inspiration! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  46. I think I would gift Sleigh Bells Ring to my mother in law she loves to read as much as I do. I love watching my grandchildren get excited about Santa and seeing all their relatives that is what makes the holidays special for me.

  47. I’d love to read the Christmas Escape. Sounds really great. With Christmas it seams it always puts some magical joy in the air and brings people and families closer together… regardless of differences. We all need love and peace. The holidays gives us time to reflect on what matters the most in life and to share our days together regardless of how much time we may have left in life or on earth.. Live it to the fullest.

  48. Robert b young jr says:

    Hi All ! Not only is Ms. Pollack simply radiant and beautiful….but she clearly has a depth…a passion for life. I am a guy…and I do not often stop to read the more `nutritional` things in life but I am also attracted by raw talent…intellect … someone who can mix it up…experience life on many levels ! I have come across her writings…her work in many different places…. she can and does offer so much…that mixing of life…so enjoy the musings she shares…they are special. Best Wishes, Bo

  49. I would enjoy reading the SISTERS OF THE GREAT WAR by Suzanne Feldman.

    I love seeing the excitement on the kids faces when they see that Santa has been!

  50. I love getting together with family and friends during the holidays. It’s a Time when everyone can enjoy the festivities, eat lots of good food, and truly enjoy each other.

  51. Debbie Welchert says:

    Sleigh Bells Ring sounds just like the kind of book I would love to read. But when I get done with it I will pass it along to my daughter who I know would love it too.

  52. Ivy Pittman-Outen says:

    Your pictures exude such peace, beauty and happiness. It actually made my day! Thank you for reinforcing how much we have to be thankful for if we just pause and look outside of ourselves.

  53. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    The Christmas Escape is my first choice of read to get lost in. Love the loved ones who will do everything in their power to strengthen relationships that matter to them — super important . Sounds like a great read.

  54. Darlene Demell says:

    I would love to read the Christmas Escape. I love looking at all the colorful decorations that every one has at Christmas and seeing the smiles on my grandchildrens faces.

  55. I would give my Mom the book Mother Next Door. She loves to read mystery and suspense books. I do as well so I would read it right after her. I love spending time with my family during the holidays.

  56. At Christmas I love just relaxing and having fun with my family. I would gift a book or 2 to my mother in law and sister in law, but might carefuyread them first, haha.

  57. Erin Fesperman says:

    Would love to gift the books to my elderly mother in law. The C situation this past year has kept her indoors so she’s been keeping busy with books. It’s about time to replenish them!

  58. Lorianne Harrison-Reyes says:

    If I win or do not win, the books look great. I will have to get them to share with my friends. I love your newsletter. I always feel inspired. Thank you!

  59. Kristy Wolfgang says:

    I would like to gift SISTERS OF THE GREAT WAR to my aunt. What I like most about Christmas is taking the time for the whole family to gather together.

  60. I would like to read all the books but the first one I would read is Sister of the Great War, as my mom is a Veteran and this would be interesting read.

  61. My favorite thing about the Holidays is spending time with my family. These books would be a fantastic way to unwind at the end of the day. They all sound like great reads.

  62. Sandra McFadden says:

    I love the planning of the holidays for my friends and family. I love making them gifts and treats and surprising them with a new sweet. I just love the time that I get to spend with them because our lives are always so busy and its nice catching up.

  63. I would love to read Sleigh Bells Ring. I love the holidays because it’s a time to see family members who live out of town.

  64. gloria patterson says:

    This basket yells to me!! There is nothing better at this time of the year then a good book or two or three. Something to drink and eat a perfect day. This basket would be all mine!! I think I would start with Sleigh Bells Ring

  65. I think that I would like Sleigh Bells Ring the most and it would add lot of enjoyment during this time of the year. I love being able to visit my family at Christmas as we are too far away to visit often.

  66. Cheryl Markle Bomar says:

    Mother Next Door. I love geting together with family and eating and watching football and to others! Thanks for the chance!

  67. Bobbye Pearson says:

    I love that Christmas is a time for family to come together. I make my dad’s gumbo to keep his memory alive. We talk about old Christmas presents and the fun times we had growing up. I now have a grandson and I find it so fun to have him come over and open his presents. Christmas is priceless to me!!!

  68. Linda Gawthrop says:

    I would enjoy reading and gifting Sisters of the Great War – my Dad was a WWII vet and I find there is such power in the stories of heroism and sacrifice from that period. I love getting together with my family over the holidays – we don’t live close by and it is always a celebration!

  69. The Christmas Escape sounds very exciting! It would make a great gift for my best friend! My favorite part about the holidays has to be the cozy blankets and fur boots!

  70. I would enjoy reading the Christmas escape. I most enjoy spending time with my children and grandson at the holidays, but at times it is stressful and I dream of a Christmas escape!

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