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‘Tis the Season: Not-So-Secret Santa Mini Challenge

I was so excited when I saw Alexa Loves Books’s Christmas mini challenge! It’s called the Not-So-Secret Santa Mini Challenge and if you win, you get $25 worth of books from either Amazon or Book Depository!  The challenge is to pick a book character (or several book characters) and tell what you would give them for Christmas!


Alexa already came up with some great ideas in her post so I’m going to try my best to pick different characters but there is one repeat I couldn’t resist (cough Lara Jean cough).  Here are the top 5 characters I would love to buy Christmas presents for!  Which book characters would you love to shop for if you could?

Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han)


Lara Jean loves baking just as much as I do so shopping for her would be so much fun.  I think she would adore this pastel pink KitchenAid mixer because it would make her life easier and it completely matches her aesthetic.  Plus, a KitchenAid mixer is the ultimate baker’s dream tool.  I think Peter K. would appreciate this gift too because it would mean more sweets for him!

Cath (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell)


Cath is a writer through and through and if there’s one thing a writer always needs (besides a pen), it’s a place to write down their ideas.  I think Cath would really like these flowery Rifle Paper Co. notebooks.  She could keep them with her when she’s traveling back home to visit her dad or when she’s sitting in class so if a Simon and Baz idea comes to her she can jot it down without having to fear it being lost.

Anna (Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins)


Anna is obsessed with film and writing movie reviews.  It would be easy to get her a notebook as well, or something banana to add to her collection, but I think she would really enjoy this film projector necklace by Betsey Johnson.  It seems like something she wouldn’t think to buy for herself but it would allow her to incorporate her favorite hobby into her everyday wardrobe.

Echo (The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey)


Echo is a girl after my own heart because she shares an affinity for good food.  We already know she loves macarons and I think it would brighten her holiday to get a giant custom box full of her favorite flavors.  Echo is really busy trying to figure out how to stop the war between the Avicen and the Drakhar so she doesn’t have the most time to be stopping to think about food and she can eat these macarons on the go.

Hermione (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)


Hermione is everyone’s favorite bookworm and what’s better to gift a bookworm than a set of collectible books?  I think Hermione would appreciate this gorgeous collectible set of the Penguin Drop Caps editions and they would look lovely arranged in a central area on her bookshelf to brighten up the area where her neutral colored magic books are displayed.


7 Responses to “‘Tis the Season: Not-So-Secret Santa Mini Challenge”

  1. I love all of these gifts and the Kitchen Aid is SO PERFECT for Lara Jean. And Cath’s journals! I need those. Love this post!

  2. This is so fun – love the KitchenAid and books :)
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  3. LOVE this idea of picking out gifts for book characters!! Your Lara Jean pick is PERFECT!!
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  4. Alexa S. says:

    I love you for doing this post, Kristin! And your gift giving choices are SPOT ON. (I think our gifts for Lara Jean would make a great pairing!)
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    • Kristin says:

      I love you for having this idea! I was so excited when I came across your post and I brainstormed all day! I could’ve picked so many more characters too but I tried to limit myself! And yes! Lara Jean would love both of our gifts. Maybe she would even have us over so we can taste test what she bakes with them :-)

  5. You are definitely on point with all of these gift ideas for each character. Because I read all the books that are listed above, I can say I agree 100% with you! You have picked some of my favorite books and I know the main characters will love the thoughtful gifts you chose for them! The Kitchen Aid in pastel pink is perfect for Lara Jean! Cath will use those notebooks in a heartbeat and Anna will love that necklace! Echo will devour the sweets in delight and Hermione will treasure her mini library!

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