Stress no more: These 5 thoughtful and inexpensive gifts will make you the hero of the holidays

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(BPT) - The holiday season is approaching, folks — and we all know what that means. It's time to tally up your closest family members and friends, take a good look at your bank account, and put your creative caps on. The exciting (and often stressful) gift-giving season is officially upon us.

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be intimidating; what do you get the person who has everything? The person who wants nothing? The outdoor adventurer, the couch potato, the chef or the dreamer?

The answer for everyone is simple: A good book.

From those wacky and wild siblings to tricky-to-buy-for in-laws — and everyone in between! — a good book can make for a timeless, personalized gift that won't break the bank.

This year, take a scan through the expansive list of offerings from Disney Publishing Worldwide and National Geographic Books. Here are just a few books you can choose from as you gear up for the gift hunt.

1. The Golden Girls Cookbook: Cheesecakes and Cocktails!

 


For those who enjoy the classic sitcom and want to immerse themselves in the tasty treats of the fab four, The Golden Girls Cookbook is the perfect gift. The book's innovative recipes are by renowned chef Christopher Styler, accompanied by beautiful full-color photos by New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani. And just for laughs, the cookbook features quotes, jokes, and photographs from the show that Golden Girls fans will enjoy.

Using these easy-to-follow recipes and tips, your family members can make star-worthy cheesecakes and tasty drinks for any occasion. Whether they make Blanche's Big Daddy Mint Julep or Sophia's Double Fudge Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake, they're sure to thank you for — and possibly invite you to enjoy! — the delicious food and drink recipes found within this fun-filled gift.

2. 100 Disney Adventures of a Lifetime

 


For Disney fans and travelers alike, gift 100 Disney Adventures of a Lifetime: Magical Experiences From Around the World. This illustrated hardcover treasury allows gift recipients to discover 100 beloved and little-known Disney adventures.

There's something for recipients of all ages. Wake up to the sight of giraffes grazing outside your window. Watch the Disneyland fireworks from the Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge, far away from the crowds. Taste your way through six continents at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Go on a family journey to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks with National Geographic. Whether you're looking for a gift for kids, teens or Disney adults, this book can help your loved ones plan their next trip to Disney and make memories that will last a lifetime.

3. National Geographic Stargazer's Atlas

 


National Geographic Stargazer's Atlas: The Ultimate Guide to the Night Sky
is a thoughtful and educational gift for budding and avid astronomers. The illustrated atlas invites readers to roam the night sky for constellations, planets and moons, eclipses, comets and meteor showers, auroras, nebulae and galaxies.

Using the practical advice in this book, readers can build key observational skills such as "star hopping" from easy-to-find stars to fainter deep-sky objects. Gift recipients can also learn about ancient observatories, dark-sky preserves, and other global destinations they can add to their travel lists.

4. National Geographic Photo Ark Wonders

 


For the animal lovers in your family, gift National Geographic Photo Ark Wonders. This new volume celebrates diversity in the animal kingdom and features photographer Joel Sartore's signature animal portraits. Highlights include the fascinating shapes, patterns and expressions of animals, familiar and obscure.

The book invites readers to revel in these photographs, many cleverly paired into amusing and often surprising comparisons, like the catfish and the mouse with the same stripes down their backs, the tarantula and the poison dart frog both cobalt blue and the tiny lizard and the weighty ox both sporting pointed horns.

If your loved one already has National Geographic The Photo Ark, Birds of the Photo Ark, and National Geographic The Photo Ark Vanishing, this book expands the bestselling Photo Ark series and is sure to be a hit.

5. The Bob's Burgers Burger Book

 


Fans of Bob's Burgers can experience the show at home with The Bob's Burgers Burger Book. Filled with 75 original and practical recipes straight from the show, this gift allows your loved one to make edible versions of the show's Burgers of the Day. All recipes come from the fan-created and heavily followed blog "The Bob's Burger Experiment."

Fully illustrated with all-new art in the series' signature style, The Bob's Burgers Burger Book showcases the entire Belcher family and beloved characters, including Teddy, Jimmy Pesto Jr., and Aunt Gayle. It's the perfect gift for the Bob's Burgers super fans in your life.

No matter which volume you choose (or all five!), an offering from Disney Publishing Worldwide and National Geographic Books can make for a beautiful coffee table conversation piece, a sentimental gift or an educational resource. Start your holiday shopping early and pick up these eye-catching and memorable gifts wherever books are sold.

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