Become Inspired with BookPal’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Inspire everyone on your gift list with a special book.

The holidays are all about connection, community, and reflection.  As you consider those on your gift list that you want to thank this season, BookPal has some ideas on how to give them the gift of connection, reflection, and inspiration.

Our highlighted gift ideas below have been curated and personally selected by the BookPal team. We believe in the power of books to help people and teams to become their best, not only during the holiday season but also throughout the year.

BookPal makes it easy and affordable to give the inspiration and personalization of books:

• Choose from thousands of titles that are perfect to motivate employees, connect with clients, inspire partners, and more

• Enjoy wholesale discounts on 25+ copies

• Create a personalized touch with book customizations and journals

We invite you to browse our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. To help get you started with ideas, the BookPal team has selected nine of our favorites you’ll see below. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’d like to learn more about customization, journals, or book gifts for this holiday. We’re here to help.


The Little Book of GratitudeThe Little Book of Gratitude is perfect for those looking to stay on or under budget.

Gratitude is the simple, scientifically proven way to increase happiness and encourage greater joy, love, peace, and optimism into our lives. Through easy practices such as keeping a daily gratitude journal, writing letters of thanks, and meditating on the good we have received, we can improve our health and wellbeing, enhance our relationships, encourage healthy sleep, and heighten feelings of connectedness. With the inclusion of an 8-week gratitude plan, this beautiful book discusses and presents the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day.


The Dichotomy of LeadershipDrive success in 2019 with The Dichotomy of Leadership, also recognized as a BookPal 2018 Outstanding Works of Literature (O.W.L.) Award Shortlist Winner.

Every leader must be ready and willing to take charge, to make hard, crucial calls for the good of the team and the mission. Something much more difficult to understand is that, in order to be a good leader, one must also be a good follower.

Using examples from the authors’ combat and training experience in the SEAL Teams and then showing how each lesson applies to business and in life, Willink and Babin reveal how the use of seemingly opposite principles―leading and following, focusing and detaching, being both aggressive and prudent. These dichotomies are inherent in many of the concepts introduced in their #1 New York Times bestselling book, Extreme Ownership, and integral to their proper implementation and effectiveness.


The Culture CodeThe Culture Code will help arm your employees with the tools to succeed.

If you’ve ever wondered where great culture comes from, or how you build and sustain it in your group — this is the book for you!  Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world’s most successful organizations—including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six—and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. The Culture Code – a BookPal 2018 Outstanding Works of Literature (O.W.L.) Award Shortlist Winner – puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of the group or the goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.

Don’t miss the chance to hear Dan Coyle speak about The Culture Code in his upcoming AuthorConnect Chat on Nov 28th at 11:30am PT/ 2:30pm ET. Register here!


Tucson Slim JournalIf you want to give something personal this year, the Tucson Slim Journal is our pick for most affordable and beautiful!

The Medium Ivory Tucson Slim Journal includes lined pages in gray print on 192 pages of FSC certified Ivory paper. In addition, this model includes a gold ribbon marker. Size is 5 1/4″ x 8 3/8″ inches. Our most popular cover, Tucson is a smooth soft texture that is often mistaken for leather.

In addition, each journal includes a free logo imprint—perfect for getting your organization’s name out there!



BecomingIf you’re hoping to be inspired by someone’s story this year, look no further than Becoming.

As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.


The Third OptionGrow spiritually with The Third Option, also a BookPal 2018 Outstanding Works of Literature (O.W.L.) Award Shortlist Winner.

Miles McPherson, the founder of The Rock Church in San Diego, speaks out about the pervasive racial divisions in today’s culture and argues that we must learn to see people not by the color of their skin, but as God sees them—humans created in the image of God.

The Third Option is a plea on behalf of a brokenhearted God who, Scripture teaches, is frustrated with those of us who claim to believe in Him but are really “faking the faith.” McPherson argues that we must rise above the issues that divide us and be part of something bigger. The Third Option challenges both believers and seekers to fully embrace God’s goodness and power.


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered PoliticsInspire and motivate others with For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, by the four most powerful African American women in politics.

The lives of black women in American politics are remarkably absent from the shelves of bookstores and libraries. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics is a sweeping view of American history from the vantage points of four women who have lived and worked behind the scenes in politics for over thirty years―Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore―a group of women who call themselves The Colored Girls. For most of the Colored Girls, their story starts with Jesse Jackson’s first campaign for president. From there, they went on to work on the presidential campaigns of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Encourage mindfulness and reflection with 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die.  Delight all of the bibliophiles on your holiday list with this must-have treasured book—you won’t be disappointed!

It’s time to talk books—and the conversation starts here. Encompassing fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die moves across cultures and through time to present an eclectic collection of titles, each described with the special enthusiasm readers summon when recommending a book to a friend.

The expected pillars are here, including Jane Austen and Toni Morrison, Virgil, Dante, Dickens and Tolstoy, Franz Kafka and Simone de Beauvoir—their works made fresh through the author’s animated essays. An insightfully curated personal compendium that will inspire hours of browsing and a lifetime of reading, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die celebrates the gorgeous mosaic that is our literary heritage.


Speak With ImpactLearn something new by improving your public speaking in 2019 and beyond with Speak with Impact, from Allison Shapira.

Your voice matters, especially as a leader.  Every day, you have an opportunity to use your voice to have a positive impact—at work or in your community.

Public speaking is a skill, not a talent. With the right guidance, anyone can be a powerful speaker. In fact, in this Forbes piece, Allison shares the importance of three things: taking advantage of opportunities to speak, speaking to just one person at a time, and remembering to pause and breathe while speaking. Whether it’s speaking up at a meeting, presenting to clients, or talking to large groups, the book’s easy-to-use frameworks, examples, and exercises will help you become a better speaker.

When you know what to say and how to say it, people listen. Find your powerful voice, step into leadership, and learn to speak with impact.


We’re so thrilled to be sharing this year’s corporate gift guide with you, and we hope you’ll reach out to us with any questions you may have about holiday gift orders, customizations, or journals for your clients or employees.  We look forward to working with you!

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This post was written by Karlyn Hixson, Marketing Director at BookPal.  She is currently reading Unshakable Hope by Max Lucado.

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