The Perfect Gift: Badass Books for Any Milestone

It might not surprise you to learn that I give books as gifts.  Birthday?  Book.  Graduation? Book.  Promotion at work?  Book. Divorce?  Book.  (Oh yes, I did!)

Milestone moments such as these are opportunities for evaluation and reflection.  The right book in the right hand, at the right time can be a source of comfort or catalyst for change.

The books below are the ones that I give most frequently. I think you’ll agree that they work for nearly any milestone moment in life! 

 

The next five years can be the most exciting and satisfying years of your life---or just another five years. Let this book be your guide and inspiration. Whether you are just graduating from college, newly married, considering a new career, setting goals for retirement, or just looking to inspire a special friend, employee or family member, here's the most inspiring and compelling gift you can find.


What advice would your 80-year-old self give you? That is the question artist Susan O'Malley, who was herself to die far too young, asked more than a hundred ordinary people of every age, from every walk of life. She then transformed their responses into vibrant text-based images. From a prompt to do things that matter to your heart, to a reminder that it's okay to have sugar in your tea, these are calls to action and words to live by—heartfelt, sometimes humorous, and always fiercely compassionate. This stirring celebration of our collective humanity unveils the wisdom we hold inside ourselves right now.


True to her hugely popular Instagram account, Cleo Wade brings her moving life lessons to Heart Talk, an inspiring and accessible book of wisdom for the new generation. Featuring over one hundred and twenty of Cleo’s original poems, mantras, and affirmations, including fan favorites and never before seen ones, this book is a daily pep talk to keep you feeling empowered and motivated.


In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, so you can create a life you totally love.

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Gina Warner