Give the Gift of Less Stress

There are a few people on my shopping list that could use a little less stress and a chance to relax and have some fun too! While a holiday in the sun might take care of those needs, my budget wouldn't allow for me to give the gift of a cruise or tropical getaway. Luckily, there is still a great gift that I can give to the people on my Nice List that need a break!

In fact, there are 11 options for this gift that are sure to delight the recipients of my gifts! Let me tell you a little more about adult coloring books and the 11 that are topping my gifts to give list in 2015.

Tangled Treasures Coloring Book by Jane Monk - The soothing flow of tangling plus the meditative action of coloring makes this book a treat.

100 Things to Draw with a Triangle by Sarah Walsh - Think of all the possibilities! Stars, snowflakes, trees, gifts and more! Doodle your way to holiday spirit with Sara Walsh (Just Add Color: Circus, Day of the Dead, Carnival).

Doodling for Tree Huggers and Nature Lovers by Gemma Correll - Doodling is for everyone, and we mean everyone! Know a nature lover? This sassy draw-in journal is great for those who get creative in the great wide open.

Change Your Life One Doodle at a Time by Salli S. Swindell - Change is excitement. Change is surprise. Change is progress. Change is the thrill that comes from something new. Making small changes through this doodle journal can help you become happier and more confident. 

Color Me Stress-Free Color Me Calm by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter - These books examine the benefits of putting pencil (or crayon, marker, and ink) to paper and offers adults an opportunity to channel their anxiety into satisfying, creative accomplishment. 

Portable Color Me Calm / Portable Color Me Happy by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter - The international bestselling series now in a smaller, portable package. Bring it with you on a plane when travelling for the holidays. Makes a perfect small gift for any night and fits right inside a stocking!

20 Ways to Draw a Star by Studio SSS - This motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing. Take a step-back and think about all the different ways to draw something. Open your mind to the possibilities and differences in everyday objects. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Star!

Doodling for Bookworms by Gemma Correll - Of course you know someone who loves to unwind by the fire, relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book. Jumpstart the creativity of your favorite book nerd and give them this great activity book filled with Shakespeare, George Orwell, and Jane Austen.

Tangled Gardens Coloring Book by Jane Monk - If the s
now and cold stress you out, cozy up to Jane Monk's Tangled Gardens. Use your brightest pigments to create a warm and inviting garden while you wait for spring to return.

These books are great. Not only are they tons of fun to color in for grown ups, but they give kids a break too. No more sharing coloring books with parents! {Yes! I make Rolf and Harp share their coloring books and crayons!} I love to relax and let imagination run free. 

I am gifting adult coloring books to my mother, my sister and my husband this year. I know my husband is going to love the Doodling for Bookworms book. My mother will love the Tangled Gardens Adult Coloring Book and my sister needs a 100 Things to Draw with a Triangle book!

Who on your Nice List will you gift an adult coloring book to?


  1. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)December 11, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    I like that there are so many drawing/coloring options out now. It really is very calming and soothing.


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