Inspiration

Gifts to inspire and lift.

"Get Shit DONE" Poster

If you have someone in your life who is struggling with motivation, the "Get Shit DONE" Motivational Poster - Dept. of Motivation - 18x24 is a great gift idea. This modern and straightforward poster features a high-quality, matte paper that measures 18x24 inches, and the motivational "get shit done" will find its way into that person's heart and motivate them.

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You Diary

The “Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You: A Journal (Do One Thing Every Day Journals) Diary” is a meaningful gift for a friend who likes to take risks, or would like to take more. This diary has fear-facing prompts that encourage the daily habit of thinking courageously. The reader jots down everyday examples of their own courage to fortify their feelings of gratitude and happiness.

Milk and Honey Paperback

“Milk and Honey” is a paperback book written by Rupi Kaur that makes a wonderful gift for a bookworm who enjoys stories about survival. This book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter deals and heals a different pain - the topics tacked are the experience of violence, abuse, loss, love, and femininity.

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up

Adulting is hard and a struggle everyone will face someday. The Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps Paperback is a fantastic book and birthday gift for someone in your life who is going through this process. This book helps with what to look for when renting a new apartment, how to avoid hooking up someone at the office, and more.

101 Secrets For Your Twenties

Full of pieces of great advice, inspiration and prompts, 101 Secrets For Your Twenties makes a fantastic birthday gift to give the 20 something in your life. This book is terrific for those embarking on early adulthood - honest, witty and wisdom-stuffed, 101 Secrets For Your Twenties forms a guide to be read and reread multiple times.

The Giver (Giver Quartet)

The Giver (Giver Quartet) Hardback makes a meaningful birthday gift for dystopia lovers. This award-winning story was written by Lois Lowry, it was made into a film and translated into more than forty languages. The Giver is about a perfect society that chooses a twelve-year-old boy to be the “Receiver of Memories.” He then finds that the ideal world isn’t that good after all.

Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media

If you know an teen who is interested in becoming an internet influencer, then the Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media makes a fantastic birthday gift. Written by Senior director of influencer strategy, Brittany Hennessy, this book features many tips to build an audience and keep them engaged as an influencer, including all the following steps: packaging the personal brand, pitch favorite companies, monetize, and more!

You Are Braver Than You Believe Necklaces

The You Are Braver Than You Believe Necklaces / Keyring is an excellent teen birthday gift to provide an ever present boost of self-esteem. It contains a beautiful, inspirational quote hand stamped in a stainless steel dog tag - it has a nice weight and is extremely durable. This thoughtful gift idea comes in a gorgeous jewelry box, ready for giving.

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make

This fantastic book tackles how teens should approach the six significant challenges they have to face: dealing with their parents, gaining self-esteem, making friends, coping with substances, succeeding at school, being wise about sex, and planning a career. The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make is an excellent fourteenth birthday gift for teens who are just learning how to navigate the world.

The Teen's Guide to World Domination

The Teen's Guide to World Domination makes a thoughtful fourteenth birthday gift for any teen who's just startying to become independent. Full of knowledge, guidance, and skills, this excellent book takes from the author's life experiences. It gives excellent advice, entertaining stories, and endless life lessons.

Always Remember You are Braver Than You Think

Teens often benefit from some inspiration. By giving them the Always Remember You are Braver Than You Think Wall Sign 12x12 as their fourteenth birthday gift, you’ll provide them with a daily boost whenever they look at their bedroom wall. Made from Baltic birch wood, this wall sign has a permanently printed design on the wood that will last for years without chipping, peeling, or fading.

The Manual to Manhood

The Manual to Manhood is a fantastic reference tool for the younger man. This excellent book makes for a thoughtful 13th birthday gift. The Christian author brings many references of the faith for those who follow it, and also regular things that every guy needs to know - tie a tie, grill a steak, plan a date, clean a bathroom, ask for a reference, throw darts, and more.

Strong Is the New Pretty

The lovely Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves is a hardcover book that presents 175 memorable photographs of girls being themselves. This fantastic 13th birthday gift shows what real beauty is: being your authentic self and owning it. The photographer Kate T. Parker finds real beauty in girls and captures it.

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers

The hardcover book “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World” is a charmingly illustrated, educational book, that presents 50 women who paved the way for the next generation of female scientists. Kids will love to see that history is more than what they see at school.

Good Days Start With Gratitude

Help a kid develop the habit of gratitude early in life. Good Days Start With Gratitude is a self-exploration journal in the format of a 52-week guide to cultivating an attitude of gratitude. It makes a thoughtful 12th birthday gift to help anyone be thankful for the good things they have and the good things that happen to them.

Wonder Hardcover

Every kid who watched “Wonder” in the movies loved it. The bestselling novel of the same name, by R.J. Palacio, is about Pullman, a boy who was born with a facial difference but just wants to be treated as an ordinary kid. The book is a great way to introduce the story of August Pullman to kids, and it makes an excellent 11th birthday gift idea.

What to Do When Your Temper Flares

Anger management is a skill of the utmost importance. An excellent 11th birthday gift, the book "What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger" is fantastic for kids who have a hard time trying to control themselves. It teaches children by providing them with some cognitive-behavioral techniques, engaging them with examples and illustrations, while using simple, step-by-step instructions.

Making YouTube Videos: Star in Your Own Video!

Kids these days love to record videos and post them on YouTube. If you know the next YouTube celebrity, make sure to give them the “Making YouTube Videos: Star in Your Own Video!” as an 11th birthday gift. This fun and friendly book will guide any kid step by step through the process of creating and posting videos on YouTube.

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies

"The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed" is a fabulous hardcover book about one of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly. A leading female entomologist, Maria Sibylla Merian was a woman who pursued her passion for insects as well as knowledge. This book makes one of the best 10th birthday gifts out there, that comes in the format of a richly illustrated nonfiction biography, that features full-color original paintings by Merian herself.

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Hardcover

Featuring 50 diverse creators who lend a voice to young activists, “We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices” makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift to raise awareness in a child. This book is filled with poems, personal essays, letters, art, and other works from many artists who talk about racism and prejudice. Examples of industry leaders featured are Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), and many more.

Front Desk Hardcover

An adventure book about real issues, “Front Desk” was written by Kelly Yang in 2018. This fantastic novel makes for a thoughtful 10th birthday gift for a young reader. The main character, Mia Tang, has secrets and struggles. She is a brave and hard-working girl that lives in a motel, her parents hide immigrants, and she wants to be a writer - although her mom says she should stick to math since English isn’t her first language.

Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths Hardcover

A combination between a graphic novel, chapter book, and picture book, “Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths” tells the story of two friends who grow closer in separation. This thoughtful hardcover book makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift option, and helps kids to learn the value of separation through beautiful art, and a fun and simple text.

Be Prepared Paperback

The illustrated paperback book “Be Prepared” tells the story of Vera, a Russian girl who lives in the suburbs, and can’t seem to fit anywhere. This lovely book makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift for a kid at an age when they and their peers are finding their place in the world. This book can bring feelings of empathy for kids who get to know Vera, her struggles, and her joys!

Making Friends Paperback

A fabulous 10th birthday gift, “Making Friends” is a paperback book that is full of thoughtful characters that represent what a child feels near adolescence. Danny is searching for a best friend - when she inherits a sketchbook that gives life to anything she sketches, she draws Madison, her new best friend, who is the most perfect best friend ever.

Kid Athletes: Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends

Children should read biographies to get inspired by other people’s experiences in life. That’s why the “Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends” makes an excellent 8th birthday gift idea. Kids will find out that Danica Patrick, the race car champion, fended off bullies who told her “girls can’t drive,” that the baseball legend Babe was a troublemaker, and more. The stories are described along with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page.

Who Is (Kids Name)?: The Story of My Life

Who Is (Your Name Here)?: The Story of My Life (Who Was?) is a fun, interactive hardcover journal that prompts kids to write and record their own life stories. It makes a fantastic 7th birthday gift that will probably last for years and bring so many great memories! In this journal, kids can write about their past, present, and future.

Ordinary People Change the World

Ordinary people change the world, you know. Who was Amelia Earhart? Or Rosa Parks? Or Abraham Lincoln? They were ordinary people! That’s what the Ordinary People Change the World is about. Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos answer what makes a hero in this 4-books set. This amazing 6th birthday gift shows kids they can be heroes too. The collection features the books, a beautifully designed slipcase, and an autographed print, that looks great on a frame.

Little Feminist Board Book Set

The Little Feminist Board Book Set is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women who have made a historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman introduce children to significant women in history with images that are fun for youngsters and also realistic. The Board Book Set includes 4 mini board books: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, and Activists.