Holiday Gift Ideas
Posted at 11:34 AM (PST) on Friday, December 5, 2008

Holiday present idea #1:

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Bracelets: Sterling-and-crystal bracelets are available in a variety of sizes and styles at Bangles of Hope. They're pefect for friends and family -- and don't forget to add one for yourself! Twenty-five percent of every bracelet purchase will go directly to NF, Inc. California.

Holiday present idea #2:

Remember the awesome drawings by Neil Gaiman that we auctioned earlier this year for National Doodle Day?
Drawing Number 1 and Drawing Number 2

He has a new bestseller for readers young AND old...

The Graveyard Book (ages 12 and up)
by Neil Gaiman (Author), Dave McKean (Illustrator)
Price: $10.79 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.
You Save: $7.20 (40%)

Or Buy the book at these other stores.

The Graveyard Book Video Tour: Watch the master storyteller himself read The Graveyard Book in its entirety.

Summary: On the night a mysterious stranger kills his parents and sister, a toddler escapes from the house and finds sanctuary in a cemetery. There he is adopted by a ghostly couple, accepted by the other revenants in residence and given the name Nobody Owens, or Bod, for short. Bod's coming-of-age has its moments of wonder, terror and tenderness, and Gaiman hits exactly the right notes every time. This is a book that should be passed from brother to sister, child to parent. -- Michael Berry (San Francisco Chronicle)

Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife, one of Gillian's favorite books (more gift ideas!) has this to say about the bestseller: "It takes a graveyard to raise a child. My favorite thing about this book was watching Bod grow up in his fine crumbly graveyard with his dead and living friends. The Graveyard Book is another surprising and terrific book from Neil Gaiman."

To go along with the book, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL) has released a series of 9 fragrances inspired by "The Graveyard Book,". Scents such as "Eau de Ghoul" and "The Macabray" are based on the characters, locations, and ideas found within the pages of the young adult fantasy novel. Proceeds from every bottle sold go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1986 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community. Click here to purchase the perfume oil blends presented in amber apothecary glass vials.

Holiday present idea #3:<-- NEW!!!

The Day The Saucers Came: full-color print
All the way from Finland, the smokin' hot Jouni Koponen illustrates Neil Gaiman's fabulous poem: "The Day the Saucers Came". This print is filled with magical imagery: zombies and geniis, UFOs, giants, fairies... even killer bees. Sized at 10" x 28", you can practically fall into this wonderland. This first printing will be at 750, numbered. Early bird orders get the discounted price of $25 -- until midnight west coast time on Friday December 12th, 2008 -- then they go for $45.00.

Don't forget the XF book and XF dvds listed below, iGive on the left sidebar, and!