Barnes & Noble Inc.’s list of 20 top holiday gift ideas in five categories includes several types of socks, some mittens, Mickey Mouse speakers and a Buddha board for “live-in-the-moment” painting, but only one book and no reading devices, not even its own Nook e-reader.
That’s actually one more book than last year, as the company’s 2017 list of 27 “top gift items” didn’t include a book. In 2016, the list of 40 “unique gift ideas” included seven books, while the list of 19 “last-minute” gift ideas included five books.. . . more