A short while ago, I reviewed The Little Black Books published by Peter Pauper Press. Now I’m back to introduce you to The Little Pink Books. As I mentioned before, I’m not a really big fan of gift books but I like these primarily because I think they are very useful! While The Little Black Books are gender neutral, the Little Pink Books are definitely geared more towards females, making them a fun pick for special occasions.
I’m particularly fond of the hospitality oriented Pink Books like The Little Pink Book of Entertaining as well as The Little Pink Book of Etiquette (A Civilized Person’s Guide to Getting it Right – ha!). The book on entertaining offers many practical tips like house rules and creative hostess gift ideas. From setting up a buffet table to how to host a potluck or a theme party, I think this little book is a great gift for ladies who like tips on how to develop their gift – and individual flair! – for hospitality.
There are also books for specific events, such as the birth of a baby. The book on weddings has information about toasts and also includes suggestions to the bride for how to write thank you notes to relatives and close friends as well as to people that you don’t know as well. In this day and age, when artful thank you notes are quickly becoming a thing of the past, I find even this small tip to be necessary and helpful. I love it. On the subject of writing thank you notes, a short quote by John Keats is included:
I am convinced more and more day by day that fine writing is next to fine doing, the top thing in the world.
Even if you are not interested in gift books that relate to specific topics, there is still something in the line of Little Pink books for you — provided you like the color, of course. They have a blank Little Pink Notebook as well as an address book. I’m not sure how much more useful and practical you can get with a Little Pink series! (Well, I think they are fun anyway.)
On the whole, there is pretty much something for everyone on a variety of subjects. I think these make great gift books in accompaniment with perhaps a gift card or household item that compliments the book of choice. There are lots of things that can be done with these books, that’s for sure!
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.
To enter the 2009 Mothers Day Giveaway, leave a comment below. Click over to the Peter Pauper Press site and let us know which three Little Pink Books you’d like to win.
- All Mother’s Day Giveaways are open to U.S. shipping addresses only.
- The giveaway will close on April 30, and the winner will be announced on May 1.
- For information on how to enter the grand prize to win a copy of each book in the Mother’s Day Giveaway worth over $225, see the instructions on the main post.
- Check out the list of all Mother’s Day giveaways. Enter to win each book by leaving a comment on that post.
Barbara H. says
Sounds good! I’d be interested in the ones on elegance, entertaining, and etiquette.
I have to agree with the commenter above. It would be the books on elegance, entertaining, and etiquette for me. I’ve got my one or two drinks I like, no babies and no wedding on the horizon. I’ll take a three-pack of E!
I could definitely use the ones on etiquette and for help with thank you notes!
Thanks for the opportunity 🙂
Same for me, no babies or weddings or drinks, but the Entertaining, Etiquette, and Elegance look interesting!
WHY did you send me to that website? They have adorable things! I want the booklights, the artisan journals, the travel journals, the pretty pens, the thank you cards…sigh.
But you asked me to choose three Little Pink books. All right then. I pick frozen drinks, elegance and entertaining, not in that order.
I’m joining the 3-E group. I’d like the Elegance, Entertaining and Etiquette books.
LOVE THE GIRLIE GIRL PINK LOOK!!! WOULD LOVE TO WIN IT! I LOVE ANYTHING PINK!
Cool books! I would take the Frozen Drinks, Entertaining, and if the address book is available – that one, otherwise it would be Etiquette for my third choice.
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These books are SO cute, how could I not want to have one? 🙂
corrie clemens says
i would choose Etiquette, entertainging and frozen drinks!
I love them….I would choose The Little Pink Book of Addresses, The Little Pink Notebook and The Little Pink Book of Frozen Drinks……
Lauren S. says
These are positively adorable!!!…I would welcome the Little Pink Books of Etiquette, Elegance and Entertaining. Thanks again!
susan varney says
frozen drinks, baby names and entertaining
Heather S says
This looks great!
elegance, entertaining, and etiquette for me
Baby Names, Elegance and maybe entertaining or Etiquette?
shannon Baas says
frozen drinks, etiquette, and elegance.
Love pink, what a cute book!
I’d like the Little Pink Book of Etiquette, the Little Pink Book of Frozen Drinks, and The Little Pink Book of Elegance.
frozen drinks, etiquette & elegance
Michael Capp says
I’d love to win!
Baby Names, Frozen Drinks and Entertaining please!
These look like fun! I’d like the entertaining, etiquette and frozen drinks books!
Patti Hess says
My daughter is trying to plan a wedding this would be great !! I am sure Baby’s will follow…and entertaining wow they all are great
I like the idea of matching a book with a gift along the same line!
Pamela S says
I’d pick weddings, entertaining, and frozen drinks. Although I also like the idea of the blank pages one I could use for ANYTHING!!
I want the elegance, entertaining, and etiquette, although the weddings book is close.
I would especially enjoy :
The Little Pink Book of Etiquette
The Little Pink Book of Weddings and
The Little Pink Book of Elegance.
valerie Mitchell says
Martha C says
I’d love etiquette, entertaining and frozen drinks. Thanks for the opportunity.
I love this little pink books!!!
The elegance, entertaining, and etiquette books look like great ones to me. They are the perfect birthday gift for my mom!
courtney from mommie blogs says
I would like to win –
The little pink books of …
what fun books!!!
Linda M. says
I fell in LOVE with these right away! How wonderful they are for my Grandchildren AND for me! I always encourage reading right from the womb! I’m happy to say that My Grand Daughter will love these as much as I! I would love to have the “Ready, Set Draw” the “Trace & Sketch” AND fo m, I must have the Little Blank book, for all my notes & things I want to remember,whether at home or on the road! SO happy you sent me to their site!
Ellen C. says
I’d like the elegance, etiquette and entertaining little pink books. Thanks for the chance.
Just Mom says
Please enter me in the giveaway and thanks for hosting!
Tina S. says
I could learn a lot from this one:)
Elegance, Entertaining and Weddings. I’d have gone for the etiquette but living in another culture has shown me what’s okay there is not necessarily okay here 🙂
the entertaining book sounds perfect for the summer!
hit send too soon…. entertaining would need its friends the frozen drink book and elegance.
I definitely need this.
I’d pick Elegance, Entertaining, and Baby Names. Thanks!
Angie Gulley says
please enter me. thanks!
baby names, etiquette, and entertaining please!
These would definitely make a fine gift for a young lady!
I’d like the Elegance, Entertaining and Etiquette
with 5 girls, I think I need these! I’d choose Elegance, Etiquette and Weddings 🙂
Kim V says
1. Frozen drinks
Thanks for the giveaway!
Heather Goldsmith says
I chose the “3-E”s. Elegance, Entertaining and Etiquette. I had to copy down the spelling on “Etiquette.” If you can’t spell it, you probably need it. That’s me.