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.
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- 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.
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Etiquette, Weddings, & Elegance!
Such cute gift ideas! If I won I would like the Entertaining, Etiquette, and Weddings!
Mia J. says
would like the three E’s entertaining, etiquette and elegance.
sounds great for young people! Please enter me! Thanks~!
If I were to win I would definitely be regifting any of these pink books to my niece. She is my oldest niece she is 24, adorable and newly engaged to be married. So my choices would be:
Little Pink book of
Elegance, Baby Names and weddings
Entertaining, Etiquette and Frozen Drinks
elegance, entertaining, and etiquette please:)
jan koontz says
i would love to own this book
Karen Gonyea says
Sounds great 🙂
Weddings, Baby Names, & Etiquette
Sue W. says
I could really use this book. I am not so great at entertaining and maybe this Little Pink Book would help me along.
I have read one of the Little Pink book’s, and would love to read the rest!
israel y says
my favorite 3 are THE LITTLE BOOK OF BABY NAMES, THE LITTLE PINK BOOK OF ENTERTAINING, and THE LITTLE PINK BOOK OF FROZEN DRINKS
I would like The Little Pink Book of Elegance, The Little Pink Book of Entertaining and The Little Pink Book of Etiquette.
Jennifer Hedden says
I would like to win
I would love to win the Little Pink Books on Elegance, Etiquette, and Entertaining!
Since I have all daughters and two lil’ granddaughters this might make for a great read and a super one to share with them. lol
please enter me
I would love a chance to win The Little Pink Book of Etiquette. Thank you.
Jessica H says
These are so neat! I’d love frozen drinks, baby names, and entertaining.
Kristinia aka Loving Heart Mommy says
These are adorable my 3 choices are:
Elegance, Entertaining, and Etiqutte for sure!
I’d like to win the ones on Entertaining, Etiquette, and Elegance.
Teresa Baker says
How cute. I’ve never seen these before, but I do love books so thank you for the opportunity to win them! My choices are: Elegance, Etiquette and Entertaining. Thank you for considering me! 🙂
These books sound great. My daughter will be getting married next year. They will come in handy.
I like the frozen drinks, wedding and address books! Thanks!
Terra Heck says
This would be a great book to have, especially for the tips on entertaining.
Gabriel J. says
Jacqueline O. says
Sounds like a great book!!! Hope I win one.
Elegance, Entertaining and Etiquette 🙂
I like this pink book idea!
Amy Bradshaw says
Looks very informative, would love to be entered!
I could use this book!
Marion Burgess says
These cute books would be very useful!
Lisa Taylor says
I would love to win the Frozen drinks Elegance and Etiquette Little Pink Books
Ed Nemmers says
Elegance, Entertaining and Etiquette!
Renee G says
I would chose the Elegance, Etiquette and Entertaining.
Wow. What a neat idea! I love it. I’d love to see the one on Thank Yous…
Adrian Lamont says
Sounds like a great read, please count me in.
Mine would have to be the ones for entertaining, etiquette and elegance.
Lily Kwan says
I love The Little Pink Book of Frozen Drinks, the Little Pink Book of Entertaining, and the Little Pink Book of Elegance!
Pink Lady says
I would probably like them all except I don’t really need baby names and weddings right now. My three tops are probably:
although etiquette & the phonebook or notebook would be great if the others weren’t available
I love the following:
THE LITTLE PINK BOOK OF ETIQUETTE
THE LITTLE PINK BOOK OF FROZEN DRINKS
THE LITTLE BOOK OF BABY NAMES