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Countdown to the Holidays: Barnes & Noble Has the Perfect Gifts for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

From Exciting One-of-a-Kind Gifts to Whimsical Stocking Stuffers and Elegant Coffees, Teas and Chocolates, Barnes & Noble Is the One-Stop Shopping Destination this Year

New York, New York – December 16, 2014 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, invites all last-minute holiday shoppers to visit Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at BN.com to find a wide variety of the most meaningful gifts for everyone on their list.

Much of the assortment, such as the Tartan gift collection, 100% Cotton Throws and Cotton Twill Tablet Pillow, are exclusive to Barnes & Noble, making a truly unique offering that cannot be found anywhere else. Incredible values and price breaks on the hottest gifts like the Buddha Board, Craft a Brew Beer Making Kits and our exclusive Cotton Canvas Totes make shopping decisions simple for customers. 

In addition, Barnes & Noble is offering a whimsical and fun selection of stocking stuffers, all available for under $15, including exclusive Frozen Mini Kits, a special cork that turns recycled bottles into lights, exclusive 642 Tiny Things Journals, mini pens, mini desk sets and Holiday Smencils. And the Barnes & Noble Café is featuring delectable edible gifts from leading companies like Starbucks®, Godiva®, Harney & Son’s Teas and Harry & David.

“We are so proud to offer our customers an unparalleled selection of the hottest gifts from around the world.  A variety of price points and something for nearly every interest ensures a complete shopping experience at Barnes & Noble,” said Alex Perruzzi, Vice President of Gift and Product Development at Barnes & Noble. “Hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, and gifts for the home, office and school have been thoughtfully brought together to make gift finding incredibly easy this holiday season, and our booksellers are standing by to provide expert recommendations to customers.”

Inspired Gift Items at Barnes & Noble this Holiday Include:

  • Exclusive 100% Cotton Throws: “Give comfort” with Barnes & Noble’s exclusive, 100% Cotton Throws, including the brand-new Ecru Classic Chunky Cable Throw and the Twas the Night Before Christmas Throw. Each is available for the incredible price of $39.95.
  • Buddha Board: “Give serenity” with the Buddha Board, based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. Simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. The art will then magically disappear, leaving the painter with a clean slate and a clear mind. Available for a limited time at our lowest price of $29.95.
  • 54-Piece Wooden Art Set: “Give artistic creativity” with this exclusive Pencil & Pastel Wooden Art Case. With an assortment of colored and sketching pencils to pastels, everything artists need is packed in this sleek black wooden case, for just $29.95.
  • Craft Beer Kits: “Give discovery” with these popular Craft Beer Kits. These starter kits come with all the home brewing supplies you need to be a master brewer. The kits are available in American Pale Ale and Hefeweizen for a special introductory price of $39.95.
  • Cotton Twill Tablet Pillow in Khaki: “Give reading comfort” with Barnes & Noble’s exclusive Tablet Pillow. The pillow provides a secure and comfortable place for a device at the perfect angle for reading, working or leisure. The perfect accessory for a NOOK®, or any tablet device, for only $19.95.
  • Microwave Corn Popper: “Give healthy snacking” with Catamount’s Glass Microwave Corn Popper. It’s the tasty, economical and safer alternative to microwavable popcorn bags. This product is available at a special introductory price of $24.95.

Stocking Stuffers Under $15
Barnes & Noble has a wonderful selection of surprising and fun stocking stuffers with something for everyone at under $15, including:

  • Bottle Light: Turn empty bottles into lamps with this cork-shaped LED light that recharges via USB. Create an easy and cozy centerpiece; an accent to any setting, indoors or outdoors.
  • Exclusive Frozen Mini Kits: Including Dress Me Up Elsa and Anna Mini Kit and a Little Letters Set Mini Kit.
  • Exclusive Mini Journals: Barnes & Noble is offering smaller versions, from the creators of the bestselling series, including the 642 Tiny Things to Draw Journal and the 642 Tiny Things to Write About Journal.
  • Melting Snowman Mini Kit: Build your very own 3” snowman out of snow-white putty and plastic accessories, then wait as he melts into a puddle of goo. Great holiday fun for the family.
  • Holiday Smencils: A set of 5 gourmet-scented pencils made from 100% recycled newspapers.
  • Sound Machine: A hand-held device with 16 hilarious high-fidelity sound effects perfect for board meetings, phone conversations, family get-togethers and much more.
  • Collectible Pop! Keychains: These miniaturized vinyl collectibles have all of the features of the standard POP! Figures and come on a keyring, fitting perfectly in your pocket, with characters including Batman and favorite Game of Thrones characters.

Shoppers looking for unique gifts to bring to hosts of holiday gatherings will love Barnes & Noble’s broad selection of candles and soaps, exclusive Stewart Tartan 100% Wool Woven Scarves, as well as an exclusive Red Tartan Illume Cranberry Spice Large Candle Tin. Barnes & Noble also offers an exclusive Holiday Canvas Tote for only $9.95, and customers can complete their holiday shopping with 30% off holiday boxed cards and wrapping paper.

Elegant Coffee, Chocolates, Teas and Treats from the Barnes & Noble Café
The Barnes & Noble Café has a wonderful assortment of gifts, perfect for that “hard-to-buy-for person” on your list, party hosts and for those who appreciate a decadent indulgence.

  • Starbucks Coffees: Among the great holiday offerings are limited-time-only Starbucks coffees, including the Holiday Blend available for $14.95 and specially crafted for an elegant and smooth taste. Also available are Starbucks® Coffee Samplers with six individual portion packs for only $15.95.
  • Godiva Holiday Collection: The 2014 Holiday Collection is a luxurious, festive display of golden shimmer that only Godiva can deliver. The symbols of the season have been touched with gold throughout the collection to create a magical array of gifts sure to surprise and delight everyone on your list. Available starting at $6.50.
  • Harney & Son’s Fine Teas: Make the holiday special with the Historic Royal Palace-inspired Holiday Tea (Black Tea spiced with citrus, almond, clove & cinnamon) available for $10.95. This holiday favorite is also available together with White Christmas Tea in a gift set for a special value of $16.95.
  • Harry & David’s Seasonal Selections: For even more irresistible and indulgent treats this holiday, customers can experience Harry & David’s seasonal selections at the Barnes & Noble Café, including the holiday favorite Moose Munch® and other assortments, starting at $9.95.
  •  Barnes & Noble Café Stocking Stuffers: Great stocking stuffers available at the Café this holiday include a little Hot Chocolate Kit with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows for $2.25 (or 2 for $4), foil-wrapped Chocolate Santas in a cellophane bag with ribbon for only $4.95 and peppermint dipping spoons in dark or white for just $1.95.

There’s Still Time for Free Shipping for the Holidays on BN.com
Barnes & Noble offers free shipping options to make it easy for customers to send gifts in time for the holidays*, including free shipping on orders of $25 or more placed by December 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET, with guaranteed delivery by December 24.

Member Program Adds Extra Value this Holiday Season
For even greater value this holiday season, customers are invited to join the Barnes & Noble Member program. Designed for Barnes & Noble’s most loyal customers, the Barnes & Noble Membership program gives Members 40% off all hardcover bestsellers in stores every day and 10% off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores, including Café items, throughout the year. Members also benefit from free express shipping on all online purchases at BN.com and receive exclusive savings offers throughout the year. The annual fee is only $25. 

Personalized Holiday Gift Ideas from Barnes & Noble Experts on Twitter
Additionally, customers can get personalized holiday gift advice from Barnes & Noble on Twitter. Through December 23, Barnes & Noble is extending its booksellers' expert knowledge online by providing customized gift ideas to those who tweet their holiday gift-related questions using the hashtag #BNGiftTip. Learn more and follow the conversation at www.twitter.com/bnbuzz.

Instant Gifting: Still Time for Customers to Get Gifts for Everyone on Their Lists Christmas Morning
Customers in need of a last-minute gift to put under the tree will love Barnes & Noble’s array of options for last-minute holiday gifting:

  • eGift Cards: Last-minute shoppers can still have a gift under the tree on Christmas day with a Barnes & Noble eGift Card. Customers can send a gift instantly by visiting BN.com/giftcards to purchase an eGift Card and have it sent to a friend or family member via email. eGift Cards are redeemable in Barnes & Noble stores, online at BN.com and on any NOOK device.
  • Instantly Gift an eBook or App: With NOOK Instant Gifting, customers can easily purchase a NOOK Book® or NOOK App™ online or in store and have it sent to a friend or family member electronically via email for instant access. Customers can even add a message and choose the exact date and time of delivery.

For more information on any of these great products, or to start shopping today, visit your local Barnes & Noble store or shop online at BN.com.

*Terms and conditions and exclusions apply, see BN.com for details.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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