2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Since March, our lives have centered around screens of various sizes. Digitally connecting with loved ones and co-workers has become the new normal, and the thrill of holding a physical book has never held such appeal. Yes, you can listen to audiobooks or scroll through your Kindle, but there’s something so satisfying in holding a hard copy of words that inspire, challenge, and encourage.

We’ve selected some of our favorite reads to give your decision-fatigued mind a break. On this list, there’s something for everyone, and that too is part of the beauty of reading. All of us are transported to new landscapes and conversations that influence how we live and care for one another. This Christmas, you have the opportunity to pass on exactly the right book to exactly the right person. And if ever there was a time when we all needed a reminder of what’s true,

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McGill receives $15-million gift commitment from agri-food entrepreneur Marc Bieler

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Landmark philanthropic investment will build resources for McGill’s School of Environment to tackle critical environmental and social issues

MONTREAL, Oct. 14, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – As a man whose career as a successful agri-food entrepreneur has spanned sectors as diverse as cattle breeding, apple growing, maple syrup production and French vineyards, and who almost single-handedly built Quebec’s cranberry industry into one of the largest and most highly regarded in the world, Marc Bieler, DipAgr’58, BA’64, has always had a profound attachment to the land and a deep respect for the natural environment.

Now, he aims to help advance environmental research and scholarship for the entire planet through a landmark $15-million gift to McGill University to build interdisciplinary teaching, research and experiential learning capacity at the McGill School of Environment.

The gift is comprised of an

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$5M gift to Children’s Hospital paves way for kids mental health program

The Connor Group and Dayton Children’s Hospital announced today a deal to create a model for mental and behavioral health care that will help Dayton’s most vulnerable children live as healthy as possible today and into the future.



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A new program at Dayton Children’s will integrate behavioral health care into a pediatrician’s well-child visit and could become a national model for preventing mental health crisis. It will be administered at the newly-renamed Connor Child Health Pavilion on the east edge of Dayton Children’s main campus.

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The project is made possible through one of the largest gifts in Dayton Children’s history, which is a $5 million, five-year initial investment from The Connor Group Kids & Community Partners, the nonprofit arm of the local real estate investment firm. Dayton Children’s will raise $3 million in matching funds. Connor Group officials, who

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Gift Card Bank Partners with Excella for Unique Philanthropy Supporting Families in Need During Covid-19

Partnership develops a platform to provide financial and food security for those in need

Gift Card Bank, a Bay Area nonprofit focused on utilizing gift cards to support those in need, is partnering with Excella—a pioneer for Agile technology solutions—to help support the well-being and financial security of people affected by Covid-19. Through this partnership, Excella has applied its Agile software development and product management expertise to create a state-of-the-art online platform that allows Gift Card Bank to identify, verify, and support families on a national scale.

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As part of its mission to support those struck by Covid-19, Gift Card Bank aggregates unused and donated gift cards from individuals, philanthropists, grocers, and retailers, and identifies people and families who need support through food banks and other fintech platforms. Once identified, Gift Card Bank securely distributes gift

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Cross country road trip in honor of dad turned into one last gift from him to daughters | Momaha

I’d expected the trip to be emotional — cathartic, even — but I hadn’t expected it to be fun. We laughed and talked incessantly across five states (more apologies to my teenager), so 20 hours of driving felt like only a few. We stopped at the historical landmarks our dad would have stopped at, and we took him into mountain creek beds, questionable gas stations and a slew of establishments serving the pickle-and-onion-only burgers he adored.

When we realized at the “Welcome to Cheyanne” sign that I’d misrouted us and we shouldn’t have actually been in the state of Wyoming at all, we cackled to the point of tears until we remembered dad had lived in Cheyanne when he was younger. He had always spoke of it as a place he loved. It felt like he had a hand in our detour, so we reveled in his stop off before

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You can get up to 40% off gift sets this Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is back for 2020, with tempting offers available on everything from beauty to tech for Prime members from 13-14 October. And, while we’re taking the opportunity to invest in top-rated appliances for less and stock up on our favourite skincare products, we’re also thinking ahead to Christmas.

Amazon is offering up to 40% OFF gift sets from top brands, including Dove, Cath Kidston, Sanctuary Spa and more, which would all work perfectly as Christmas presents for your loved ones this year.

From skincare to haircare, there is bound to be a beauty gift set that will please this Christmas, but don’t forget to check out our full edit of Christmas gifts on offer this Amazon Prime Day too, including everything from electric toothbrushes to Nespresso coffee machines, all on sale.

And, if you’re buying for the kids, then make sure you check out our pick of

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Sony WH-1000XM4 noice-canceling wireless headphones are on sale on Amazon

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Save $75 on these Sony Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones and get a free $25 Amazon gift card. (Photo: Sony)

Want a great pair of noise-canceling headphones that can make you feel like you’re in your own little universe? Amazon just took Sony’s newest noise-canceling headphones down to their all-time lowest price for Prime Day.

Right now, you can snag these Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones on sale for $298, or $75 off. Plus, they come with a free $25 gift card from Amazon—surprise!

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Sony really did it up by giving these headphones 30 hours of battery life. And if you’re in a rush you can get five hours of use on

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Get 5% off store gift cards as part of Target’s Deal Days sale online

Target has a gift card deal as part of its Deal Days sale.



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For two days – Tuesday and Wednesday – get 5% off Target store gift cards online only. The Minneapolis-based retailer’s two-day sale competes with Amazon Prime Day.

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The offer is valid for up to $500 in gift card purchases with a maximum discount of $25 per household. The gift cards can be delivered digitally, picked up with online pickup orders or physical cards can be shipped.

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It’s a rare chance to save on gift cards, which year after year are among the most popular and requested gifts. Last December, Target had a one-day gift card sale with 10% off store gift cards both in-store and online.

Price matching on Amazon Prime Day? Some stores

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Report: Majority of U.S. Consumers Will Turn to Amazon First for Gift Shopping This Holiday Season

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A majority (52%) of U.S. shoppers plan to start their online shopping via Amazon™ this holiday season, according to newly released findings from Episerver, the customer-centric digital experience company.

For its latest report, “An Interview with The Couch Shopper: The Episerver Holiday Ecommerce Report 2020,” Episerver surveyed 4,050 online shoppers across the world and performed 1.6 billion website sessions to uncover the behaviors and trends shaping the future of e-commerce. The survey revealed that 42% of U.S. shoppers plan to buy most of their holiday gifts on Amazon this year, and 11% say they plan to buy all of their holiday gifts on Amazon.

Amazon is not only the world’s largest retailer, it is now most consumers’ first stop along their holiday shopping journey and remains a go-to for year-round shopping needs. Episerver’s study found that in general, 48% of online

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Doctor accepted bike ‘gift’ from Sutton ‘cleared off’ British Cycling’s budget

Dr Richard Freeman accepted a free bike worth several thousands of pounds as a “gift” from Shane Sutton that was “cleared off” the British Cycling budget, a medical tribunal heard.



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Freeman had previously told the tribunal that he was “terrified” of the former British Cycling head coach – and also said in his witness statement that Sutton had wanted him to sign off £6,000 of cosmetic dental treatment while the two men worked together.

However under cross-examination by Simon Jackson QC, counsel for the General Medical Council, Freeman stated that he had “regrettably” accepted a sponsor’s bike from Sutton, believed to be a Pinarello Prince worth several thousands of pounds, which he subsequently gave to his wife.



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