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Don We Now . . .

. . . our conservative apparel. The season is upon us, and it is my duty — truly my joy — to offer some suggestions for what are certain to be great gifts that you need to give to those special conservatives in your life.

This side of a diamond, nothing says “I love you” quite like a gift subscription to National Review magazine. It really makes for a great gift, the kind that keeps giving all year long. And: One size fits all! Starting in January and carrying through the elections, surely you want those dearest to you to have the wit and wisdom that only National Review can provide, especially in a critical election year. The cost for the 24-issue gift subscription is only $29.95. You may order here.

Remember a time when children would . . . read books?! Once again, National Review is offering our beloved Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories, Volumes One and Two. Combined, they tell 20 wholesome tales, classics written by Thornton Burgess accompanied by dozens and dozens of glorious illustrations by Harrison Cady of delightful and impish woodland creatures from Buster Bear and Sammie Jay to Chatterer the Red Squirrel and Peter Rabbit. If those special children or grandchildren are wee ones, these books are perfect for you to read to them as they head off to sweet dreams, and if those darlings are beginning readers, then the NR Treasuries are just the right thing to engage them in beautiful literature. The cost for the set is $39.95, and you can order them here.

While you’re at it, get The National Review Wonder Book of Fairy Tales, a beautiful hardcover of 360 pages, containing dozens of stories and hundreds of gorgeous illustrations. The cost is only $29.95. Order this terrific book here.

Finally, for you bigger boys and girls, may I quickly suggest Bill Buckley’s classic, The Unmaking of a Mayor; and, for the curmudgeon in your life, Florence King’s new triumph, Withering Slights: The Bent Pin Collection; 2007 to 2012?

Wait! I forgot the apparel. Get the official National Review cap here.

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