We've got the right 2019 commemorative calendars for each of your loved ones this holiday season.
Are you already on the hunt for unique, lasting holiday gifts for friends and family? Even in the digital-first world in which we're living, you still can't go wrong with commemorative wall or desk calendars. A smile-inducing holdover from the golden days of print, they're both whimsical and functional. Their practical benefits are three-fold: You can cater a calendar to a particular personality, they'll think of you for the next year or more as they work through the weeks and months and, hey, calendars won't make a big dent in your overall holiday budget. Every year we see a brand new slew of offerings from the calendar experts, Workman Publishing. Here's a look at some of Workman's most C&I-friendly calendars for 2019. Time is on your side:
FOR THE BIRDER: Birds of North America
What you get: A tasteful conversation piece for an office or study, featuring 12 months' worth of beautifully done avian illustrations. Produced in partnership with the folks at Pop Chart Lab, the calendar surveys different bird classifications and throws out interesting tidbits about each.
FOR THE FISHERMAN: Trout of North America
What you get: If you're angling for a good gift for that lake-bound person in your life, you'll win some points with this unique calendar made up of Joseph R. Tomelleri's detailed and eye-pleasing fish illustrations. Each month covers a different trout and offers educational bits such as range maps and hatch timeline.
FOR THE PICKER: A Year of Pure Mojo Guitars
What you get: This is ideal for a musical man cave, unfolding to reveal a supersized photo of an iconic six-string beauty for each month. Whether electric or acoustic, author David Schiller provides historical background on each instrument featured. And each month contains birthdays of famous players for a little extra inspiration.
FOR THE TRAVELER: Atlas Obscura travel poster calendar
What you get: Your wanderlust will multiply the first time you open this one. Each month's foldout is a stunningly designed and illustrated (by Kevin Tong) travel poster about a different destination. There's an emphasis on the seemingly overlooked wonders of the world, from Japan's "Cat Island" to a ghost town in the Namib Desert.
See also: For a broader range of inspiring travel tidbits, check out 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz.
FOR THE FOODIE: The Kitchen Companion 2019 Page-A-Week Calendar
What you get: If you know somebody who lives in their kitchen, it'd be hard to beat this choice in terms of functionality and inspiration. For every week there's a colorfully illustrated (by Claudia Pearson) page housing spaces for meal planning, a sidebar slot for the grocery list, and a handy kitchen tip. And the back of this thing is magnetic: stick it to the fridge and work through your personal menus in style all year long.
FOR THE WORKAHOLIC: Work It! Desk Jotter
What you get: If you're always telling your favorite workaholic to lighten up, here's a way: give them this desk-jotter calendar, which allows for maximum doodling under the guise of staying organized. Each month has a dates-at-a-glance page for scheduling meetings and making official to-do lists. Then there's a second page with checklists, areas for sketching, and cuttable note squares for different communication needs (one reads "Fires to Put Out," for example).
FOR THE DAILY-GRINDER: Check out the full array of page-a-day desk calendars. Prices vary. Many of the wall calendars are available in this format as well. Beer- and whisky-themed selections will please anyone who looks forward to their daily adult beverage. We have a soft spot for It's Different Every Day, which is, by design, full of surprises.