One of the universally known facts about parenting a millennial is that he or she will probably be more inclined to listen to someone else’s advice before your own. Even still, as parents, we may not have all of the answers to the questions buzzing around their heads. And if your millennial seems lost, unmotivated or is grappling with low self-esteem (let’s be honest – who isn’t still dealing with those things?) you can tell them how great they are until you’re blue in the face. This is why we are huge proponents of tactical book placement. Gifting one of the books to your millennial can be a great gift for the upcoming holidays. Once your millennial starts reading one of these books, we promise they won’t be able to put it down. Maybe they’ll even recommend you read it afterward, if you already haven’t purchased it for yourself. The advice in these books transcends age, position or outlook which is why they would make a wonderful self-gifting item for you.
Get Your Sh*t Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do – Sara Knight
If the title alone doesn’t grip them, the contents of this page turner most certainly will. Knight isn’t your average self-help guru, her delivery is unique in its brash, to-the-point tone but she talks to readers like we’d want a friend to talk to us – 100% honesty, no sugar coating. She’ll talk you through combating negative thoughts, getting more organized, and conquering your fear of failure, and the little things like setting goals and avoiding procrastination.
You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero
It’s obvious that author Jen Sincero speaks from experience in You are a Badass, each chapter is rife with personal anecdotes and short stories that will likely sound all too familiar, no matter your age. With advice and helpful hints tacked throughout, YAAB is a rousing read from start to finish. From breaking down self-deprecating habits and getting over comparing yourself to others, to being mindful with money, meditation, and motivation – Sincero covers the gamut and will leave you feeling inspired and capable. And, if you and your millennial are hooked, you can continue to be motivated by reading You are a Badass Every Day which will be released on December 4, 2018, and available now for pre-order on Amazon.
Rookie on Love – Tavi Gevinson
Composed of the personal accounts, poetry, short stories, essays centered around everyone’s favorite subject, love, this anthology is more art work than self-help book but yields similar results. A subset of the acclaimed Rookie Mag founded by Gevinson at 13, Rookie on Love is an amalgamation of expressions from its loyal audience of millennial readers, and the adults that inspire them – John Green, Janet Mock, Gabourey Sidibe, to name a few. The anthology covers all types of love, self-love, the love between friends, between family and relationships. By the end of it, you’ll feel a newfound appreciation for the people in your life and even more importantly, a strengthened love and appreciation for themselves.
We hope these books will help motivate your millennial over the holidays, build their self-esteem and create a life they will love. Gift yourself one of these books too for the holidays for some self-love. You may love what you read. We couldn’t put them down!