Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives

7 Book Suggestions for Christmas from ISI… at Half-Price!

By |2019-12-12T23:51:24-06:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Books, Christmas, Conservatism, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives|

Whenever The Imaginative Conservative asks me for Christmas gift recommendations, I think of P.G. Wodehouse. “The first rule in buying Christmas presents,” Wodehouse wrote, “is to select something shiny.” Why? “Because the wariest person will often mistake shininess for expensiveness.” […]

Nine Great Christmas Reads

By |2019-12-11T14:00:38-06:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Books, Christine Norvell, Christmas, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives, Imagination, Literature, Senior Contributors|

Christmas reads can be described in pairs it seems—single stories and collections, old and new, for readers young and old. You may have a few of these on your shelves, or you may be looking for gift ideas, a way to invest in the imagination, in the heart, or both. […]

Twelve Books for Christmas

By |2019-12-03T14:17:31-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Books, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives, Imagination, Joseph Pearce, Senior Contributors, The Imaginative Conservative|

It’s that time again. Another year is wending its way to a close and we’re all preoccupied with preparations for Christmas. This being so, I thought I’d offer my personal selection of books, published in 2019, which I feel would make good gifts for those imaginative conservatives in our lives. […]

Christmas Gifts That Will Help Your Children Get to Heaven

By |2018-12-21T13:16:20-06:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives, John Horvat|

For those agonizing over what to buy this Christmas for their toddlers, the wait may be over. A panel of experts has just weighed in with suggestions targeting young children in the digital age. What do the experts say? Do they recommend a family-friendly video game that might be good fun and improve motor [...]

5 Christmas Gift Suggestions from ISI

By |2018-12-15T10:18:59-06:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Books, Bookstore, Culture, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives, Literature|

“Go on to the Useless Presents.” I think of that line often at Christmastime. It comes from Dylan Thomas’s “A Child Christmas in Wales.” A young boy implores the narrator to describe the kinds of gifts he received as a child. When the boy tires of hearing about the “Useful Presents”—scarves, hats, and such—he [...]

A Christmas with Imaginary Conservatives

By |2018-12-13T11:29:47-06:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Books, Christmas, Conservatism, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives, Joseph Pearce|

This Christmas I’m taking a leap of the imagination into the home of a family of imaginary conservatives. It is Christmas morning and I arrive, as if by magic, down the chimney, just as the family is gathering round the tree. Dusting myself off, I announce myself as the family’s long lost relative, Uncle Digory [...]

Gift Challenges for Imaginative Conservatives

By |2018-12-10T11:52:44-06:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Beauty, Christmas, Culture, Culture War, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives, John Horvat|

Not unlike the times of Our Lord, we live in the paradox of a world in disorder yet under the appearance of order. Beneath the veneer of optimism and prosperity, many people experience lives of trial and suffering due to the lifestyles of frenetic intemperance they have adopted. […]

Millionaire Gifts at a Poet’s Price: Small Luxuries for Her

By |2018-01-22T10:25:59-06:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, Culture, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives, Love, Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna|

There is that special category of exquisite, practical gift that, by the very nature of its fussy simplicity, imparts an unusual kind of sensuousness to the beholder, who thus becomes the proud owner of a refined bit of utility not otherwise considered over the course of one’s quotidian self-care. By this we mean those [...]

Ten Christmas Stories Every Father Should Read to His Children

By |2018-12-18T17:10:50-06:00December 16th, 2017|Categories: Books, Christmas, Family, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives|

Father Christmas and the Christian father share a domestic priesthood that presides over the Christmas mysteries. Christmas calls on fathers far and wide to take up the books of Christmas, to draw their children into a ring round fire or tree to be read to... When St. Nick drives his miniature sleigh full of toys drawn [...]