eMagazines to Help You Prepare for the Holidays

It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are quickly approaching! Get a head start on gift buying with The Great Gift Guide December issue from Consumer Reports.

All you need is your San Mateo County Libraries card to find the perfect gift for your family and friends. Consumer Reports smartly divides the gift guides up by personality: For the Family Chef, For the Gadget Geek, For the Social Animal, and so on. You’ll also find guides to the top stores for buying technology, an article on group giving, and the scoop on return policies.

Consumer Reports

And for even more recommendations, check out the December issue of InStyle, which also features a gift guide for the fashion-forward people in your life.


Consumer Reports is available to SMCL cardholders via Flipster, opens a new window. You can browse e-magazines online, or checkout and read offline for three to seven days.

If holiday decorating, cooking, or entertaining is more of your thing, there are many other December issues on Flipster to check out:

Coastal Living

Cooking Light

Food & Wine : The Guide to Good Taste

Real Simple


Southern Living

Looking for even more holiday e-magazines? Check out our collection of magazines, opens a new window on Zinio. You can check out as many magazines as you’d like. And once you download a title, it stays on your device until you delete it.

Which magazines do you use for holiday prep? Share with us in the comments.