A friend of mine sent me a children's "book exchange" letter (AKA chain letter) about a month ago and since I am such a rule follower, I couldn't break it. While I may not have received the 36 books that I was suppose to, it was worth partaking for these five wonderful books!
One even sent an additional Border's gift card! The timing couldn't have been better because Border's has a 30% off one item coupon (exp. 11/16). You need to become a Rewards Member (it's free to sign up) before you use the coupon though.
S and I went today to get him a book for under the tree with our 30% off and gift card combo and I was surprised by Border's vast toy selection. They have lots of Melissa and Doug, Lauri, and Alex toys. So you could also use your 30% off coupon on a Christmas gift for your little one(s).