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Christmas Gift Guide: Gift Books

Charlotte Walker

By Charlotte Walker on 7th November 2018

I'll be home for Christmas.

You can count on me.

Please have snow and mistletoe

And presents under the tree.

Our gift books - Brilliant titles that can be picked up all year round and read more than once. Whether It's a book that perfectly tailored to someone's interests or a book for a person who likes all books, we think you'll find something here. 

A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year

Perfect for any poet! Or ideal for anyone interested in the constant contrasts of nature. Liz Robinson shared her thoughts:

Wake up to the wonder of our countryside with this gorgeous book containing a nature poem for every day of the year. I adore this idea, in a world that is changing and becoming endangered in our lifetime, reading a poem a day about nature through the seasons helps to open our eyes to the importance of simple natural beauty and pleasures. I can’t wait to open it up each day, to reaffirm and celebrate my love for nature.


A beautiful, browsing bible for Bibliophiles! Here is what Liz had to say:

A book to fall in love with, to pick up and browse through again and again. I couldn’t put it down, I kept telling myself that I would read just one more page.  Bibliophile is the most wonderful pick up and lose yourself in gem, it is absolutely crammed full of book love and would make the perfect present for bookish friends (or even of course yourself!).

Guinness World Records

Arguably the most iconic gift book there is! 

Get 2019 started with an annual of all the official world records you could think of. Whether you're browsing through the array of extraordinary challenges or marvelling at the collection of outlandish talents on display.

What better way gift for the friend that's always full of useful (and sometimes useless) facts, or for the young sponge in your life, eager to know everything weird and wonderful about the world?

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Mark the women's suffrage centenary with this timely and inspiring call to arms by one of Britain's most acclaimed and important writers.

Jeanette Winterson's new book includes Emmeline Pankhurst's landmark Suffragette speech 'Freedom or Death' from 1913 as well as discussion of the recent women's rights movements, politics, technology and social media. Winterson insists that more needs to be one in order to achieve true gender equality and we need to be inspired by the work of the suffragettes and speak out, be courageous and reach out to more and more people in order to finish the job.

A Winter Book: Selected Stories

Tove Jansson has released a sequel to the widely acclaimed and bestselling The Summer Book. 

A Winter Book includes some of Jansson's best-loved and most famous stories. Containing 13 stories from Tove Jansson's first book for adults, The Sculptor's Daughter as well as 7 of her most cherished later stories. 

These spectacular stories have been translated into English and published here for the first time.

The Science of Meditation

Written by two bestselling authors and drawing on cutting edge research, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson revieal what can be learnt from a unique data pool from world-class meditators.

 This book goes in to detail about the different ways that mind training can benefit us and how to get the best out of your practice time. 

The book is perfect for friends and family who are keen meditators, or those looking to explore meditation and mindfulness.


An absorbing bestseller by Dr. Yuval Noah Harari.

An astounding collection of humankind's history - from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age. 

Vivid and unforgettable, the journey of mankind is expertly navigated by Dr. Harari to try and understand what makes us brilliant, deadly and the most advanced and destructive animals to have ever lived. 

Perfect for any sofa philosophers among you

21 Lessons for the Century

If you loved Sapiens and Homo Deus, Dr Yuval Noah Harari is back with his latest installment of human history.

Sapiens showed us where we came from, Homo Deus looked to the future of humankind, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century looks at the present.

Posing big questions like how can we protect ourselves from nuclear war? What can we do about fake news or terrorism and what should we be teacing our children to best equip them for the future.  

Click here to check out our full Christmas Gift Guide for the perfect gift this Christmas!

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