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Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers

Charlotte Walker

By Charlotte Walker on 14th November 2018

Are you hanging up a stocking on the wall?

It’s the time that every Santa has a ball

Still not quite sure what to get someone for Christmas? Check out these perfect stocking fillers for a witty wordsmith, puzzle prince, nature enthusiast, avid sports fan and busy parents. 

The Times Great Quotations 

The funny next to the profound, this is a collection of some of the greatest and most memorable quotes from the past centuries. 

With words of wisdom, quips and jokes from famous names like George Orwell, Groucho Marx, Jane Austen, Mahatma Gandhi, Simone de Beauvoir and many more this is a great archive of one-liners from history. 

The book also features a people and thematic index to help you find that one quote that's been niggling at you for weeks, or the perfect reference for any conversation. 

The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge

With more than 365 puzzles this book will keep you entertained for a long time. Ranging from starter puzzles to Olympiad problems, this gif book has something for everyone and room for you to improve and progress. 

The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge will brighten the day of anyone wanting to be a puzzle pro or logical luminary. Specially curated from the UK Mathematics Trust's catalogue of puzzles, most of these problems can be tackled using no more than a little numerical knowledge, logical thinking and native wit.

Rewild Yourself

A great book for anyone wanting to add a little more nature back into their lives.

This book features 23 spellbinding ways to bring the magic of nature much closer to home. Mammals you never knew existed will enter your world. Birds hidden in treetops will shed their cloak of anonymity. With a single movement of your hand you can make reptiles appear before you. Butterflies you never saw before will bring joy to every sunny day. Creatures of the darkness will enter your consciousness. And as you take on new techniques and a little new equipment, you will discover new creatures and, with them, new areas of yourself that had gone dormant. 

Cricket Ball

A great book for any cricket fan.

Looking at the complexities of spin-bowling, the tricks and cheats of ball tampering, new ball, old ball, live ball, dead ball, no-ball, lost ball, swing ball and dot ball - Gary Cox brings you a brimming biography of this legendary leathern orb and the heroes, fools and villains it has created along the way.

Hear the story of cricket from the central, subtle, mysterious key player - the cricket ball. 

The Mother of all Jobs

Working days are getting longer, and modern mobile phones don't help us to switch off, how can these new challenges be juggled alongside the ever-present and unchanging demands of parenting? 

When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to give up her job. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard, and when Christine tried it, she found herself desolate with misery. She looked for answers by interviewing other working mums and found that she wasn't alone. 

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

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