In this month’s Book with Buzz feature — a series that highlights brilliant books that might have initially slipped beneath the radar — we’ve curated a clutch of non-fiction gems to help you find perfect presents for your nearest and dearest. Books that were released in recent months that you (and, more importantly, the recipients) might not have heard of. 

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Best for bibliophiles

What do you get the devoted reader who might have read everything you can think of?

 What Writers Read

What Writers Read, that’s what. Curated by Pandora Sykes in aid of the National Literacy Trust, this anthology sees a huge range of writers share the books they return to, and the books that helped make them the writers they are. 

Great for gourmands and guzzlers

The Little Library Parties

The party-hosting entertainers in your life will love you for gifting them The Little Library Parties. As a bonus, you might just benefit from the spreads they lay on as a result of reading it.

Holy Waters Searching for the sacred in a glass

Funny, informative and packed with personal anecdotes, Holy Waters - Searching for the Sacred in a Glass is the ideal gift for drinkers and thinkers. Wittily exploring the connections between spirits and the spiritual, the storytelling is top-notch.

The Nutmeg Trail

One for cooks and history buffs, this — The Nutmeg Trail mixes mouth-watering recipes with travel writing flair as it presents an illustrated history of the spice trade. It’s beautiful, inspirational and packed with information. 

Gorgeous for gardeners and nature lovers

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2023

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2023 is a terrific treasure trove for gardeners, nature-lovers, wildlife-lovers and earthy types. It’s also a gift that keeps giving around the year.

The Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us - A Diary

Know someone who loves nature and wants to be more in touch with their spiritual side? Grab a copy of The Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us.

A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year

A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year is ideal for romantic, nature-loving folk who like snuggling up with beautiful hardback. If you fancy splashing out, there’s a companion anthology, too — A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year.

A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year