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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. A “relaxing” week or two of present hunting and a chance to shower the ones you love the most in precious gifts. We all have that one book lover we know – never without their pens and kindle, and perhaps even with a few extra books thrown in just in case. It seems fitting, therefore, to get them something book-related. Have no fear though, we’ve put in the days of heartache trawling through webpages and down high streets so you don’t have to, here are ten wonderful gifts for the book lover in your life.
- Fault in our stars – John Green
The Fault in Our Stars is a story about first love, narrated by teen cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster. It follows her relationship with Augustus Waters whom she meets at a youth cancer support group. The movie came out earlier this year, and both the book and the movie have been highly praised. Beyond sweet and very funny, this book could be the perfect gift for someone special.Buy here for £3.85 at Amazon.
- The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer
Two time’s award-winning novel, this is a must-have for any book lover. It concentrates on one man’s descent into mental illness. It has been hailed as a ‘brave and groundbreaking’, and the writer himself has been highly recommended as ‘one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.’ With this kind of praise, it’s a no-brainer that it is one of the top presents for book-lovers, ever.
- Captivated by you: A Crossfire Novel – Slyvia Day
For the secret ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ lover in all of us, this novel is the latest in the Crossfire series. The erotic series follows the relationship between Gideon and Eva, in a highly praised and well-developed way. This gift is perfect for a significant other, the self-confessed romantic friend, or even a self-indulgent treat. Buy here for £3.85 at Amazon.
- Kindle Fire HDX
It’s no secret that, even though the hardest of book lovers would protest, Kindles and eReaders have immense popularity. It can be hard to know which books a book-lover have and which they don’t, especially when they have a full library (and then some!) Whilst it is one of the pricier options, a Kindle saves time for you, and money for them. Win, win! Click here to buy it and receive exclusive extras for £119 from Amazon.
For those who cannot live without the worlds of Jane Eyre, Tess D’Urbervilles and the Bennett sisters, Penguin has published an exclusive collection of clothbound classics. Featuring all their favourite titles, these hard backs which have been beautifully designed just in time for Christmas, will give the book lover in your life a new edition to the classics family.
For more info, visit www.penguin.co.uk
- For kids
From Gruffalo toys for the little ones to a new adventure series, there’s something for every kid this Christmas. If a child you know is still having the post-Harry Potter blues, or just struggling to pick out something good to read, try the new adventure series ‘Midnight for Charlie Bone’. It centres on the special talent of Charlie Bone, who is shipped off to strict Bloors Academy, and has all the makings of an excellent adventure series. Click here to browse children’s books.
- Jane-a-Day 5 Year Journal
This journal features 365 witticisms by Jane Austen on each page which can be revisited each year. This is a perfect long-lasting gift for any Jane Austen fan, and will delight book and writing lovers everywhere with inspirational quotes. Keeping a diary has never been so thoughtful, with Jane Austen quotes at the top of each page to accompany the entries year after year.
- Box sets
There is no doubt that book series, especially amongst teenagers and adolescents are one of the most effective ways to inspire and encourage avid reading. So what better way to entertain the book lover than getting them not one, but three, books in popular series such as The Hunger Games. Others include The Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Series)and the complete new edition Harry Potter box sets.
- The book lamp
So, it might sound boring, but this red retro-style book lamp could save many a book lovers eyes. Whether writing in a diary or reading the latest Stephen King, the retro lamp is one thing which will always remain consistent. It has many functions, and can clip onto a book or be used with its primary circular base to sit proudly on the desk. Whichever way they choose to use it, this gift is the perfect accessory for any book lover.
‘Moleskine’ is the perfect gift. Slim and portable, ‘Moleskine’ notebooks, diaries and quality journals for any passion or interest, are the perfect Christmas gift for any book lover. This timeless classic can help anyone organize and record many memories and meetings, allowing for a perfect and well-prepared year ahead. Visit Moleskine’s Website for their full – and gorgeous – range.