If you’re stuck for present ideas, a well-chosen book is always a safe bet. And in an increasingly digital world, it’s great to remember just how enjoyable it is to get your hands around a physical paperback and take a breather. Here’s our round-up of our favourite books from our carefully curated and ever-growing collection. We’ve got the perfect books to gift, whether it’s for the amateur chefs or young book worms in your life, you’re sure to find something they can’t put down.
Feather and Nest’s Favourite Book Gifts for:
Friends Who Need a Boost
When life gives you lemons, read Be a Unicorn by Sarah Ford. This bright pink novelty book, filled with inspirational quotes and positivity, is the perfect pick-me-up for those friends who are feeling a little down. Spread the unicorn, confetti-infused love and we defy them not to smile! Or provide them with a copy of the motivational Never Lose Your Sparkle and help them feel like themselves again.
Budding Book Worms
Every young, budding book worm needs to read the classics. And after collaborating with the V&A Museum, Puffin’s classic novels for older children are boasting stunning new covers inspired by the William Morris collection. Send them on an adventure in wonderland with Alice or with Mr Toad and Ratty in Wind in the Willows.
The Person Who Has Everything
We all have friends that are difficult to buy for because they simply have everything! That’s where Ladybird’s humorous, novelty books come in. Using original, retro artwork from the original ‘How it works’ Ladybird children’s books, this new era of spoof books covers everything adults need to navigate life. The perfect gift for those tricky recipients.
Ah, the foodie; this is a person who really knows their stuff in the kitchen. Picking the perfect book for a food-lover can be daunting, especially one they haven’t already got propped up on the shelf. But don’t worry, we’ve got some great picks for amateur chefs. East London Food celebrates the wave of culinary talent that has taken East London by storm, inspired by the area’s diverse community. It’s both an area guide, recipe book and biography of East London’s foodies. Or if they’re more of a countryside fan, treat them to The Great Dixter Cookbook with over 70 recipes celebrating seasonal British produce.
The Plant Obsessed
Crazy Plant Lady is the new Crazy Cat Lady. We all know someone who takes the botanical trend very, very seriously. Tiny succulents and cacti everywhere? Check. Sprawling spider plants? Check. No idea how to look after them? Erm, check! While they’re a lot easier to care for than cats, there are so many different types of tropical and desert plants to know about. Give your plant obsessed pal a helping hand with The Little Book of Cacti which gives propagation and care tips for 60 popular varieties of cacti.
When it comes to books for little ones, the illustrations are just as important as the storyline. We love our range of colourful children’s books – they’re sure to lead to an exciting night’s sleep in dreamland. Try the heart-warming Oh no, George! by Chris Haughton and follow the escapades of loveable dog George, or turn back the clocks and discover the dinosaur world with The Amazing Dinosaur Detectives.
The Trendy Friend
Everyone knows someone who is impeccable dressed and never has a hair out of place. These types of friends can be especially challenging to buy for, after all, they’re just so fashionable! Help them get ready for their next fabulous party with the Little Pink Book of Cocktails, filled with delicious recipes and witty words of wisdom. Cheers!
That completes our list of book gifts for every personality. There’s lots more to discover on our site too, or pop in and ask our friendly team for a personal recommendation, we’re always happy to help.