Even though I don’t really celebrate anything during the holiday season, I absolutely love gift giving. Carefully curating and selecting gifts for others is one of my favourite things to do and I also love gift wrapping. Although I haven’t been reading very much these past two years, I thought I would still share some bookish gift ideas that I think most people would love! These are all books that I own and think would be great options.
Tea Sommelier: A Step-by-Step Guide by Francois-Xavier Delmas
This would would be fantastic for any tea lovers in your life. It’s a fantastic coffee table book (it has a permanent position on my coffee table at least), filled with beautiful illustrations and layouts. I’ve learnt so much about tea from this book and definitely feel a lot more posh after reading it. This would be great for someone who’s trying to get into tea as well.
The History of the World in Fifty Dogs by Mackenzi Lee
This one is a relatively new release and it’s perfect for all dog/animal lovers, who would also like to learn more about history. If you’ve read Mackenzi Lee’s Bygone Badass Broads, this one has a similar vibe to that one, with equally beautiful illustrations all the way throughout.
Harry Potter illustrated editions by JK Rowling and Jim Kay
I’ve been collecting all of these illustrated editions as they’ve been coming out and they absolutely make the perfect gift. It’s great for readers of all ages, from kids to adults who already read the Harry Potter books. The illustrations are detailed and beautiful, and they really change the whole reading experience.
Flour and Stone: Baked for Love, Life and Happiness by Nadine Ingram
I was given this book for my birthday this year and I’ve made so many of the recipes in it! It has beautiful photos of baked goods and the recipes are well-explained and easy to follow. I wouldn’t say that these recipes are for true beginners but as an amateur baker, I haven’t had too much trouble with it. Flour and Stone is a bakery here in Sydney and it’s great being able to make some of their recipes from my own kitchen. An alternative would be the Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet. I’ve seen this one in bookstores but haven’t purchased it yet.
Clockwork Angel 10th anniversary edition by Cassandra Clare
I kind of had to include this one since I love love LOVE The Infernal Devices. It’s still in my top 3 favourite series of all time and this 10th anniversary edition is beautiful! There are illustrations of the main characters at the front of the book, with Tessa and Will’s illustrations as the end papers as well. Plus, the first chapter of Chain of Gold is also included in the book. Definitely a great gift for fans of YA urban fantasy or anyone who loves the Shadowhunter Chronicles!
What are you gift recommendations? I’d love to know so I can add more to my wishlist/TBR!