12 great reads to give to the booklovers in your life

Whether you’re shopping for a history buff, lover of romance or budding chef, these gifts for book lovers will delight the most discerning bibliophile

A selection of excellent presents for book lovers

There’s something so wonderful about receiving a great book in time for the summer holidays, and this year, we’ve been delighted to find some excellent new releases popping up in our local bookstores.

Whether the book is for a family member, friend, colleague or even yourself, everyone enjoys the timeless gift of a good read, and they also make for a thoughtful Secret Santa present or book club memento.

From a cookbook that’ll have you resolving to make fresh pesto in the new year to a poolside page-turner courtesy of Dolly Alderton, we’ve compiled the best gifts for book lovers to add to your cart.

What kind of book is best to gift?

If you need help dreaming up gift ideas for bookworms, consider the reader’s interests. Are they always searching for a new recipe to concoct? Do they spend their summers at the beach with a stack of 2023 best-sellers or Penguin classics? Is their coffee table or bookshelf laden with aesthetic book covers, or are they planning a home renovation and searching for local inspiration?

Whatever literature you select for your bookish recipient, your Christmas shopping just got easier with our list of great hardcover reads and e-books. If in doubt, opt for a book voucher and wrap it creatively for that extra pizzazz.

The best presents for book lovers for Christmas 2023

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