Gifts for Her

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Looking for a special gift this Christmas? 

The list below shares ten carefully selected literary gifts, from new novels and stationary to vintage volumes and early editions.

Take a look through and see what you can find!


Andersen’s Fairytales, Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Mrs E. Lucas (1939)

Hans Christien Andersen’s fairy tales have intrigued and bewitched readers for decades. From the ‘The Snow Queen’ to ‘The Emperor's New Clothes’, Andersen’s bewitching stories have certainly stood the test of time. The wisdom shared between the pages intrigues the adult mind as well as the child’s. Filled with magic and wickedness, the stories are thought-provoking from start to finish. This early edition vintage volume brings extra character to the stories and makes for an enchanting and beautiful gift. 



The Bronte Sisters Collection (2016)

This wonderful collection includesJane Eyre,The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,Wuthering Heights andVillette. Penned by the Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Anne and Emily, these four novels have long rested in literary halls of fame. Taking readers from the gloomy world ofJane Eyre to the wild moors ofWuthering Heights, the Bronte sisters write of passion and desire, mystery and madness, rivalry and struggle. These beautifully bound volumes with their darkly atmospheric plots are the perfect gift for lovers of literature this Christmas. 



The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrées, Agatha Christie (2013)

The Adventure of the Christmas Puddingcentres on Christie’s famous detective, Hercule Poirot. Following the loss of an ancient ruby by an Eastern prince, Poirot is called upon to solve this new mystery. Involving a Christmas pudding and a threatening message, it is a thrilling read from beginning to end. With its festive setting, it would make a wonderful Christmas gift. With several other brilliant stories bound within the same collection, there’s no shortage of gripping entertainment. 



A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, Charles Dickens (2012)

What book could make a better festive gift thanA Christmas Carol? This brand new, beautiful hardback book would make a stunning addition to any bookshelf. Bound in high-quality cloth with an enchanting design, it is, as always, a festive and heartwarming read.A Christmas Carol celebrates the winter season as one of generosity and joy, serving as a moral message to all those who say ‘Ba, Humbug!’ It is a quintessential Christmas tale and alongside Dickens’ other stories, would make a wonderful gift. 



The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (2018)

For those who haven’t yet read this wonderful novel, it follows the life of Nick Carraway and his mysterious but wealthy neighbour, Mr Jay Gatsby. Flamboyant and complicated, Gastby becomes obsessed with his desire to reunite with lost love Daisy Buchanan, who happens to be a distant relative of Nick Carraway. Filled with self-absorbed decadence, secrets and passion, this book offers a brilliant insight into the glory and tragedy of 20th Century America. It is a fascinating read and with its enchanting, tactile cover, almost doesn’t need to be wrapped! 



Homepride Cookery, Catherine Ives (1930)

This book would make a wonderful present for anyone keen on baking. Offering a variety of mouthwatering recipes, it is both practical and utterly charming. With carefully chosen ingredients, Ives presents a variety of creations, from home-made cakes, scones and biscuits to rolls, breads and pastries. With breakfast ideas, afternoon tea treats and party pleasers, there’s plenty to choose from. Choose this book and your home could be filled with delicious scents this Christmas. 



Christmas in Many Lands, Florence and Edith Scannell (no date c.1890)

This rare edition features four stories about Christmas and its traditions in four different countries: England, France, Germany and Italy. The book is informative and enchanting, with each section carefully illustrated in different colours. Red for England, blue for France, brown for Germany and green for Italy, drawn by Edith Scannell. The colours and the stories make for a festive read, perfect for the winter season. 



The Lord of the Rings Collection, J. R. R. Tolkein (1989)

This beautiful collection contains early editions ofThe Hobbit, The Lord of the Ringsand The Silmarillion.Between the covers lies the imaginative world of Middle Earth and the adventures of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. From Bag End in the sleepy Shire to elven lands and high mountains, readers will be taken on the adventure of a lifetime. With the tales themselves placed alongside detailed backstories in theSilmarillion, this collection is a true treasure trove for Tolkein lovers. 



Little Women notebook and Mathew Williamson’s Pampas Peacock ballpoint pen 

With an exquisitely designed cover pattern and beautifully bound pages, this writing journal was inspired by Louisa M. Alcott’s novelLittle Women. Whether intended for shopping lists or notes for a novel, it would make a charming addition to any desk or beside table. Paired with Mathew Williamson's Peacock design ballpoint pen, or purchased alongside a vintage book, it would make a wonderful Christmas gift. 







Strawberry Thief writing set 

This floral patterned writing set would make a lovely Christmas gift. Containing ten sheets of writing paper and ten envelopes, it is the prefect present for those who still enjoy the art of handwriting. Paired with a ballpoint pen, it could be used for writing letters or those all important Christmas thank you notes. 



Found what you were looking for? 

Christmas is a time for celebration and joy and there’s no better way to fall under its spell than with a good book. Whether buying a new volume or vintage classic, this list is here to help you find that special gift. If you think you’ve found a gem, make sure you buy your gift in time to wrap it up for Christmas! 

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