Christmas Gift Ideas – the best books to give as presents
Posted on 21 November 2022
Make Christmas personal with our selection of the best Christmas classics and festive favourites to give as presents! From baking gingerbread castles with Harry Potter, to meeting Father Christmas with the Pevensie children, to going to Christmas markets with Peppa Pig, your children can experience the festive season with all of their favourite characters.
The Christmas Pine
Deep in a snowy wood stands a little pine tree with a special destiny: when it grows up, it’s going to be the famous Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square! This is the perfect picture book to snuggle up with and share at Christmas. Gorgeous, atmospheric illustrations whisk you from frozen forests to the sparkling city square in a beautiful, moving story of festivity and hope.
When Lucy, Peter, Edmund and Susan step through a hidden wardrobe door, they walk into a winter world of beauty and menace. It’s a place of dazzling snow and fabulous creatures: centaurs, fauns, nymphs and talking animals. But as the children marvel at Narnia’s wonders, they are caught up in a terrifying battle for survival… Open the enchanted wardrobe door and lose yourself in the magic of Narnia with this handsome edition of C. S. Lewis’s spellbinding fantasy classic.
Spend Christmas with everyone’s favourite Snowman! This special edition comes with a sparkly glitter cover, and introduction by Raymond Briggs. One winter’s night, a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins. Raymond Briggs’ classic is a true piece of Christmas magic – narrated entirely through pictures, it captures the wonder and innocence of childhood and is recognised throughout the world. The Snowman is the perfect festive read for ALL the family!
Bake your way through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Inspired by the films, this is the ONE and ONLY official Harry Potter cookbook! Packed with 45 recipes and gorgeous, eye-catching photography, this baking cookbook inspired by the films is a must-have for every Harry Potter fan. From Pumpkin Patch Pies to Owl Muffins, Luna’s Spectrespecs Cookies to Hogwarts Gingerbread, these 45 mouthwatering recipes that will, dare we say … ensnare the senses! Host a Great Hall-inspired feast for your friends or delight in a portion for one.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly and mean-spirited old man. He treats family, coworkers, and strangers alike with distaste. But on Christmas Eve he receives a visit from the ghost of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley warns Scrooge that unless he learns to be less greedy and self-serving that Scrooge will be condemned to wander Earth weighed down with heavy chains, as Marley has been. Marley tells Scrooge that three spirits will visit him. As Scrooge travels through his past, present and future life, he begins to learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Feeling festive? Then throw on your Christmas jumper and get colouring! This fun colouring book has something for every Christmas obsessed person, young or old. Whether it’s Santa jumpers, elf jumpers, snowflake jumpers, or Christmas tree jumpers – this book has them all! Plus blank jumper pages for you to grab your glittery Christmas pens and get designing. It’s festive fashion at its most fun for all ages!
A gorgeous all-time classic where every word sparkles like snowflakes. Family, friendship and ice-skating dreams. Harriet has been ill. She thinks she’ll never feel normal again. That is, until the doctor arranges free ice skating lessons for her at the local rink. There, Harriet befriends Lalla Moore – a pretty, bubbly girl tipped as a future world skating champion. Lalla has never had a real friend before. Harriet has never known glamour and luxury like Lalla’s. It’s all perfect – until Harriet’s skating improves, and Lalla starts being unkind…
Dragon tries to make Christmas special each year. He picks the perfect tree and buys the perfect presents. But Dragon just can’t bring himself to cut down a tree, and as he walks home from his shopping trip, he gives away his gifts to needier creatures. Using his trademark humour and heart, Dav Pilkey’s bright illustrations will warm readers’ hearts as they laugh out loud. The perfect Christmas story to be read each year.
In this Christmas story starring the crayons from The Day The Crayons Quit, Green Crayon is certain that he is the only Christmas colour in the box. Of course, Red, White, Silver and even Brown have something to say about that…
When Green Crayon claims that green is the only colour for Christmas, other crayons let him know that there would be no Christmas without them either. No candy canes or Santa without Red, no snow without White, no bells or stars without Silver and no cookies or reindeer without Brown! The crayons agree that they all need to come together to make Christmas special!
Do you love Christmas and unicorns? This new picture book is the perfect Christmas present for Peppa and unicorn fans everywhere! It’s Christmas Eve, and Peppa and her family are off to a Christmas fair. There’s yummy food, fun games . . . and a carousel with a magical Christmas unicorn! But what other Christmas magic is in store for Peppa?
From the festive halls of Hogwarts to the snowy mountains of Narnia to the merry streets of Who-ville, discover our top Christmas classics to curl up with and read before you watch this holiday season!