Even if your tree isn’t up yet, chances are you have already purchased at least one gift for someone on your list, right? Well, maybe. If you’re having trouble brainstorming the perfect present for a loved one, why not consider a new book? From a classic novel and cookbook to a beautiful coffee table tome and pop culture-inspired activity books, here are one-of-a-kind titles you’ll want to give — and maybe even receive — this holiday.
With the new season of a certain Netflix drama just released, and the spotlight very much on the Royals this past year, this stunning hardcover is a no-brainer for followers of the House of Windsor. With visual treasures from British Vogue’s unrivaled archive and contributions from the most perceptive of royal commentators, The Crown in Vogue is the definitive, authoritative portrait of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign and the royal family.
Another idea from the east side of the pond, Baking Imperfect is a collection easy-to-follow recipes from author and chef Lottie Bedlow—a fan favorite of The Great British Bake Off. With this book, even the most inexperienced of bakers will gain the confidence they need to pull off tasty sweets the likes of maple pecan pies, ice cream donut sandwiches and more.
With winter on the horizon, a good book is always a welcome treat for those that love to read. Word Cloud Classics makes popular literature gift-worthy thanks to beautiful foil-stamped, vinyl covers. Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway is the latest work to get this chic makeover.
In this modern take on a classic tale, illustrator Pete Katz’s stunning scenes capture all the glamour and heartache of millionaire Jay Gatsby’s life in brilliant detail. This graphic novel is a great way to introduce a younger generation of readers to Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece. What’s more, its elegant thread-bound spine will add a stylish touch to any coffee table or shelving.
Japanese art enthusiasts can create their own manga masterpieces with this glow-in-dark coloring book. Pair it with a nice set of colored pencils and adults and children alike will be on their way to completing 90 epic scenes filled with otherworldly creatures, monsters, ghosts and more.
Got a Disney fanatic in your life? Mature audiences will fall in love with the illustrated versions of The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, featuring full scripts, complete lyrics, rare archival images, and historical details curated from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. With commentary from producers and directors, readers will get a behind-the-scenes look at two of Disney’s most iconic animated films.
With House of Dragons just wrapping up, the world of Westeros is still top of mind this holiday season. Super fans of the series that started it all will thank you for this Throne-themed puzzle book. Included are nine 96-piece jigsaw puzzles, each accompanied by facts and trivia that give further insight into the popular series. As a bonus, the back side of each puzzle shows a section of a map—and when laid out side by side, the nine puzzles form the entire map of Westeros and the surrounding lands.
No gift guide would be complete without something inspired by everyone’s favorite wizard. Enter our Harry Potter™ Paint with Water activity book. All that is needed is the included paint brush — and some water — to bring memorable scenes from all eight Harry Potter films to life.
Boxed sets are always a good idea — even better when they are thoughtfully packaged. Case in point? The Adventure & Discovery Word Cloud Boxed Sets. With a pirate ship and hot-air balloons, respectively, sailing across colorful spines, even non-readers would be thrilled to receive one of these decorative sets. For those planning to turn the page, they’ll find classics such as the Call of the Wild, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Hans Christian Andersen Tales, and more.
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