The books to give as Christmas gifts this year

It is a universally acknowledged truth that books make for unforgettable Christmas gifts. Whether it's a classic or a cookbook, fiction or poetry, these collections by the UK's favourite booksellers contains some of the most interesting picks guaranteed to earn you some brownie points this festive season. Or, you know, you could just treat yourself, and give your bookshelf a makeover.

Beautiful Books

These exquisite, gorgeous books make perfect Christmas presents.

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Biography and Memoir

Live for a moment in the shoes of others.

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Classic Christmas Books

All your favourites that have stood the test of time.

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Books for Babies and Toddlers

Perfect Christmas book gifts for the very youngest.

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Books for Younger Children

Excite, inspire and entertain young readers with our magical, magnificent selection.

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Books for Older Children

Fact and Fiction for inquiring minds.

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Books for Teens and Young Adults

Hard to buy for? Help is here...

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Fiction

Dive into a handpicked selection of the finest fiction - all genres covered!

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Food & Drink

A veritable feast for your eyes as well as your stomach.

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Games, Puzzles & Quizzes

Come together with a fiendish quiz or fun game.

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Gifts and Stationery

Calendars, diaries, notebooks and more.

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History

From Ancient Rome to the History of the Present.

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Home and Garden

Whether your passion is indoors or out this is the place for you.

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Literature and Language

Words, glorious words.

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Music and the Arts

Creatives abound.

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Paperbacks of 2020

All the unmissable books published in paperback this year.

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2020 Prize Winners

Winners of the main book prizes this year.

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Sciences

From the depths of the ocean to the farthest star.

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Society and Culture

Make sense of crazy times.

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Sports and Hobbies

Feed a passion.

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Stage and Screen

Lights, camera, action!

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Stocking Fillers and Humour

Cheap, cheerful options to fill those stockings.

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Travel and the Natural World

Marvel at our world from the comfort of your armchair.

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Signed

Books with an extra special touch to give this Christmas.

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