If you have a book lover to buy for in the next few weeks or months and don’t know which books they’ve read and which they haven’t, here are some alternative ideas that they will surely love!

Books on Female First

Books on Female First

A voucher: If they like to peruse the aisles of the book shop, sniff the spines and spend hours choosing their next book to read- a voucher is a great place to start. They can blow it all at once or use it throughout the year to come when they are ready to enter into another world of fiction or brush up on their facts with non-fiction.

A bookmark: This may seem like a cheap gift, but there are some fancy bookmarks out there right now. Ones that light up, ones that have an initial carved in the top, ones that have a built-in dictionary (!) and even ones that are shaped like feathers. Bookmarks are no longer just a slip of paper- they are so much more, and book worms can’t get enough of them!

An e-reader: If your budget is a little more for this person an e-reader could be the perfect choice if they want to cut down on the space that their paper books are taking up. Or they want to take a few titles on an upcoming holiday with them without taking up weight in their suitcase.

A reading light: Perhaps they are struggling to see the pages of their books because of poor lighting- in which case there is a plethora of lights out there all geared up to make their reading experience more enjoyable. You can even get ones shaped like books!

Large / Mini Walnut Book Light - £65 / £35 - Royal Opera House Shop - shop.roh.org.uk
Large / Mini Walnut Book Light - £65 / £35 - Royal Opera House Shop - shop.roh.org.uk

A book scratch off poster: If they always struggle to decide what book to read next, you can eliminate this problem in one go with a poster. It disguises 100 books that you scratch off one at a time and read whichever appears underneath. And they aren’t just any old books- they are books that are life changing, classics, best-sellers and award-winning books, so they are bound to be good!

Anything with books on it: A tote bag, a pen, a notebook, a t-shirt, a mug, jewellery, socks, a scarf- basically anything that tells the world that their passion is for the written word!

A book lover’s journal: This is a place for your book lover friend, family member or colleague to write down things they loved about the books they’ve read, to keep track of the titles they have already turned the pages of as well as make lists of the books they’d like to read next- a whole book dedicated to books!

Bonus suggestion: A subscription: What's better than having books delviered straight to your door every month that are a total surprise?!

WILDWOMAN is the UK’s first non-fiction, self care subscription box for women. It’s a subscription box with a difference that aims to encourage us to take time out for ourselves and every month includes a non-fiction book and a selection of beautiful gifts that go with the theme of the box, as well as a journalling prompt with an exercise. Previously we have had boxes on confidence, anxiety, work, sleep, money mindset and happiness. You can find further information via www.iamawildwoman.com.

Rare Birds Book Club is a book subscription service championing women’s literature with books written for women, by women. Subscriptions are offered in one month, three month, six month and twelve month options and deliver pacey, interesting fiction with gripping plotlines and amazing heroines straight to your door.

Members will receive a surprise read at the start of each month along with a personal intro from founder Rachel as to why she thinks it’s worth your time. After completing the book they can then log onto the digital book club where they can chat about the story with likeminded others, as well as access members-only bonus content. RBBC also now allows readers the choice between two totally different books each and every month…or to upgrade to both if they cant decide!

Championing the best in fiction, Rare Birds will continue to support all genres, looking to the bestseller list and beyond for its monthly picks.

Prices start from £12 per month www.rarebirdsbookclub.com

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