It’s that time of the year! The nights are darker, the Christmas coffeeshop cups are out, the John Lewis advert is out… of course, Christmas. Started your Christmas shopping? Finished it? Or haven’t even started? Don’t worry,  I’ve decided to do Christmas gift guides to give you inspiration for a Christmas present for your loved ones. 

These gift guides are almost finished but there’s still some great books to share with you guys for some inspiration for Christmas presents for your loved ones this year. In today’s gift guide, it’s all about children’s books! I’m really excited about this one, probably one of my favourites out of all them. There’s some great books in this gift guide and what’s not to love about children’s books, especially at Christmas?

I always buy my niece a good selection of books for Christmas and it’s a tradition that has lasted years after years. I always get a big box, fill it with tissue paper, add something small (let’s face it, probably some slime) and the books. I think it adds something more special for Christmas, especially for children. But being honest, there’s always a part of me thinking: is she too old for this? But how can you be too old for books? Or even slime for that matter? Anyway, here’s what’s in the gift guide today:


  1. Jessie Burton: The Restless Girls: This is a beautiful book for a Christmas present. Jessie Burton is no stranger when it comes to books with bestseller after bestseller but this is her first time writing for children. The Restless Girls, with illustrations from Angela Barrett, is a feminist re-telling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and I think it just makes the perfect Christmas present. It’s a book that they will cherish forever with a story full of hope, imagination, bravery and the strength we all have. To make it even more special for Christmas, you can also get a special edition with the book within a deluxe box with an card of an illustration and sprayed edges. A wonderful present for under the tree this Christmas.
  2. Ben Brooks: Stories For Kids Who Dare To Be Different: Books like these are immensely popular, just look at Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, etc. But this is a book for every child. This beautifully illustrated book features one hundred wonderful, brave and brilliant people from all walks of life. From pop stars, olympians, politicians, young activists, and more. This is a wonderful Christmas present for any child with the knowledge that they can be who they want to be and achieve what they want to achieve.
  3. Anna James – Pages & Co: This one really excites me. So much so that I want to read it myself. This is Anna James’ debut and it just sounds divine. Since her mother’s disappearance, Tilly has took comfort in her grandparent’s bookshop, Pages & Co. But then something happens… characters such as Alice from Alice In Wonderland appear and Tilly realises that she can wander into any book in the shop but with this new ability she’s discovered, can she help solve what happened to her mother? Or is there something more dangerous lurking behind her? This seems like a brilliant book and I think my niece, like other children, will love it too.
  4. David Walliams: The Ice Monster: What’s Christmas without a David Walliams book? I’ve been getting my niece a David Walliams book for years and they always go down well. I think it’s safe to say that this book, like every book he writes, will be under the tree this year for a lot of children. In his latest book, The Ice Monster, Walliams tells the story of an orphan, named Elsie, who discovers about an Ice Monster, in the North Pole, but wants to discover more… this sounds like the biggest  adventure from David Walliams to date and a very exciting one, too. I think this makes a perfect present for any David Walliams fan.

And that’s it for the children’s book gift guide! I told you it was one of my favourites. A lot of exciting books and I hope my niece enjoys them too! Find some inspiration there? If so, do let me know! I’d love to hear from you!

Tomorrow, it’s books for the TV fan! I know, a bit niche but trust me with this one… there’s some great books in the mix and I can’t wait to share them with you! Have you signed up to my newsletter? The first one will be going out next week! You can sign up, just using your email, here.

See you tomorrow at 6pm!

Thank you,


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