Find the perfect book gift this Christmas, featuring beautiful classic editions, poetry collections and unique art books from Read & Co.

From exquisite editions of timeless classics to delightful book gift ideas for children and teenagers, we’ve curated a hand-picked collection of Christmas book gifts that has something for everyone on your list.

Beautiful Gift Books & Collectible Classics

These stunning editions of classic fiction make great gift books for readers. Wonderful additions to any library or perfect gifts to get them started reading classics, discover a collection of the most beautiful books to gift this Christmas.

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Christmas Books & Festive Reads

Get into the Christmas spirit this festive season with these classic Christmas books. From Christmas stories like Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and the much-adored Nutcracker to timeless seasonal reads like Little Women and The Velveteen Rabbit, embrace a literary Christmas this year with these perfect books to read throughout December.

Nurture Their Inner Witch

From books on palm reading and tarot to classic spell books, these witchy titles are perfect for those looking for a little extra magic this Christmas.

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The Herb Grower’s Grimoire: Traditional Recipes, Herbal Wisdom, & Ancient Lore

Journey back in time as you explore the magical and medicinal virtues of thirty garden herbs in a collection of herbal legends, charms, recipes, remedies, and hands-on growing advice. This beautifully illustrated volume reveals the botanical magic of herbs and is the perfect gift book for the young witches in your life or those looking to deepen their connection with nature.

Christmas Gift Book Ideas for Children and Teenagers

From Christmas gift ideas for children to those for older ones who love to read, explore our gift books for children and teenagers. Build them a library they can treasure forever and find the best books for small people with big imaginations.

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The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

A charming tale of self-acceptance, love, loss, and magic, The Velveteen Rabbit is one of the most enduring children’s stories in literary history. This collector’s edition presents the stunning original illustrations by William Nicholson and is a beautiful keepsake for any child’s library.

Discover the Read & Co. Treasures Collection – a beautiful selection of heritage children’s works carefully revived for the modern age.

Discover Our Best Gift Books Under £10

These titles make perfect stocking fillers for the book-lover or a Secret Santa gift for someone at the office. Whether you’re looking for a loved one or a friend, you’re sure to be inspired with these gorgeous giftable classics for under £10.

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Explore the Art Meets Science Collection

These stunning editions champion the beauty of science in all its forms. Perfect coffee table books to gift art lovers and scientists alike, these unique illustrated editions take a look at the worlds of both science and art in a glorious celebration of where they meet, preserving the exquisite artworks for years to come.

Learn more about the Art Meets Science collection and discover the innovative magic behind each of the unique titles.

Christmas Feasting – Gift Books for Foodies

If festive feasting is a big part of your Christmas celebrations, or if you’re after the perfect gift for a foodie, look no further than our delicious gift book ideas for those who love to eat, drink, and be merry.

Writers on… Food

A Book of Quotations, Poems and Literary Reflections

Some of history’s most enduring meditations on that most universal of needs – food.

Writers on… Drink

A Book of Quotations, Poems and Literary Reflections

Pens-down and bottoms-up! A taste of the literary world’s greatest insights on imbibing.

Need a gift book for a cocktail lover? Browse our collection of vintage cocktail books and find that perfect festive libation.

Series Collections – The Gift Books That Keep on Giving

If you’re after the perfect gift for a bookworm, why not start a library of classics they can collect over the years? Featuring the best classic books to collect, these wonderful editions are the gifts that keep on giving, year after year.

The Sherlock Holmes Collectors Library – discover the adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s infamous detective in these perfect gift books for lovers of crime and mystery.

Explore the George Orwell Collection – from Animal Farm to Nineteen Eighty-Four, this stunning collection of classics by George Orwell are great editions to add to any bookshelf.

Gift Books for Poetry Lovers

From classic poetry collections by Whitman, Wordsworth, and Dickinson to unique volumes dedicated to the subjects of love and nature, our gift ideas for poetry lovers have something for everyone. If you’re looking for a book gift for a poet or simply want to inspire, discover a wealth of stunning poetry books to gift this Christmas – including a gorgeous collection of pocket-sized poetry volumes that make perfect stocking fillers.

Classic Poetry Collections

Pocket-Poetry Editions

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