Books to give as presents

The best books to give to the women in your life

Make-up and clothes and spa days are all very well and good – the ideal gift, sometimes – but there’s something about the perfectly chosen book that can make for the most meaningful gift ever. It says that you understand the person, and want to give something that will make a difference to their life and the way they see the world long after a manicure has chipped or a pair of posh tights has laddered.

The correctly chosen book shows you understand your loved one’s inner workings – their interests, their beliefs, the way they see the world around them, and what they want out of life.

We’ve chosen books that have been released in the last couple of years that have either been commercial blockbusters, critically acclaimed, or something we think will make an amusing gift for someone you love. Everything we’ve chosen should move, captivate or entertain somebody in your life.

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