12 Ideal Gifts for Book Lovers

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Looking for the perfect gift for a book lover?

Well, here at BearHugs we love nothing more than curling up with a good book, and one of our favourite things that we stock are our range of brilliant, lovely and inspiring books.


Here are our top recommendations for gifts for the book fan in your life.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Is any book collection really complete without Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? This beautiful 150 year anniversary edition of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' has a deluxe hardcover.  Alice’s story comes to life with all new illustrations reimagined by Rifle Paper Co.'s Creative Director Anna Bond. The completely unabridged book features more than 70 full-colour illustrations, gold foil embellished covers, and ornate endpaper designs.


Penguin Book of Puzzles
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Most book lovers will already have a Penguin book or twelve on their shelf! The Penguin Book of Puzzles will make a great gift for any book fan, full of a huge range of puzzling material, all designed to confuse, perplex and – hopefully – delight the book fan in your life.


Happy by Fearne Cotton
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Fearne Cotton is someone we admire greatly at BearHugs. As you may know, through our 1:50 scheme,  for every 50 gift boxes we sell we donate one to someone affected by chronic illness. The very first charity we partnered with was Post Pals. We're happy to have been able to send personalised gift packages to every single Post Pals nominated seriously ill child and we are excited to maintain our relationship with Post Pals as more children are nominated. Fearne is not only patron for Post Pals but also a fantastic ambassador for the Prince's Trust, who played a huge role in helping getting BearHugs' off the ground. Basically, we think she's just fab and our customers seem to agree!


Little People, Big Dreams Books by Lisbeth Kaiser
10.99
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From Amelia Earhart to Rosa Parks to Maya Angelou to Frida Kahlo, the wonderful illustrated Little People, Big Dreams series focuses on the inspiring stories of outstanding people.


A classic for all ages! This beautiful hardback edition of The Wind in the Willows, has been created in partnership with the world-famous V&A Museum, with exquisite cover designs from their William Morris collection.


Creative Kindness Journal by Emily Coxhead
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Emily Coxhead is one of our very favourite people here at BearHugs! Her Creative Kindness Journal is your inspiring reminder that small, wonderful things are happening every day, and you have the power to spread joy too. For anyone who feels overwhelmed or needs a dose of kindness, this interactive pick-me-up will help you bring light to your little corner of the world, and the lives of those around you.


Waves by Jared A. Carnie
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The inspiring debut novel from Northern Writers Award winner Jared A. Carnie.

“Watch this name. Read this book. Jared A. Carnie can write” - Peter Urpeth


One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley
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This book was a huge inspiration for BearHugs! In the summer of 2011, aged only 22, Jodi Ann Bickley contracted a serious brain infection that would change her life forever. Jodi had been performing at Camp Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Returning with pockets full of glitter, she thought the happy memories would last forever. A week later, writhing in pain on the doctor's surgery floor, Jodi found out that she had been bitten by a tick and contracted a serious brain infection. Learning to write and walk again was just the start of the battle. In the months that followed Jodi struggled with the ups and downs of her health and the impact it had on her loved ones. Some days Jodi found herself wondering whether she could go on. She had two choices: either to give up now or do something meaningful with the time she had been given. Jodi chose the latter.


Dear Chronic Illness Book
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Compiled by the lovely Pippa Stacey of Spoonie Survival Kits, ‘Dear Chronic Illness’ features a collection of short letters written by young people, addressed to their long-term illnesses and impairments, detailing what they would like to say to them. The letters provide a light-hearted and humorous commentary on the writers’ various experiences, yet they also give insight into the challenges of navigating life whilst learning to live with their conditions.


Happy Mum Happy Baby by Giovanna Fletcher
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A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum by BearHugs fave Giovanna Fletcher. Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be.

This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family.


Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
9.99
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The ever-popular, ever-inspiring bestseller.

"I wrote this book because the oldest cliches remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it ...Words, just sometimes, really can set you free." - Matt Haig


BearHugs Bookmark by Jayne Tapp Design
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This beautiful bookmark, created by Jayne Tapp Design, is made of birch wood and has been laser cut into the shape of our lovely BearHugs logo! The perfect way to round off a book-lovers BearHug!


Visit the Build Your Own BearHug page today to put together the perfect book gift for the book lover in your life. And don’t forget, we’ve also got delicious chocolates, tasty teas, cosy mugs, and a whole lot more to really deliver the perfect reading experience!