Feature by Laura Bambrey
Only joking! I bloomin’ love Christmas… the mulled wine, the carols, the good cheer, the hunt for perfect presents. But it’s when it comes to Secret Santa that I always get most exited- the chance to get someone the perfect gift and watch as they try to figure out who their Santa is! So, to get you in the swing of things, here’s a bunch of Secret Santa bookish gift ideas for a range of different prices – from skinted to minted…
A gorgeous pin that’s available in a range of different colours and quotes, so you can tailor it perfectly. My fave is this beautiful bookish quote from Virginia Woolf.
If you happen to choose the colleague who is always nicking your favourite mug for their mid-morning cuppa, then this is the gift for you. The perfect penguin mug – choose between a range of colours and titles. I love this bright, happy yellow for Country Life by H. E. Bates.
Looking for something dainty, pretty and a little bit special? This Book Lover Friendship Bracelet should be perfect. Choose between a red, blue or grey cord, and watch as their face lights up at the lovely quote from Louisa May Alcott on the backing card – “She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain”.
I just think these bookmarks are absolutely gorgeous and would make any book-lover’s Christmas dreams come true. My fave is the little 24 carat gold acorn- but the other designs are stunning too- in both silver and gold.
A beautiful gift for anyone- this is one of those presents that you can make work no matter who you pull out of the hat. Just spend a bit of time choosing the perfect quote- and you might just graduate as the best Secret-Santa ever.
I mean- who wouldn’t want one? Choose the perfect message to engrave have engraved- add a tassel and you’re done! Who wouldn’t want one? And this is one of those gifts that you’d treasure forever.
One for your library-loving colleagues – this is really for the true book-addict. Available in black, taupe or cream – this gift is both stylish, practical and truly geeky!
£ When There’s Just No Limit
Make your Secret Santa gift keep on giving all year around, and arrange for 4 bookish subscription boxes to arrive throughout the coming year… just make a little gift card to let them know what you’ve set up for them, and watch their face light up!