Christmas Gift Books People Will LOVE To Find Under The Tree

Struggling for a Christmas present inspiration? Check out the following book-shaped gifts.

Funny Girl
Funny Girl

Struggling for a Christmas present inspiration? Check out the following book-shaped gifts.

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby (£18.99, Viking)

Set in 60s London, this book follows Sophie, a beauty queen determined to escape the threat of an early marriage by becoming a TV star. Fun with a bittersweet edge.

Nourish by Amber Rose, Sadie Frost and Holly Davidson 

(£19.99, Kyle Books) This beautiful lifestyle bible provides all you need to take care of yourself inside and out. Dip in and unwind.

Revival by Stephen King 

(£20, Hodder & Stoughton) Young Jamie meets Charles Jacobs, who introduces him to experiments with electricity. Years later, Jacobs rescues a drug-addicted Jamie. Truly terrifying.

Sex, Sense and Nonsense by Felicity Green

(£29.99, ACC Editions) Full of celeb tales, Fleet Street legend Green shares her time at the Daily Mirror, which she helped make the most popular paper of the 60s.

The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse (£16.99, Orion) This eerie thriller centres around Connie, who lives in a house containing all that’s left of the once world-famous museum of taxidermy.

You Only Live Once by Lonely Planet 

(£22.99, Lonely Planet) Inject more excitement into your life with this great gift book that includes over 100 inspirational ideas, from climbing a volcano to sleeping in an ice hotel.

Waiting for Doggo by Mark B. Mills (£12.99, Headline) After four years, Clara suddenly leaves Dan, with nothing but Doggo the dog. The reluctant animal owner sets about rehoming him, but life has other plans.

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham 

(£16.99, HarperCollins) This funny collection of stories by the Girls star demonstrates exactly what makes her one of a kind. Addictive reading.

Leaving Time by by Jodi Picoult

(£20, Hodder & Stoughton) Jenna’s mother Alice, who vanished when she was three, has left a huge void in her life. Years later, Jenna tries to discover the story of her mum’s fate.

Music by Deborah Feingold (£30, Damiani) This volume, created over the past three decades, showcases Deborah Feingold’s stunning portraits of popular music icons, including Annie Lennox, Mick Jagger, Pharrell Williams, Prince and Cyndi Lauper.

Kurt Cobain: The Last Session by Jesse Frohman and Jon Savage 

(£28, Thames and Hudson)

Taken during Nirvana’s last formal shoot, this features more than 100 photos of the band’s frontman, published for the first time alongside one of the last major interviews Cobain gave before his death.

Madonna: Ambition. Music. Style by Caroline Sullivan 

(£25, Carlton Books) Published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Like A Virgin, this wealth of rare and iconic photographs celebrates the biggest-selling female artist of all time.

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Andrea has worked as a senior journalist for a range of publications over her 20 year career including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Channel 4, Glamour and Grazia. At Marie Claire Andrea is passionate about telling the stories of those often marginalised by the mainstream media and oversaw a feature about rape in the Congo that won the title an Amnesty Media Award. She also champions women's empowerment, sustainability and diversity and regularly chairs panels and speaks at events about these topics. She sits on the committee of the British Society of Magazine Editors where she acts as Vice Chair and looks after Diversity and Inclusion. She regularly mentors young women from under represented communities trying to break into the media industry.