7 Books to gift this Christmas
Christmas is around the corner and there’s nothing like tearing off wrapping paper to reveal a good book. We’ve rounded 7 must-reads to gift this Christmas, from recipes for foodies to books that will inspire career focused friends – treat the book lovers in your life this to something special this season.
Introducing a recipe book with a twist from world-renowned beauty expert Wendy Rowe. Split into four seasons, this stunning read can be dipped in and out of, or followed like a seasonal plan to ensure that you achieve radiant skin all year round. Wendy has devised over 70 delicious recipes designed to feed your skin with the nutrients it needs to glow. And not only are there methods for feeding your skin, there are also suggestions on how to keep your skin pampered with recipes for homemade masks, scrubs, mists, cleansers and toners.
There is a persistent myth in our culture that in order to lead a fulfilling life we must pursue happiness at all times. Emily Esfahani Smith explains that it is actually the search for meaning that will bring fulfilment and argues that meaning is all around us in vast untapped resources. The key is finding it in the right here, right now. She shows us how cultivating connections to others, identifying and working toward a purpose, telling stories about our place in the world, and seeking out mystery, can immeasurably deepen our lives.
Providing advice on how to overcome fears, upscale your business and stay focused, this book is the perfect gift for the career-focused people in your life. Business coach Nadia Finer reveals how you can work from the comfort of your sofa, in the time you have available, while reaching more people and having fun. With Nadia’s help, anyone can follow the five simple steps to create a Little Big Business that fits into their life.
Four fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their highly amusing insider take on Parisian life, love and liberty. These modern Parisians say what you don’t expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They also share their address book in Paris for where to go at the end of the night and for birthdays, dates, vintage finds and much more.
The music lover
Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the icon is celebrating her 60th year in the music industry this year. From her early years picking cotton in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner, Tina candidly examines her personal history. This book delves into her darkest hours, her happiest moments and everything in between. If you have musical people in your life this is the perfect gift for them.
Designed to appeal to the bookworms amongst us, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a beautiful series of renowned classic titles. Whether you adore the glamour of upper class New York or you’re intrigued by late nineteenth-century Mississippi, pivotal American literature unfolds in this collection of much-loved novels. These are books treasure this Christmas.
The style conscious
This stylish volume compiled by Lou Stoppard, editor-at-large of London’s SHOWstudio, delves into the behind-the-scenes worlds of the fashion industry’s most intriguing partnerships. Featuring 18 illuminating conversations led by Stoppard, Fashion Together reveals the secrets behind leading fashion luminaries such as Vivienne Westwood, Andreas Kronthaler, Marc Jacobs and more. Profound, funny, and provocative, the conversations range from childhood inspirations to nitty-gritty industry details and advice on how to succeed in the fashion business today.