10 Daily Habits to Cultivate Joy and Positivity

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10 Daily Habits to Cultivate Joy and Positivity

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Life can sometimes feel like a bit of a slog, can’t it? Between the morning rush, endless to-do lists, and the general hustle and bustle, finding time for joy and positivity can seem like a luxury. But fear not! Incorporating a few simple habits into your daily routine can sprinkle a bit of sunshine into your life and help you navigate the day with a smile. Here are ten delightful habits to cultivate joy and positivity, guaranteed to brighten up even the dullest Monday.

1. Wake Up With Gratitude

Start your day on the right foot by acknowledging the good things in your life. Before you even roll out of bed, take a moment to think about three things you’re grateful for. It could be anything from your cosy duvet to the delicious breakfast you’ve planned or even the sunshine streaming through your window. Gratitude sets a positive tone for the day and helps you focus on the good stuff.

Tip: Keep a gratitude journal by your bedside. Jot down a few things each morning to remind yourself of the positive aspects of your life.

2. Move Your Body

You don’t need to run a marathon to feel the benefits of exercise. A quick morning stretch, a brisk walk, or a bit of dancing around the kitchen while you make your coffee can do wonders for your mood. Exercise releases endorphins, those fabulous feel-good chemicals that boost your mood and set you up for a joyful day.

Tip: Find an activity you love. Whether it’s yoga, cycling, or a cheeky Zumba class, moving your body should be fun, not a chore.

3. Savour a Delicious Breakfast

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it the most enjoyable too? Take time to prepare something you love, whether it’s a hearty bowl of porridge, a stack of pancakes, or just a perfect piece of toast with marmalade. Savour each bite and let yourself enjoy the moment.

Tip: Try prepping a tasty breakfast the night before if mornings are usually a rush. Overnight oats or a smoothie are quick and easy options.

4. Connect With Someone You Love

A quick chat with a friend or a loved one can boost your spirits and make you feel more connected. Whether it’s a call, a text, or a face-to-face chat over a cuppa, connecting with others is a great way to inject some positivity into your day.

Tip: Make it a habit to check in with at least one person you care about each day. It’ll brighten both your days.

5. Enjoy a Midday Mindfulness Break

Amidst the hustle and bustle, take a few minutes to pause and be present. Find a quiet spot, take some deep breaths, and focus on the here and now. Mindfulness helps reduce stress and allows you to appreciate the small joys in life that you might otherwise overlook.

Tip: Use an app or set a timer to remind you to take your mindfulness break. Even five minutes can make a difference.

6. Do Something Kind for Someone Else

Nothing boosts your mood quite like an act of kindness. Whether it’s holding the door open for someone, buying a colleague a coffee, or simply offering a smile to a stranger, small acts of kindness create a ripple effect of positivity.

Tip: Make a habit of doing at least one kind act each day. You’ll soon find that it becomes second nature, and the world will be a brighter place for it.

7. Indulge in a Creative Hobby

Creativity is a fantastic outlet for stress and a wonderful way to inject some joy into your life. Whether it’s painting, knitting, baking, or even just doodling, engaging in a creative activity can help you relax and bring a sense of accomplishment.

Tip: Set aside a little time each day for your creative pursuits. Even ten minutes of creative time can be incredibly rewarding.

8. Spend Time in Nature

There’s something magical about the great outdoors that can instantly lift your spirits. Whether it’s a walk in the park, a stroll by the seaside, or just spending some time in your garden, nature has a way of calming the mind and boosting your mood.

Tip: Make it a point to get outside at least once a day. Even if it’s just for a quick breath of fresh air, it can make a big difference.

9. Practice Self-Compassion

We’re often our own worst critics, which can really dampen our spirits. Practice being kind to yourself. If you make a mistake or things don’t go as planned, give yourself the same grace you would offer a friend. Self-compassion helps you stay positive and resilient.

Tip: When you catch yourself being self-critical, pause and reframe your thoughts in a more compassionate way. It takes practice, but it’s worth it.

10. End the Day With a Positive Reflection

Before you drift off to sleep, take a moment to reflect on the positives of the day. Think about the things that went well, the moments that made you smile, and the small victories you achieved. Positive reflection helps you end the day on a high note and sets you up for a good night’s sleep.

Tip: Try writing down your positive reflections in a journal. It’s a great way to track your progress and keep a record of the joyful moments in your life.

Incorporating these habits into your daily routine doesn’t require a complete life overhaul. Start with a few that resonate with you and build from there. Remember, joy and positivity are like muscles – the more you exercise them, the stronger they become. So, sprinkle a bit of sunshine into your days, and watch your life become a little brighter and a lot more joyful.

Cheers to a happier, more positive you!

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How Being Kind to Yourself Can Transform Your Life

How Being Kind to Yourself Can Transform Your Life

Hello beautiful people,

In a world that champions the hustle and bustle of constant productivity and the pursuit of perfection, the idea of self-compassion might seem a bit, well, soft. Yet, it’s a game-changer for personal growth and happiness. Think of self-compassion as treating yourself like a dear friend who’s having a rough day. It’s about acknowledging that everyone messes up and that’s perfectly fine. By embracing a more compassionate attitude towards yourself, you can seriously turn your life around in delightful ways.

What Exactly is Self-Compassion?

Self-compassion isn’t just about being nice to yourself. It’s got three snazzy components:

  1. Self-Kindness: Giving yourself a warm hug (figuratively, of course) when you’re feeling down, rather than beating yourself up.

  2. Common Humanity: Realising that everyone has their ups and downs. You’re not the only one who faces challenges, so give yourself a break.

  3. Mindfulness: Keeping a balanced view of your emotions without getting swept away by them. It’s about noticing your thoughts and feelings without turning them into a melodrama.

The Sparkling Benefits of Self-Compassion

Practising self-compassion isn’t just about feeling warm and fuzzy inside; it’s got some fantastic benefits:

  • Less Stress and Anxiety: Self-compassion helps you chill out and adopt a more relaxed attitude towards life’s little hiccups.

  • Emotional Well-Being: By being your own cheerleader, you can boost your happiness levels and feel more content with life.

  • Bouncing Back Better: Self-compassion gives you the emotional support to handle life’s curveballs and come back stronger.

  • Better Relationships: When you’re kinder to yourself, it’s easier to extend that kindness to others, leading to healthier and more enjoyable relationships.

Fun Ways to Practise Self-Compassion

Getting into the groove of self-compassion takes a bit of practice, but it’s well worth the effort. Here are some fun and practical tips to get you started:

1. Be Your Own Best Mate

Start by treating yourself with the same kindness you’d show your best mate. Instead of being harsh or critical, give yourself a pep talk. Made a blunder at work? Instead of thinking, “I’m such a dunce,” say, “Everyone has off days. I’ll get it right next time.”

2. Indulge in Some ‘Me Time’

Taking time for yourself is crucial for self-compassion. Dive into activities you love and that help you unwind. Set aside time to read a good book, take a leisurely stroll in the park, or simply relax with a cuppa. These little moments of joy can recharge your batteries and remind you that you’re worth the effort.

3. Embrace Your Quirks and Flaws

Perfection is overrated and frankly, a bit boring. Embrace your quirks and accept that everyone has flaws. When you slip up, don’t dwell on it. Think about what you’ve learnt and how you can improve. Life’s too short to sweat the small stuff.

4. Get Mindful and Chill

Mindfulness is all about staying in the moment and appreciating the here and now. It helps you tune into your needs and respond to yourself with kindness. Try simple mindfulness practices like meditation, deep breathing, or even mindful eating. Enjoying a biscuit? Savour every crumb.

5. Talk to Yourself Like You’d Talk to a Friend

Keep an ear out for your inner dialogue. Swap out negative self-talk for words that lift you up. If you catch yourself thinking, “I’m useless,” challenge it with, “I’m doing my best, and that’s pretty awesome.”

6. Connect with Others

Building connections with others reminds you that you’re not alone in your struggles. Share your experiences with friends or join a group where you can swap stories and realise that everyone has their off days. You’re part of a big, messy, wonderful human family.

Transform Your Life with a Dash of Self-Compassion

The journey to self-compassion isn’t always a breeze, but it’s full of delightful surprises. By being kinder to yourself, you can transform your life in ways you never imagined. Self-compassion can help you handle life’s challenges with a bit more grace, strengthen your relationships, and lead to a happier, more fulfilling existence.

Remember, self-compassion isn’t about being selfish or wallowing in self-pity. It’s about recognising your worth and treating yourself with the kindness you deserve. So, take a deep breath, cut yourself some slack, and start sprinkling a little self-compassion into your life today. You might just find that it’s the secret ingredient to a happier, more balanced you. Cheers to that!

xoxo,

Nel

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Can Eating Chocolate Improve Your Mental Health?

Can Eating Chocolate Improve Your Mental Health?

Can Eating Chocolate Improve Your Mental Health?

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In the modern world, there is more and more of a focus on mental health and the ways in which you can improve it. What you put into your body has an enormous impact on your mood, energy levels, and general sense of wellbeing. When people think of mental health food, they often focus on fruit and vegetables, but can chocolate play a positive role in your life? In fact, studies have shown that dark chocolate can be beneficial – particularly if it has a cocoa concentration of 70% or higher. So, let’s look at a few of the positive qualities of chocolate.  

Chocolate Contains Flavonoids

Plant nutrients known as flavonoids have been identified in chocolate, as well as tea, red wine, and certain fruits and vegetables. These have been shown to offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral benefits, which can provide a boost to the immune system, as well as decreasing cholesterol and improving blood flow. A healthier body naturally leads to a healthier mind, as well as helping to enhance your mood.

Chocolate May Improve Your Mood

There is no doubt that many people feel calmer and more content after they have eaten some chocolate. In fact, this effect is scientifically supported. Dark chocolate can serve to stimulate chemicals that create a sense of pleasure in the brain known as endorphins. Not only this, but it also contains serotonin, which can act as a natural antidepressant. However, this doesn’t mean that you should become over reliant on chocolate as a mood booster when you are feeling low. There are plenty of effective alternatives out there including exercise, talking with people close to you, and, of course, reading a good book.

Chocolate May Boost Cognitive Function

We have already mentioned the flavonoids in chocolate, and some of their positive qualities. In fact, they are also linked to improved cognitive functioning – particularly in tasks related to learning and memory. If you feel more ‘switched on’ when you are at work and home, this can help to contribute to an overall improvement in your mood.

Chocolate Tastes Great

Finally, there is the simple fact that chocolate tastes great! A lot of people feel a sense of contentment when they sit down to enjoy a piece of chocolate, and the feelings of pleasure that you get from eating it can help to banish other negative emotions. While this isn’t a long-term fix, the short-term benefits can be enormously effective.

As you can see from this list of reasons above, there are plenty of different ways in which chocolate can have an overall positive impact on your mental health. Of course, like all things in life, it is all about a sense of balance, so chocolate should be part of a healthy diet. But there’s no doubt that it’s a bonus if your favourite sweet treat is also helping to boost your mental health! 

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The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman started out his career as a TV producer before finding himself in front of the camera on Pointless. He was a natural. Apparently, even Her Majesty the Queen is a fan! In the past decade, he has rarely been off our screens since. Judging by the success of his debut novel The Thursday Murder Club, he won’t be disappearing from bookshelves any time soon either.

The countryside murder mystery has been a British institution for decades – from Agatha Christie to Midsummer Murders. However, Osman has managed to find a clever spin on the genre by giving centre stage to a plucky gang of Septuagenarians and Octogenarians living in a retirement community. The eponymous Thursday Murder Club – Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim – are called into action when the murders they love investigating start happening closer to home.

Along the way, they meet Detectives Donna and Chris, who begin working alongside the club – though often begrudgingly as the OAPs often take matters into their own hands.

Osman weaves in plenty of gentle humour and plot twists along the way, as well as a red herring or two. It turns out that Coopers Chase retirement village is hiding plenty of secrets behind its seemingly innocent exterior. 

Perhaps the greatest achievement of the novel is the fact that all of the elderly characters are shown to be clever, resourceful, and ultimately useful – something that is often sadly forgotten in our society.

While the book is highly enjoyable, it isn’t a perfect debut. The plot zips along at a nice pace, but it starts to become a little convoluted in the final pages as Osman tries to wrap up all his story lines at once. Despite this, if you are a murder mystery lover or even just a fan of Osman himself, there is plenty to love here.

With over a million copies already sold, the incredible popularity of The Thursday Murder Club means that this is likely to be a long-running series. We may even see the crime-fighting pensioners on the big screen as the film rights have been bought by none other than Steven Spielberg.

The paperback edition is due on May 13, but if you can’t wait until then, you can get the original hardback here.

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What is happiness and where can you find it?

What is happiness and where can you find it?

Hello beautiful people,

Welcome to Nel’s column!

First of all, thank you for clicking on the first ever post of this new column  – a billion bonus points for you if you read it till the end!

I have been thinking about what would be the perfect topic for my first post and the answer came quite easily.

Nel’s column is part of this little corner on the internet that I created and called “Our Happy Corner” but what actually is happiness?

Well, like anyone who’s ever wanted to get the definition of a word, I looked it up in the dictionary and – I am not even joking – this is what the entry for happiness read: “The state of being happy.” No shit, Sherlock! Not very useful at all.

Now I could have gone straight to the entry for happy and go from there – though I wouldn’t even be surprised if it would have read something like “the opposite of unhappy” – but instead it made me wonder how I, myself, would define happiness.

And the more I thought about it and the more I struggled with coming up with a general definition that I could suggest to the dictionary people.

When I think about happiness, I see the moments spent with my boyfriend and my rabbit Charlie, I see Books and Sweets and how much I enjoy working on this little corner of the internet, I see a great book with sweet characters and a heartwarming story, I see travelling and discovering a new culture etc.

How do you turn that into a dictionary entry?

On top of that, we are all unique beautiful beings and what makes me happy would not necessarily make you happy and vice versa because we do not have the same interests, desires or aspirations.

For example, I have a few friends who are not too fond of pets so if I were to define happiness as spending time with your furry family members, they would be doomed to a lifetime of unhappiness.

We might not be able to agree on a universal definition of happiness but we all know how it feels when we are happy and, unfortunately, we also know when we are not.

And the reason behind that is because happiness comes from within us. There is no happiness elixir or secret recipe.

Happiness is a feeling in you waiting to be discovered. And you discover it by following your heart and letting go of your fears – because yes, it can be scary to be happy.

Unhappiness can be comforting for some people because that is either what they’ve always known and it has become their comfort zone or because they are scared that if they allow themselves to be happy even for one second, it would feel even more painful when happiness will inevitably be taken away from them.

If this is how you feel, I want you to know that no one can take away your happiness but you, just like you are the only person who can make yourself happy.

Discover what it is that gives you that warm feeling in your stomach and puts a smile on your face and hold on to it. Do more of it, put it in everybody’s face without any guilt, abuse the shit out of it and never let go of that smile.

And then come back here and let me know in the comments what makes you happy! I am so excited to know 🙂

xoxo,

Nel

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How to Create the Perfect Reading Nook.

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How to Create the Perfect Reading Nook.

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With the announcement of a third lockdown across the UK, we will all be spending a lot more time indoors. While this is tough news for everybody, one of the plus points is that you have plenty of time on your hands to enjoy a whole stack of good books. All you need now is the perfect place to enjoy them. So, in this blog post, we are going to suggest a few ways that you can create a beautiful reading nook.

Choose Your Space

You may have plenty of space at home, but even if you don’t, a reading nook only requires a small corner. Ideally, it will be in a quieter part of the house where you can really enjoy your book without distraction.

Put in Some Soft Furnishings

First, you need the perfect chair that invites you to sink into it. You can then add some cushions and pillows for added softness. During the colder months of the year, a fluffy blanket or throw will ensure that you stay nice and toasty.

Add in a Bookshelf

Not only does a bookshelf have a practical function, but it also gives you the chance to see all your books on display and get excited about the ones that you still have left to read. One of our surprise books would make the perfect addition to your shelf.

Get the Lighting Right

There is nothing that can ruin a reading nook more than bad lighting. If you can put your reading nook next to a widow, this gives you the opportunity to enjoy the natural light during the daytime. A reading lamp is the obvious choice for when it gets darker, but you could also light a candle or two. Choose a scented variety for an even greater sense of relaxation.

Bring in the Natural World

Your reading nook should be a place where you can relax and unwind. A greater connection to the outside world is a proven way of boosting your mood and reducing stress. So, why not add a houseplant or two? Just make sure that you remember to water them!

Put in a Bluetooth Speaker

Some people like to listen to their favourite tunes while reading. Others prefer calming ocean noises. A Bluetooth speaker is a convenient way of giving your reading nook audio access. You could even start listening to audiobooks.

By putting a combination of these ideas into practice, you can create the perfect reading nook and a calming environment to escape the stresses of the modern world.

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A chat with Spencer Brown.

A chat with Spencer Brown.

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Spencer, we’re so excited to chat with you today about your second book The Lockdown Diary of Tom Cooper that was released on November 12th. We all devoured it here at Books and Sweets! We loved it not only because of how funny and well written it was, but also because we could all relate to many of the incidents that happened to the main character, Tom Cooper. Without revealing too much, how much of it is based on your own experience of the first lockdown?

Obviously Tom’s life is not my life… I’m lucky enough to still be married, I have one more child than him, and I’m in slightly better shape. Slightly better shape. But I think it’s fair to say the book may have found a little ‘inspiration’ in my own lockdown experience. I had a child who lost a tooth, I found some vermin in a welly, I walked past an old man who was swinging a stick in a massive arc around him to try to ward off children… It was actually really great to be able to channel all these things into the novel as I was going through them. Fictionalising things that were happening to me probably allowed me to remove myself from the madness a bit, and meant I actually kept a bit of my sanity in a situation that all of us were finding so difficult. Often, I was making myself laugh by writing it, seeing the absurdity in the way everyone was behaving (including myself), so hopefully readers will get that same feeling of escape when they read it!

The reviews for the book are all incredible – and well deserved! Were you expecting it to be the case or were you concerned that some readers might not be ready to appreciate the comic and light-hearted tone of the novel as the pandemic is still not currently under control?

Thanks! I’ve been blown away by all the reviews. I wasn’t particularly concerned people wouldn’t be ready for it, but I think that’s more because I’m generally optimistic rather than because I’d thought it through. I’ve spent years as a stand-up comedian, and (particularly in the company of other stand-up comedians) we don’t seem to have the same boundaries that other people have. As a comic, you have to train your mind to always be looking for the joke, so you sometimes forget that other people don’t think like that. That said, I think the book never makes light of the pandemic itself, more of the way that we were (and still are) reacting to it. I think the way the lockdown brought out various human foibles made it a great subject for comedy, but there’s obviously nothing amusing about people getting seriously ill, so it was never really going to be something I made light of. It was also important to me that the book had some serious sections amidst the comedy too, as it just seemed dishonest not to show that side of it. Hopefully, I managed to find a good balance between making people laugh most of the time, but also acknowledging the other side of what was going on.

We don’t want to reveal too much but there is this moment in the book where Tom Cooper does not have any wifi anymore and is forced to start reading a book that he wanted to read but never found any time as there was always something more appealing to do. For a moment there, he really enjoys this feeling of being cut from the rest of the world and especially all the distractions we are constantly exposed to. This scene really struck us as a feeling that we probably all experienced during the first lockdown. That made us wonder if, despite everything, there were some positive lessons to learn from this pandemic. What do you think?

I think there were probably a lot of positive lessons to be learnt from the pandemic, but I’m pretty sure almost none of us learnt them. The first lockdown was a strange mix of being forced to ‘smell the roses’ and being drawn deeper into the technology that permeates our lives. Gaps were filled by screens in a way that they never could have been in the past. The idea of what a lockdown would have been like 20 or 30 years ago kept coming into my head; of how back then it really might have been an opportunity for quite profound realisations about the way we’d been living. The lockdown as it was felt so now. The fact that the first time we ever had to stay in our homes was the first time we were able to actually carry on living our lives in some way… shopping, working, getting an endless stream of entertainment …makes me wonder if the lockdown would even have been adhered to without the technology, or even implemented…

The Lockdown Diary of Tom Cooper is the second novel in the Tom Cooper series after The Rebuilding of Tom Cooper. How did you come up with this series idea?

When I wrote the first novel, I wanted to write a comedy about what it was like to be a man in our current time, because no one seemed to be doing that. There’s always loads of funny stuff about women’s lives from Bridget Jones to Gill Sims, but very few people seem to be doing genuinely funny books about masculinity. I think I also wanted to show a male character who wasn’t ‘toxic’. Tom has a bit of anger and resentment in the first book when his wife leaves him, but it’s not fundamentally who he is, and deep down I think he’s one of the good guys. I’m very aware it’s not what the media world seems to want to present anymore, but I think it’s actually pretty common in the real world (at least the one that I live in). I think it’s really important to show more positive depictions of masculinity and there’s a dishonesty in the ubiquity of ‘bad men’ in stories. The book was an attempt to counteract that with a more positive version of maleness, where the flaws of the character came from the individual rather from the taint of their gender. Oh, and I wanted to write something that was really, really funny. That was kind of important too.

Is there going to be another novel?

There almost is one! It’s not another Tom Cooper book, but I’m planning to come back to him soon. It’s actually been a really productive year for me, as I’ve pretty much finished two books. Perhaps that was the positive side of the pandemic for me? Normally, I spend a lot of my time travelling to do comedy or acting stuff, but with the world grinding to a halt, I’ve had a lot more time to write, which suited me very nicely. It’s been fun writing a non-Tom Cooper comedy for a change. It’s very different, with a far less likable main character, but I’m cautiously hopeful that people will like it. It’s definitely more on the edge, but I think it’s very funny, so hopefully other people will too.

Spencer, you are an author, a comedian, an actor, a director, a father and more! How do you manage to wear so many hats? It must be exhausting!

Many heads.

And finally, as you may know, Books and Sweets is a bookstore with a twist. You won’t find any author’s name or book titles on any of our books but four little clues. I’m sure you know where we are going with this… If you had to describe The Lockdown Diary of Tom Cooper in four little clues, what would they be?

Hmm… OK… Hand washing, toilet paper, laughing, confinement…

That was rubbish. It sounds like someone getting hysterical because they’re trapped in a bathroom… I give up. Is it OK if I leave the clues to you? If I was good at communicating things in less than 70,000 words I probably wouldn’t be writing novels.

Thank you, Spencer. We can’t wait to read your next novel!

The Lockdown Diary of Tom Cooper by Spencer Brown was released on November 12 in paperback, published by Marotte Books, rrp £7.99. Get your signed and dedicated copy here.

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Best Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers.

Best Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers.

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If you are looking for the perfect gift for that bookworm in your life, you have certainly come to the right place! Here are a few festive gift ideas for you to consider.

Happy Boxes

Not only do we have a selection of the best books in 2020, but we also have our wonderful happy boxes, which are bound to bring some joy into the life of that someone special in your life. Choose between our Afternoon Tea, Coffee Lovers, Rainy Day, and Zen Chi boxes. 

Bookmark

You may think that a bookmark is just there to hold a place, but there are so many stylish options out there, as well as customisable ones that turn them from items of practicality to personalised gifts.

Bookends

For that friend who has shelves that are overflowing with books, a set of bookends will help to keep this problem at bay! They need to be heavy enough to ensure that they are not going to tip over, and a non-slip bottom to prevent them from slipping off the shelf. These awesome temple bookends will do the job!

Blanket or Throw

During the cold winter nights, there is nothing like curling up in a quiet corner to read. So, a great option for your book-loving friend or family member could be a cosy blanket or throw to keep themselves nice and toasty.

Reading Lamp

Now that the nights are drawing in, a little reading lamp is a useful gift that allows your friend to keep enjoying their books long into the night. How about this lamp that doubles up as a book holder?

Typewriter

Perhaps you have a friend or family member who is a budding author themselves. How about a good old-fashioned typewriter as a Christmas gift? Sure, they may not be as practical as laptops, but they are way more stylish and will help to get the creative juices flowing! This vintage typewriter is a beautiful and affordable option.

Of course, you don’t need to go far to find a gift for that book lover in your life. Just check out our full range of surprise books right here!

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