Get the Family Reading This Christmas with The Works!

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If you are stuck for your “something to read” gift this Christmas, you need to get your bum down to The Works. If you are a regular me and b reader, you will know that we are a little obsessed with The Works. B and I love reading and I regularly pick up children’s books there for him. I got quite a few there for his book advent calendar.

Today I round up a selection of our fave books for the whole family!


You can’t beat a good board book if you’re buying a gifts for little ones. The Works have loads of lovely books for babies from pop up books to lift and flap books. I really love these types of books and even now at age 3, b likes looking through them too.



If you’re looking for books for toddlers and older children then The Works literally has loads, and at really reasonable prices. This year I’m loving these “Fantastic Facts” series. My nephew is six and he absolutely loves anything to do with science, dinosaurs and space. And at this age, he is like a little sponge. It’s super cute because b asks his cousin questions and they natter away. It’s lovely to hear them deep in convo, talking about dinosaurs!

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I also love Usborne books and we’ve bought the lift-the-flap ones since B was two or so. I know he is too young to fully understand what is going on but he used to love lifting the flaps and I enjoyed reading him snippets of info and learning something myself!

This “Lift-The-Flap General Knowledge” book is brilliant and b spends ages going through each page, asking questions about the world around us. I can’t recommend these books enough and The Works always have a great selection at really great prices.

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New Parents

I’ve seen the Enid Blyton For Grown Ups books but hadn’t really looked at them properly. I spotted this one, Five Go Parenting, while doing some last minute Christmas shopping. It’s hilarious!  It would make the perfect present for any new parents.

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Pre B, mr D and I used to travel quite a bit. We enjoyed city breaks and we spent time travelling in Japan and China. We always found the selection of travel books at The Works really good. They do everything from UK travel guides to city break guides. We used to make a list of all the cities we wanted to visit and then buy the books in advance. We still have Edinburgh sat on the shelf! One day we’ll get there! We have loads of the DK Eyewitness books too and if you have family or friends travelling in 2017, then it’s worth taking a look at what’s in stock.

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This year I am loving this find by Lonley Planet – a visual representation of travel facts, figures and random data. I love anything like this and I love infographics. This is the ideal gift for someone interested in learning about the world:



If you are looking for a gift for a crafty friend or family member then The Works has a huge selection. I always end up adding loads of crafting bits to my basket too. They stock loads of lovely ribbons, bows and embellishments. My mum and I end up spending a small fortune in there when we go shopping together!

This year I’ve been looking for Crochet books for my sister. I taught her how to make the granny squares years ago, and ever since, she’s been hooked…

This year I think she will love this book – 100 Little Crochet Gifts to Make. They are quick and easy projects that don’t require too much time. Perfect for a busy mum 🙂


I know they aren’t reading books but I’m also loving the adult colouring books you can pick up. There seem to be so many on offer now. Although they are marketed as “adult” colouring books, I found my niece really enjoyed colouring with me a few weeks ago. She’s only seven but she could colour inside the lines better than I could! So I picked her up her own colouring book today. I can’t wait to have her come and stay so we can sit and colour all day!

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What with the Bake-Off, books about making, baking and eating cake seem to be all the rage. I’m loving this Christmas themed Primrose Bakery book though. There are so many lovely recipes and ideas that I actually feel inspired to get my scales out and get baking!


Football Fans

If you’re into books about sport then you can pretty much find every topic at The Works. Today I was looking for a gift for my brother-in-law. He is football mad and I’m fed up of buying him mugs and socks. While i was browsing the sport section, this book caught my eye: Opta World Football Infographics. The data is presented in really fun and imaginative ways. It’s something a bit different to the usual Football Miscellany that I’ve picked up in the past.


So there you have it, a round-up of books from The Works for the whole family. They have so much in there, with books covering all sorts of different topics. I’ve literally scratched the surface here!

Have you done all your Christmas shopping or do you still have some to get? I’m a bit late this year and still have a list of things I need to pick up next week.

Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored ad post with The Works. All the books I feature, I selected and thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. 

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