We’re a bookworm family and I think books make a lovely Christmas present. Something lovely to read over the festive period. I love the Icelandic tradition too. How gorgeous!
Icelanders have a beautiful tradition of giving books to each other on Christmas Eve and then spending the night reading
Reboot Your Health
Reboot Your Health by Sara Davenport is a perfect “New Year, New You” gift offering practical tips to lead a healthier and happier life. It covers emotional, mental and physical wellbeing, and aims to get people back in touch with their bodies.
100 Days of Drawing
My daughter is really into drawing and art. How satisfying would it be to complete 100 drawings?
“100 Days of Drawing, author Jennifer Orkin Lewis (@augustwren) sets you up for success. A practitioner of daily drawing for four years straight, Lewis divides this sketchbook into 25 of her favourite subjects and techniques. Doodle faces on objects, patterns on teacups, animals in outfits, people in fanciful headdresses and much more; each new theme is fun and rewarding, regardless of your skill level.” You can buy this book here.
Moglea Line A Day
I love the idea of keeping a sentence a day for five years. What a lovely way to remember small glimpses into our lives.
“The book features the painterly brushstrokes of beloved stationer Moglea accented in glimmering gold foil. With full-colour artwork on every page inside, plus gilded page edges, a puffy cover, and a silky ribbon marker, this five-year diary adds an artful touch to each day—and makes an exceptionally handsome gift for those who love to record and reflect in style.” This book is available from here.
A Sloth’s Guide to Mindfulness
Sloths are very on trend at the moment. This book is super cute.
It’s OK to slow down. Take a pause and focus on your breath. Let the other animals run around, you do you.
“Follow a serene and smiley sloth through a series of light meditations and daily reflections with this unexpected and snuggable guide. From simple breathing exercises and guided visualizations to the benefits of chewing your leaves slowly and staying present while hanging from a tree, this little illustrated book of mindfulness will help readers discover the path to a peaceful, philoslothical life. With playful advice and delightfully charming illustrations, this no-sweat approach to enlightenment is a sweet reminder to take it slow and smile.” You can buy this book from here.
The Mother Of All Christmases by Milly Johnson
I’ve just finished reading this book. I love Milly Johnson’s books and this one was so good! It was cosy, hard to put down and I read it within a couple of days. You can buy this one from here.
One Day In December by Josie Silver
This is the book I’m reading right now. I’m only a few chapters in but I’m really enjoying it. The main character, Laurie, experiences love at first sight at a bus stop. I can’t wait to see what happens! You can buy this book from here.