Searching For the Very Best Christmas Gift Ideas
Step inside our Waterstones Christmas Market! Our special online Christmas gift guide is brimming with the finest books of 2017 and features carefully chosen toys, gifts and games for the entire family. With stocking fillers and fabulous Christmas books for children too, it's all the Christmas inspiration you need.
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The author of An Almost Perfect Christmas rustles up some essential advice for getting through the season without losing your Christmas cheer.
A special story and delicious recipe for Christmas cranberry shortbread from Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story.
We sent Matt on a special Waterstones mission to the North Pole to collect a sackful of his top 10 favourite Christmas reads; here’s what he brought back with him.
Katherine Rundell, author of The Explorer and One Christmas Wish, selects some of 2017's most remarkable children's stories.
The bestselling author of Simple, Diana Henry, rustles up a selection of 2017's best cookbooks that has something to tempt everyone’s tastebuds.
The Trouble With Goats and Sheep's Joanna Cannon presents a selection of her favourite novels of the year.
As she presents her new cookbook, The Modern Cook's Year, Anna Jones selects the best cookbooks of 2017.
The husband and wife team behind the bestselling Supertato stories recommend their favourite picture books of 2017.
The author of Magpie Murders and The Word for Murder selects some choice crime reads for under the Christmas tree this year.
A reader's answer to Father Christmas, Philip Ardagh, author of The World of Moominvalley picks his favourite books of 2017.
The author of The Snow Leopards and Lost in the Snow, recommends the best children's books to curl up with this winter.
As he presents his new book, Grandad's Secret Giant, David Litchfield selects his favourite picture books of 2017.
From a love letter to space to a graphic novel that takes in the Big Bang and hip hop, Adam Rutherford picks his favourite books of 2017.
The author of Bestselling military historian and author of Air Force Blue, Patrick Bishop, presents his choice of the best history books of 2017.
The author of the bestselling teen novels Orangeboy and Indigo Donut recommends five YA reads she couldn't put down this year.
Nicholas Crane, author of The Making of the British Landscape recommends the best travel writing of 2017, exclusively for Waterstones.
Tracey Corderoy, author of Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Jingle Bells, on the children's books that have made her smile this year.
The author of the hilarious anti-romantic comedy novel It Only Happens in the Movies, Holly Bourne recommends her top reads of 2017.
Ten reads simply guaranteed to put you in a jolly, (deck the halls with boughs of) holly, festive frame of mind.
After more FAKE NEWS saying the White House has declared a no-fly on Santa, as president, I’m proud to deliver THE BEST CHRISTMAS LIST IN HISTORY.
If wild travels, open fires and log cabins are your catnip then check out these reads. The wild is calling, it’s time to get lost.
Warning: the following books contain multiple, emphatic uses of the F-word.
Score cards at the ready, here’s our pick of the best gifts to give your brains a festive workout.
A prescription of literary tonics. From cocktails from the classics to poetic panaceas, it's just what the doctor ordered.
In a world that never seems to stop moving here are some recommended reads to help you find the calm through the storm.