Gift giving for the book lover in your life can be challenging, but we’re here to take the stress out of it for you.
I’m sure you’ve spent time browsing the bestseller tables of your local bookstore only to feel more overwhelmed than ever, More tempting titles are published at this time of year than any other, but the gems sometimes go unnoticed between the celebrity memoirs with huge marketing budgets. It's also very easy to have your head turned by a particularly lovely cover (or is that just me?) and end up buying 'gifts' for yourself, not those on your list!
We've put together some suggestions for book lovers to help you out, and we're here at the end of the phone or via email to help too.
Here at The Willoughby Book Club we’ve broken down our subscriptions by genre to make choosing the right option easier, but rest assured each and every book is hand selected by our team of book experts because we know that no two readers are quite alike. Our fiction subscription is designed to introduce you to books and authors that you might not have already encountered, and that we hope you'll love. Think of it as a curated reading adventure! What's more, for each subscription we sell we'll donate a book to those without access to books and reading, it's the gift that keeps on giving. You can be sure that as each book arrives on your loved one's doorstep they'll be thinking of you!
If you don’t know about your gift recipient’s reading taste why not consider a gift tin? These contain everything they need to set up their own subscription at a time that suits them. Plus, you’ll be able to wrap it and pop it under the tree to open on Christmas Day, or let us send it directly to them. Let us know the message you'd like enclosed with their gift, whether it's a simple merry Christmas or a secret family in-joke.
Our limited edition book bundles make a great gift for a prolific reader.
The Wellbeing Bundle in particular would make a great gift for someone to start 2023 on a great footing. Containing four carefully selected books to help them breathe deep, enjoy the now and find their purpose together with a mini Willoughby tote bag this will really show you care. We'll add a gift message for you and dispatch it to you or straight to your giftee.
A really unusual and special option for the bookworm in your life would one of these gorgeous Book Lights. Fully rechargeable, made with sustainable materials and with durable tactile ‘pages’ these delightful lights will add an artistic touch to any space. The charge lasts an impressively long time, and the warm glow they emit is just perfect for snuggling down in your favourite corner with a title from the tbr pile!
It can be particularly challenging choosing a book for a child, particularly if you don't get to see them as often as you'd like.
If there's a new baby in the family, you could consider introducing them to the world of books with our Baby subscription. Bright, colourful and fun books to enjoy together and launch them into a lifetime of reading.
Our Toddler subscription focusses on the beautiful, colourful world of picture books. Suitable for children up to the age of about 4 we'll select a gorgeous title for them every month.
Chidlren's subscriptions are great for those who are reading with a parent or by themselves. Tell us a little about their likes and we'll send a wrapped book with a cheerful bookmark to encourage and inspire their reading journey.
Teenagers can be notoriously difficult to choose for, but our Young Adult subscription might just fit the bill. Do they love dystopian futures? Coming of age dramas? We'll send them a book each month to keep the habit of reading alive.
Hoodies, Prints, Totes...
Bookish people love nothing more than book-adjacent items, and we've got plenty!
One of my favourite gift items is our Well Read Woman tote bag. Made to last, this has both long and short handles and a zip pocket inside.
Happy shopping, and a wholehearted thank you for shopping from a small business. Each and every sale is hugely appreciated!