Books for Christmas 2013

Browse our pick of the most fabulous fiction and non-fiction for children and adults - lovely, lasting presents for all ages and to suit all budgets.

Children's picture books

The Mumsnet Book of Bedtime Stories

Our bumper round-up of beautiful picture books combines timeless classics with destined-to-be classics. Magical worlds await...


Books for older children


Children old enough to enjoy reading on their own will love getting a really good book to get stuck into over Christmas. Ideal gifts for Boxing Day and beyond.

Books for teenagers

teenage book

Lure tech-tastic teenagers away from their screens with the promise of a good book. There are surefire hits in our round-up of the best teen titles for Christmas.


humour index

Spread some mirth with your present-giving this year. We've picked some of the best humour books for adults and children - funny ha-ha, funny clever and funny ridiculous, but all merrily mirthful.


All Change

Want a thoughtful, lasting present for friends and family? Browse our pick of fabulous and fascinating fiction titles. There's something to whet every literary appetite.



Our pick of this year's magnificent non-fiction books includes history, sport, autobiography, politics, science and miscellany. Presents for the discerning and difficult to buy for? Sorted.

Crafts books


Christmas is the main event of the craft calendar, so if you know someone who's keen on card-making or super-skilled at stitching, a new book will cure post-Christmas blues.

Cookery books

Mary Berry's Christmas Collection cover

Want a fabulous gift for foodie friends or family? We cover all tastes and budgets in our pick of the most delicious recipe books around this Christmas.

Last updated: 16-Dec-2013 at 5:34 PM