It’s so close to Christmas now that we can almost taste the turkey and all its delightful trimmings. But, we’re guessing, some people may not have had the opportunity to finish their Christmas shopping yet and are on the hunt for some fabulous stocking filler ideas to get it all ‘wrapped up’. Books make ideal stocking fillers and at the Book People we have some brilliant stocking filler books for this Christmas – whether you’re looking for something special, sentimental, awe-inspiring, hilarious or just plain ridiculous. Here are our top 10 stocking filler books for Christmas 2014…
Pocket Dolly Wisdom
Share in the wisdom of the world’s best-loved country queen! Dolly Parton has been a hit-churning machine since her first solo single in 1968, but apart from her hits 9-5, I Will Always Love You and Jolene, Dolly is best-known for her hilarious persona and wittily crafted quotes. With Pocket Dolly Wisdom, readers can revel in the best bits of Dolly’s playful and inspiring attitude to life.
The Polar Bear Who Saved Christmas
The Polar Bear Who Saved Christmas is a charming bedtime Christmas story that children aged 3 and over are sure to fall in love with. The best thing about this stocking filler book, however, is the addition of a beautiful plush toy – so the little ones can enjoy two presents and you’ll only pay for one. Affordable stocking fillers are seldom this cute!
Mrs. Brown’s A-Y of Everything
Everyone is in love with Mrs. Brown’s Boys, and probably had a viewing or two of D’Movie. For all fans of Agnes and her witty mammy-knows-best knowledge, Mrs. Brown’s A-Y of Everything is the perfect stocking filler. Whether it’s biscuits, The Big Bang, happiness, hairdryers, pandas or piles, you can be sure that Agnes Brown has something hilarious to say on the subject!
Christmas Cracker Jokes
Love them or loathe them, there is nothing more ‘Christmas’ than adorning your paper crown and reading the cheesy Christmas joke that comes out of your cracker. So what better stocking filler than a side-splitting book that is packed full of them? Perfect for the kids to share at the table while you tuck in to Christmas dinner, Christmas Cracker Jokes will make this Christmas all the more hilarious!
I Told You I Was Ill
Okay, we admit that this doesn’t sound like the most festive treat to receive in your stocking come Christmas morning, but I Told You I Was Ill is both poignant and funny in equal measure. Providing poetic (yet side-splitting) examples of how we as people can retain their sense of humour and personality until our last breath, the book is a collection of the most fitting famous last words of all time…
Oola, the Owl Who Lost Her Hoot!
If a polar bear isn’t the animal your little ones are yearning for this Christmas, all likelihood is that Oola the Owl Who Lost Her Hoot will prove a hit – after all, this Christmas seem to be all about our winged friends after the success of the lovely John Lewis advert starring the ever-so cute Monty the penguin. A charming story with a very distinctive style, the story is perfect bedtime reading for those aged 3+.
Again, this may not sound like the most Christmassy book, but stay with us – Burgers is a doozy! Filled with some jaw-droppingly scrumdidiliumptious recipes for home-made burgers, the book is shaped like a burger too! Guaranteed to get some laughs from the meat-loving relatives this Christmas, Burgers is a hilarious stocking filler book that has a burger for every occasion: from a low-key barbecue to a posh dinner party.
Off the Leash: A Dog’s Best Friend
Entertaining dog lovers of all ages and inspired by his daily Facebook cartoons, Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs was a bestseller for the Book People last year – and we think Off the Leash: A Dog’s Best Friend is even funnier! One of our favourite stocking filler books of this year, the book features some delightful pencil drawings inspired by the relationship between dogs and their owners… aww!
Peanuts Guide to Life Collection
Snoopy shares his philosophy; Charlie Brown gives his outlook on life; Woodstock shows his wisdom; and Lucy offers up her cynical life lessons in the four-book Peanuts: Guide to Life Collection. Sharing sentiments on everything from food to friendship, this is a wonderful gift collection for all ages. And with the Peanuts film due in 2015, it makes for the perfect stocking filler book for Christmas 2014.
Everyone loves cheese, and everyone knows that adding cheese to a meal instantly makes said meal 400% better – that’s where this book comes in! Babybel Cookbook is packed with full-flavour recipes that are not only inventive, but very tempting indeed! And it is shaped like the world’s favourite round cheese, too, so it will receive a chuckle or two when it’s unwrapped on Christmas morning! Ba, ba, ba – ba, ba, ba-rilliant!
So, that rounds up our pick of the best stocking filler books for Christmas 2014. We hope you find something your friends, family and loved ones enjoy. If you need any more inspiration for gifts to buy boys, gifts to buy girls, secret Santa gift ideas or anything else book related this Christmas, visit the Book People’s Christmas Shop!
Happy reading, and merry Christmas!