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10 Books to Give Him This Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day just around the corner and the season of love very much upon us, now's the time to be thinking about what to get your beloved Valentine. We think showing your love through books is a beautiful sentiment so we've picked out some of our best books to give as gifts for him this Valentine's Day. So, whether he's a fiction fan or you can think of a particular hobby or interest he may appreciate a non-fiction book about, we've got a great variety of books in our list...

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If he's a fan of thrilling fiction...

1. I'll Keep You Safe

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Peter May

In the latest of Peter May's fantastic thrillers, murder and betrayal are about to tear married couple and business partners, Niamh and Ruairidh, apart. When they travel to Paris on a business trip Niamh is shocked to discover her husband has been having an affair but when he is killed by a car bomb, Niamh is determined to find out who is responsible. However, so is Detective Sylvie Braque and Niamh has just become her prime suspect...


2. Fools and Mortals

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Bernard Cornwell

Historical fiction author Bernard Cornwell has chosen a very unusual subject for his latest novel. Set in the Elizabethan period during the rise of London theatre, Richard Shakespeare, the Bard's brother is dying to take to the stage but is constantly outshined by his older sibling. This compelling read brings together all the elements of good Elizabethan drama including sibling rivalry, betrayal and ambition.

3. Reservoir 13

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Jon McGregor

This incredible story of how one loss can impact a community for years to come was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 and is a truly fascinating piece of literary fiction. When a girl goes missing from a quiet English village, the locals search to find her but as time moves on the girl is never found and the villagers return to a sense of normality despite the tragedy constantly hanging over them. This unique book deals with how the community adjusts and processes the mystery 13 years on.


If he's more at home in nature... 

4. The Wild Book

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David Scarfe

Let him unleash his inner child with the range of activities in this fun adventure book. From cooking on an outdoor stove to sleeping under the stars to making your own swing, there's no end to the brilliant activities outdoorsy people can enjoy. So, if you have a man to buy for who loves spending time in nature this Valentine's day, this book may be just what you're looking for.

If he's a history buff...

5. Spitfire Stories

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Jacky Hyams

Anyone with an interest in history will enjoy having a read through this book of stories of those who designed, made and piloted the Spitfires during World War Two. Using documents, letters and photographs from the archives of the Imperial War Museums, this book pieces together the eye-opening history of these planes and the role they played in Britain's victory.


If he's a sports enthusiast...

6. The World's 100 Weirdest Sporting Events

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  • RRP £12.99
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Geoff Tibballs

Buying gifts for sports fans can be tough but whatever game they call their favourite they'll still have a great laugh reading this quirky sports book. Geoff Tibballs has researched the weird and the wacky in the world of sports to identify 100 of the strangest sporting events from across the globe. From Germany's Mud Olympics to volcano boarding to cheese rolling, by gifting this book to your Valentine you might just be helping them pick out their next sporting obsession!


If he's a foodie...

7. Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food

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 Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay imparts his foodie wisdom to readers looking for meals that will help them build strength and get healthy. With recipes for all meals of the day, including breakfast, lunch, supper, snacks and sides, your Valentine will be fit and feeling great in no time - and, if you do give them this brilliant cookbook, they may just share their tasty new recipes with you!

If he's got green fingers...

8. RHS: How Do Worms Work?

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Guy Barter

This book from the Royal Horticultural Society answers all the questions the green-fingered have been asking for years as they tend to their gardens. From worms and insects to trees and plants, no part of garden life is over-looked in this quirky book on the subject. So, if you think your Valentine could do with some answers to his curious outdoorsy questions then get him a copy of this brilliant book.

If he's got a flair for fashion...

9. The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman

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Capt. Peabody Fawcett

If your Valentine likes looking immaculate then treat them to this grooming guide from Captain Fawcett. Taking inspiration from his extensive research, distant travels and advice he has gathered from barbers and style experts around the world, you'll find the very best tips and techniques for looking good. These techniques are all paired with handy step-by-step instructions and illustrations for him to follow. This really is the best gift for any gentlemen who need tips for improving their look.


If he's a crafty character...

10. Artist's Drawing Techniques

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If you think your Valentine would appreciate a book teaching them how to improve as an artist then this DK guide is the perfect present. With tips on how to draw with charcoal, pen and pastel, advice on all aspects of the process including how to pick a subject and step-by-step instructions on honing your craft, this comprehensive drawing book is a great addition to an aspiring artist's bookshelf.


If none of these Valentine's Day gift suggestions are quite right then take a look through our website to browse our full range of books and gifts. And, of course, many of the books in this list would be of interest to women as well and we have a whole other blog post dedicated to Valentine's Day gift ideas for her too.