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The Best Books to Give to Creatives this Christmas


We all have those people who are almost impossible to buy for when it comes to the most wonderful time of the year. Luckily, The Book People is here to help solve this conundrum with ideas that will satisfy their thirst for knowledge and inspire them to embrace a brand new hobby or interest. Here, we’ve listed our top tips for gifts for creatives, crafters and creators this Christmas time.

New Botanical Painting (BOTA – not on site)

This book will encourage your friends to make their own botanical artwork by following Harriet de Winton’s top tips for painting flowers and foliage. Once finished, this wonderful artwork can be displayed with pride. This book includes 30 step-by-step watercolour projects.

LEGO Build Yourself Happy

This handy little book will help your loved one find inner peace by rediscovering the power of play with LEGO bricks. It’s full of simple steps that make things easier and more fun. Completing the building activities in this book will help people find mindfulness and balance in their always-on, day-to-day activities.

RHS Gardener’s Quiz and Puzzle Book

If the lucky recipient loves nothing more than spending time in the garden, whatever the weather, why not test their green-fingered knowledge? This book contains 400 questions based around every element of gardening. There are anagrams, observational tasks and themed questions to crack!

Mindful Crochet

Crochet is becoming more and more popular and this book will help your loved ones hone their skills. Each pattern has specially designed elements of repetition, colour and texture that has been designed to help the crafter find mindfulness as they create something truly breathtaking.

Overworked and Underpuzzled Collection

Everyone loves a puzzle and these three books are packed full of brain-teasing challenges including riddles, mazes, crosswords and Sudoku puzzles. They will help stave off boredom and enhance anyone’s well-being as they try to find the answers and solutions.

Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating

From apartments in the city to cottages in the country, this book is packed with top tips for using colour in every room of a home. It will inspire your friends and family to find a decorating style that suits their tastes and is packed with inspirational photographs and colour palettes.

Artful Etching: Midnight Garden

All ages will love relaxing and scratching the pages of this book to reveal stunning illustrations of gardens and botanical beauties. The designs are presented in full colour and a stylus is included so that they can choose whether to uncover the secrets in fine detail or in bigger blocks.

Birds: The Watercolour Art Pad

This book features 15 avian artworks for aspiring artists to paint. From a wren to a hummingbird and the European goldfinch, this book is ideal for anyone who loves our feathered friends AND getting creative.

We have many other books for the creative people in your life. Have a look at the homepage and start shopping today.

The Best Books to Give to Creatives this Christmas

  • New Botanical Painting
  • LEGO Build Yourself Happy
  • RHS Gardener’s Quiz and Puzzle Book
  • Mindful Crochet
  • Overworked and Underpuzzled Collection
  • Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decoratin
  • Artful Etching: Midnight Garden
  • Birds: The Watercolour Art Pad