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Sensational stocking fillers and Secret Santa gifts

Posted by Emma Pagano on

Searching for something under a tenner for a work colleague, or the perfect small present for a friend or family member? Look no further – A Great Read have got you covered!

We love these beautiful Curled Up Corners Bookmarks. With a choice of a drowsy dog, cosy cat, quiet mouse or furled fox, animal lovers will adore these elegant brass creatures that sit snugly at the top of a page to save your place. They’re both beautiful and practical, and only £3.49 each – irresistible!

The Flexilight is both a bookmark and a light – slender and bendy so you can position it at any angle to get the light you need, small enough to not disturb those around you (though with an impressive 8 lumens of light), and thin enough to pop into your book as a placeholder when you’ve finished reading – ingenious! It comes in a variety of designs - plain Black, Blue Words or Pink Flower – and prices range from £5.49 to £5.99.

A scented candle is always appreciated, and these festive Candles in a Tin will appeal to men and women alike. Scents of precious woods, musk, spice and vanilla oils combine in an aromatic Arabian fragrance in the Frankincense and Myrrh candle, while the wintry Orange and Pommander has notes of citrus and cloves. Both smell wonderful – and at only £4.99, they’re great value too.

Fans of the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups series will chuckle at the latest addition to the range: a pack of 52 humorous Playing Cards that are perfect for everyone’s favourite card games – from a poker evening with friends to a relaxed game of rummy. Featuring the classic artwork from the books, they can be picked up for just £4.50.

Readers of twentieth-century classics are sure to be thrilled with One Hundred Writers in One Box: Postcards from Penguin Modern Classics. Featuring memorable, high-quality photographs of authors such as Camus, Nabokov and Orwell, the design evokes the iconic look of the Modern Classics series. Ideal for framing, using as notecards or simply browsing through, these timeless images are simply lovely, and are available for a mere £9.70 (saving you over £5 on the RRP!)

These and many other gifts can all be found on our website, and with delivery usually in 2-6 working days, they can be winging their way to you before the big day. We hope you have a very merry Christmas!

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