Adult’s Christmas Gift Guide: Unwrap A World of Ideas

Adult’s Christmas Gift Guide: Unwrap A World of Ideas

Use our gift guide below to pick out the perfect gift books for Christmas. From the little dipper to driving slippers, there’s a very wide world to explore!

Take the wheel with The Classic Car Book, or stroll through the streets of some Great City Maps. Fancy a snack, or a four course meal? Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect brings delicious food to life. And if it’s eons and epics you’re after, The Stars has star power and Big History’s got plot twists you won’t want to miss. No matter the adventure, there’s a place in these pages for everyone on your list.

For the lover of the finer things: Jewel (£25.00)

Put a twinkle in their eye with this glamorous guide to jewellery, gems and minerals. Discover gemstones from agate to zoisite, get up-close to extravagant jewels, and learn the incredible stories behind Fabergé eggs, the Hope diamond and more.

For the motor-mad enthusiast: The Classic Car Book (£25.00)

Time for an unforgettable road trip! Fully illustrated and packed with stunning photography, The Classic Car Book uses specially commissioned photographic tours to put you in the driver's seat of the world's most famous vintage cars, including stylish roadsters and luxury limousines from manufacturers such as Mercedez-Benz, Ferrari, Rover, Jaguar, and Bentley. From the Chevrolet Bel Air to the Ferrari Testarossa, The Classic Car Book showcases the most important and iconic classic cars from every decade since the 1940s.

For the great explorer: Great City Maps (£20.00)

Why not take a stroll down the roads of history? Great City Maps explores the world's most celebrated historical city maps. Richly detailed maps of ancient and modern cities are presented in stunning detail, from Athens to Alexandria and Cape Town to Cairo, with close up views of each city's most intriguing features.

For the stargazer: The Stars (£20.00)

Here’s a bright gift! With a foreword by Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, presenter of BBC 4's Sky at Night, The Stars is a stunning guide to the celestial wonders of our universe, capturing the beauty of the cosmos beyond our solar system. Explore awe-inspiring outer space and discover the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering starbirth nebulae to supermassive black holes.

For time travellers and science buffs: Big History (£25.00)

When it comes to history, you can’t get much bigger than this. Big History brings together an incredible range of perspectives, using multiple disciplines including physics and sociology to bring us the story of 13.8 billion years. With a foreword by TED speaker Professor David Christian, Big History is a truly unique look at the history of our world.

For bright bakers and insatiable foodies: Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect (£20.00)

Know a Mary Berry fan? Who doesn’t! Featuring more than 100 exciting new recipes, Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect is bound to delight any lover of food. For each recipe, Mary identifies the crucial bit to get right to guarantee best results, then demonstrates it with step-by-step instructions. To make things even more delectable, each book comes with an exclusive tote bag, perfect to carry ingredients home before whipping up a meal. 

For perennial green thumbs: The RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (£75.00)

Just because the cold air is here doesn’t mean we can’t dream of gardens. The RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants remains the ultimate plant guide for gardeners. Unrivalled in authority and range, this single-volume guide has over 15,500 entries from Abelia to Zygopetalum. Edited by Christopher Brickell, former Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society, and with over 6,000 beautiful photographs and precise artworks, The RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is the only garden reference encyclopedia an enthusiast will ever need.

 

Don't stop there! Explore DK's full range of Reference, Food and Drink and Gardening titles, always sure to delight.

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