Christmas Gifting / 23 November, 2023 / Christina Walter

12 Special Keepsake Books For Christmas

Finding a new book under the Christmas tree is always a winner in our house, and keepsake books for Christmas make it all extra special.

There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa in our PJs to get engrossed with the next enchanted land we’re going to visit or the cool things we might learn in a factual book. Let your child fall down the giant reading rabbit hole with these gorgeous books perfect for Christmas. From pop-ups to classic stories, these are some of my favourite keepsake books for Christmas this year.

The Tales Of Mr Bear, Lorna Gibson

The Tales of Mr Bear was written and illustrated by Lorna Gibson and features three beautifully heartwarming illustrated adventures of Mr Bear and friends in the corner of the forest.

Curl up with Mr Bear’s Christmas, Mr Bear’s Day Out and Mr Bear’s Best Day. In 2020, Lorna also animated Mr Bear’s Christmas which is available to watch online for ten minutes of festive magic to accompany the book. This beautifully printed collection of stories is a timeless celebration of the magic of the everyday, friendship and love.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: MinaLima Edition, J.K. Rowling

The third book in the Harry Potter series, illustrated in brilliant colour by the iconic design house MinaLima and featuring interactive paper-engineered elements, including the Marauder’s Map!

Return to Hogwarts in this stunning edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. J.K. Rowling’s complete and unabridged text is accompanied by full-colour illustrations on nearly every page and eight paper-engineered interactive elements. Readers are invited to explore the Knight Bus, reveal the Grim in a teacup, spin the Time-Turner and more!

Designed and illustrated by MinaLima – the award-winning studio behind the graphic style of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films – this keepsake edition is the perfect gift for Harry Potter fans of all ages, a beautiful addition to any collector’s bookshelf and an enchanting way to share this beloved series with a new generation of readers.

Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Everything, DK

An endlessly engaging way to explore everything from history’s biggest villains to the most jaw-dropping natural wonders and scientific breakthroughs, this stunningly illustrated children’s encyclopaedia is filled to the brim with fascinating facts, quizzes and interviews with experts.

Packed with breathtaking photography and the topics kids love most, this is the ultimate guide to the world around you.

Become an eyewitness to the world’s most incredible nature, science, and historical events, all in one tremendous picture-led reference guide that will take you on a visual tour of everything.

The Story Orchestra, Magic Flute

Discover the sorcery of The Magic Flute in this musical retelling of the opera – push the button on each beautiful scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing, and singers singing, from Mozart’s score.

This tale of a prince, a princess and a magic flute begins in a mountain ridge between two magical lands. Prince Tamino enters, chased by a dragon, but three brave mountain rangers gallop past on horseback to rescue him.

The story follows Prince Tamino as he breaks into the Sun King’s palace, charms the court with his magic flute, and gets caught by the guards. Will the prince escape with the princess?



The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

The timeless adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger have enchanted children and their parents for more than a century. This is a glorious edition of a children’s classic, with enchanting illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk.



The Enchanted Wood, Enid Blyton

The first adventure in the Folio Society editions of ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ series, Enid Blyton’s The Enchanted Wood features Jonathan Burton’s enchanting illustrations and a new introduction by Michael Morpurgo.


Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up, Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda

Featuring more than 35 stunning pop-ups and fascinating, up-to-the-minute information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties, this is an awe-inspiring tribute to the world’s most celebrated extinct animals and their 180-million-year reign of our planet.



The Roald Dahl Collection

Grab your golden ticket for three of Roald Dahl’s finest fizz-whizzing adventures – James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Twits – in this splendiferous new Folio Society set, featuring Quentin Blake’s iconic black-and-white illustrations and the classic texts.


Personalised The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies, My 1st Years

Bring their imagination and creativity to life with this personalised The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies. Perfect for readers of all ages, this wonderful collection includes all the original Flower Fairy poems and illustrations by Cicely Mary Barker from the classic books. Cicely Mary Barker’s charming poetry and delicate illustrations have sparked the imaginations of children for over ninety years and continue to inspire a life-long love for fairies and all things magical. Personalise this beautiful book with a little reader’s name for a gift they’ll treasure for years to come.


The Velveteen Rabbit Book, Margery Williams

An age-old classic children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit is a must-have first read for little ones. Hidden inside a slipcover that’s designed exclusively for us, this story of a precious stuffed rabbit, his love for his owner and his journey to become real, is sure to delight toddlers and pre-schoolers and become a treasured keepsake on the bookshelf.

Charlotte’s Web: 70th Anniversary Edition, Amazon

‘From grammar to the tenderness in which this story is delivered, E. B. White’s writing is so perfect… And Garth William’s muted illustrations are entirely without fault. Whether read aloud or solo, this is a book well deserving of its “classic” status.’ – The Children’s Book Review

Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger. Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.




Your Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, Wonderbly

Traditional nursery rhymes… with a twist! Transform a child into the hero of over 30 classic songs and stories in this charming personalised keepsake book.

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