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Last minute rush to buy presents? We’re here to help!

December 20, 2018

Being the silly season, December is always the busiest time of the year. Because of this, we want to take some of the hassle out of choosing a Christmas gift for your loved one. While it’s sometimes easy with people like your dad or your little sister it can be harder for others.

So, if you need a present for your great-uncle, or your second cousin, or you’ve been brought into a Kris Kringle you’re not sure about, (or you do need some help with your parents, siblings or partners this holiday season) we’ve made a few lists to help you out.

Starting with gifts for the man in your life. We’ve got Australian noir, a definitive countdown of Kings of the Road and historical fiction to choose from.

The Lost Man

Scent of Fear

Kings of the Road

Tombland: A Shardlake Novel 7

The Queen's Colonial: Colonial Series Book 1


We all know someone into Young Adult fiction, don’t we. These books would be perfect gifts for them, or for someone you want to get on the track of reading this fantastic genre. Including Markus Zusak’s The Messenger, the incredible Take Three Girls, and more.

Take Three Girls

The Messenger

Hive: The Vault Book 1

Spinning Silver

The Silent Invasion: The Change Trilogy 1


And not forgetting the kids, take a look at all these great short story collections, classics like The Jungle Book and fun animal facts from Guinness World Records. Sure to keep them busy for weeks after the frenzy of Xmas morning!

The 104-Storey Treehouse

The New Kid: Unpopular Me

The Complete Jungle Book

Laugh Your Head Off 4 Ever


Any budding chefs, food aficionados, or just someone who loves a good recipe book? These cookbooks and lifestyle guides will light up their faces when they unwrap them. Whether they are looking at zero waste with Sarah Wilson in Simplicious Flow, getting fit with Luke Zocchi (personal trainer to Chris Hemsworth) or just getting back into the kitchen with Leah Itsines in The Nourishing Cook, these will all make perfect gifts.


I Quit Sugar: Simplicious Flow

The A-List Diet & Fitness Plan

Love, Laugh, Bake!


Looking for a thoughtful present for your mum but not sure what she likes to read? Any of these titles is sure to be a hit (including Liane Moriarty’s newest blockbuster, Nine Perfect Strangers!).


Period Repair Manual

A Simple Favour

The Lucky Galah

Nine Perfect Strangers


Finally, if you’re looking for something educational, or non-fiction for the more cerebral member of your family, look no further. If they’re a little one, try the Macquarie Dictionary range of Spelling Workbooks. For the older reader, they might like something from the Guinness World Records collection. And for the adults, Operation Playboy from Kathryn Bonella, or John Ibrahim’s Last King of the X would be perfect.

Macquarie Dictionary Spelling Workbook: Year 6

My Polar Dream

Operation Playboy