Presents for Shakespeare Scholars

Does your loved one At Christmas… no more desire a rose / Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth? And, as a result, you find yourself stuck in a tricky gift-giving situation? Well, perhaps we might help. We have a whole series of interviews about Shakespeare’s life and work; you may, for example, be interested in giving them a biography of the bard as recommended by the scholar James Shapiro. Failing that, we’ve gathered a selection of gift ideas below, to suit all budgets.

Small Fashionable Gifts for Culture Vultures

Culture vultures are a fascinating species. While often reclusive and known to hoard, they may also engage in subtle public displays of their interests. Known methods of literary and artistic signalling include the right tote bag and a suitable scarf. They can be difficult to buy for, however, but Five Books has you covered.

More Stocking Fillers for Book Lovers

Still stuck for small gift or Secret Santa ideas, even after browsing our first stocking fillers for book lovers list? Well, we’ve plenty more suggestions where those came from. Find below another collection of five presents for bibliophiles coming in at under $25 each.

Novelty Gifts for Mathematics Fans

Excited by equations? Frantic about formulae? Five Books has a wealth of book recommendations on maths & statistics. If you’re looking for gift-ideas that go beyond books, then we also have your back. While Professor Nick Higham has already curated a gift list for the mathematically-minded , we wanted to complement it with some more novelty choices.

Presents for Philosophy Fans

Having a Christmas crisis over what to buy for the philosophy lover who overthinks everything? Don’t despair. We have dozens of interviews full of expert book recommendations in our archives – and, failing that, even existentialists will find something to love in our hand-picked selection of gift ideas for philosophers

Presents for Keen Cooks to Use in the Kitchen

If your mother, brother or significant other is always cooking up a storm in the kitchen, you may be on the lookout for an attractive yet useful gift. Our experts have recommended a wide range of classic cookbooks, whatever their current culinary enthusiasm – or you might prefer one of our recommended items, below:

Presents to Help Children Get Into Coding

Computer science skills will be invaluable for the younger generation – but not many of us feel well-placed to teach them to code from scratch. (If you are, then you may enjoy the expert interviews in our computing section!) Luckily there is a trend for fun, entry-level toys and toolkits to help them get started. We’ve selected five exciting gift ideas below:

Family Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season: History

It’s the holiday season, that time of year when you spend endless hours sitting around with your family. What to do when you’re not either preparing or eating a meal?

Presents for Harry Potter Fans

Okay, so they have every book in the Harry Potter series already. Maybe even multiple copies. So what next, this Christmas? Be sure of having a magical time these holidays by finding the perfect gift for that Harry Potter-mad child (or adult) in your household among our carefully selected suggestions.

Gifts for the Nietzsche Lover in your Life

So, your loved one is really into Nietzsche. Many people with an intellectual bent do go through a Nietzsche phase. If you really want to indulge them, you could always send them on a trip to Switzerland to stay at the Nietzsche House in Sils Maria. That’s where Nietzsche himself spent a lot of time. But in case you’re looking for a cheaper and more convenient option, you may want to opt for a book recommended by Nietzche expert Brian Leiter, or – failing that – one of the gifts suggested below.