Christmas gift guide 2022

by The Feminist Bookshop Team, November 2022

The festive season is upon us and it can sometimes be tricky to find the ideal gift for everyone. Don't you worry, we are here to help! Below you'll find a wide selection of our favourites, and maybe your loved ones' next favourite too? Happy Christmas :)

Feel good reads

One Last stop

The ideal book for winter evenings under a blanket with a hot drink. Queer romance and queer joy guaranteed.

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Beautiful News

The king of infographics David McCandless uses spectacular visuals to give us all a bit of good news.

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Honey & Spice

A funny and sparkling debut, Honey & Spice is full of delicious tension and romantic intrigue that will make you weak at the knees.

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Stocking fillers

The Master's Tools

The best tool to bring up politics at the dinner table on Christmas Eve.

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Women of the World Diary

The perfect kit to get organised surrounded by inspiring women and non binaries.

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What Writers Read

Writers are first and foremost readers. See what inspires their craft.

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For Foodies

My New Roots

With sugar and gluten free options, these seasonal recipes are designed to taste incredible, satisfy your appetite and make you feel fantastic.

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Modern, vibrant, easy-to-make food.Eastis a must-have whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more delicious meat-free food.

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Be My Guest

The dinner table, among friends, is where the best conversations take place - talking about the world, religion, politics, culture, love and cooking. Be My Guest is a conversation about all these things, mediated through the sharing of food.

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For Social justice warriors

Know Your Rights

Child rights are unique freedoms and protections designed for you. Governments should uphold them but all across the world they are violated. Know Your Rights and Claim Them gives you the knowledge and tools to claim your rights.

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Anti-Racist Ally

Do you want to be an anti-racist ally? This punchy, pocket-sized guide shows you how, whether you're using your voice for the first time, or are looking for ways to keep the momentum and make long lasting change.

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Feminist Freedom Warriors

Feminist Freedom Warriors tells the stories of women of colour from the Global South, weaving together cross-generational histories of feminist activism across national borders.

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For Witches, wizards & warlocks


This festive season, celebrate all things witchy with this brilliant box of bookish gifts. Perfect as a treat for yourself or for someone special in your life.  


Modern Witch Tarot Deck

An inclusive, genderfluid colourful deck based on the traditional Ryder Waite Smith. Perfect for those wanting to get into tarot or those keen to add to their collection.

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Novice Witches & Apprentice Wizards

An exciting guide into the history of witchcraft and a directory of the tools, sacred objects, and classic spells associated with the craft.

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For Writers and poets

Healing Through Words

Rupi Kaur guides us in how to reconnect with our inner creatives. Prompts that will liberate you, and maybe shape your next book?

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The Artist's Way

Excercises and practices to gain self-confidence with your writing.

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Manifesto: A Rallying Cry to Never Give Up

If you're struggling to believe in yourself and your writing career: read this. Bernardine shows us that perseverance and work always pays off.

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For baby feminists

Feminist baby

Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who's not afraid to do her own thing!


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Love makes a family

Whether you have two mums, two dads, one parent, or one of each, there's one thing that makes a family a family... and that's LOVE.

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My Feminist ABC

An inspiring board book that teaches the little ones an esteemed alphabet of female (and human) values through colourful art and sassy text.

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For Teens and tweens


A glorious teenage lesbian love story set in Brighton. Heartbreaking (in the best way).

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Felix Ever after

A revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.

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The Gilded ones

A beautiful West African-inspired fantasy series. In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice. Perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Black Panther.

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for nature lovers

Forest Therapy

Who hasn't felt better after a walk in the woods, a picnic alfresco or a swim in the sea? This book will help you reconnect with nature.

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In the Garden

In this collection of essays, fourteen writers go beyond simply considering a plot of soil to explore how gardening is a shared language, an opportunity for connection, something that is always evolving.

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Women on nature

A landmark anthology collecting together the work of women, over the centuries who have written about the natural world in Britain, Ireland and the outlying islands of our archipelago.

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for Fashionistas

Anti-Capitalist Book of fashion

Fashion is political. From the red carpets of the Met Gala to online fast fashion, clothes tell a story of inequality, racism and climate crisis.

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Liberated Threads

Following celebrities, models, college students, and everyday women as they moved through fashion boutiques, beauty salons, and record stores, Ford narrates the fascinating intertwining histories of Black Freedom and fashion.

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Aja Barber exposes you to the endemic injustices in our consumer industries and the uncomfortable history of the textile industry; one which brokered slavery, racism and today's wealth inequality.

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AWARD winning fiction

The Book of form & Emptiness


A young teenager confronted to grief and finding refuge in books and words. A masterpiece.

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The Seven moons of maali almeida


Set in Colombo in 1990, a rip-roaring epic, full of mordant wit and disturbing truths.

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Tomb of Sand


An urgent yet engaging protest against the destructive impact of borders, whether between religions, countries or genders.

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The queer lives gift box

Celebrate fantastic queer voices past and present with this brilliant box of bookish gifts. Perfect as a treat for yourself or for someone special in your life.  


The Book of Non-Binary Joy

Written with warmth and unapologetic humour, and with bold illustrations throughout, Ben Pechey has created the ultimate safe space for you to embrace your non-binary life and start living.

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Queer Life, Queer Love

Wrriting that explores characters, stories and experiences beyond the mainstream. Celebrating the fascinating, the forbidden, the subversive, and even the mundane, but in essence, the view from outside.

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Stunning children's picture books

Anita and the dragons

Anita watches the dragons high above her. Being the valiant princesa she is, she never lets them scare her. Then one day, Anita must face her fears and begin life in a new country. Will she be brave enough to take flight to new adventures?

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We Are Together

Celebrate the power of love and friendship in this beautiful book by award-winning illustrator and author Britta Teckentrup.

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Freedom we sing

As powerful as it is beautiful, Freedom, We Sing is a lyrical picture book designed to inspire and give hope to readers around the world.

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Escape to Another World


Babel is the current team pick! Decolonial dark academia at its finest, thoroughly researched, R.F Kuang created a timeless masterpiece on the violence of oppressions.

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

A feminist, queer epic fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons - and the women who must lead the fight to save it.

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Daughters of Nri

A young adult fantasy fiction set in ancient Nigeria. Twin goddesses who grow up separately believing they are human must find a way back to one another. Magical. Mystical. Powerful.

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Self-care for christmas

Knitting for radical self-care

Tips and suggestions for carving out time for creativity, alongside beautiful patterns to try yourself.

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Hell Yeah Self-Care!

Empowering and written with authenticity. For anyone on a healing journey.

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Hi Cacti

With plant care tips, anecdotes, and design hints for cacti crafts, this feel-good book offers a unique insight into the power plants have on wellbeing. Plus, we are neighbours! Shop local this Christmas.

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The definitive story of Amy Winehouse's life and career told through key photographs, memorabilia and recollections by those who knew her best.

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She Bop

Lucy O'Brien conducted over 250 interviews with female artists and women working behind the scenes in A&R, marketing, music publishing, and production to write a groundbreaking exploration of sexism in the music industry.

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Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades. Shocking, wise and life-affirming, this book is the fascinating memoir of an inspirational woman.

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The Pan-African Pantheon

With forty accessible essays on the key intellectual contributions to Pan-Africanism, this volume offers readers a fascinating insight into the intellectual thinking and thinkers behind Pan-Africanism.

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Written with expertise and flair, Metaphysical Animals is a vivid blend of philosophy and recovered history - bringing back the women who shared ideas, as well as sofas, shoes and even lovers.

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Philosopher Queens

Where are the women philosophers? The answer is right here. The history of philosophy has not done women justice: you've probably heard the names Plato, Kant, Nietzsche and Locke - but what about Hypatia, Arendt, Oluwole and Young?

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Graphic novel enthusiasts

The Best We Could Do

A beautiful book depicting a family’s journey from war torn Vietnam. Explores the lasting impact of displacement and feeling uprooted along with the meaning of home through motherhood.

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The roles we play

Khan asks how religion and secularism, tradition and trend, heritage and progression can move toward a common space of love and understanding?

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Tells the story of Clara who struggles with different aspects of her life including writer’s block, setting boundaries and therapy. We love the scenes of sisterhood and how we are all, ultimately, collectively healing.

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Righteous Anger


In this explosive book, feminist writer and activist Laura Bates lays bare the patterns of misogyny that harm and endanger us all.

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Living a Feminist Life

Building on legacies of feminist scholarship, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them.

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A gripping and visceral narrative that interweaves the real-life stories of women who are fighting gross inequality all over the world.

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Help - i have no idea what they want

Gift Voucher

Purchase a personalised voucher to spend on anything in the bookshop or café. The perfect gift for family and friends.

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Blind Date with a book

No idea what to buy them? Fancy taking a risk? Try our blind dates with a book!

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Book Club Subscription

Join our book club!

When you sign up to the book club you'll receive a title that the bookshop team has selected for us to read together and discuss at the end of the month. 

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Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Thank you so much for reading. We would love to hear about your gift recommendations or trickiest gift decisions to make in the comments below. Also, scroll down to check out our other blog posts and let us know what you'd like to read about in the coming months!

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