Time was you could wrap up a book, pop it under the tree and everyone would be happy. But in this age of ebooks and iPads, catering to the bibliophile is a little more complex.
We've rounded up a selection of gifts and gadgets for book lovers – whether they're card-carrying Kindle fans or clinging to paper and print. And if you're looking for book suggestions, don't worry – we'll be rounding up a selection of the best tomes for Christmas very soon.
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Katana bookends (£18)
The pen is mightier than the sword, as someone who has never tried to fend off a claymore-wielding assailant with a biro said. Fortunately you can have the best of both worlds with this magnetic set of bookends – slip the metal sleeves inside your books, and the katana hilt and blade will hover in place as if by magic.
Buy the Katana bookends
Kobo Aura H2O (£140)
"Yes, but can you read it in the bath?" retorts your book-reading friend as they point accusingly in the direction of your e-reader. Wipe the smug grin off their face with this waterproof Kobo, which will survive a dunking just as well as any paperback. And it won't go all weird and puffy afterwards, either.
Buy Kobo Aura H2O here
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Curious Creatures: The Shorter Horror of MR James (£10.50)
MR James was the master of the Christmas ghost story; a fireside Yuletide tradition that chilled the blood of many a Cambridge scholar. Now you too can share in the shivers with this audiobook of James' short fiction, read with appropriately donnish delivery by actor Robert Lloyd Parry.
Suck UK Dead Mark bookmark (£7.50)
Poor old Mark. There he was, minding his own business, reading a book – when all of a sudden the pages shut and he was squashed flat. Still, at least his death wasn't meaningless – he can live on as a bookmark.
Buy Suck UK Dead Mark bookmark here