Buying for a book lover is never easy: one wrong novel and they've read it all before.
Get it right, though, and a simple paperback in their stocking will be sufficient to keep them quiet all Christmas day. Well, at least for the morning.
While tomes are a matter of taste, any one of these literary gifts should see the bookworm in your life happier than the protagonist at the close of a Shakespearean comedy.
We'll leave the sequels up to you.
The Colour of Books poster (£30)
Forget Fifty Shades of Grey: this poster packs an appealing plethora of hues – each of which takes its shade from the title of a celebrated literary work, from A Clockwork Orange to The Colour Purple.
Freshly updated to include new titles – such as the 2018 Man Booker Prize winner Milkman – this technicolour pinwheel is sure to delight any fan of tomes and tones. Just one question remains: where does one file Orange is the New Black?
Personal Library Kit (£12)
Step one: Establish small book lending service.
Step two: Stamp return dates ten years from now.
Step three: Wait.
Step four: Rake in the late fines as everyone reneges on their returns.
Do it all with this personal library kit, complete with checkout cards and stamp pad.
Kobo Forma (£240)
If reading for your dearest book lover means devouring page after page beneath the covers, Kobo's latest e-reader could be just the ticket.
Equipped with a generous 8-inch E–Ink display that works in both landscape and portrait, the Forma's front light adjusts according to the time of day, reducing sleep-troubling blue light as it gets closer to bedtime – so the only thing keeping you up will be that petrifying plot twist.
What's more, it's waterproof, packs an ergonomic grip and lets you rent texts from your local library via Overdrive. The only thing it doesn't do is smell like a freshly printed paperback. Sad.
Banned Books Mug (£11)
Not even terrible books get banned nowadays – even if they ought to be – but there was a time when it took just one mention of an unholy biscuit to have your work flung from the shelves of every store in the land.
Remember the scary days of censorship with this nifty heat-sensitive mug: covered in redacted titles, fill it with your favourite toasty beverage and the banned books will reveal themselves. Naughty.
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist (£7)
Know someone who can't make it through a single chapter without stopping for a wee nip? Make their consumption a classier affair with this collection of literature-inspired tipples.
Highlights include The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose, The Last of the Mojitos and Love in the Time of Kahlua. Stick it in their stocking and they'll be asleep by tea time.