Remember books? Yep, their still kicking about. When it comes to excellent Christmas gifts you really can't go past a good page turner. Here are some books that I own, love and recommend you buy for your nearest and dearest.
One | How To Be An Explorer Of The World
This book was given to me by the best gift giver in the world, the lovely Eliza Ashe. It's the perfect gift for kids, or overgrown ones like me. It's filled with little tasks that you can incorporate into your everyday life, Exploration #22 'People Watching' is my favourite. The task instructs you to sit in a public place and document the people around you and create a colour-coded map of them in relation to where you are sitting and what they're wearing etc. Some of you might have nodded off, but if you're a creepy people watcher like me, this shiz is for you.
Two | The Pilgrimage
If you buy this pearler for your boyfriend be prepared for every holiday you ever go on to be pulled from its pages. The Pilgrimage is a round up of the 50 places that need to surfed before you die. It covers local surf spots like Lennox Head and more exotic locations like the Maldives. Hmmmm...Maldives. I can only go on holidays with my husband where there are waves, otherwise I have to spend the ENTIRE HOLIDAY with him talking about feelings or something. That's not a holiday, that's work. (Romance)
Three | Vogue Covers
This book is cover-to-cover amazing covers. It kicks off with an illustrated beauty from 1917, takes you through the 60's, 70's and 80's when covers were adventurous, creative and mind-blowingly fun, then to the 90's when it was all about The Super's. If you have a friend who is even a little bit interested in fashion this book is a winner. Actually even if she's not interested in fashion, who wouldn't want a nude Kate Moss sitting on their coffee table?
Four | Russian Criminal Tattoo, Volume 1
When it comes to buying gifts for the hard-to-please I like to go as weird as possible, and it doesn't get much weirder than this book. Russian Criminal Tattoo is an illustrated encyclopaedia of some of the weirdest and grossest tattoos that those crazy Russian crims are sporting. Be warned, shit gets pretty real in this book, there are more penises in here than Porky's on a Saturday night.
Five | Food Babies Love
From penises to baby food...good flow Thommo. If you have a mate or family member who has recently bought a little person into world, I cannot recommend this book enough. My lovely cousin got this for me and it helped me to keep my mental little child's tummy full. These recipies are so yummy I'd end up eating it too - which explains a few jean-related battles I've been having lately.