10 Books To Gift This Christmas

Our favourite authors have you covered and your shopping list complete.

By Venetia Vecellio


Our favourite authors have you covered and your shopping list complete.

By Venetia Vecellio

No matter if you’re an avid reader or a once-a-year-if-I-can-be-bothered type of person, everyone agrees: you never regret reading a good book. While gifting books can feel daunting at times, reading can be one of the most wonderful pastimes, especially in 2020.

Here at Future Women, we’ve been reading all year and collecting the best of the best so you don’t have to worry about it. Here are our favourite reads from 2020 that are perfect for your holiday shopping list. 

For the wannabe chef

Always Add Lemon by Danielle Alvarez

Danielle Alvarez has become one of Australia’s up and coming young chefs. One look at her cookbook and you can understand why. Her first cookbook, Always Add Lemon, is filled to the brim with nutritious and delicious meals for you to try out over the summer. We recently caught up with Danielle on our podcast, Drive. Always Add Lemons is a great gift for those who love to cook. 

Always Add Lemon $37.50 

For the inspired

Untold Resilience by Future Women

During the lockdowns of 2020, the Future Women journalistic team uncovered the untold stories of 19 women whose resilience has seen them survive extraordinary global and personal tragedy. While our history books have long been dominated by men’s triumphant tales, Untold Resilience sets the record straight as it celebrates the incredible resilience of the female spirit.

Untold Resilience $26.25

For the busy friend

Tame Your Inner Critic by Clare Bowditch and Dr Charlotte Keating

For your friends who love to read but don’t have the time, Tame Your Inner Critic, is a perfect audiobook to gift your friends. A collaborative approach to taming your inner critic, Clare Bowditch and neuroscientist Dr Charlotte Keating, will help you strengthen and build the skills and techniques you need to tackle self-doubt.

Tame Your Inner Critic $14.95

For the nature lover

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing is the coming of age book everyone needs to read. A stunning ode to the natural world, the story follows Kya through her life as she grows up with Mother Nature. A gorgeous read and perfect for those who love the outdoors. 

Where the Crawdads Sing $17.25

For the activist

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai’s first book, I Am Malala, recounts her story of growing up in Pakistan, surviving an attempted Taliban assassination and her fight for female education rights. A heart wrenching yet inspiring story of triumph and determination. 

I Am Malala $17.50

And for the little activist

Malala: My Story Of Standing Up For Girls' Rights by Malala Yousafzai

Malala has now released a children’s version of the book, Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights

Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights $14.35

For the newly graduated

The Space Between by Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews

Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews, creators of the award-winning podcast, Shameless, have done it again and released their first book, The Space BetweenReminiscing on the hot-mess which is your early 20’s, Zara and Michelle share stories, advice and much-needed reassurance that your early 20s require. The perfect gift for the young women you know who, like many of us, have felt a bit lost in their lives this year. We recently caught up with Zara and Michelle on our podcast, Next Generation Innovators

The Space Between $26.25

For the future generation

I'm A Hero Too by Jamila Rizvi

Buying for a child? Look no further. Future Women’s Chief Creative Officer, Jamila Rizvi, has got your back. Jamila’s new book, I’m a Hero Too, was inspired by her own experiences parenting through a pandemic. A practical picture book to help children understand the changes brought by COVID-19 in their little worlds. 

I’m A Hero Too $17.50

For the learners

Happy & Other Ridiculous Aspirations by Turia Pitt

Future Women recently spoke with Turia Pitt and it seems she’s cracked the code to happiness. Happy & Other Ridiculous Aspirations is a journey towards finding the answers to one of life’s most pondered questions, what is the key to happiness? A deep dive into how we live our lives and how we can be happier. A gift for those who need a laugh and some handy advice. 

Happy & Other Ridiculous Aspirations $26.25

For the book-lover

The Gifts Of Reading by Robert Macfarlane

The Gifts of Reading is a beautifully curated collection of essays from some of the most adored authors such as Candice Carty-Williams, Imtiaz Dharker and Dina Nayeri. Each essay highlights the joys that the gift of reading gives, a perfect gift for your book-loving friend. 

The Gifts of Reading $26.25

Need some more gifting options? We’ve got you covered. Here, you can find gifts that give back and gifts for those who are impossible to buy for.