Everyone knows someone (or is someone) who is obsessed with fairy tales. And fairy tale books are so great to give as gifts because you can never have enough beautiful editions of fairy tales or enough fairy tale retellings.
1 – The Snow Queen, Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Edition
I don’t think I really need to explain why this would make such a great gift. I mean, JUST LOOK AT IT! It’s so pretty and girly and sparkly and it is the absolute perfect gift for a fairy tale fiend. Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon.
2 – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
This is one bad ass retelling of Beauty and the Beast, which if you haven’t read, you should probably go out and buy it for yourself because it’s awesome! Really awesome. Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon.
3 – The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
This is a little book of very dark fairy tales by the amazing Angela Carter. If you’re looking for fairy tales with a bit more of a grown up feel, this is definitely the book for you. Although this edition appears to no longer be available, but here are some other beautiful editions: The Book Depository, Amazon, The Folio Society.
4 – The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
This is a beautiful lyillustrated retelling of Sleeping Beauty by the amazing Neil Gaiman. I’ve never read a Neil Gaiman book I didn’t love, and they are sure fire winners as gifts (I highly recommend The Ocean at the End of the Lane). Get The Sleeper and the Spindle here: The Book Depository, Amazon.
5 – Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
This is my all time favourite book. It’s one of the first books I ever read for completion and it is still my favourite. This is the most incredible retelling of The Six Swans. I’ve made all of my friends read this and they all absolutely love it. And you should definitely read this too. Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon.
Check out the other Bookmas posts on what to buy:
And all the Bookmas posts (including 2014) here.
I’d love to hear what books you would recommend to a fairy tale lover. Let me know below.