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Best new books for your secret santa and stocking filler gifts

From the best humour books to the ultimate GCHQ approved puzzle book, here are the perfect books for your secret santa or stocking filler gifts

Kat Brown
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We’ve all been there: drawing the Secret Santa short straw of a distant relative or colleague you know nothing about beyond the fact they exist. Don’t worry. Every one of these books hits the sweet spot of appearing thoughtful and interesting, and making the recipient feel culturally in the know. The biggest bonus is that they’re all wonderful books. The drawback is that you might decide just to keep them for yourself and get them a giant Toblerone instead.

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