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What gift do you give the person who has everything?

It seems the later you get on in life, the harder it is to find something special or different as a gift for a loved one or friend. So often when asked, they say “really, don’t bother; I have everything I need”, even if they know it’s not entirely true!

Well, Rare and Antique Books have an interesting and different solution – a rare first edition book that’s of particular interest to the recipient. If it is a gift for him, perhaps he loves James Bond films. Imagine the kudos of showing off a first edition Casino Royale to his friends.James-Bond-first-edition-collection-Ian-Fleming
Or perhaps a childhood favourite was Babar the Elephant. The pleasure of reminiscing over the lovely illustrations in ‘The Story of Babar’ would be enough in itself but treasuring a first edition as a unique gift as well would be all the more special.
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If it is for her, perhaps a favourite film such as ‘Hundred and One Dalmatians’ as a first edition would be a great gift idea.The-101-Dalmatians-Dodie-Smith-First-Edition (2)The-House-at-Pooh-Corner-When-we-were-very-young-Now-we-are-six-Winnie-the-Pooh-A.A.Milne-1st-edition

Or another childhood favourite read such as ‘Winnie the Pooh’ would tug at the heartstrings.

Yes, a rare and valuable old book is worth thinking about as an option. It would sit nicely on the mantelpiece, be an interesting talking point and potentially would be remembered long beyond most other presents.