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Adult colouring books gift guide

Adult colouring books gift guide

I don’t tend to write many gift guides. This is my second of the season (my first one can be found here) and I have one more planned. This gift guide is a little different because it’s full of the things I would love to receive! I’ve always loved adult colouring books and I’m hoping they are here to stay. Here’s a round up of some of my favourite adult colouring books around – perfect in case my husband needs a few ideas!

Adult colouring books gift guide

Lost in London - A colouring-in tour across England's capital by Sylvia Moritz and Rowan Ottesen

Lost in London – A colouring-in tour across England’s capital by Sylvia Moritz and Rowan Ottesen

Every building has its own character with its own story to tell. Lost in London will take you on a jaunt around the capital. Featuring fun facts and quotes about the city along the way, this is a relaxing colouring book as well as a wonderful keepsake.

Take a stroll down Portobello Road, discover famous landmarks including Big Ben and The London Eye, and colour in your favourite blooms at Columbia Road Flower Market. London is an exciting, vibrant city, and here you will travel to all your favourite places, as well as some hidden gems – in 96 pages, waiting to be brought to life. So whether you’re looking  for a digital detox, to relax, meditate, or just fancy some therapeutic colouring in, this special colouring book is the perfect escape.

Published by Hardie Grant Books, £9.99 hardback

The Liberty Colouring Book

In 1875, Arthur Lasenby Liberty began selling imported fabrics from a small shop on London’s Regent Street. Today, Liberty is London’s best-loved department store and its cutting edge design studio remains at the forefront of fashion across the world.

The Liberty Colouring Book is a unique opportunity to reimagine Liberty’s iconic patterns in your own personal style.

Lose yourself in paisleys and florals – and fall in love with your favourite Liberty prints all over again.

Published by Viking, £9.18 paperback

The Cath Kidston Classic Colouring Book

The Cath Kidston Classic Colouring Book

Enhance your inner creativity and relax with these beautiful hand-drawn illustrations from the Cath Kidston archive, from quirky novelty prints to the iconic floral designs we all know and love.

Classic Cath Kidston patterns have adorned everything from kitchenware to clothing, and now you can invent your own with your own colour combinations. Each original design in now included in the Print Library for reference and inspiration.

This colouring book allows you to re-imagine your favourite designs from this iconic British brand. Featuring 43 different patterns, you can immerse yourself in the world of Cath Kidston.

Published by Quadrille, £10 paperback

A Ladybird Book of Colouring

A wonderful colouring book in the traditional Ladybird mini hardback format, perfect for Ladybird fans of all ages. The book contains twenty-four classic Ladybird covers for you to colour, reimagine and make your own. Either follow the design of the original vintage covers that are shown on every left-hand page, or create your very own bespoke Ladybird masterpieces!
Some favourite covers included are: Well-loved Tales Cinderella, Tootles the Taxi, Understanding Maps, Shopping with Mother, Learning to Sew, Key Words: Play with us, The Ladybird Book of London, and How it works: The Computer.

Published by Ladybird, £5.49 hardback

Dream Weaver - A Colouring Adventure to Help You Dream the Night Away by Olivia Whitworth

Dream Weaver – A Colouring Adventure to Help You Dream the Night Away by Olivia Whitworth

A sleeping woman’s dream escapes from her ear. Her curious cat clambers into her dream. The sleeper climbs into the dream to retrieve the cat and the adventure begins….

This exquisite colouring book combines the themes of sleep and dreams, with a visual puzzle. The story follows the sleeper and her cat through deep oceans, mighty mountains, dark forests, bustling cities, and dreamy skies filled with balloons and kites. With original artwork inspired by 19th century Japanese prints and contemporary design, this breathtaking new colouring book is perfect for sleep therapy and relaxation.

Published by Quadrille, £10 paperback

Orla Kiely Colouring Book

In this, her first colouring book, Orla includes a feature on her much-loved palette, explains how to add texture to the page and create new colours through layering. Pick up some crayons or felt-tips and create your own fabulous patterns and prints. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves colouring, fashion, design and illustration.

Published by Conran, £3.99 paperback

The Cath Kidston Floral Colouring Book

The Cath Kidston Floral Colouring Book

Florals are at the heart of the iconic Cath Kidston prints, featured in this colouring book from the brand, and now they can be re-imagined at home. Get creative with these romantic hand-drawn illustrations from the Cath Kidston archive, from classic ‘Provence Rose’ to modern ‘Electric Flowers’.

Published by Quadrille, £10 paperback

Mum Life: A Snarky Adult Colouring Book

It’s 6:30 PM. By some miracle, one of your kids is asleep while the other is watching cartoons in a food coma. Quick! Here’s your chance! Grab some coloured pencils and markers, this colouring book, and run to the bathroom (don’t forget the wine)! First, lock the door and enjoy the solitude of private urination. Second, gulp down that wine and enjoy the most relaxing five minutes of your day as you surrender to the quietness and creativity of colouring. Celebrate the humour and frustration that are the highs and lows of motherhood featured in the pages of this book.

Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, £5.99 paperback

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    December 9, 2016 at 6:39 am

    I have the Orla Kiely colouring book, some lovely designs to complete

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