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Treat your mum this Mother's Day!

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Hilarious and heartwarming reads for your mum

Give the gift of inspiration this Mother's Day! The bestselling Becoming by Michelle Obama is an intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir from the former First Lady of the United States, and is a perfect read alongside the Becoming Journal – filled with guided journaling prompts for your mum to reflect and nurture a life full of joy, intention, and purpose.

For light-hearted laughs, treat your mum to Polly Gillespie's self-described ‘saucy’ new memoir, The Misadventures of Polly Gillespie. Comedienne Ali Wong's Dear Girls is also hilarious, brutally honest, and full of wisdom on modern motherhood!

For a truly touching deep read, check out Untamed by Glennon Doyle – a soulful memoir and liberating wake-up call for women to live their truest, wildest life!

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Be in to WIN a virtual visit from Harlan Coben!


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To celebrate Harlan Coben’s latest novel Win, Penguin Random House is giving one lucky reader the chance to win the ultimate prize: a virtual visit from Harlan Coben at their book club!

To enter:

  • Place an order for Win
  • Submit your entry HERE!
  • Take a screenshot of your confirmation email or download your invoice from your account when the book is shipped as proof of purchase

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Kids Christmas Gift Guide

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Want, Need, Read, and Wear

An increasingly popular way to shop for kids at Christmas time is by following the ‘Want, Need, Read, and Wear’ guidelines. This helps keep the number of gifts you’re buying to a minimum and creates a nice balance between essentials and treats! Whether buying for your own children or someone else’s, give it a try this Christmas!


The ‘want’ gift can be something that reflects their passions and interests or simply the latest toy on top of their wishlist. You can get them involved in the choosing of this gift to avoid any Christmas morning disappointment, or check out our ideas below for some inspiration!

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Top Gift Ideas for Christmas 2020

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It's that magical time of year once again!

If you're on the hunt for the top gifts for Christmas 2020, look no further – we've got the hottest presents to be wrapped up and placed under your tree for the happiest of times come December 25!

Whether you're hunting gift ideas for your husband, wife, kids, friends or family – read on for our top gift picks!


Let's get the big ones out of the way first: Toys. While there's always the “must-have toy of the year,” we figured it'd be better to highlight the toys that can never go wrong, and for those we have to go with the timeless gift of LEGO and the ever-evolving range of Board Games!

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Top 10 Gift Ideas for Father's Day!

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Father's day has rolled around again and it's time to think of something for, notoriously, one of the most difficult people to buy for! We hope to make buying for your father-figure a little easier this year, with our Father's Day gift ideas!

1. Pop Culture Clothing and Accessories!

If your father-figure is a pop-culture enthusiast, then the Speakerface clothing range could be the perfect addition to his wardrobe! From Star Wars to the Karate Kid you are sure to find a T-shirt he'll be proud to wear! If Dad loves Star Wars, then something from our Rocklove range will be sure to make him smile! A true Star Wars fan won't be able to resist the Men's Sith Rings, Ewock chains and other Star Wars Medallions!

2. Gaming Gear

If your father-figure is a gamer you can't pass up the chance to upgrade his gaming chair , gaming controller or grab him the latest games! These Cable Guy Controller Holders are also super cute, and celebrate several pop-culture franchises! From Spyro and Banjo Kazooie to Deadpool and Spider-man, you're sure to find your Dad's passion represented!

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Be in to WIN a new TV and a year of Sky Sport!


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Our friends over at Allen & Unwin have launched an amazing competition to celebrate the release of Facing the Haka!

To enter, simply purchase a copy of Facing the Haka and you can go into the running to win a brand new TV and year of Sky Sport! Sounds great, right?

The book describes what it’s like to stare down the most famous ritual in sport and then play the All Blacks. It’s a handsome full-colour hardback book featuring iconic photos from throughout rugby history and tells the legendary stories of the greatest rugby tests of all time.

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Be in to WIN the chance to meet Stephenie Meyer!


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That's right, Twilight superfans! Hachette New Zealand is giving two lucky winners the chance to join fans from around the world to take part in an International Video Conference Call with Stephenie Meyer!

Winners will also have the opportunity to ask Stephenie Meyer two questions, so get thinking!

All you have to do to enter is purchase a copy of Midnight Sun and answer a simple question about why you are the biggest Stephenie Meyer fan in New Zealand.

Already pre-ordered your copy? Not a problem, you can still enter.

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Mother's Day Menu

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If your Mother-figure is included in your bubble, then cooking her a 3 course meal could be the perfect way to make her feel super special this Mother's Day! We've selected a Starter, Main and Dessert option from some of our favourite Kiwi recipe books!

Starter: Annabel Langbein's Zuc­chini Chips with Chermola Dip

We're a huge fan of Annabel Langbein's books so we had to include one of her delicious recipes.

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Book Gorilla's Lockdown Menu


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Hi book fans,

If you're anything like me, in the last week I've been skipping over to the pantry far too often, while others have been posting fitness challenges I've been curled up with a cup of tea, a book and a bit of baking.

Most office staff at Mighty Ape HQ have been in working from home before the official lockdown began and since then I've used the time I would usually use to drive to work to come up with something delicious for the family. It's also my daughter's birthday coming up so I'm trying our recipes from cookbooks I have around the house to make her birthday extra special this year.

Here's a few recipes I've tried and loved over the last week:

Chelsea Winter's Lockdown Loaf has blown up my feeds with pictures of this delicious looking bread. It's the easiest recipe ever but does require beer, my husband had to sacrifice one of his, the result was so good he's given me his remaining two!

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