Book gifts make the best gifts: that’s our motto around here, which is why we’ve gathered a mix of crowd-pleasing, perennially popular, and under-the-radar books to help you find the right gifts for your literary friends and family.
With a mix of fiction, biography, essays, or beautiful coffee-table-worthy hardcovers, you’ll finish your holiday shopping in no time (or come away with a much longer holiday wishlist for yourself).
20 books to give as gifts this year
Who are you shopping for this year? Do you have a suggestion for a crowd-pleasing, giftable book? Let’s help each other build our holiday book shopping list in the comments.
P.S. Need more recommendations? Check out these three episodes of What Should I Read Next to fill out your shopping list: Ep 210: Books gifts are the BEST gifts, Ep 212: Book gifts for your hardest-to-buy-for loved ones, or Ep 257: Let’s build your holiday book list.
P.P.S. Check out these giftable untold stories to please the history buff in your life, or consider an award-winning book from this year for your favorite bookworm.
One last recommendation: pair a book with one of these beautiful bookmarks for an extra special gift.