Ten Books that Make Great Gifts

If you’re a book lover, chances are you want to share the love and give all of your friends books for Christmas. But what happens when you love classic novels and your friend is a huge sci-fi fan? Good news! I’ve started the process for you! Here’s a list of ten unique books to help you in your holiday shopping endeavors.

1. Classic Jane Austen: If you’re looking to give a good love story, look no further than these beautiful editions of Jane Austen’s most popular novels. Can we talk about the quote on the back? So perfect! Buy them here: 

2. This is the World: A Global Treasury: I saw this book while browsing at Anthropologie one day, and it’s been on my wish list ever since. Great for kids or adults, this book takes you to different cities through gorgeous illustrations. Buy here.

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3. Humans of New York: This coffee table book is the brainchild of Brandon Stanton, a photographer who takes pictures of the people he encounters in NYC. Check it out on Facebook, or follow his blog. You can grab a copy of the book here. 


4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneI can personally attest that this book is worth the purchase. The illustrations are phenomenal, and I know that one day I’ll love reading these out loud to my own kids. Check it out here.

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5. A Teacup Collection: Paintings of Porcelain Treasures: For all of the tea-lovers in your life, here’s an adorable coffee table book that has illustrations of vintage teacups. Available here.


6. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen: For all the children or parents on your list, this is a beautiful treasury of classic fairy tales. Get it here. 

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7. Classic Children’s Books: Following the theme of stories for kids, here are some lovely versions of childhood favorites. Shown below is A Little Princess, but I believe you can also find Little Women, Heidi, Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Find them all here! 

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8. What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: I listened to this book on audio earlier this year, and it was really interesting! Munroe answers questions like, “What would happen to the earth if everyone stood in the same place and jumped?” The print version has comics and diagrams to help you understand the slightly dense scientific principles. Buy on Amazon.

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9. The Art of the Handwritten Note: I think this book looks lovely! It offers suggestions for making communication more personal in our digital age, and it’s written by a noted calligrapher. Check it out here. 


10. Home Baked: Here’s a super sweet cookbook for all your foodie friends. Everything in this book looks delicious! Buy online. 

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So there you have it! Whether your friends are science-minded, the artsy type, or teacup collectors, there’s a book out there for them.  What are your go-to books for gift-giving occasions? I’d love to hear. Hope all of your Christmas shopping goes smoothly–and I hope you have time to enjoy a book yourself during the holidays.

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