Do you have a cousin who is hard to buy for? A coworker you don’t know well for the office Secret Santa? A friend who already has everything? Want to have a backup gift in case your uncle brings his new girlfriend to the family festivities? Here are our favorite Christmas gift ideas for anyone on your list that are sure to please just about anybody.
An Attractive Christmas Collection
Readers and non-readers alike can appreciate a good-looking book, and everyone loves Christmas stories. A book of classic Christmas classics like A Christmas Carol and “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” will bring back Christmas memories in even the Scroogiest of Scrooges. Even if the recipient doesn’t read through the nostalgic Christmas tales, it will still look great with their holiday decorations, whether on their coffee table, bookshelf, or under their tree.
A Fun Beach Read or Fast-Paced Thriller
There’s a reason airport bookstores are stocked with light-hearted romances and heart-pounding thrillers—almost everyone likes them. If you want to give someone the gift of an escape from the winter weather or just their long flight back home from their holiday travels, you can’t go wrong with a quick, easy read.
The Latest Buzz Book
From the latest celebrity memoir to the winners of the Pulitzer prize, if everyone is talking about a book, there must be something there. Give your friend, coworker, or family member the gift of being in the know and up on pop culture by giving them the book that everyone is raving about. Just like a classic book, even if they don’t read it, it will still look good on their coffee table or on a bookshelf, and no one will be the wiser.
A Book + Movie Combo
Giving a book or a movie is so much more than just the physical item: it’s hours of pleasant enjoyment on the beach or curled up under a blanket reading; it’s movie night with their loved ones and lots of popcorn. So why settle for one when you can give both? Maybe the recipient can decide once and for all whether the movie is better than the book!