Holiday Book Gifts for Everyone You Know

Unlike most other gift options, books manage to be simultaneously personal and safely neutral. The giver and the receiver each benefit from the literary implications of such a categorical choice, leaving only the substance of the title in question as the remaining variable. To ease the options of what to pick, we’ve combed this year’s releases for the best books that will suit the different types of people in your life.

For the Long Distance Boyfriend/Girlfriend: The Englishman Who Postmarked Himself and Other Curious Objects

The Englishman Who Postmarked Himself and Other Curious Objects chronicles the life of W Reginald Bray, an eccentric Englishman who was interested in mailing more than the usual postcard. Over the course of four decades, Bray postmarked more than 32,000 items, including a turnip, bowler hat, seaweed, rabbit’s skull, and eventual himself, earning the nickname “The Human Letter.”