The holiday season is right around the corner, and if you’re shopping for loved ones (or yourself), we’ve got the information you need. No matter who you are, people of all ages and walks of life can enjoy a good book, and there are so many great books out there.
From fantasy novels and horror books to art books from your favorite video games or even e-readers and reading accessories, we’ve created this holiday buying guide just for you. Read on and find a selection of the best gifts for that special reader in your life.
The 3 best gifts for readers
Whatever you like, there’s a book for you. From e-readers to cookbooks to fantasy classics, there’s something for everyone on our must-have list.
Whether you want to delve into George RR Martin’s epic series, JRR Tolkien’s world of Middle-earth or Andrzej Sapkowski’s modern Witcher series, there’s high-quality fantasy on offer, with a taste of the classic children’s horror, if that’s your thing.
Best eReaders and Reading Accessories
More than books, modern e-readers can be a game changer. They let you engage with massive digital storefronts, which can help you save money and a ton of space, taking your book collection with you easier than ever. Between e-readers and useful reading accessories, step up your reading game with these picks.
best video game books
From the pristine Elden Ring to God of War (and more), video games can be as rich as any novel. From beautiful artbooks to in-universe stories, immerse yourself in your favorite games in glorious detail.
best recipe books
Have you ever read a book and thought “this looks delicious!” ? So we, too, have rounded up some of our favorite cookbooks and recipe collections inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (what?!), Tolkien novels, and more.
Best Film and TV Books
Movies and television rock. I love them as much as the others, and experiencing adaptations of my favorites is a real pleasure. With Stranger Things graphic novels, a Goonies coloring book and more, grab something fun for you and your loved ones.
Best manga and comics
Whether you’re a fan of Bill Waterson’s classic series, “Calvin & Hobbes,” or want to dive into a modern classic like My Hero Academia, there’s plenty to love about the beautiful world of manga and comics.
For even more holiday gift ideas, check out our roundup of all the best Marvel gifts, or check out the rest of our relevant gift guides below.
Brian Barnett writes reviews, guides, features, and more for IGN and GameSpot. You can get your fix of his Twitter antics (@Ribnax) and Twitch (Ribnax) or check out his video game talk show, The Platformers, on Tic & Apple podcast.