The holiday season is just around the corner and that window of time where you can say, “I’m getting my Christmas shopping done early!” has already passed. It’s time to get down to business, people.
If you’re looking for an easy out, we’ve got you covered. Everybody loves books – especially when you can find a gem that perfectly suits one’s personality. From current best sellers to classics, allow this gift guide to be your bestie this season as you check off the names on your shopping list.
Here’s what book you should buy for each person you know this holiday season
FOR THE GOOD TIME GIRLShe's fun, she's outgoing, she's even a bit sarcastic. She'll love Amy Schumer's The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, because, what's not to love? A fantastic choice for your favourite gal pals.Amazon
FOR THE SPORTS NUTA collectable for the sports fans in your life – especially the hockey buffs. Wayne Gretzky's 99: Stories of the Game is not just another book about the legend he made; it's a chance to experience hockey's biggest moments from The Great One's unique perspective.Amazon
FOR THE CLEAN-EATING VEGANOr for people who aren't vegans, but who appreciate delicious, beautiful looking, plant-based cooking. Angela Liddon's Oh She Glows Every Day: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-Based Recipes is the much-anticipated follow-up to the original Oh She Glows Cookbook.Amazon
FOR THE STELLAR SINGLE PARENTAn emotionally-charged and empowering reminder of the challenges and rewards that come along with being a single parent. Nicholas Sparks' Two by Two is an ode to the single parents in our lives who are simply killin' it.Amazon
FOR THE HOPELESS ROMANTICWe all have that one super sappy friend or loved one who walks around with hearts in her eyes. Colleen Hoover's It Ends with Us is the perfect amount of love-story-meets-heartbreak-meets-happy-ending to please your favourite hopeless romantic.Amazon
FOR THE HORROR JUNKIEFor a lover of horror, the only thing better than a new Stephen King novel is a whole bunch of Stephen King short stories. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories will ignite the terror over and over again – much to the classic horror junkie's pleasure.Amazon
FOR THE SOON-TO-BE MOMOkay, so pregnancy is hard. According to Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries, it's also pretty darn hilarious. Gift the soon-to-be moms in your life with this feel-good and relatable novel featuring the antics of our beloved Bridget Jones.Amazon
FOR THE WORLD TRAVELLERLonely Planet You Only Live Once 1st Ed.: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us will remind both experienced and rookie travellers to dream big while reigniting their passion for travel. Plus, it's a pretty spectacular coffee table book.Amazon
FOR THE STAR WARS NERDCome on – we all know one. Trust us when we say that Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel needs to be part of his/her collection.Amazon
FOR THE PROUD CANADIANIs Mike Myers not synonymous with Canada? We think so. Canada is an entertaining and heartfelt look at our beloved country through the eyes of a Canadian icon. The perfect choice for the proud Canadians on your list.Amazon
FOR THE ONE WITH INNER DEMONSBlake Crouch's Dark Matter: A Novel is twisted, surprising and the ideal read for the dark and mysterious folks in your life. Even if you don't “get" the appeal, they will.Amazon
FOR THE PART-TIME READERWhen you have a loved one who only reads one or two books a year (or less), you want to get them something quick, snappy and addicting. Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest is a page-turner that satisfies even the most part-time readers.Amazon
FOR THE OLD SOULA work that belongs on every old soul's bookshelf. Witty and romantic with just the right amount of sass, you can't go wrong with a classic like Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.Amazon