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    19 Books That'll Make Great Gifts For Every Person In Your Life

    There's something for everybody.

    1. The Third Door by Alex Banayan, a non-fiction book for the entrepreneur in your life. Banayan chronicles his adventures as an 18-year old college kid set on interviewing the world's most successful people, doing anything he can to make it happen — from hacking a game show to chasing Larry King through a grocery store.

    The Third Door book on a table with a deck of cards and a baseball

    2. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, for the Greek mythology lover. A modern reimagining of The Iliad set during the Trojan War, the novel centres around an unexpected love story between superhuman Achilles and young prince Patroclus. Warning — this one is a tearjerker, so you might want to include a few tissues with this gift.

    The Song of Achilles book cover with an ancient Greek style helmet

    3. A copy of SuperLife by nutritionist Darin Olien, for the friend that's obsessed with a healthy lifestyle. Olien puts a new perspective on well-being for the long term with what he calls the "five life forces," focusing on creating a lifestyle and denouncing gimmicky fad diets.

    The cover of SuperLife that has a piece of kale and the text the five forces that will make you healthy, fit, and eternally awesome

    4. This Chanel visual archive of designs (some that were never published!) from the 1920s onwards, for the fashionista you know. With a dazzle of diamonds here and a little black dress there, the pictures are taken by some of the best photographers in the industry. Reviewers love this pretty publication for decorating their coffee table.

    5. Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle, an illustrated book that any meme-lover will adore. You've probably seen these lil' guys on your Insta-feed, but Pyle gives a peek into their quirky world — one that's not so different from ours.

    Strange planet book standing upright with two small blue characters animated on top saying significant and dangerous if thrown

    6. Shoe Dog, a memoir by Nike founder Phil Knight that anyone would love. The book begins with Knight as a lost twentysomething just trying to find his place — something we can all relate to. Knight's detailed recollection of his life makes you feel like you're right there with him, rooting him on through every obstacle.

    The cover of Shoe Dog with a big orange Nike swoosh logo across the middle

    7. A copy of Humans by Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton that captures the human experience by sharing stories of a variety of people from 40 different countries. There are lots of different faces and places throughout the book, but the emotions and stories are universal.

    Humans book upright standing on two Humans of New York books laid flat on an outdoor table

    8. The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart that'll be the perfect gift for the bartender in your life. Stewart explains the science behind your favourite cocktails and all of the herbs, flowers, and fungi they're made from. Botany and booze — what more could you ask for?

    The cover of the Drunken Botanist book that says "The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks"

    9. The Big Activity Book for Anxious People that I'm probably going to get as a gift for myself this year, TBH. This book will keep their mind occupied and give them something to do with all of their apprehensive energy.

    hand holding The Big Activity Book for Anxious People in front of a bookshelf

    10. A copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver that's set in a dystopian world where love is forbidden, and everyone is "cured" from this dangerous disease on their 18th birthday. The main character Lena is looking forward to a safe life free from love — until she meets Alex.

    The cover of Delirium with dare to love written across the top

    11. A copy of From Crook to Cook by Snoop Dogg that's definitely not your average cookbook. It's full of personality and delicious ideas that'll be a recipe for success as a gift for your foodie friends.

    12. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, a poetry book about love, loss, and everything in between. The smaller size and minimalistic designs make this a great stocking stuffer for someone who doesn't have the time to read a full novel!

    hand holding the book Milk and Honey in an upright position in front of a yellow piece of fabric

    13. A copy of Carson Crosses Canada for the little one in your life. The beautifully-illustrated children's book is about Carson the dog's road trip from British Columbia to Newfoundland. With his owner, Annie, he takes in the landscapes of each province along the way.

    multiple copies of Carson Crosses Canada laid on top of each other with the illustration on the cover of an elderly woman and her dog in a yellow car driving through the forest

    14. I'll Be Gone in the Dark for that friend that can't get enough of true crime. The author, Michelle McNamara, dedicated herself to finding the identity of the Golden State Killer, a serial killer rampant for over ten years in California in the '70s and '80s.

    The cover of I'll Be Gone In The Dark with text that says one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer on a background of a dark house

    15. A copy of Why We Sleep for the insomniac you know. Author and neuroscientist Matthew Walker has spent his life studying this phenomenon that we spend hours doing but don't fully understand, exploring topics like why some people are grumpy in the morning and how childhood sleep patterns can affect IQ.

    The cover of Why We Sleep that says unlocking the power of sleep and dreams on a background of a starry sky

    16. The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper, a memoir about a Black ER physician that deals with the raw reality of the US healthcare system, self-care for medical workers, and being a Black woman in a predominantly white male profession all in one book.

    An upright copy of The Beauty in Breaking on a bookshelf with the cover showing an outline of a skeleton peeking through a teal rectangle with a hole in it

    17. A novel called The Midnight Library by Matt Haig that's every bookworm's dream. The main character Nora finds herself in the Midnight Library, with an endless supply of books where each one lets Nora live her life differently. She uses these books to relive her regrets but eventually faces a looming danger.

    a stack of five copies of The Midnight Library with the text one library, infinite lives

    18. A copy of Total Meditation by Dr. Deepak Chopra for anyone who's had a tough year (because honestly, 2020 has been very stressful). The book not only explains how to meditate, but why it can benefit your mind and body.

    A copy of Total Meditation on a bright orange background

    19. And lastly, A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron that tells the story of a dog whose spirit is reborn as a different breed, adopted by a new family each time he's reincarnated. He finds his purpose through the impact and relationships he has with each human he meets. This furry tale will warm the heart of any animal lover in your life.

    A dog laying in a field of grass holding a copy of A Dog's Purpose

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