Skip To Content

    11 Fantastic Boxed Book Sets To Gift This Holiday Season

    Pro-tip, if you don't keep the books in the box, the box is a great decorative place to store all your bookmarks

    1. The Arc of a Scythe paperback trilogy by Neal Shusterman

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers / Via bookshop.org

    Why you should gift this series: In a world where humanity has conquered hunger, disease, war, and even death — population somehow has to be kept under control. Enter the Scythes, who are commanded to take life. This is the apprenticeship that Citra and Rowan are thrown into. Failure means death, so even though neither of them wants to master the so-called art of death, they really don't have a choice.

    Get this gift set through Bookshop or Target.

    2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone gift set by Laini Taylor

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / Via bookshop.org

    Why you should gift this series: Complete with brand new covers, the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is available in this paperback boxed set. Karou is a young art student in Prague with bright blue hair and a penchant for disappearing on mysterious "errands." In an alley in Marrakesh, Akiva fixes eyes on her, starting them down a path of star-crossed love and an unraveling of secrets.

    Get this gift set through Bookshop or Target.

    3. Warcross boxed set by Marie Lu

    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers / Via bookshop.org

    Why you should gift this series: Emika Chen is a hacker working as a bounty hunter in the virtual reality game Warcross. When she hacks into the opening game of the international tournament and accidentally glitches into the action, she assumes she'll be arrested. Instead, Hideo, the game's creator, offers her another option. There's a security problem in the game, and he wants Emika to spy for him on the inside. This boxed set features both books in the duology, which is great because whoever you give it to will immediately need Wildcard after finishing Warcross.

    Get this gift set through Bookshop here.

    4. The Broken Earth trilogy by N. K. Jemisin

    Orbit / Via bookshop.org

    Why you should gift this series: Every single book in this boxed set won a Hugo Award for Best Novel. The series follows three interconnecting perspectives as an apocalyptic Season sweeps across the continent. Damaya is a young girl, recently discovered to be an oregene (aka people with the power to control energy, think the Force from Star Wars meets earthbending from Avatar: The Last Airbender). Her parents send for the Guardians to come collect her and bring her to the Fulcrum to train her so she might learn to control her power. Syenite, an orogene star in the Fulcrum, is sent on a business trip with the most powerful living orogene, Alabaster. Essun is on a quest to save her daughter from her husband, who murdered their son, as the world is ending around her. This set is a great gift for any of your SFF loving friends and family.

    Get this gift set through Bookshop or Target.

    5. The Love & Collection by Jenna Evans Welch

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers / Via bookshop.org

    Why you should gift this series: If you're searching for what to get your friend who loves traveling but wasn't able to go anywhere this year, the Love & Collection will take them to Italy, Ireland, and Greece. Love & Gelato follows Lina, who is in Tuscany to fulfill her mother's dying wish that she gets to know the father who was absent from her life for 16 years. Addie, the protagonist of Love & Luck, is in Ireland for her aunt's wedding, touring the country in a tiny vehicle with her brother, who she's in the midst of a huge fight with, and his cute friend Rowan. Liv's father left for Greece when she was eight, but in Love & Olives she'll travel to Santorini after her father sends a postcard asking for her help.

    Get this gift set through Bookshop or Target.

    6. The Track Series by Jason Reynolds

    Atheneum Books / Via bookshop.org

    Why you should gift this series: One of the most astounding middle grade series of all time, Jason Reynold's Track books are all available in this paperback boxed set. The series follows four members of a middle school track team, each taking the lead in their own book, beginning with National Book Award finalist, Ghost.

    Get this gift set through Bookshop or Target.

    7. Goosebumps retro fear set by R. L. Stine

    Scholastic / Via bookshop.org

    Why you should gift this series: If you're shopping for someone who loves things that go bump in the night, look no further than this five-book collection of Goosebumps book. This limited time tin features Stay Out of the Basement, Werewolf of Fever Swamp, The Haunted School, Piano Lessons Can Be Murder, and Cuckoo Clock of Doom. Each book features its original cover, and it is perfect for fans of the series, new and old.

    Get this gift set through Bookshop or Target.

    8. To All the Boys I've Loved Before paperback collection by Jenny Han

    Simon & Schuster / Via barnesandnoble.com

    Why you should gift this series: Whether they've watched the first two To All the Boys I've Loved Before films on Netflix or not, this boxed set is a great gift for contemporary romance lovers. Lara Jean writes letters to her crushes but hides them in a box and never sends them — until one day they make their way out. All of a sudden, she must deal with the ramifications of her secret feelings becoming known, which is especially awkward since one of the boys is her sister's ex...

    Get this gift set through Barnes & Noble or Target.

    9. Amulet boxed set by Kazu Kibuishi

    Graphix / Via bookshop.org

    Why you should gift this series: The main thing you should know about Amulet is that I started reading the first book and then all of a sudden I looked up and I was on book five. This epically compelling graphic novel series (set to wrap up in a forthcoming ninth title) begins with Emily, Navin, and their mother moving into the home of their great-great-grandfather after the death of their father. But the house holds lots of secrets, and after a sinister creature lures their mother away, they'll be pulled into a world of demons, robots, elves, talking animals, and more.

    Get this gift set through Bookshop or Target.

    10. The Witchlands boxed set by Susan Dennard

    Tor Teen / Via bookshop.org

    Why you should gift this series: Taking place on a continent where many people are born with a "witchery," a truthwitch with the rare ability to tell truth from lie must flee to keep from being killed or captured for her power. Along the journey, other characters take the lead, including her threadwitch best friend, a windwitch prince, a bloodwitch mercenary monk. This boxed set contains the first three volumes of this excellent series and is sure to get folks amped up for Witchshadow's 2021 release.

    Get this gift set through Bookshop or Target.

    11. The Hate U Give and On The Come Up boxed set by Angie Thomas

    Balzer & Bray/Harperteen / Via bookshop.org

    Why you should gift this series: Everyone should have Angie Thomas on their shelves, and this boxed set is the perfect way to ensure that is true for the people in your life. The Hate U Give follows Starr, who witnesses the murder of a childhood friend at the hands of a police officer. On The Come Up follows Bri, a young rapper, trying to fill her father's footsteps while creating her own path. Plus, this boxed set is the perfect lead-up to January's Concrete Rose, which follows Starr's father from The Hate U Give when he was a teen.

    Get this gift set through Bookshop or Target.

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form