6 Meaningful, Captivating Books to Gift This Holiday Season

A book recommendation for every person in your life

Kolina Cicero
7 min readNov 18, 2022
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You may have heard the rule about gifting: want/need/wear/read. It’s cute, and it rhymes so it’s easy to remember. But I say why not skip the first three and just gift a book? Or several? I’m steadfast in my belief that books make the best gift. They don’t dip in and out of fashion, they can be passed around or reread, and they can take you out of your world and into another. Books teach us lessons and help instill empathy within readers. They are, in short, the perfect gift.

If you don’t know what books to gift this holiday season, or to whom, I’ve got you covered.

For your writer friend, your friend who’s gone through hard times recently, your friend who needs a reminder to take care of themselves, or your friend who simply loves a good read, here are six books to gift this holiday season:

Love & Saffron by Kim Fay

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I heard author Kim Fay explain on a podcast that she wrote the first draft of this book as a love…