When it comes to buying gifts for friends, family members, and co-workers, it can be hard to know what to get them. You don’t want to get too extravagant, especially if money is tight or you’ve set a limit of how much you’ll all be spending on one another. It wouldn’t be fair to other people to go over that limit just because you can. Knowing what to get a person is often difficult because you’re not sure of what they really like. There’s nothing wrong with asking for suggestions from them or people who know them well. Then you’ll have a better idea of what they might really enjoy.
If they like to read, getting them a book can be a great choice. Just make sure it’s one that they haven’t read before. It would be unfortunate to buy them something that they really couldn’t use or didn’t need. If you can, it’s always a good idea to include a gift receipt with anything you purchase for a holiday gift. That way the person can exchange it if he or she really doesn’t like it. You shouldn’t be offended by anyone doing that, because people all have their preferences. It’s nothing personal.
When choosing books, keep in mind the authors or genres that the person likes. Try to get the newest books out there, to minimize the risk of the person having read them. If you know the recipient of your gift likes a particular type of book (horror, mystery, romance, etc.) you can also try to find a less-common author in that genre. The odds are that your recipient probably hasn’t read anything by that person, and it could give them something really great to read that he or she wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.