Christmas Gifts on a Budget: The Book Lover


Given my first hand experience being an avid reader I decided that it was only right that I start my Christmas Gifts on a Budget series with books. This list will include a variety of books include brand new ones to books you may have forgotten about (but obviously are still great). Hopefully my list can provide you with at least a bit of inspiration especially when you’re stuck for Christmas present ideas and on a small budget. I often find that books are one of the best ideas when you’re searching for christmas gifts on a budget, and they help stretch your dollar especially since they are often priced between $5-$20. Make sure to get free shipping, it’s an additional charge that makes purchasing online, especially books, less budget friendly. I’m also not going to lie, at least 50% of these are on my Christmas list this year…

Christmas Gifts on a Budget: The Book Lover


For the Traveler

Lonely Planet The World 1st Ed.

Essentially a great overview of the countries of the world from a travelling perspective with some excellent places to visit, Lonely Planet style.

Comedy Lover

Yes Please – Amy Poehler

A collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haiku from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers, Amy Poehler.

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” – Lena Dunham

For those who are fans of Lena Dunham’s show, “Girls”, or just a 20 something interested in her experiences all laced in humor.

The Book to Movie Fan

Gone Girl: A Novel

I personally saw the movie but hadn’t read the book before, the movie was amazing and I heard equally as great things about the book..or better! Honestly one of the most mind bending thrillers I’ve seen in theaters in a long time.

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

Same with this one, I saw the movie and loved it. I’m always a fan of book to movie adaptations and this is a tear jerker but also a great love story. 

Budding Entrepreneur

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

Honestly one of the best books out there to help entrepreneurs scale out their business model and figure out if it’s sustainable. Also was a great learning tool when it came to analyzing large scale companies.

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Probably one of the more famous of the entrepreneurship books out there, this is also a must read and a very valuable tool.

Food Lover

Food: A Love Story

Enough said..

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

For those looking to eat a bit healthier, this is one of the more popular cookbooks of the year. I’m not even a vegan an I asked for this one for Christmas.

Food & TV Fan All in One

Orange Is the New Black Presents: The Cookbook

How could combining the best show ever with cooking go wrong?

TV Fan

George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set

The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1

Sports Lover

Jeter Unfiltered

One of my favourite athletes out there just retired this year, a must read for baseball and sports fans out there.

Serious Business Folk

Driving Honda: Inside the World’s Most Innovative Car Company

Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

How to Win Friends and Influence People


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Happy shopping and stay tuned for my next Christmas Gifts on a Budget post 🙂

Images from Amazon as well as excerpts/book overviews. 

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