Totally Awesome Gift Guide

Here are our completely objective suggestions for the holiday season:

For everyone: a subscription
For empty stockings: the small books collection
For artists and art-lovers: the latest Paper Monument
For art collectors: a print
For social critics: the one and only What Was the Hipster?
For cat lovers: a cat
For entry-level economists: Diary of a Very Bad Year
For mind-blowing analysis: David Harvey’s A Brief History of Neoliberalism
For Tolstoy apologists: Elif Batuman’s The Possessed
For early adopters:  Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be?
For cats: catnip
For cult classicists:  Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai
For obsessives: Rubik’s Cube
For storytellers: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s There Once Lived a Woman . . .
For transcendentalists: Thoreau’s The Journal
For historians: Basharat Peer’s Curfewed Night
For the future of publishing: Andre Schiffrin’s Words and Money
For traditionalists: signed books
For people who wear cool t-shirts to the gym: a t-shirt
For those who tote: a tote bag
For sheer joy: Spinal Tap special edition
Für die Deutschen: n+1, Ein Schritt weiter
For honest craftsmanship: Haptic Labs
For animation fans, for free: Joanna Neborsky’s hipster animation

Enjoy! —The Editors

Image: Image from Joanna Neborsky's "What Was the Hipster?" animation.


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