Books are simply a never-fail holiday gift, with a huge variety of topics to choose from for every person on your list. Here’s a look at some nifty new editions:
1) The Onion: Our Dumb World, $32.50
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, no country is safe from the scathing satire of the creators at The Onion. Poking fun at every nation’s stereotypes (including a priceless send up of Canadian history), Our Dumb World will have you laughing the holidays away.
2) The Garden In Winter, $40.50
The image of winter as cold and snow-filled is shattered in Suzy Bales’ The Garden In Winter, a look at some of the natural wonders that those with a green thumb can enjoy even when Jack Frost is nipping at their nose. This book is full of beautiful images and great tips for the gardener in the family.
3) The Sopranos: The Complete Book, $48.95
The fantastic HBO series may have had its swan song earlier this year, but there’s still plenty of “family” goodness to be found with The Sopranos: The Complete Book. Packed with info on all six seasons of the show, its characters, actors and much, much more, this volume is sure to please fans of the hit mob show.
4) Titanic, $19.95
Packed with reproductions of tickets, menus, telegrams and more, Titanic is a treat for those fascinated by the doomed vessel and would make a nice companion gift for anyone interested in attending the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre (on until Jan. 6, 2008).
5) Maple Leafs Top 100, $50
If you’re looking to spark some interesting familial debates over the holidays, look no further than Maple Leafs Top 100, a rundown of the greatest players ever to wear the blue and white. Things are sure to heat up when the hockey fan on your list reads some of the names that crack the list.
6) 100 Days In Photographs, $44
Featuring images from the advent of the photography right through to present days, National Geographic’s 100 Days In Photographs offers a compelling look at moments that shook the world, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln to the attack on Pearl Harbor to Hurricane Katrina.
7) Rolling Stone Cover To Cover: The First 40 Years, $87.50 at
Give the music fan on your list the chance to mark the 40th anniversary of Rolling Stone by letting them read any page ever printed in the stalwart magazine with this amazing new digital collection. Read over 98,000 searchable pages from 1967-2007 on your Mac or PC and get a free 12-month subscription as an added bonus.