The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide From Thought Catalog Books

Thought Catalog Books presents our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Book lovers, each gift collection is a curated set of our best books by your favorite authors. Prepare to open your heart, dream of that next big adventure, wander through urban landscapes amongst dancing lights, and explore questions at the heart of culture and the meaning of life itself.

The Poet sees the world in words.​ ​They ​are​ ​a​ ​soft​ ​soul,​ ​an​ ​empath,​ ​a​ ​dreamer​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nth​ ​degree.​ ​They are​ ​always​ ​searching​ ​for​ ​the​ ​things​ ​that​ ​stir​ ​their​ ​heart,​ ​and​ ​inspire​ ​their​ ​depths.​ ​They​ ​hold​ ​within themselves​ ​the​ ​capacity​ ​to​ ​weave​ ​magic​ ​into​ ​the​ ​lessons​ ​they​ ​learn,​ ​always​ ​managing​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​any situation,​ ​or​ ​feeling,​ ​or​ ​circumstance,​ ​into​ ​something​ ​beautiful.​ ​Their ​soul​ ​is​ ​vast​ ​and​ ​dotted​ ​with history,​ ​emotion,​ ​and​ ​an​ ​effervescence​ ​that​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​contained​ ​within​ ​them.​ ​They​ ​are​ ​a​ ​marvel​ ​in a​ ​hardened​ ​world.

This gift set of three books contains Seeds Planted in Concrete by Bianca Sparacino, Your Soul Is A River by Nikita Gill and Out of the Ruins by Tina Tran.

These books will crack open the heart of anyone reading them, and the bundle is a great gift for those in your life who find solace in words — yourself included. If you are shopping for someone who enjoyed Milk And Honey by Rupi Kaur, they are going to love these collections.

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The Visual Dreamer dreams in colors that don’t exist. They see everything around them for what it is and what it has the potential to be all at the same time. They craft with their vision, they build with their mind, and they notice a beauty in life most people cannot see. While others have their heads down, the Visual Dreamer is looking towards the sky. They are always hungry for texture, and tone, and the alchemy the world has to offer. Their eyes will forever be open.

This eye-catching bundle of three books contains the stunning hardcover photography book Luminescence by Brandon Woelfel, Love, Floppy Disks & Other Things The Internet Killed, by Natalie Shields, and Somewhere In Nostalgia by Drew Wilson.

With every page in these books, something new is to be discovered. If you are shopping for someone who enjoys coffee table art books, like Genesis by Sebastio Salgado — this is the bundle for you.

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The Feeler experiences everything deep in their bones. They are the person who believes that they should always be ruthlessly honest with their heart. They commend those in the world who don’t hold themselves back, those who choose to be vulnerable, those who choose to empower themselves in all that they are. They are the epitome of living life with their heart on their sleeve. They are unapologetically themselves. They never back down from their depths — they leap into them.

This heartfelt set of three books contains Bloodline by Ari Eastman, But Before You Leave by Kirsten Corley and The First New Universe by Heidi Priebe.

This collection of poetry books is a perfect gift for compassionate and deep souls. If you are shopping for someone who follows their heart in everything they do, this is the bundle for them.

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The Nomad will never stop searching. They are dedicated to seeing everything the world has to offer. They are dedicated to exploring and discovering and having the Earth take their breath away. Their heart is restless; it will never be contained. They are a true risk taker — never bound by fear, always pushed by an intense allegiance to wandering and getting lost. To them, freedom is their teacher. To them, the world is their home.

This beautiful set of two books contains Somewhere On a Highway by Marisa Donnelly and From Excuses to Excursions by Gloria Atanmo.

These books are the perfect gift for travel lovers, and those on the journey to self-discovery. If you are shopping for someone who is constantly dreaming of their next adventure, who frequents travel blogs and fills their feed with photos of foreign places and mind-blowing experiences, this gift set is for you.

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The Thinker is constantly challenging themselves to understand the world. They are a trove of knowledge and their eagerness to learn is evergreen. They are always asking questions, they are always pushing themselves to uncover what it means to be human. They crave awareness — they are an observer, a wise soul, someone who fills their life with reason and philosophy. Their mind is rare and free.

This beautiful set of three books contains What I Didn’t Post on Instagram, edited by Chrissy Stockton, She Who Destroys the Light by Shahida Arabi, and Suicide by Simon Critchley.

These books will expand minds, they will teach the person you are giving them to something about themselves. If you are shopping for someone who enjoys philosophy, psychology, or well thought out books — this is the collection for you.

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Seeds Planted In Concrete

This poetry collection by Bianca Sparacino is an assembly of words that celebrates the resilience of the human heart through stages of hurting, feeling, healing and loving.

“Be alone. Eat alone, take yourself on dates, sleep alone. In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. You will grow, you will figure out what inspires you, you will curate your own dreams, your own beliefs, your own stunning clarity, and when you do meet the person who makes your cells dance, you will be sure of it, because you are sure of yourself.”

★★★★★ “One of the best, if not the best, modern poetry collections you can read. Absolutely incredible. Her words are so wise, intricate and delicate that you feel them caressing your soul. I love this book, I love it so very much.” —Hayder

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