Religion & Beliefs

Last minute shopping? Forget the socks!

Hey, if my family in any indication of the norm… Jews give books for Chanukah. Maybe it’s because books aren’t that much fun, and so it keeps us from becoming too Christmas-y (I mean, we all love books , but … Read More

By / December 14, 2006

Hey, if my family in any indication of the norm… Jews give books for Chanukah.

Maybe it’s because books aren’t that much fun, and so it keeps us from becoming too Christmas-y (I mean, we all love books , but when you’re a kid, and you want the Millennium Falcon, or a Cabbage-Patch-Kid… and you get “Chassidic Tales of the Holocaust” and some gelt… it’s a downer!)

But regardless, I grew up in a house of books, and so every year, I look around to buy books for people for Chanukah. My dad gets something super-Jewy, and my sister gets a really good novel, and my brother gets something gift-y and funny.

Using those rough guidelines, I wander around an enormous bookstore the day before Chanukah, trying to find something for everyone.

But this year, I’m not wandering. I’m using NEXTBOOK as my guide, and so I thought I’d link them here, in case you need to do some shopping too.

NEXTBOOK offers reading lists, author interviews (full disclosure, I used to podcast for them) and all kinds of book-centric articles that will help you buy presents for everyone. Just check out the site, find books that sound right for the people on your list, and then open a link in Amazon.

Voila! You’re done with your gift-buying for the year. Meaningful gifts with Jewish angles. Great reads. Get ya some.