In my family, we don’t give holiday presents. Both my sister and I have January birthdays, and our extended family is quite small, so we long ago decided to forgo the holiday presents and save money for birthdays. Each year, the only holiday present I buy is for my office Secret Santa. But, unlike me, you’re probably not a grinch, and so you’re probably gearing up to buy loads of presents very soon. May I (and many other bloggers) suggest buying books for the holidays? Buy Books for the Holidays is a great site supporting that very idea, with suggestions for all types of readers. After all, books are fairly inexpensive, allow you to support your local independent retailers if that’s what you’re into, and are easy to wrap. Plus, to answer the question “why books?”, check out this cool banner that I grabbed from the IndieBound site.