In this increasingly digital age, books have become even more meaningful as gifts. Write a sincere inscription, and a book can transform into a present to truly remember and cherish. After all, what better way to spend a day (or a weekend) than poring over a new book, learning, laughing, and traveling to faraway lands. As Neil Gaiman once said, “A book is a dream you hold in your hand.” Books have the power to take us back in time, to teach us new skills, and to help us escape the tedium of everyday life. Which is why we have pulled together books ranging from how-to instructional manuals to travel guides and everything in between. For the aspiring artists, they can learn the art of hand lettering with Gabri Joy Kirkendall and Jaclyn Escalera’s The Joy of Lettering. For those just looking for inspiration, Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes shares the wit and wisdom of history’s most famous artists. For the world traveler, give them a treasure map to the globe’s most remote destinations in Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders. (Trust us, even the most seasoned adventurer hasn’t heard of all of these fascinating places.) And for the kids, vibrant, gorgeously illustrated books teach valuable lessons, from the importance of not being wasteful, to the strength one can find in saying she disagrees. So this holiday season, give your loved one a book, and give them the gift of inspiration, adventure, or even a new hobby.