The One I Always Give As A Gift: Gift Cards!
Confession time: I don’t give books as gifts. Instead, I give gift cards that people can use to BUY books. I freely hand out recommendations, and am more than happy to see people buy the books I’ve loved and want them to read, but reading itself is such a subjective thing that I don’t want to presume that someone will love something. I’d much rather them make the choice themselves on what to purchase and what not to purchase.