RIF’s Gifts for the Creative Mind

Gifts for Creative Minds

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‘Tis the season…to shop for everyone on your list. And, we may be biased, but we think the best gifts to give—and receive—are books!

Read It Forward is making your holiday shopping a cinch this year. We’ve curated seven different gift guides chock full of books that will thrill everyone you know: the foodie in the family, the creative thinkerthe fiction devoteethe adventurous spiritthe former class clownthe ultimate fan (of podcasts, history, rock ‘n roll…you name it) and the sci-fi lover who’s already purchased their movie tickets for Stars Wars: The Force Awakens. All you have to do is swing by your local independent bookstore and shop ’til you drop.


The Creative Thinker loves a book that will get their wheels turning. Whether they aren’t quite sure they actually possess creativity (we have the books that prove that theory wrong) or they’re overflowing with it, these selections will help them tap into their imagination, think outside the dreaded box, act like a kid again and have the permission to dream. Who knows, these pages may inspire them to go on to capitalize on great ideas and achieve untold things—or just doodle on the paper placemat next time they’re out to dinner. Either way, you may seek a spark in their eyes that wasn’t there before, and they’ll have you to thank for it.


What are you giving the creative thinker in your life this holiday season? Help expand our gift guide with your recommendations below!


Curated by the Read It Forward editorial team, illustration by Jane Mount of Ideal Bookshelf.

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About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Senior Editor of Read It Forward. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.

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