A good book is always a solid standby. Not only are they relatively affordable, but there are so many quality titles to choose from. Whether they have a niche hobby or just like reading what’s hot, finding the right book is not all that challenging. We can’t get into every interest, but we can give you a collection of books we think will be warmly received by most people. Here are the best books to give as gifts for men this holiday season.


Origin (Dan Brown)

Dan Brown’s latest book will remind the person you give it to why they got sucked into The Da Vinci Code many years ago. An Elon Musk-like character discovers the origins of human life and where that life is headed and is murdered before he can make his big announcement. It’s up to our old friend Robert Langdon to get the announcement out to the public, before he, himself, is taken down.


Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Tom Hanks)

Did you know Tom Hanks is a dedicated writer? Neither did that person on your list, which means you can gift any fan of his this book to peruse. The short stories give you a glimpse into Hanks’s other talent. Whether they’re a fan of short stories, Tom Hanks, or just happen to be a voracious reader, this will go over well this holiday.


Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter (Daniel Humm)

Eleven Madison Park is more than just a popular restaurant; it’s a mecca for innovative food. Those dishes can be recreated at home thanks to Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter. But this is not your average cookbook. This is also a deep dive into one of the world’s most exclusive and legendary restaurants, told from the people who made it a reality. If they love to cook and love great food, this is a masterpiece worth giving this year.


Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

A fine coffee table book from Phaidon is always a good idea. The books are always filled with stunning images that make flipping through them enjoyable during commercial breaks. Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World is no different, as it contains 300 images that celebrate the beauty of astronomy.


Artemis (Andy Weir)

If you know someone who loved The Martian, the book and movie about an astronaut trying to survive alone on Mars, their next read is right here. This is Andy Weir’s new novel. Weir, who published The Martian in 2011, once again sets this story in outer space, as a crime goes down in the first city on the moon. No word on whether Matt Damon will star in the movie adaptation of this one.


Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World (Tim Ferriss)

Lifehacker Tim Ferriss is back with another book to help you become the best you. In Tribe of Mentors, he taps brilliant minds and well-known people to share little bits of wisdom that you, or the person you gift it to, can implement in daily life. As always, you’ll leave feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and passionate about conquering any and all challenges.


Andy Warhol: Seven Illustrated Books

If you have a Warhol fan on your list, this book (or, er, seven books) is going to win you Christmas. Warhol created promotional books filled with his art, thoughts, and designs by hand when he was forging bonds with clients. Those books have been carefully recreated into this collection you see before you.


Lincoln in the Bardo (George Saunders)

Lincoln in the Bardo is unlike anything you’ve ever read. That shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’re a fan of George Saunders, the short story writer with a penchant for the comically bizarre. His first novel takes place in the afterlife, before someone gets shipped off to heaven or hell, as Abraham Lincoln’s son has just passed and we follow him into the bardo. It’s funny. It’s weird. It’s one of the best books of 2017.


Leonardo Da Vinci (Walter Isaacson)

Walter Isaacson is the preeminent biographer of our time, having done the well-known Steve Jobs bio, one on Ben Franklin, and many others. Now he’s set his sights on one of the most prolific minds of all time, Leonardo Da Vinci. This 600-page tome tackles the connection between Da Vinci’s art and his passion for science. If you have a history buff on your list, this is the book for them.


Chuck Klosterman X (Chuck Klosterman)

Chuck Klosterman is one of our favorite pop culture writers working today, and Chuck Klosterman X is Klosterman at his best. That’s because it’s a collection of his best work, pulling from all the writing he’s done over the last 15 years. In other words, it’s the perfect way to introduce someone to him. Inside are clever thoughts about the Cleveland Browns, Breaking Bad, KISS, and much more.


When it comes to keeping track of the time–whether you’re traveling around the world or surviving for months in the woods–there’s no substitute for a good watch. That’s where the Vaer D4 Solar Dive Watch comes in. Powered by light (sun, lamps, candles or anything of the like) and assembled in the USA, this 20ATM watch has a double-domed sapphire crystal, 2 interchangeable straps and the ability to function stylishly in any condition including extreme ocean depths. Even better, pricing starts at just $329 (with free shipping & returns), so get your new Vaer watch today.