Posted Dec 04, 2023 by Allison Joung

Gift Recommendations for the Holidays!

Tis the season for giving!

As fans of manga, manhwa, light novels, and anime, you’ve probably got a cast of friends, family, and even just plain acquaintances with interests as colorful as your own. So, for this holiday season, we decided to give you a helping hand and recommend some gifts for those quirky characters in your life!

For the Collectors

You know them, you love them, and boy are they picky about what they want to add to their collection. Lucky for you, we’ve got plenty of box sets, artbooks, and special editions of their favorite series to appease them (until next year)!

• A Certain Magical Index: The Old Testament Omnibus Edition
• Toilet-bound Hanako-kun: First Stall
• Thermae Romae: The Complete Omnibus
• AidaIro Illustrations: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
• Yana Toboso Artworks Black Butler

For the Foodies in Your Life

When these friends come by your door with bundles of cookies, pies, and all kinds of holiday goodies, you’ll be ready with these books in hand to give them another gourmet experience in exchange!

• Delicious in Dungeon
• Restaurant to Another World
• She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat
• Silver Spoon

For Your Gamer Friend Who Needs to Pick Up a Book

You dig them out of their gaming cave and force them into fresh air every once in a while, so what better gift to give to your gamer friends than some books about gaming? It’ll be like a home away from home!

• Sword Art Online
• Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.
• Log Horizon
• No Game No Life
• Elden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree

For When You Want to Show Your Administrative Staff Some Appreciation

All right, you working-class adults, this is your time to shine. Whether you work with one or are one yourself, we all know administrative professionals are the backbone of any company. Show your admin staff colleagues some appreciation with books where they’re the star!

• I Want to Be a Receptionist in This Magical World
• I May Be a Guild Receptionist, but I’ll Solo Any Boss to Clock Out on Time
• I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister
• The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter

For Throwing at Your Senpai to Get Them to Notice You

What can we say, it’s cuffing season! This category is for anyone who has a senpai in their life who they are desperately trying to get to notice them. Here’s the solution: Just straight up chuck a book at them!

• Teasing Master Takagi-san
• The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
• The Devil Is a Part-Timer!
• Chained Soldier

There’s nothing better than giving the gift of reading during the holiday season, and if you spotted something in this list you want to cop for yourself, maybe you should slide these recs over to some of your friends so they get the hint *wink wink*.


Happy holidays from the Yen Press team. We hope the rest of your year and onward are full of manga and cheer!