Yankee Swap. Nasty Christmas. And of course, white elephant. Whatever you like to call it, it's a cut-throat gift exchange that involves stealing, deception and (usually) slightly silly gifts. Or at least, unique gifts that everyone in your group is prepared to fight over. If you have a book club, a bookish friend group, or you come from a family of bookworms, then you should check out these White Elephant gift ideas for readers, to torture the people in your life with your literary generosity.
If you're unfamiliar with White Elephant, allow me to bring you up to speed: everyone buys and wraps one gift, then tosses it into the general pile. The first lucky soul gets to pick and unwrap any gift they like. The next person may unwrap one of the remaining gifts—or just steal the first person's gift like a nefarious thief. As the game goes on, people can steal any of the unwrapped gift or choose to risk it with a wrapped gift, until every single gift is unwrapped. So the name of the game is to find a fun, unique present that everyone will want to steal (without breaking the bank). Here are a few of the best party-pleasers for every kind of reader: