Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The passive-aggressive edition

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping.

The season of giving is upon us, but some people’s presence on our shopping lists may not inspire the most altruistic of thoughts. As a thoughtful, considerate person of the new millennium, why not gently nudge them to adopt a more enlightened way of thinking (ie. yours) by channeling the spirit of this handy passive-aggressive gift guide.


For the Jane Austen die-hard…

Try… In Love with George Eliot by Kathy O'Shaughnessy


For the person who never lets you get a word in edgewise…

Try… Ducks Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann


For the person who wears yoga tops with inspirational quotes…

Try… Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner


For your friend who stacks all their books in piles on the floor…

Try… Bibliostyle by Nina Freudenberger


For the reality TV show addict…

Try… The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff


For your counsellor or psychiatrist…

Try… Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb


For that relative who still complains about being unable to climb Uluru…

Try… Finding the Heart of the Nation by Thomas Mayor


For that other relative who’s a proud climate sceptic…

Try… The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells


For the person who’s always got a new hobby when you see them…

Try… Dorodango: The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls by Bruce Gardner


For the hardcore carnivore…

Try… East by Meera Sodha


For the person who hates asking for directions…

Try… How to Draw a Map by Malcolm and Alexander Swanston


For the person who likes wearing headdresses at Cochella…

Try… White Tears, Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad


For the person who sleeps in until noon…

Try… Moving Your Body by Beci Orpin


For literally anyone in your life who has a habit that annoys you even a little…

Try… 488 Rules for Life by Kitty Flanagan


Still stumped? We also sell gift vouchers which can be used in-store and online.

Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life

Kitty Flanagan’s 488 Rules for Life

Kitty Flanagan

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