Unless you eat dinner using silver spoons or have more zeroes in your bank account than the New York Jets have in their locker room, you're probably watching and conserving every possible dollar. The nation's economy is still struggling, and now that it's officially the holiday season, those personal bank accounts are about to take major hits in the name of present-buying. So what's the best way to still be generous without flirting with bankruptcy? It's simple: Give the gift of words typed on bound pages.

That's right, we're talking about staying away from e-readers and going back to the days when all people clutched novels, non-fiction works, and coffee table novelty reads while traveling or merely chilling at home on a lazy day. Whether you're looking for easy stocking stuffers or affordable items to conceal in festive wrapping paper, these 25 Books We Want This Year should cover your bases when it comes to dropping reasonable bucks on thoughtful gifts the loved ones will truly appreciate.

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Written by Matt Barone (@MBarone)