The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to hit the shops! If you’re looking for inspiration for gifts for all the important people in your life, ComicsAlliance has put together a series of guides centered on different themes and personalities!

Graphic novels are a great gift idea for the comics lovers in your life, but the last few years have also seen a huge rise in the number of comics anthologies being published, many of them centered on a particular theme, or showcasing work from marginalized creators, such as people of color, women, LGBTQ people. The next generation of comics stars are making their start right now, eight pages at a time, in these brilliant anthology projects --- so here's our guide to some of the best comics anthologies to pick up this holiday season.

While the links on this list lead to sites like Amazon and Comixology, we strongly suggest that you support local comic shops and book shops wherever possible. Supporting local businesses helps your local economy and your local comics community. If you’re not sure where the nearest comic store is, type your zip code or postal code into this website and find one close to you. These stores will appreciate your business, perhaps as much as the person you’re buying for will appreciate these gifts.