The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes gifts! It’s always lovely to receive something special from someone you love, but there’s also a particular pleasure that comes in giving a really well chosen gift and knowing that it’s truly appreciated. Sometimes it really is better to give than to receive! In that spirit, ComicsAlliance is here to inspire you with some great ideas for gifts to buy for your friends and family. Each gift guide is tailored to a particular personality type or special interests, and this time we're looking at gifts for people who love great art and also own industrial-strength shelves.

Yes, it's the art book gift guide! We all know it's true; big books that are also serious objects are some of the best gifts you can hope to give or receive. (Unless you'rre about to move house.) So we've compiled an eclectic selection of deluxe, oversize, beautiful volumes that can provide the perfect last-minute gift for those hard-to-shop-for comics and pop culture fans. These are the world heavyweights of gifts.

Note that nearly all titles featured in this guide were released in 2015 – our giant "Art Books + Deluxe Editions" gift guide from 2014 provides a number of other perennially perfect present-ing options from previous years.