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 for our latest gift guide we have someone very specific in mind; your intellectual cousin!


An intellectual is a person who engages in critical study, thought, and reflection about the reality of society, and proposes solutions for the normative problems of that society, and, by such discourse in the public sphere, he or she gains authority within the public opinion. --Wikipedia, “Intellectual”


Intellectuals! They’re funny, aren’t they? Especially if they’re your cousin. But you can show a little love while you make a little joke, and both get down for a game of charades at the family shindig. Let’s do a thought experiment and imagine what Your Intellectual Cousin might like to be given this holiday season --- things that recognise their interest in the grander philosophies, and overlap well enough with your own sequential narrative-based interests, that maybe the two of you can really connect. At last!