I LOVE BOOKS! So yes, books are the best gifts.
For me though, I like collecting certain rare books, and it's always cool if I come across them. The only problem is that they're quite expensive. But then again, I like reading modern books. I recently read "The Nanny Diaries" which I found was really funny! I'm also a big fan of the Laurie R. King books on Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes. As well, you can't miss out on HARRY POTTER!! :)