Gifting around the holidays can be incredibly difficult. What do you get your roommate of five years who runs Ironman triathlons in his spare time? What's a thoughtful gift Grandma will be tickled over? What the hell do moms even want?!

We get it. We've asked ourselves the same questions.

That's why we've compiled a range of books themed around some of our most popular interests: cooking (and eating), training, sports, and travel. Best of all, these books all fall under $40. You, sir, just won the holidays.