Losing yourself in a good book is an unparalleled experience, and we think this is the perfect holiday season to give that experience to your loved ones.

If you’ve got someone in your life who loves the outdoors, we’ve got the books for you. They’ll inspire, they’ll inform, and they’ll last beyond the fleeting presence that is digital media. Books are forever, and these gifts will be too. You’ll find them dog eared, under a pillow, or grasped in the loose grip of sleeping hands.

Get one of these (or all of them) for the reader in your life.

Endless Summer Collector’s Book Set

The Endless Summer Limited Edition Book Set celebrates the 50th anniversary of the film’s release. Photo: Endless Summmer

In the darkness of winter, find the light of summer in this limited-edition book set. Only 1966 were created (the year the movie was released), so this is one you’ll want to act on fast.

Written by the late Bruce Brown’s son, Dana Brown, this book goes deep into detail surrounding filming techniques, locations, and the journey itself that led to the creation of one of the most iconic films in surf history.

California Surf Project

Road trip inspo. Photo: ChrisBurkard.com

Noted photographer and surfer Chris Burkard and professional surfer Eric Soderquist took a VW bus along historic Highway 1, from Oregon to Tijuana, and documented everything California’s breathtaking coast has to offer in between. This is a book that the surfer in your life won’t be putting down any time soon.

Cabin Porn: Inspiration for your quiet place somewhere

Six years, 12,000 photos, one epic book. Photo: Cabin Porn

Ah, cabins. The original “tiny homes,” the pioneering abode for escape from the everyday. Cabins have a special charm about them — when you’re in one, all you want to do is peak into the dusty corners, pull open hidden drawers and discover what seems to be hiding just around every bend. This holiday you can, from the comfort of your living room.

Her Wave

Celebrating women in the water. Photo: Cait Miers Photography

For surfers and water-lovers alike, Her Wave is an ode to the women who love the ocean. The photography book by Cait Miers focuses on “the celebration of women’s surfing, femininity, the ocean, and how it makes these inspiring women feel,” according to the book’s website.

Wildsam Field Guides

So many cities to explore. Photo: Wildsam Field Guides

Have you ever wanted to know the soul of a city? Sure, Detroit, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Charleston may be well-known already, and you may be able to Google general knowledge of them, but if you want to feel the spirit of these places, pick up a Wildsam Field Guide.

The team behind the books spend months and years getting to know a particular location, delivering unto you a condensed, lyrical take on some of the most famous cities in the world.

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