Giving gifts to professional contacts can be a fraught endeavor. A bottle of wine? Maybe she doesn’t drink. A gift card? How impersonal.
But a book? Books can be just the right balance. They tell your contact or colleague that you put some thought into their gift, but they’re not overly personal. And if the colleague doesn’t like it? Well then it was inexpensive, so feel free to donate it.
When looking for gifts for professional contacts, business and productivity books are often a great choice. Here are five great options that would all make great gifts!