Yesterday was bookstore day. Even the bookstores are preparing for the holidays, with special gift books for sale, coffee table books, art books.
A good gift for a collector, including yourself, would be a new coin book. There are new editions of guidebooks to the Washington quarter, Morgan dollar, and Lincoln cent. All are fully updated and packed with info. Undoubtedly you own a Red Book or 2, but maybe a Red Book would be a perfect gift for the budding collector you know.
Mega Red is a massive reference book with detailed coverage on nickel 5-cent coins. Be good to yourself, and give this book a try.
Buy a guidebook to a series you're not familiar with. If you haven't looked at Washington quarters because they are modern, or too common, pick up a guidebook and look through it. You may find it's a more interesting series than you thought. There is a new book on modern dollar coins. That's a good series with a lot to offer. You can find a new collecting interest.
Get yourself a coin book as a holiday gift. It truly is a gift that keeps on giving!