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15 Books That Would Make Perfect Passive-Aggressive Gifts

Contrary to popular belief, a gift doesn’t have to be “thoughtful” or “needed” or even “good.” A gift can be a passive-aggressive message to anyone in your life who is bothering you.

For the person who forgot your birthday—
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer

For your messy roommate—
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō

For your significant other who can never decide where they want to go to eat—
Yes or No: The Guide to Better Decisions by Spencer Johnson

For the person who’s always late to things—
Never Be Late Again: 7 Cures for the Punctually Challenged by Diana Delonzor

For your friend who’s constantly texting their significant other while you’re trying to hang out—
5,203 Things to Do Instead of Looking at Your Phone by Barbara Ann Kipfer

For your friend who owes you $20—
The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams by Hamm Trent

For your relative who’s rude to servers—
How Not to Be a D***: An Everyday Etiquette Guide by Meghan Doherty

For the person who always corrects your spelling in casual text conversations—
Correcting Paragraphs: Grammar Practice Workbook by Jenny Pearson

For your friend who couldn’t hang out because they said they were busy but then said, “Home bored. Anyone around?” on their Instagram story
The Body Language of Liars by Lillian Glass

For your friend’s significant other who cheated on them but then they got back together—
I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi

For your friend who’s been writing the next Great American Novel for what feels like forever—
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

For your friend whose parents still do their laundry— 
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown

For your friend whose boyfriend just plain sucks—
It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken: The Smart Girl’s Break-Up Buddy by Greg Behrendt and Amira Behrendt

For your relative who keeps asking why you’re not dating anyone—
Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After by Bella Depaulo