ReadersMagnet Review recommends these amazing self-help guidebooks as gifts for the holidays.

Ikigai by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life is the complete title of Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles’ 2017 international bestseller, which sold more than 1.7 million copies. The word ‘Ikigai’ is the Japanese concept which means ‘reason for being.’ In their book, Garcia and Miralles highlight Ikigai as the art of doing something. Only being constantly on the move and always doing something can one achieve purpose, growth, success, and happiness. The book reiterates that by having to be passionate about something and focusing on a purpose or mission, a person can live a meaningful life. Ikigai, the book, is a perfect gift this coming holiday season, especially for those who need motivation and purpose.

Vision: Going to the Next Level by Virgil Revish

Vision: Going to the Next Level by Virgil Revish is a practical guidebook for young adults who want to succeed in life. In this amazing manual, passionate educator and community worker Virgil C. Revish shares invaluable insights on how to attract opportunities and make sound decisions regarding one’s education and career. Virgil Revish’s inspirational education book has helped thousands of young men and women gain purpose, focus, and success. Vision is a program designed to help young people hone their vision, create, improve and execute the academic plan and take the necessary steps to make the dream a reality. Vision is a perfect guidebook and gift for high school students and those pursuing a college education.

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

If ‘Ikigai” is the art of doing something to achieve purpose and happiness, Hygge is the art of doing nothing. In The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, Meik Wiking shares the secrets of one of the happiest peoples in the world- the Danes. Wiking’s book talks about the cornerstone of Danish life and how we can incorporate some of the philosophies, mindset, and routines so we too can enjoy and blissful and worry-free living. The Little Book of Hygge is a 240-page light reading and easy to absorb ideas. You can give these to family, friends, and even colleagues this Christmas.

The Psychology of Winning by Dr. Dennis Waitley

Dr. Dennis Waitley is a writer, motivational consultant, and leading authority on high-level performance and personal development. In his book The Psychology of Winning, he reveals his formula for developing the ten qualities of a total winner. Almost three decades since its publication, Waitley’s classic guidebook remains relevant today. It teaches readers the value of positive self-awareness, self-esteem, self-control, and self-motivation. Winning and success has more to do with attitude and mindset rather than resources and given opportunities. The Psychology of Winning is a must-have book for people who want to achieve more in life.

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

Gabrielle Bernstein is a New York Times Bestselling author, motivational speaker, spiritual leader, and author of nine remarkable books, including the New York Times bestseller The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith. Bernstein talks about fear, uncertainty, and the process of letting go. She reminds her readers of the power of collective consciousness and how we can harness it to achieve our personal goals. An outstanding read from one of today’s most prolific writers, The Universe Has Your Back, is inspiring and entertaining you wouldn’t want to put down. It’s also a perfect give for loved ones this Yuletide season.