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If you’ve decided to commit yourself fully to the evils of consumerism this holiday season by “buying gifts” instead of “recycling kitchen waste” into clever trinkets or “regifting all the other crap” you had in your closet from last year, then we’d like to guide you towards the least dark of the dark side with the Steven Heller-approved list of books, handsomely collected at the NY Times Book Review.

Who else could gather a clever collection of several gift books around a war theme? Who can carefully stack up Stephen J. Eskilson’s Graphic Design: A New History against the other bajilion design history volumes? Who even knew there was a book named Vietnam Zippos? Heller, that’s who.