There’s a gloomy refrain heard every year around this time. It goes something like this: “I don’t know what to get [insert person who is hard to shop for],” they say. “[Difficult person, probably a dad] already has everything.”
I’d like to begin this year’s gift guide with something that will delight the Catholic Reasoners: I have a confession. I, too, have invoked that sorry justification over the years when struggling to conjure suitable gift ideas. But it’s an excuse that doesn’t hold much water in an era of ever-increasing innovation, abundance, and weird, niche products that the difficult person in your life definitely doesn’t have yet.
Let’s start with the low-hanging fruit: If you’re reading this guide, there’s a chance you like Reason. Should your nearest and dearest also like Reason—or should you want to convince them to—you can give the gift of a subscription: one year for $14.97, two years for $25.97, or three years for $37.97. It’s a particularly good suggestion for shoppers who struggle with procrastination. You can print out the proof of order and put that baby in an appropriately festive gift bag or box.
For the Reason die-hards in your life, gift them some swag. We have men’s and women’s apparel, phone cases (for iPhones and for the people in your life who still refuse to get an…