Fables Deluxe Hardcovers
Without a doubt Deluxe Hardcovers make the best presents, you'll come to find a lot of them on this list of ours, we love them, you love them and your gran loves them. (seriously, ask her.)
The first of these oversized beauties on our list is the brilliant Fables Series. Although the series itself has been going for quite a while now (there are 15 volumes out in paperback) it's a relative newcomer to the world of deluxe hardback editions, with only 3 on the stands at the moment it is still a great time to jump on board at the beginning and have to opportunity to enjoy the excitment of having to wait for your next fix.
Fables, written by Bill Willingham, is the story of a diaspora of storybook, fairy tale and folklore charachters, all exiled in NYC after being forced to flee their homeland by the armies of the ruthless 'Adversary'. Living among the 'mundanes' (thats normal folk like you and I) they try to keep their community a secret and deal with their problems internally. This is an incredible series that, while being fantasical in concept, flits from genre to genre with every story arc and is never the book you expect it to be.
This is a must read for anyone who likes books like Sandman or Hellblazer, or any one who their genre ficton to be sprinkled with fairy dust. And for anyone who has seen the current 'Once upon a time' TV show and enjoyed it, as it more than 'borrows' from Fables.