"Decision Points," by George W. Bush, $35

"Decision Points," by George W. Bush , $35

Buy it: Barnes & Noble

Multiple locations


Find out how the recent Kanye-George kerfuffle began with this memoir about Bush's eight years as commander in chief.

"Obama's Wars," by Bob Woodward , $30

Buy it: Barnes & Noble

Multiple locations


Really, anything by Woodward is great for politics fans, but this is his most recent investigative work, painting a portrait of the president's frustrating fight against terrorism.

Ohio candle , $15.95

Buy it: Bink Davies

668 N. High St., Short North



Columbus landmarks adorn this apple-scented candle's postcard tin, with the Ohio Statehouse as the focal point.

Desktop calendars , $14 each

Buy it: Calendar Club

1500 Polaris Pkwy., Polaris


For the feisty Republicans and Democrats on your list, these mean-spirited desktop calendars will remind them of things like the "alikeness between Alaska and New York" ("The Witless Wisdom of Sarah Palin") or the complexities of Obamacare ("Oh, No Obama!").

Ohio charm bracelet , $49

Buy it: Ohio Historical Society Store

1982 Velma Ave., North Side



Help her show off her state pride with sterling silver.