Is it too early to order holiday gifts? Given the state of shipping these days, probably not. Here are some ideas for people new to tarot. Next month, we’ll look at gifts for those of us who are not new to tarot.

Gifts that introduce tarot in easy, non-overwhelming bites:

Llewellyn’s Little Book of Tarot

Llewellyn’s 2022 Tarot Calendar

The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Beginner books:

If the recipient wants to learn core meanings and the skill to extrapolate to other RWS style decks, Tarot for Beginners.

If they want to learn basic traditional correspondences and develop their own interpretations for and connection to the cards, Your Tarot Your Way.

For a sassy, no-nonsense approach, Kitchen Table Tarot.

For a gentle, empowering approach, Fearless Tarot.

For the ambitious beginner, Tarot 101.

For the very serious student interested in the Golden Dawn meanings in both RWS and Thoth, the Tarot Deciphered. This is also an excellent choice for an intermediate or advanced student.

Beginner Decks:

Tarot Made Easy

Tarot Original 1909 Kit

Tarot Original 1909 Deck

Witchling Academy Tarot is great for young people

Gilded Tarot Royale kit


Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...