The Ultimate Book Gift Guide (with 50 books!)

The Ultimate Book Gift GuideAfter rounding up my favorite colorful gifts, I thought I’d put together one more gift guide for the year about one of my favorite things in the world: books! I don’t know about you but I love both gifting and receiving books during the holiday season. They’re a such great way to renew your creativity right before resolutions are set.  From cooking to cocktails, home decor to crafting, essays and more, I’ve rounded up 50 books that are sure to be a hit with anyone on your list… even if that person is you!

Note: all of the books are linked to Amazon in case you’re looking for that free prime shipping, but also be sure to check your local bookstore and other book sellers. Sometimes authors will also sell signed copies of their books!

The Ultimate Book Gift GuideFood

1. All About Cake: A Milk Bar Cookbook by Christina Tosi

2. Cookie Class by Jenny Cookies

3. Coco Cake Land by Lyndsay Sung

4. Cherry Bomb Cookbook by  Kerry Diamond & Claudia Wu

5. Let’s Eat France by François-Régis Gaudry

6. The Fresh Pasta Cookbook by William Sonoma 

7. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat 

8. Pizza Camp by Joe Beddia

9. Cookie Perfection by Martha Stewart

10. Tartine by Elisabeth M. Prueitt & Chad Robertson

The Ultimate Book Gift GuideCocktails

1. Floral Libations by Cassie Winslow

2. Celebrate Rosé by Ashley Rose Conway

3. Death & Co by David Kaplan

4. Cocktail Codex by David Kaplan (follow up to Death & Co)

5. Batch Cocktails by Maggie Hoffman 

6. The Cocktail Garden by Adriana Picker & Ed Loveday 

7. Spritz by Talia Baiocchi & Leslie Pariseau

8. Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan

9. Mod Cocktails by Natalie Jacob

10. Prosecco Cocktails by Hachette

The Ultimate Book Gift GuideHome + Creative

1. Hello Color by Rachel Mae Smith (that’s me! each and every copy sold is noticed so thank you for the support!)

2. The Martha Manual by Martha Stewart

3. The Home Edit by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin 

4. Get It Together! by Orlando Soria

5. The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair

6. Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling by Melanie Abrantes

7. At Home by Grace Boney

8. Italy by Grey Malin 

9. Paper to Petal by Rebecca Thuss 

10. Styled by Emily Henderson 

The Ultimate Book Gift GuideMemoir + Essays

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama

2. Little Weirds by Jenny Slate

3. Dear Girls by Ali Wong

4. This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips 

5. Obviously by Akilah Hughes

6. I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson

7. Modern Love edited by Daniel Jones

8. Over The Top by Jonathan Van Ness

9. Hunger by Roxane Gay 

10. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

The Ultimate Book Gift GuideInspirational 

1. Art Inc by Lisa Congdon

2. It’s Okay to Feel Things Deeply by Carissa Potter

3. Show Your Work by by Austin Kleon 

4. Things Are What You Make of Them by Adam J Kurtz

5. Don’t Keep Your Day Job by Cathy Heller 

6. Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee

7. Work Party by Jaclyn Johnson

8. Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen 

9. In The Company of Women by Grace Bonney 

10. The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson