I always love getting presents for all the important people in my life, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what to get for each person. You want the gift to be meaningful, but also easy to get and not something that’s going to break the bank. My go-to for gifts is always books. I can find a perfect book, whether long or short, for about practically any interest! Plus, it gives me an excuse to visit my local bookstore.
Below is my Holiday Book Gift Guide for all of the important people in your life.
Books for Cooks If you have any cooks in your life, they probably don’t need a step-by-step cook book, but they could always use some inspiration! Below are two books that could provide good inspiration for the foodies in your life:
- Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion by Shelly Westerhausen
- Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin
Books for Sports-Lovers Maybe the sports-lovers are interested in the biography of their favorite coach or player or just the history of their favorite sport. Here are a couple of books for all those Wildcat basketball fans out there:
- Long Shots: Jay Wright, Villanova, and College Basketball’s Most Unlikely Champion by Dana O’Neil
- Tales from the Villanova Wildcats Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Wildcat Stories Ever Told by Ed Pinckney
Books for Outdoorsy People With the cold weather ever-approaching, all outdoor lovers and preparing for another winter of going stir-crazy. Here are two book gift ideas that can help them explore outside while staying in or plan their next adventure:
Books for People ALWAYS Buying Decor You know? Those people that are always going to Target or Hobby Lobby to buy new decor? The ones that rearrange their house every couple months? Below are two books for those people in your life:
- Cozy White Cottage: 100 Ways to Love the Feeling of Being Home by Liz Marie Galvan
- Rental Style: The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Apartment or Small Home by Chelsey Brown
Coffee Table Books A couple years ago for Christmas, I got “coffee table books” for all of my future in-laws. These are essentially books that you rarely sit down and read through, but they sit on a coffee table or an end table in the living room for people to casually flip through. These are great gifts because they really can speak to any interest. Honestly, a lot of the ideas listed above can fall under the category of “coffee table books.” Usually, around the Holidays, Barnes and Noble has a whole table or section online dedicated to these kinds of books…go there to get inspired!
If you’re like me and trying to shop small this Christmas, but don’t have a local bookstore in the area that you love, check out Bookshop. They are an online bookstore that supports local, independent book stores through your sales going to an earnings pool that’s then distributed to bookstores nation-wide!
Share with us below any Holiday book shopping tips you have and happy shopping!