If you are really stumped on what to get someone this holiday season, you can never really go wrong with a cookbook. Even if the person you are buying it for isn’t a great cook, the book will hopefully inspire them to try something new! One of my favorite things to get as gifts are cookbooks. There are so many different kinds of genres of cookbooks now so it’s easy to find something for everyone on your list!
I sometimes even buy cookbooks for the pictures alone- cookbooks can make great coffee table books! (Side note: I’m a total cookbook hoarder. I can’t even tell you how many cookbooks I have & never have made any of the recipes, but I often look at them for inspiration). Sometimes cookbooks even have stories interlaced throughout the book which make them more interesting & more “gifty.” I often read cookbooks like I would read an actual novel, from cover to cover.
Here are my top picks for cookbooks to gift this season (these are all on Amazon- thank God for Prime! Click on the links below to shop!):
Magnolia Table– I mean this is a no brainer. If you know someone who loves Joanna Gaines or Fixer Upper- this will definitely be the perfect cookbook to give!
Skinnytaste Fast and Slow– I have this & need to start using it! These are all quick-fix or slow cooker recipes. Perfect for this time of year! And healthy too!
Cuba the Cookbook– Know someone who loves Cuban food? Get this book for them! Cuba is on the rise as a go-to destination, why not give someone the gift of at-home Cuban cooking made easy!
What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food– I don’t have this book but it’s at the top of my wish list. I follow Gaby on Instagram & LOVE everything she makes. It all looks so fresh & easy to follow recipes.
Cook Beautiful– I have this book & it’s just so inspirational. The photos alone are to die for (totes being honest- never made anything from this book!). This is one of those books that can double as a beautiful coffee table book.
Cook Like A Pro– You can’t go wrong with gifting an Ina Garten cookbook. All her recipes are delicious (some are a little lengthy & time consuming, but worth it!). This is her latest book.
Greece the Cookbook– Here’s another genre of food that has been pretty popular lately! Mediterranean food is delicious, healthy & so fresh!
The Art of the Cheese Plate– I LOVE a good cheese plate. This is a great book for someone who is not necessarily into cooking, but loves to entertain. The photos are really beautiful!
The Food Lab– I got this as a Christmas present last year & love this book! Warning: It’s a huge book, its 958 pages long. This book explains the science behind cooking & gives great tips and techniques on how to get the perfect char on your meat every single time or how to always make perfect gooey, cheesy mac & cheese.
A Boat, A Whale & A Walrus: Menus and Stories– I LOVE this book. It’s a cookbook with little stories intertwined. Chef Renee Erickson owns several Seattle based restaurants & this cookbook showcases her fresh Pacific Northwest food. I bought this book as a little reminder of my visits to Seattle (a place that is near & dear to myself and Alex).