The Countryman Gift Guide Roundup

With the holidays fast approaching, we are all scrambling to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Look no further! We found gift guides from around the internet that will help you in your search.

For the foodies in your life:


Start by looking at The New York Times’ cookbook reviews, like last week’s Oh, Go Ahead, Lick the Pages, and this week’s Cooking Sunday Book Review and 20 More Cookbooks, which includes Countryman Press’ Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times, by Michael Dietsch.


Blogs Cookies and Cups and Taste and Tell have compiled a list of their favorite cookbooks, including our very own The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook by Katrina Bahl, an essential book for cookie butter lovers and those with peanut butter allergies, but really, anyone with a sweet tooth will love it! Both blogs have also posted recipes from the book: Biscoff Cloud Cookies and Fudgy Biscoff Swirl Brownies (below).

Fudgy Biscoff Swirl Brownies








Check out Cookies and Cups’ cookbook gift guide right here, and Taste and Tell’s right here.

Preserving Everything

Punk Domestics can also help you with food books, with its Best DIY Food Books of 2014 gift guide. Find all of this year’s best preserving, jam, drink, and charcuterie books here, including Countryman’s Shrubs by Michael Dietsch, and Preserving Everything by Leda Meredith.

For more cookbooks, check out KCRW’s The Best Cookbooks of 2014, which also includes Michael Dietsch’s Shrubs!

For Bakers

Blogs Tidy Mom and Yellow Bliss Road have posted gift guides for bakers, which include great new cookbooks like our Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook, essential baking tools like the Silpat silicone mat and the KitchenAid mixer, and fun and cute objects that bakers will enjoy, like a necklace featuring measuring spoon charms. Yellow Bliss Road’s gift guide is a part of the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, and will also link you to guides from around the blogosphere for every type of giftee, such as Simple as That’s list of Gifts for the Little Artist, A Pumpkin & A Princess’ list of Beauty Gifts, or Domestically Speaking’s Gift Ideas for the DIYer.

For Tidy Mom’s gift guide, click here.

Foodie Gifts of All Types

cooking with pumpkin

Inside BruCrew Life posted a very useful list of gifts divided into categories like “For the Baker”, which includes essentials like the AirBake cookie sheet, “For the Coffee Lover”, which features adorable snow flake-clad mugs, and “For the Cookbook Lover”, in which TWO of our books, The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook and Cooking with Pumpkin have made the cut! For more about the fantastic Cooking with Pumpkin, be sure to take a look at the three recipes we have posted on the blog – Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin-Spice Buttercream Frosting, and Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Mac’n’Cheese.

For more foodie gifts, check out Shugary SweetsHoliday Gift Guide, which also includes our Biscoff and Pumpkin books, as well as many more books, utensils, and “edible gifts”, and, of course, CHOW’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, where you will find our Shrubs book and many ideas for stocking-stuffers.

For your favorite at-home mixologists and alcohol connoisseurs:


Barnes&NobleAlcademics, Thirstie, The Oregonian, and The Orlando Sentinel will give you lots of ideas for wine, whiskey, and cocktail lovers, ranging from new cocktail books like Countryman’s Shrubs to infused vodkas and a whiskey class.

Take a look at Barnes&Noble’s Cocktail Lover Gift Guide here, Alcademics’ extensive list of alcohol-related books by category here, Thirstie’s Gift Guide for Boozy Book Lovers here, The Oregonian’s Top Picks for Cocktail Connoisseurs here, and The Orlando Sentinel’s Guide to Liquid Giving here.

For your pets and pet lovers:

Dogs in cars

The Chicago Tribune made a list of Gift ideas for pets and their people, where you will find great dog and cat toys, a good-looking dog collar, and Countryman’s Dogs in Cars by Lara Jo Regan. Dogs in Cars is a fantastic coffee-table book for dog lovers, who know that dogs are never happier than when they are riding in a car.

The Literary Duck Blog posted a list of dog-related gift ideas in honor of National Mutt Day on Monday (Happy belated National Mutt Day, by the way!), which features “Classics for the Kiddos” like Clifford the Big Red Dog, “Novels for Those with Brave Hearts” like Marley & Me, and “Coffee Table Photo Books for Anyone who Loves a Good Laugh”, which include Dogs in Cars!

Last, but certainly not least, here are some gift guides for the bookworms you love:


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