It’s a Holly Jolly Holiday Gift Guide: 2015

For your brother who loves a good IPA and Mumford & Sons:

beer

Harvey Shepard’s book of beer labels and the histories behind them is absolute eye-candy and perfect for all variety of friends based in Portland, Brooklyn, or anywhere else where beers and beards are bountiful.

9781581573152_IL_05_e93d2

Amazon
IndieBound
Barnes & Noble

For the Cupcake Wars addict and arty museum hopper:

9781581572780_c2985

Seton Rossini’s dessert cookbook is to die for. These cakes, pies, cookies, and treats aren’t just yummy, they are dazzling to look at in a way that’s almost too pretty to eat. Seton comes from a graphic design background, and it shows.

9781581572780_IL_03_b26f8.jpg

Amazon
IndieBound
Barnes & Noble

For your stressed out, corporate alpha friend who really needs to chill:

9781581573527_c42fc

Coloring books are probably the perfect holiday present, and what better illustrations to color than mesmerizing designs inspired by ancient symbols? You’ll find yourself lost in the mandalas and celtic knots in these thick, tear-out pages, so much so that you might want to get two copies, one for you and one for a well-deserving friend.

9781581573527_IL_01_5d9b3.jpg      9781581573527_IL_02_23bd3.jpg

Amazon
IndieBound
Barnes & Noble

For the couple who just moved in together, or for single ladies cooking for themselves:

9781581573428_b2cb9

From Dessert for Two blogger and world’s sweetest person, Christina Lane, comes this exceedingly practical cookbook with recipes scaled for two. Like a Noah’s ark of cookbooks, filled with sweet and savory recipes ranging from dinner to drinks, this book is perfect for recent graduates or that friend who just moved in with her boyfriend.

9781581573428_IL_01_2a3f0.jpg

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Indiebound

For the historian and Boardwalk Empire fan:

9781581572650_08761.jpg

This truly unique gift book is a book-within-a-book, the story of a Prohition-era doctor and mixologist who kept a secret diary of alcoholic recipes, discovered by author Matthew Rowley inside a book of poetry. Rowley’s book is a perfect conversation starter, so much so you might just want to start bringing it with you to awkward cocktail parties.

9781581572650_IL_07_ca2c8.jpeg

Amazon
IndieBound
Barnes & Noble

For the traditionalist in your life:

9781581573282_76346.jpg

If you have a friend who still sends “Merry Christmas” cards, political correctness be gone, they will find a perfect brethren in this comforting Christmas cookbook, An Old Fashioned Christmas by Ellen Stimson. Recipes are classic and perfect for this special time of year.

9781581573282_IL_02_01a51.jpg

Amazon
IndieBound
Barnes & Noble

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s