Gift Ideas for Cookbooks to Use at Home
Foodies will love opening up their present, when you get them one or more of these beautiful holiday gift guide cookbooks.
The books are fun to look at, but they’ll also be inspired to use them to create a variety of delicious food and beverages.
Choose books based on specific ingredients like craft beer, quinoa, tahini or beets or explore cookbooks with recipes for vegan, vegetarian or low-carb diets.
Additionally, there are cookbooks for fans of anime, manga, The Office and Hocus Pocus.
Have fun gifting special cookbooks to your foodie friends and family members!
Holiday Gift Guide Cookbooks
Lush: A Season by Season Celebration of Craft Beer and Produce
Yes, you can cook with beer and use it as an ingredient!
Lush contains over 80 recipes that make good use of seasonal craft beer and fresh produce.
The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook
Fans of the 90’s cult classic movie will love to receive The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook as a gift.
It is beautifully illustrated and a fun conversation piece, but there are also some fantastic creative recipes inside.
Otaku Food: : Japanese Soul Food Inspired by Anime and Pop Culture
If you have a food loving anime fan on your Christmas shopping list, the Otaku Food! cookbook makes a wonderful gift.
Food is often a theme in Japanese anime, so the dishes tie in with familiar food from popular manga and anime series.
Beet This! An Unofficial Schrute Farms Cookbook
Dwight does love his family farm and beets, so fans of The Office will love reading and cooking from the Beet This! cookbook.
The recipes are great and the accompanying text is entertaining.
Bread Baking Basics: Recipes for Mastering Bread, Dough and Flour
Bread Baking Basics is a fantastic book for anyone who is beginning to learn how to bake bread.
The step by step instructions are clear and detailed, so new bakers can learn how to quickly get good results.
The Low-Carb Mediterranean Cookbook: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Cookbook: Quick and Easy High-Protein, Low-Sugar, Healthy-Fat Recipes for Lifelong Health-More Than … Meals to Prepare in 30 Minutes or Less
Low-carb and Mediterranean cooking go hand in hand, so the Low-carb Mediterranean Cookbook is filled with delicious recipes that we can feel good about eating.
This cookbook is a wonderful gift for foodies and anyone who is looking to create healthier meals.
Vegans and vegetarians will love the creative recipes that are included in The Complete Quinoa Cookbook.
Quinoa is a nutritious ingredient that I use often, but I was thrilled to learn all the new ways to incorporate it into delicious dishes.
College students and others who like quick, budget friendly recipes will love to receive The One-Pan College cookbook as a gift.
The meals are flavorful, nutritious and look great, all without spending a ton of money or working in the kitchen for hours.
Simple Summer: A Recipe for Joy and Connection
The recipes in Simple Summer are healthy and delicious, which makes this a must have book for any foodie.
But beyond the recipes, the personal stories about celebrating the food, friends and family make this cookbook a joy to read.
Baker Bettie’s Better Baking Book: Classic Baking Techniques and Recipes for Building Baking Confidence
Baking is a science and an art and the Better Baking Book will help you learn the basics, so that you can bake with confidence.
This book is a great gift for a beginner baker or someone who is ready for more advanced techniques.
The Tahini Table Cookbook
Tahini is great when used in hummus, but can be used in many, many other ways.
This recipe book includes over 100 recipes featuring tahini.
The photographs in The Tahini Table are mouthwatering and make this book perfect for gift giving.
Making Vegan Meat: The Plant-Based Food Science Cookbook
Anyone who is a vegan, vegetarian or just leaning towards eating more plant based meals can enjoy the new Making Vegan Meat cookbook.
When following a plant based diet, people need to make sure they get enough protein.
And, many people like eating food that gives them a ‘meaty experience’ without actual meat.
There are a whole lot of different options for vegan meat, so this cookbook can soon become a favorite.
How to Cook That: Crazy Sweet Creations
People who love sweets will enjoy the drool worthy photographs and recipes in Crazy Sweet Creations.
Amy Reardon loves her desserts and the passion shines through as she gives detailed instructions to help home cooks create impressive masterpieces.
Folks who love bread will appreciate Sourdough Culture by Eric Pallant.
There are recipes in the book, but it is more than “just” a cookbook.
You will travel around the world and through the centuries as you learn about the history of bread making.
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Additional Holiday Gift Guides
Following are fantastic gift ideas for the whole family, so you can use the guides to find gifts for Christmas and other special occasions.
- Gift Ideas for Self Care
- Gift Ideas for Weekend Travelers
- Tea Lovers Gift Guide
- Coffee Lovers Gift Guide
- Gift Ideas for Home Cooks
- Whiskey Lovers Gift Ideas
- Games for Teens and Adults
- Toy Ideas for Tweens
- Toy Ideas for Little Kids
- Gifts for Minions Fans
- Gifts for Space Jam Fans
- Art and Craft Books
For great deals on a beautiful assortment of gifts and necessities for adults, teens, kids and babies, check out these familiar online stores.
- Home Depot
- Banana Republic
- Just Flowers
- Old Navy
- American Girl
Free Holiday Printables to Download
Check out my free Christmas printables, when you are looking for fun activities to do at home.
Following are a few that your family may enjoy:
- Christmas Scattergories
- Santa’s Word Scramble
- Christmas Word Search
- Christmas Tree Coloring Page
- My Christmas Wish List Coloring Page
Some are educational, but others are just plain fun.
There are coloring pages, crafts, word puzzles, mazes, memory games and many other family friendly activities.
Crafts are fun all year long, but they are extra magical at holiday time.
Following are some of my favorite Christmas accordion leg crafts.
Each one has a free template that you can download.
- Polar Bear
- Christmas Tree
- Ice Skater
- Santa Claus
- Mrs. Claus
What would you like to do with your family first?