10 Best Cookbooks to Give as Holiday Gifts

The BEST cookbooks to give as gifts. Perfect Christmas gift and holiday gift idea. List includes a great variety for both novice and experienced cooks. Truly something for everyone! From wellplated.com @wellplated

In addition to last week’s Kitchen Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide, I wanted to share a special list of gift ideas focused exclusively on cookbooks. My cookbook shelves are among the best-loved (and most crowded) places in our home. I love flipping through them and am always on the lookout for special, useful books to add to my collection.

Give the right book to the right friend and you might even find yourself rewarded by getting to sample some of the resulting recipes. (“What? I gave you The Essential Cookie Cookbook two years in a row?”)

In all seriousness, cookbooks make wonderful gifts. A good cookbook can inspire, entertain, and become a loyal kitchen companion…or, at the very least, a lovely piece of coffee table decor. Here’s a list of 10 of my favorites, and I’d love to hear about some of yours too.

Dark Chocolate Paleo Pistachio Truffles. A healthy raw vegan dessert that everyone can enjoy! This no bake dessert is perfect for homemade Christmas gifts, cookie plates, or anytime you want a treat at the holidays! {gluten free, clean eating, and dairy free} Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Paleo Pistachio Truffles

These Pistachio Truffles are for That Person in your life. The one for whom it is impossible to shop because she already has everything. The one with unattainably high standards. The one you can’t...

The BEST Holiday Christmas Music! A list of 10 favorite holiday albums to make your season merry and bright. From wellplated.com @wellplated

My 10 Favorite Holiday Albums

I have a Big Fat Confession. I started listening to Christmas music more than two weeks ago on a record-high, 65-degree Wisconsin day. I’m an annual breaker of the “no-Christmas-music-before-Thanksgiving” rule, and since I...

Spaghetti Squash Casserole with ground turkey, tomatoes, and Italian spices. Easy, CHEESY, and healthy! An all-in-one low carb meal. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

How’s your Thanksgiving leftover situation? Are you still eating pie for breakfast? Recovered from Black Friday shopping? Really, really wishing your pants fit like they did last Wednesday? Healthy Spaghetti Squash Casserole to the...

Count your blessings! Here are 100 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and every day! #gratitude From wellplated.com @wellplated

100 Things for Which I Am Thankful

Right before we departed for Thanksgiving break, my wise fourth-grade teacher gave our class a special assignment: to write a list of 100 things for which we were thankful. I’ve repeated the exercise every...

Frosted Orange Cookies with Cranberries. MELT IN YOUR MOUTH. Super soft and easy to make! Perfect for Christmas or anytime you want to bake. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Melt in Your Mouth Orange Cookies with Cranberries

The holidays have a way of making me nostalgic. My cravings, be they for certain foods, rituals, or even smells, often tie back to pieces of my childhood. I bought the same pine-scented candle that...

Great kitchen holiday gift ideas for every price range! Options under $25. Unique Christmas gifts for anyone who loves to cook. | wellplated.com @wellplated

Kitchen Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016

What’s your holiday shopping style? Have you already made your list and checked it twice? Or do you live for the adrenaline rush of finding a parking spot at the mall on Christmas Eve? In the...

Apple Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing Muffins. The BEST classic Thanksgiving stuffing, baked in a muffin tin. Easy to make ahead and great leftover too! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Stuffing Muffins with Sausage and Apples

How ironclad is your family’s Thanksgiving menu? Do you follow the exact same recipes year after year for fear of all-out mutiny if you dare to vary? Or do you leave wiggle room for...