These best-sellers are the perfect gifts for fellow cookbook enthusiasts. I hand-picked 17 best cookbooks that I know your friends and family members will love.
You’re sure to find one or more for the cookbook lovers on your Christmas gift. I’ve included affiliate links to my favorite best-selling cookbooks. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Welcome back to year 6 of our Festive Christmas Event where we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.
We will be baking some cookie recipes for you, sharing some party games, making some handmade gifts, doing some ornament crafting, and sharing our Christmas movies family fun. There will be breakfast recipes and as always our decorated Christmas Trees which is always a fun tour of homes.
New this year is Gift Guides. We are right there with you shopping from home due to Covid 19 and we understand how hard that can be so we have been busy little Elves doing tons of research to create fabulous Gift Guides to help you with your holiday shopping.
You will find new ideas every Monday and Wednesday between Oct. 19th through Nov. 18th. Scroll all the way down to find all the ideas linked at the end.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I’m looking forward to a festive Christmas season.
These days, you can google any recipe you’re searching for, but there’s something about flipping through the pages of a good cookbook. Plus, when you find an amazing recipe, you’ve got it at your fingertips for years to come.
Who Wrote The First Cookbook?
The first recorded cookbook was written by Apicius, in fourth century AD Rome. Of Culinary Matters contains more than 500 recipes. Many of the recipes include Indian spices. American Cookery, the first known American cookbook, was published in 1796. This book was written by Amelia Simmons and published in Hartford, Connecticut.
17 Best Cookbooks (My Top Favorites!)
I love to cook and can’t help myself when it comes to collecting cookbooks. On a cold, cloudy winter day, I like to curl up on the sofa with a good cookbook. I love collecting and gifting cookbooks and I seem to always have room for one more. Check out my first cookbook! Of course, this is a newer addition. Mine is older and has a yellow cover. Is it just me or do you love to browse through cookbooks – old and new? If you do, I’m sure your friends will love a new cookbook as well.
Cookbooks Are Great Gifts!
Cookbooks are great (and easy to give) Christmas gifts. You can add one to a gift basket with kitchen utensils and dishtowels or have Amazon deliver the gift to the recipient.
- Friends Who Love To Cook
- College Kids
- Friends Who Can’t Cook (but wants to learn how!)
- Friends Who Collect Cookbooks
- Friends Who Want To Learn A New Style of Cooking (Instant Pot, Air Fryer, Etc.)
- Foodies (friends who love to eat!)
Speaking of Best Cookbooks
My website is pretty much one big online recipe book. I have friends and family that constantly stop by to grab one of my top recipes. A few days ago my oldest daughter told me she made my cornbread dressing and it was delicious. She bypassed me and went straight to my online recipe. You may like these recipes:
- Best Cupcake Recipes
- 33 Slow Cooker Meatball Recipes
- 10 Delicious Wing Recipes
- Deep-Fried Turkey Recipe
- Mom’s Deep-Fried Turkey Rub
List Of 17 Best Cookbooks – Christmas Gift Guide
You’ll find a well-rounded list of best-selling cookbooks below. From Air Fryer to Keto to Cooking For Two, you’re sure to find a cookbook worthy of your friend or family member.
17 Best Cookbooks To Gift This Season
Cookbooks are perfect Christmas gifts for foodies and friends who love cooking or want to learn how to cook. These 17 best cookbooks are some of my favorites.
Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods: A Cookbook
This is the best cookbook for friends who like to prep foods in advance.
Magnolia Table, Volume 2: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
This is the second collection of recipes by Joanna Gaines. This is a great gift idea for that friend who loves all things Joanna and already has the first book.
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
This is the first recipe book from Joanna Gaines. Both Magnolia Table Cookbooks are amazing.
The Ultimate Instant Pot cookbook: Foolproof, Quick & Easy 800 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users (Pressure Cooker Recipes)
This Instant Pot Cookbook has 800 recipes for beginners and advanced cooks.
Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
We all love Barefood Contessa and this is a wonderful recipe book filled with comfort foods.
Air Fryer Cookbook: 600 Effortless Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users
This is the perfect Christmas gift for a friend who has a new air fryer or a friend who loves her air fryer and needs more recipes.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating
The Pioneer Woman Cooks is a wonderful addition to a cookbook collection. We all love Ree!
Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle
Do you have a friend or family member living the low-carb lifestyle? This is a good one!
The Plant-Based Diet for Beginners: The Health Benefits of Eating a Plant-Based Diet. 21-Day Meal Plan, Shopping List and Easy Recipes That Will Make You Drool
This is a great gift for a friend who wants to eat a plant-based diet. This recipe book covers it all.
The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100
Dan Buettner debuts his first cookbook, filled with 100 longevity recipes inspired by the Blue Zones locations around the world, where people live the longest.
The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make
This is the perfect gift for newlyweds, empty-nesters, or a single friend.
Pamela Salzman's Quicker Than Quick: 140 Crave-Worthy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Foods in 30 Minutes or Less
This is for the cook who needs to get a healthy meal on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Copycat Recipes: The 100+ Recipes To Cook Yourself The Dishes Of The Best Restaurants In The World At Home
This one is for the cook who wants to replicate dishes from some of the best restaurants in the world.
The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor
This book is full of easy, flavorful recipes that are low-calorie and made from all-natural, easy-to-find ingredients.
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
This one is for the friend who wants to master the elements of good cooking. This recipe book is the winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook. It makes a great gift!
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
This #1 New York Times Best Seller for kids is a winner! The recipes were tested by 750 kids so you know they have to be good.
The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs
This is a good one for kids and teens who love to bake or want to learn how to bake.
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