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Big, Glossy Gift Books for Everyone on Your List

There’s always one person on your gift list (at least) who is, well, challenging to shop for. Maybe he only wears one style of shirt, or maybe she has very particular taste…in other words, picky, picky, picky. For these people, books are always a good choice. But not just any book – it has to be shiny and fun and filled with glossy photos. No one can resist a gorgeous coffee table book!

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Ten Gift Books for Everyone on Your List: coffee table books

Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People – Hamish Bowles, Chloe Malle

For the fashionista in your life. There’s no event more glamorous than the Met Costume Ball each year, and there’s no museum exhibit more glamorous than the Costume Institute.

VOGUE: coffee table book

National Geographic Stunning Photographs  – Annie Griffith

There’s nothing quite as awesome as nature, and no magazine photographs it quite like National Geographic.

National Geographic: coffee table book

Tory Burch: In Color – Tory Burch

Like Lilly Pulitzer before her, Tory Burch is not just a designer – she’s an entire lifestyle. Escape into her rarefied world for a few hours in this beautiful book.

Tory Burch: coffee table book

Underwater Puppies – Seth Casteel

A follow-up to the wildly popular Underwater Dogs. What’s so great about puppies underwater? Pretty much everything.

Underwater Puppies: coffee table book

The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide – Lauren Wilson

For the zombie fans in your life. You know who they are.

Zombie Apocalypse: coffee table book

The Art of the Brick – a Life in LEGO – Nathan Sawaya

These are NOT your kids Legos. Nathan Sawaya has made a career of creating art out of Legos. Amazing stuff.

A Life In Lego: coffee table book

The Classic Cars Book Jurgen Lewandoski, Photographs by Rene’ Staud

The romance of cars is especially compelling when classic cars are involved. A photo trip down memory lane.

The Classic Cars Book: coffee table book

What I Love About Movies – David Jenkins and Adam Woodward

50 of Hollywoods brightest stars – from Francis Ford Coppola to Kristen Stewart – talk about what they love about movies. Unique illustrations included.

What I Love About Movies: coffee table book

Wreck This Journal – Keri Smith

For anyone who writes, wants to write, thinks about writing…this journal makes a perfect gift. With prompts and tasks that go outside the usual, it will get your creative juices flowing. Get one for you and for a friend!

Wreck This Journal: coffee table book

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? A Memoir – Roz Chast

One of the great cartoonists of our generation, Roz Chast’s memoir of her parents and their failing health as they age is something we all can relate to. Told in her inimitable wry and personal style.

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant: coffee table book

Sharon Greenthal

Sharon's blog, Empty House Full Mind, focuses on observations of the world from the midlife empty nest. Sharon is the Young Adults Expert on About.com. Sharon writes for the Huffington Post and Purple Clover. Sharon is the mother of two grown children - a daughter, 26 and a son, 24. She lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau. Instagram: sharongreenthal

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Bernie

Thursday 11th of June 2015

Hi Sharon, love your list of books :)

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