Friday, December 16, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Cookbooks and Craftbooks

The holidays are in swing and Christmas and Hanukkah are approaching. Still need a thoughtful gift for someone? Why not get a cookbook or a craftbook for them? Not only will people love these books but the great thing is that you can make memories with your loved ones through cooking, baking, creating natural bath and body products and even practicing your handwriting! Remember, the holidays is about sharing time with people you care about. Create memories that will last a life time.

Hello Glow: 150+ Easy Natural Beauty Recipes for a Fresh New You - $18.95
I love the Hello Glow blog and they have a lot of easy and natural recipes for scrubs, lotions and other spa like treatments. Put on your creative hat and blend some essential oils with some all natural goodies such as coconut oil, aloe and shea butter. This is the best time of year to moisturize. Many of these recipes would be fantastic for a girls spa night or for gifts.

Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen - $29.99
Not only are these photos fantastic but the recipes are very simple and the food is tasty. Why not have a cooking night with a significant other or try out some of these recipes for a potluck?

Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe by Joanne Chang  - $35.00
I am a big fan of the Flour Cafes located in the Boston area. Not only are the desserts to die for but the sandwiches are delicious. Take some time to recreate staples such as the sticky bun or croissants. Try your hand at making homemade pop tarts.

Baking: My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan - $40.00
This baking book is one of my favorite baking books of all time. Not only are the recipes very easy to follow but Dorie pours her heart and soul into each recipe, making sure each scone or cookie is special. Spend some quality time pouring your heart and soul into these wonderful baked goods!

The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments by David Lebovitz -$18.99
Love ice cream? Try your hand at making some homemade frozen delights! Homemade ice cream accompanied with some pie is perfect for this holiday season! Not in the mood for ice cream or are lactose intolerant, try a sorbet or a granita instead.

The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us by Rosanna Pansino - $29.99
This is the perfect book to baking loving nerdy geek. Create edible nerdy confectioneries that are comic related, sci-related or video game related. Even kids will love this book! Geek out while having fun baking a storm!

Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art (Creative...and Beyond) by Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Laura Lavender, Julie Manwaring and Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn - $19.95
Want to practice your handwriting? Check out this book to help you fine tune your hand lettering. This would be a good new hobby to pick up and you will be adorning cards and scrapbooks in no time with fancy scripts. Send a letter a loved one or have a hand lettering/crafting party!

What cookbooks and craftbooks are you looking forward to this year? Do you plan to gift any to your friends or family? Any good suggestions that aren't listed above?

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