20 Coffee Table Books for Everyone in Your Life
Have you ever been to a friend or family member’s house and they have the best books on their bookshelf, the chicest coffee table books in their living room, and just overall great style? We believe that style comes from within – you don’t need the most intellectual books or most expensive décor to have great home style, but if everything just seems to “work” in your space (and feel like you at the same time!), then you’re doing something right.
Coffee table books are a great way to display what you love on one of the most-used furniture pieces in your home & they also make great gifts any time of year. Whether you love hosting and entertaining, cooking and baking, gardening and flower arranging, or fashion and home design, there’s a coffee table book for every interest and hobby that will help show off your personality in your home. Coffee table books are also meant to actually be read and spark conversation – so do just that! Flip the pages, read them, and share your favorite photos & stories with your friends over a glass of wine & some small bites.
Take a look at 20 coffee table book ideas for everyone in your life, below!
The Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adam
Everyone wants to feel cozy at home & this cute coffee table book from the blogger behind A Cozy Kitchen shares recipes, crafts, and more!
All in Good Taste by Kate Spade New York
This pretty-in-pink coffee table book offers tips for the modern-day hostess and is filled with recipes, how-to guides, and dinner party ideas!
Dream Design Live by Paloma Contreras
We love the idea behind this book because the designer wants to show that interiors should be personal and living a happy and satisfying life starts at home.
Home Body by Joanna Gaines
Need we say more? We love Jo and this book gives practical steps for finding your own design style to make your house into a home.
Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation by Jonathan Zufi
This is a great gift for your tech friend or for anyone who loves Steve Jobs or Apple – it’s also nice and thick so is the perfect base for a coffee-table book stack!
Buckingham Palace: The Interiors by Ashley Hicks
The royal family is always enticing – especially after watching The Crown on Netflix! Without traveling to London, take a peek inside the gorgeous Buckingham Palace.
Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life by Erin Gates
Another home-focused coffee table book that offers advice and inspiration on interior design to make your house a home.
Chanel Three Book Set by Francois Baudot
Ideal for the fashionista or monochrome style lover, this three-part book set is the perfect addition to your coffee table or bookcase!
If I Live to Be 100: The Wisdom of Centenarians by Paul Mobley
We all live such a fast-paced lifestyle, but it’s nice to sit back & remember that what we’re worried about now likely won’t matter years from now. We can’t wait to get our hands on this one!
May I Come In? by Wendy Goodman
If you’re looking for inspiration for your home or any design projects, these colorful and contemporary home photographs are sure to bring out your artistic side.
Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
Ideal for the woman who wants to bring a bit of Southern hospitality into her own home, one of our favorite actresses is sharing delicious recipes, entertaining tips, and more in this bestseller.
In Full Flower by Gemma Ingalls
One of our favorite things to always have in the house is fresh flowers, but the next best thing is this coffee table of gorgeous organic arrangements.
Mother and Child by Claiborne Swanson Frank
This is a wonderful gift idea for Mother’s Day or the mommy to be! Photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank captures stunning portraits of 70 iconic mothers and their children.
Escape by Gray Malin
We’re huge fans of Gray Malin’s aerial photography – particularly the beach prints! – and his photography is now available in coffee book table form, which is perfect for the travel lover!
The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small by Kath Stathers
Experiencing wanderlust? Get ideas on where to travel next with this beautiful coffee table book featuring adventures for every type of traveler.
Home by Ellen Degeneres
We LOVE Ellen – if you ever have the chance to go to one of the live tapings of her talk show: do it. She also has a passion for renovating homes & shares her projects in this hardcover book!
The Life and Love of the Sea by Lewis Blackwell
Even if you don’t live on one of the coasts, bring a taste of the healing power of the sea with this book that showcases underwater photography and images of dramatic coastlines.
Tom Ford by Tom Ford & Bridget Foley
This is another fashion book that we love since it has a nice, thick black spine. We also loved Nocturnal Animals, which Tom Ford directed!
Remodelista by Julie Carlson
Ideal for home-design enthusiasts, this chic coffee table book has a simple black & white spine and includes beautiful photographs of rooms that mix high & low pieces.
Platters and Boards by Shelly Westerhausen
We love enjoying wine & cheese boards around the coffee table during viewing parties for The Bachelor or book clubs, so why not have a book with the prettiest boards on the table as well?
What are some of your favorite coffee table books? Let us know in the comments!