Books That Make Great Gifts

If you’re still on the hunt for great gifts, hit the bookstore with this list of fun and inspirational books.

Every Dog Has a Gift: True Stories of Dogs Who Bring Hope & Healing into Our Lives by Rachel McPherson with Deborah Mitchell
For the dog lover in your life, this heartwarming collection of stories about “ordinary” therapy and service dogs is sure to bring a smile to their face (and a tear to their eye).

Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet by Christy Morgan
Written by a vegan macrobiotic chef and food blogger, Blissful Bites includes delicious, seasonal, and environmentally-friendly recipes that use locally grown, organic ingredients, many of which cater to raw and gluten-free diets.

Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World by Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen
Perfect for the eco-conscious DIY enthusiast, Coyne and Knutzen, have crafted the essential guide to becoming a producer instead of a consumer. The book is full of ingenious projects, from making your own bath and cleaning products to how to compost and build a chicken coop.

Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes by Andrea Reusing
Filled with beautiful photos, this guide takes you through a year of seasonal and local cooking – and enjoying food in the moment.

Thomas Berry, Dreamer of the Earth: The Spiritual Ecology of the Father of Environmentalism edited by Ervin Laszlo & Allan Combs
For the environmental thinker on your list, this anthology presents 10 essays from leading philosophers, scientists, and spiritual visionaries on the genius of Berry’s work and his quest to resolve our global ecological and spiritual challenges, as well as a little-known but essential essay by Berry himself.

Big Vegan by Robin Asbell
With more than 350 recipes, the vegan in your life won’t get bored with this cookbook. Or, if you know someone who wants to try veganism, this guide also includes all the fundamentals about going meat- and dairy-free.

Living in the Light: Follow Your Inner Guidance to Create a New Life and a New World by Shakti Gawain
The 25th anniversary edition of this classic provides timeless wisdom for those who might be embarking on the path of consciousness for the first time, or in new ways as the world keeps changing. Simple exercises help readers put these powerful teachings into use in all areas of life, including love, money, and health.

Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
Your True Home includes 365 days of practical, powerful teachings from the beloved Zen teacher.

The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor by Gail McMeekin
Combination guidebook and inspirational treasure, The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women profiles 45 dynamic women who share their secrets for success. Together they offer an inspirational roadmap, providing all the tools women need to uncover their own authenticity and realize their creative dreams.

You Can Create an Exceptional Life by Louise Hay & Cheryl Richardson
Bestselling authors Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson bring together their considerable wisdom in empowering conversations about loving yourself, prosperity, positive relationships, and more.

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Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson6 years ago

thanks! who can't love books!?

Sarah Metcalf
Sarah M6 years ago

ooh, I'd love a few of these. thanks.

Marie W.
Marie W6 years ago

Ahhh books, the near forgotten gift.

Nicole G.
Nicole Gorman6 years ago

I LOVE gifting books. I get books for my family members every single year (usually something I've read and loved). This is a great list and some of them are going on my last minute shopping list. Thanks!

Alicia N.
Alicia N6 years ago

Love books, the more the better

Thanks for the suggestions.

William Eagle
Bill Eagle6 years ago

Good ideas.