Holiday Gift Guide: Travel Books & Stylish Reads
And when it comes to gift guides, we all inevitably turn to books.
Gift ideas for Book Lovers
1. Africa by Michael Poliza
Books for Photography Lovers
2. Venice: Recipes Lost and Found by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi
3. The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney
Boho Chic Gift Guide
4. The Gypset Trilogy by Julia Chaplin
If you read the blog regularly, you know I love the “gypset” concept. Fusing the carefree lifestyle of a gypsy with the sophistication of the jet set, gypsetters are artists, surfers, designers, and bons vivants who live and work around the world, from Kenya and Uruguay to Ibiza and the Aeolian Islands. With gorgeous photography and fascinating first-person anecdotes, Gypset Style (2009), Gypset Travel (2012), and Gypset Living (2014) compose a perfect trilogy of exploration into the unconventional wanderlust-filled lives of some global bohemian nomads. You can purchase individually, but the three-box set in its colorful slipcase is dramatically gift-y!
Gifts for World Travelers and Fashionistas
5. The Selby is in Your Place by Todd Selby
The Selby is in Your Place was conceived when fashion and interiors photographer Todd Selby began taking portraits of dynamic and creative people—authors, musicians, artists, and designers—in their home environments and posting them on his web site. Nosy by nature, he wanted to see how personal style was reflected in private spaces. Those featured include Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, Faris Rotter, Andre Walker and Olivier Zahm, in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney and London.
6. Nomad by Sibella Court
Nomad is an eclectic, cloth-covered style guide by designer Sibella Court. She explores far-flung destinations and captures the essence of each in small details, exotic color palettes, exquisite textures, and traditional crafts. Along the way, she shows readers how to incorporate these elements into interiors and how to replicate the ideas in their own spaces. This one is another option for appealing to both your sense of style and your sense of wanderlust. (Perfect!)
Books to Inspire Wanderlust
7. Gypsy by Sibella Court
Another of Sibella Court’s books, this one is filled with dazzling patterns, gorgeous layouts, and eye-catching designs, Gypsy encourages you to use all five senses to draw artistic inspiration from the world around you. Sibella teaches how to take pieces bought or seen on your own travels and use them to fashion unique spaces full of color, texture, imagination, and meaning. She also emphasizes the importance of scents, reminding how fragrances can help transport you to places you’ve been—or dream of going.
Je Suis Paris We are all Paris Remembering Paris Peace for Paris
8. How to Be Parisian by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline di Maigret and Sophie Mas
From four stunning and accomplished French women — here is a fresh take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves. Any time is the right time to celebrate Paris and all that it means to be French – and this book makes a great gift for your favorite fashionista or Francophile.
Travel Book Coffee Table Book Gift
10. In the Spirit of Capri by Pamela Fiori
The island of Capri is one of the worlds chicest destinations. It’s where well-tanned Italians share the island’s beauty with celebrities, socialites and lovers of the sea. Limoncello, the native digestivo, and to those famous Capri pants, the bright turquoise jewelry and those bejeweled sandals – this is the glamour of Capri. And it’s all captured in one stunning coffee table book called In the Spirit of Capri.
(Bonus tip for any billionaires reading my blog right now: wrap this book up with a bottle of limoncello and a plane ticket! He-he-he!)
Happy reading – I hope you found one you like!
Book Gift Ideas
Do you have any of these already? Let me know what you think.
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And rest assured that I only recommend items I love and enjoy myself.