Wednesday, December 12, 2012

[Coffee Table] Bookworm.

I realize that I'm the only blogger in town who didn't do any gift guides this year. There are a few reasons I've made up to explain this. First, Rue has you covered- am I right? Second- I have been so flustered with ACTUAL Christmas shopping that I couldn't fathom putting together cute guides. I'll be in Boise for Christmas, so I've been ordering everything online and shipping it to my mom's house. Doesn't that sound like the easiest thing ever? WELL FOR SOME REASON IT ISN'T. It's the hardest. I take gift shopping super seriously. I put a lot of thought into what I give my loved ones, and these online shenanigans have made it somehow more stressful- and also super impersonal. Lastly, a gift guide curated by me would actually just be a long list of what I already bought people -perhaps a screenshot of the shopping carts even- and then all my friends & family would know what I purchased them. Disaster. That is a really long intro to this post, so let's move on.

I didn't want to leave you high & dry with no thoughts or shopping ideas. SO, here is my thought for the best gift ever. 

So many people [myself included] do their reading on iPads, Nooks, Kindles... other technological devices I probably don't even know exist. But that doesn't resolve the need for coffee table books. There is something so beautiful about having a hardcover book that you can hold in your hands. Glossy pages filled with beautiful fashion/design/photography are irreplaceable. Above is my humble collection. Those books don't just sit there- they totally inspire me more than Pinterest ever could. Whether it is fashion, art, or personal development- everyone needs a little library.

So, if you have someone on your list that you still don't have a present for, a book like this [catered to their own interests, obviously] might be the ticket. Below, you can shop my library... and I was nice and took the liberty of adding a few that everyone is talking about.... which means they're incredible and we ALL need to get our hands on a copy. 


  1. I'm coffee table book obsessed! Totes agree they make the best gifts. I'm dying to get my hands on the new Kate Moss book and Cupcakes and Cashmere!

  2. I'm totally with you -- coffee table books, novels, classics... I LOVE giving books as presents!
    xo Josie

  3. Hahaha, love this post! Online shopping is SO impersonal, I'm having that same problem right now. I wish I lived closer to my family so I could buy/wrap/give without having to bring presents on an airplane but I'm not that lucky right now. Love the book ideas, I love reading!

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable


Thank you for reading! xoKelli