Gift Guide: 16 Cookbooks for Everyone from the Hunter to the Vegetarian

The cookbook, in its many forms, is the perfect gift. Whether you’re shopping for a young adult on their own for the first time or for the seasoned home cook, there’s a cookbook for that. They’re the perfect add-on gift that will seriously keep on giving for a lifetime.

The best cookbooks are a conversation between the cook and the author. Gift your favorite home cook one of these 16 cookbooks and give them the gift of nourishment.

The best part? All of these cookbooks are available for Amazon Prime, meaning they’ll arrive on your doorstep just in time.

1. For the bookworm with a cooking habit,

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We love My Name Is Yeh‘s Molly Yeh so much, we immediately snatched Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm up as soon as it was released this fall. Her recipes and essay highlight her newfound life on a farm with her Midwestern sugar beet farmer.

Find the gift here.

2. For the romantic,

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Any time Ina Garten debuts a new cookbook, the food world seems to stop. Her recipes, though known for their more upscale ingredients, are incredibly accessible for the home cook. Cooking for Jeffrey is a love letter to her husband of 48 years.

Grab the Kleenexes, y’all. Find the gift here.

3. For the wild game enthusiast,

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Buck, Buck, Moose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope and Other Antlered Things not only has techniques for working with almost every kind of antlered animals, but over 100 recipes that deal with everything from curing venison to making sausage.

This cookbook will become your hunter’s go-to recipe guide. Find the gift here.

4. For the DIY-er,

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This cookbook is perfect for those who are ready to foray into fermenting. Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes will help even the most beginner fermenter succeed.

Find the gift here.

5. For the trendy chef,

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Anthony Bourdain’s Appetites: A Cookbook is his first cookbook in over 10 years and is essentially a guide a la Bourdain on the dishes every home cook should know how to make.

Find the gift here.

6. For the home cook who makes everything taste amazing,

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This cookbook, Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs, by Julia Turshen is the culmination of her years as a recipe developer for the likes of Mario Batali, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Dana Cowin.

Find the gift here.

7. For the vegetarian,

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We might be biased because we know that Love & Lemons is based out of our hometown of Austin, Texas, but you can’t deny the beauty of The Love & Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking.

This cookbook is an inviting take on vegetarianism, whether you’re experimenting or just looking to eat a little cleaner. Find the gift here.

8. For the outdoorsman or woman,

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Eat Like a Wildman: 110 Years of Great Game and Fish Recipes covers a base that not many game cookbooks do: wild caught fish. If you know a fisherman or woman who regularly enjoys shore lunches, or would like to try it out, this is the perfect gift for under the tree.

Find the gift here.

9. For the newlyweds or the empty nesters,

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Cooking for two takes practice, especially if you’re not the biggest fan of leftovers. We’re avid America’s Test Kitchen fans, and we’re even bigger fans of this cookbook that teaches the magic of cooking for two.

Find The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook here.

10. For the savviest home chef in your life,

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When Food52 began their genius recipe column, we were hooked. This cookbook, Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook, will delight any home cook that always goes the extra mile to make sure time is saved.

Find the gift here.

11. For the Texan far from home,

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Lisa Fain’s food blog, Homesick Texan, brought the Lone Star State into the kitchens of those who had never been, who had moved away, and those who still call it home.

This comfort food cookbook is perfect for the Texan at heart. Find the gift here.

12. For the bubbliest home cook you know,

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Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is just speaks our love language: James Taylor and bacon. Her recipes are as creative as they are accessible, and Seriously Delish is the one book every single home cook needs.

Find the gift here.

13. For the barbecue connoisseur,

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No barbecue education is complete without Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto. This book is more education than recipes, but consider this the beginning of their smoked meat education.

Find the gift here.

14. For the country cook,

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Ree Drummond swept into our lives not so long ago with true ranch stories, an adorable husband, and recipes that are so honest, everything turns out the way she promises it will.

Find The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime – Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper here.

15. For the moms who put dinner on the table every night,

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The Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook: 150 Fix-And-Forget Recipes Using Delicious, Whole Food Ingredients will help any mom usher her family into cleaner eating with minimal effort. The slow cooker is the Lord’s gift to busy weeknights, y’all.

Find the gift here.

16. For the baker,

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Joy Wilson is the baker of our hearts and her cookbook, Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence: Irresistibly Sweet, Salty, Gooey, Sticky, Fluffy, Creamy, Crunchy Treats is our go-to cookbook when we’re tasked with dessert.

Find the cookbook here.

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