Gift Guide 2012: Books!

Books are SUCH great gifts (unless you try to give them to my Dad who inevitably has already bought the exact one you have wrapped up).  There are quite a few books I’m keen to get this year, and here are some of my favorites!

Row 1: It’s currently on back-order but I really hope I can snag a copy of the new Miles Redd book– THE decorating book of the season// The much talked about Kate Moss book (she of flawless style) // Grace Coddington’s memoir, I know it’s on every gift guide this year but I really want to read this one! Plus she posted on Facebook once that she liked my blog, which almost gave me a stroke.

Row 2: For the girl obsessed with clothes- Style Book// For the blog reading chef-What Katie Ate// For the girl obsessed with Paris (ME!)

Row 3: For the fella in your life- The Art of Fixing Things– hey, it’ll help get things done around the house// For the bride to be-Vogue Weddings, Brides, Dresses, Designers // For the kids, the new Dave Egger’s version of Where the Wild Things Are with the coolest cover ever!

Row 4: I read this recently and it haunted me for days, it’s so good (but sad)- A Light Between Oceans// Would love this Claiborne Swanson book for my (new) coffee table- American Beauty// This is next up on Andrew’s reading list- Thomas Jefferson- The Art of Power.

Row 5:  For little designers to be-Draw Me A House/  For Audrey addicts, Audrey Hepburn Photographs/ For the stylish Francophile- Parisian Chic (* I want this one too)


  1. Thanks for your book gift guide! I’ve been struggling with which design book to get my sister, and your post sealed the deal – the big book of chic it is (she’ll just have to wait for it to arrive)!


  2. great picks erin! i have to say the paris book is absolutely amazing. i just spent two and a half weeks in paris {sigh…i miss it so much} and actually brought the book with me. it organizes the city by arrondisement, so basically every day i just picked a different neighborhood to explore with the book. i had been to paris before, but i found SO many hidden passageways, GORGEOUS covered galleries, tiny courtyards, and absolutely amazing shops that i had never seen before {many of which you would simply pass by without a second glance if you weren’t looking for them}. plus the styling and photography are lovely. j’adore paris!!

  3. Hi Erin,

    Great recommendations – my eyes were immediately drawn to Audrey in that pink dress. Love her.. and any books about her!

    Thanks for the post!

    Trisha Xx

  4. Hi Erin,

    Who is the author of the Paris book on Row 2? I would to get it for a friend for Christmas!

    Thank you!

  5. There’s no link the the Paris book! I can’t read the author’s name in the pic, and if you search “Paris” on Amazon you get a list of 6,733 books.

  6. Thanks for the guide, always great to get good book suggestions. Just ordered The Light between Oceans. :)

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