Christmas Gift Guide

The Best Coffee Table Books


There’s nothing quite like a robust, glossy coffee table book to elevate your living room or bookshelf situation. While it might feel a little indulgent to be splashing out £50 and up on a regular basis, these weighty tomes make excellent gifts. Show them you appreciate their style knowledge with books on Chanel or Tom Ford, big up their music acumen with stunning curated collections of Bowie or Dylan, or go niche and please the family sneaker head with a bible on the best trainers in the world.

TASCHEN

The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973 by Mick Rock

A must for Bowie fans, this stunning book brings together Mick Rock’s intimate images of the groundbreaking Ziggy Stardust world tour.

Price: £60
Website: amazon.co.uk

PHAIDON 

The Fashion Book

Spanning 200 years of style, photography and icons; the perfect present for the family’s most fashionable member.

Price: £24.95 Website: amazon.co.uk
SOHO HOME 

Eat Drink Nap Book

From interior design tips to classic recipes, Soho Home’s tome is a masterclass in luxe living.

Price: £30 Website: libertylondon.com
Grace Coddington 

Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue

The definitive collection of work by the legendary fashion stylist Grace Coddington and her work for Vogue.

Price: £125 Website: amazon.co.uk
DANIEL KRAMER 

Bob Dylan: A Year and a Day

Few musicians have coined an aesthetic as strong as Dylan’s and Kramer’s famous black and white images document it beautifully in this book.

Price: £50 Website: amazon.co.uk

ASSOULINE

Ibiza Bohemia

Lose yourself in 300 pages of bohemian cool, in this book that documents the calmer but no less vibrant parts of the White Isle.

Price: £60
Website: NET-A-PORTER.com

ASSOULINE 

New York by New York Book

Price: £195 Website: amara.com
ASSOULINE 

Palm Beach

Price: £65 Website: amara.com
PAUL BIEDRZYCKI  

Hot Wheels

Price: £38 Website: amazon.co.uk
ASSOULINE 

Barbie: 60 Years of Inspiration

Price: £150 Website: amzon.co.uk

SIMON PROCTER

Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows

Step inside the shows of the late, great Karl Lagerfeld and his magical shows and collections he created at the House of Chanel.

Price: £55
Website: amazon.co.uk

RIZZOLI 

Chloë Sevigny

From teenage skater girl to award-winning actress and fashion icon; Chloe Sevigny’s book will add cool points to your coffee table or shelf.

Price: £20 Website: net-a-porter.com
Tim Flach 

Equus

No animal has captured the human imagination quite like the horse and this stunning book features incredible images that will take your breath away – horse fan or not.

Price: £45 Website: amazon.co.uk
MARIO SORRENTI 

Kate

Never-seen-before photographs of a young, undiscovered Kate Moss – taken by her then-boyfriend, Mario Sorrenti. A must for self-confessed fashion fans.

Price: £75 Website: matchesfashion.com
TOM FORD 

Tom Ford

Price: £85 Website: amazon.co.uk
TERRY O'NEILL 

Terry O’Neill

Price: £60 Website: amazon.co.uk
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