40+ Best Coffee Table Books for 2022

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If you think of coffee table books as beautiful reference material, you immediately get the two most important requirements for a good one: They must be visually stunning and informative about their subject matter. These qualities are also what makes it a perfect and valuable Christmas gift idea. It allows the recipient to become more experienced in a chosen hobby or interest, and when they are not enjoying it, leave it as a tabletop decoration that doubles as a way to display and share their love with visitors.

We’ve rounded up the best coffee table books on the market right now that cover a huge range of categories – including home design, fashion, food, travel, pop culture, sports, music, history, and more. You can see your entire list with this tour alone! As a treat for being a thoughtful and efficient shopper, pick one or two of these great binders for yourself—believe us, you’ll find a collection you’ll be thrilled to find under the tree.

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Best for history buffs

Wolfgang Wild and Jordan Lloyd

“History as They Saw It: Distinctive Moments from the Past in Color”

2

Best hostess gift

Tia Keenan and Noah Fix

“The Art of Cheese Dish: Pairing, Recipes, Style, and Behavior”

3

Best for art lovers

Andrei Sariva

André Saraiva: Graffiti Life

4

Best for your travel companion

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The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World

5

Best for followers of the royal family

Robin Muir and Josephine Ross

The crown in Vogue

6

Best for football fanatics

Robin Muir and Josephine Ross

Men in Blazers Are Football Gods: The Pantheon Among the 100 Greatest Footballers (According to Us)

7

Best for all the women in your life

Ashley Longshore and Diane von Furstenberg

“Roar!: A Group of Strong Women”

8

Best for home design enthusiasts

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Elegance

9

Best for dog lovers

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Finding a Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories

10

Best for outdoor adventurers

Christopher Coble

Yellowstone: The Land of Wilderness and Wonder

11

Best for your best friend with a love of travel

Gray Malin

Gray Malin: The Core Collection

12

Best for cat owners

Rojiman and Umatan

Cat hair hats for cats: the craft of bringing hats to your cat friends

13

Best for your favorite scrapbook or limit view

Maria Revance

Unusual things to cut and assemble

14

Best for vinyl lovers

Michael Oakes

1000 standard covers

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Best for photography enthusiasts

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland

16

Best for anyone in chic coastal style

Nina Freudenberger, Heather Summerville and Brittany Umbridge

Surf Shack: Relax by the water

17

Best for LEGO fans

Brian Lyles and Jason Lyles

The LEGO Living Book: Build your own LEGO City!

18

Best chef for family

Joanna Gaines

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19

Best for potential travelers around the world

National Geographic

Destinations of a lifetime: 225 of the most beautiful places in the world

20

Best for car nuts

DK

Classic Car: The Definitive Visual History.

21

Best for Old School Hollywood fans

Oscar Aboulavia

Icons

22

Best for budding home cooks

Alison Roman

eat in

23

Best for… ANYONE!

Bruce Felick

Joy!: Pictures of life’s happiest moments

24

Best for design educators

Gloria Koenig

Eames

25

Best for sneaker heads

Simon Wood

Freaker shoes. Ultimate Sneaker Book

26

Best for creative types

Letrice Weisman and Keith Riker

Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

27

Best for those who love all about vigilance

John Burns

Kinfolk Travel

28

Best for animal lovers

Tim Flach and Richard O. Brom

birds

29

The best for New York Ophilis

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“New York from New York”

30

Best for those who think organizing is fun

Shira Gil

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31

Best for quote lovers

christina scotch

I feel so

32

Best for Star Wars fans

Paul Duncan

Star Wars Archive

33

Best for coffee connoisseurs

James Hoffman

The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing – Exploring, Explaining, and Enjoying Coffee

34

Best for your friends and family

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Hamptons Special

35

Best for classic movie buffs

Tashin

Through a Different Lens: Photographs by Stanley Kubrick

36

Best for beer lovers

Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont

The World Beer Atlas: The Essential Guide to the World’s Beer

37

The best beauty experts on your list

Tracy Cunningham

True Color: The Essential Hair Color Handbook

38

Best for tattoo art lovers

Frederic Clacken

1,000 tattoos: the most creative designs from the world’s leading tattoo artists

39

Best for astrology followers

Louise Eddington

The Complete Guide to Astrology: Understanding Yourself, Your Signs & Your Birth Chart

40

Best for art lovers

Tashin

Andy Warhol. Polaroid 1958-1987

41

Best for baseball fans

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Ballparks, past and present

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