12 Beautiful Coffee Table Books Under $30 for Everyone on Your List

Only the prettiest picks for your loved ones this year.

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November 26, 2018

For the Interior Design Lover

Fans of HGTV's Fixer Upper will love curling up with a copy of Joanna Gaines' new book, Homebody. After learning keywords and identifying their own sense of style, readers will go with Gaines room-by-room and get her tips for designing cozy spaces.

Buy It: Amazon, $23.99

For the Easygoing Entertainer

For the free-spirited friend who loves to entertain, we've found Sara and Rich Combs' At Home in Joshua Tree: A Field Guide to Desert Living. The book is filled with mindfulness and wellness exercises, light recipes and entertaining tips in addition to stunning images of the Southwest.

Buy It: Amazon, $16

For the Head Chef

Vegan or not, your loved one is going to devour this cookbook. Every page is a feast for the eyes, with colorful images and 125 plant-based takes on Southern staples like gumbo and biscuits and gravy.

Buy It: Amazon, $21.51

For the Big-Hearted Baker

Surprise the baker in your life with a copy of Sister Pie, a cookbook from a corner bakeshop in Detroit. Organized by season, the collection boasts 75 sweet and savory pie recipes and includes a section in the back that's devoted to brownies, cookies and shortbread.

Buy It: Amazon, $16.51

For the Aspiring Sommelier

The expanded edition of Wine Folly: The Essential Guide, this gorgeous, gold-foiled book promises to make experts of wine enthusiasts. As they follow along, your loved one will learn how to assess wine quality, handle and serve bottles, make their own pairings and generally sip like a pro. Make the gift even more special and deliver it with a bottle.

Buy It: Barnes and Noble, $28

For the Cocktail Queen

Sure, she has the ice bucket, copper shaker and Moscow Mule mugs to match, but her bar cart won't be complete without this how-to manual. Chapters are organized by spirit so the hostess can easily craft cocktails to her guests' liking.

Buy It: Amazon, $17.18

For the World Traveler

For the friend who's been there, done that we present The Bucket List: Wild, an animal-centric approach to travel. Every activity in the book is "location-specific and geographically unique," from kayaking with killer whales in North America to tracking wild dogs in South Africa. In other words? Your buddy's bucket list just got much longer.

Buy It: Amazon, $22.50

For the Space Traveler

If they listen to StarTalk, binge-watch Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and have a shoot-for-the-moon attitude, then they probably need a copy of this book. The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide will take your loved one on a tour of the asteroid belt, teach them how to pack for a trip to Mars and more while providing fast facts about each stellar location.

Buy It: Amazon, $17

For the Astrology Enthusiast

Trust the stars on this one; your bestie wants a book all about their sign. More specifically, The Astrology of You and Me offers insight on how to navigate relationships according to the Zodiac -- how to ask an Aries for a raise, how to live alongside a Taurus, etc. Some might say it's as pretty as it is practical.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $24.99

For the Royal-Obsessed

We all have that one friend who is obsessed with Harry and Meghan. Now he or she can relive the couple's fairytale romance through this collection of gorgeous, high-gloss photographs taken at The Royal Wedding.

Buy It: Barnes and Noble, $18

For the Broadway Big Shot

What do you get the person who's seen the musical twice and knows the soundtrack by heart? The companion book, for sure. Filled with exclusive interviews from the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes photos, unreleased lyrics and more, Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window allows fans to revisit the Tony Award-winning show that continues to make headlines.

Buy It: Barnes and Noble, $28

For the Activist

Perfect for activists of all ages, this brightly colored book profiles and celebrates 70 women and non-binary champions of social change. The bold illustrations coupled with the inspiring stories make it a must-have for the holidays.

Buy It: Barnes and Noble, $16.19