Gift Guide: Holiday Books for Mom

For that special woman in your life, we’ve compiled a list of great holiday book gifts for mom! From popular fiction like Big Little Lies to helpful cookbooks like Make It Ahead, we’ve chosen a great selection of books to make her holiday season full of delight!

Big Little Lies follows mothers, each at a crossroad, as their lives come together surrounding a mysterious death.

For: The PTA mom who just can’t deal anymore.

The eighth book in the Outlander Series continues the story after Jamie Fraser returns from his grave to discover his best friend has married his wife.

For: Lovers of the Outlander Series! (And the Starz Series)

Ina Garten’s latest cookbook is perfect for party hosting this holiday season. With everything from drinks to appetizers, this cookbook will help readers actually enjoy their party.

For: The mom who wears an apron throughout her entire dinner party.

Based on a true story, Karen Abbot’s book tells the story of four women who acted as spies in the Civil War. This fascinating and descriptive story will open reader’s eyes to lesser known facts surrounding that time period.

For: Mothers who love a good story about strong women in history.

Taking place in the mid-1900s, the novel follows Eileen Tumulty as she strives for the American Dream and desires to be immersed in the cosmopolitan New York society. After marrying Ed, who doesn’t seem to aspire for the same things, a darkness enters their lives as they try and hold on to ideas of the future.

For: Mothers who aspire to be (so we think everyone!)


Inspired by the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria tells the story of Andrew Bankson, who is studying the Kiona river tribe in New Guinea when he encounters Nell Store and her husband Fen. A love triangle forms between the three of them that quickly gets out of hand.

For: The mother looking for an adventure.

Lara Spencer shows readers how to create beautiful rooms with flea market finds that meet everyone’s budget. Focusing on nine different rooms, she takes readers through the design process—start to finish.

For: The mom who gets up early on Saturday mornings to hit the yard sales.

Prince Lestat The Vampire Chronicles (Anne Rice)

This novel picks up where The Vampire Lestat left off. Old vampires are being awoken and doing what a Voice commands them to. The book jumps between time periods as readers discover who or what the Voice is and what it desires.

For: Vampire-loving moms who are looking for something a bit more adult than vampire teen fiction.

This baking book has new recipes from every category that eliminate the guesswork! A great general baking book for every baker.

For: The mom who wants only one baking book.

Oprah shares her intimate essays about joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power that are sure to please.

For: Mothers who want to be inspired.

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