EZ GIFT PICKS: Five Fabulous Coffee-Table Books

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If there’s any area where print books will always dominate the digital version, it’s the category of the big, gorgeous coffee table book. Beyond the stories contained within, these are truly objects to cherish. From children (and adults with an inner child), to style mavens, to pet lovers, to art and history buffs, there is always a book to make one stop and take a quiet moment to peruse its glossy pages.

Click through to see our top picks.

Fairy Tales of The Brothers Grimm
Both adults and children alike will appreciate the beauty of this compilation of classic tales, which brings to life twenty-seven of the most beloved Grimm stories, including classics such as Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel and Gretel with charming vintage illustrations.

Beautiful Old Dogs: A Loving Tribute to Our Senior Best Friends
Featuring the exquisite photography of the late Garry Gross (a noted fashion photographer who, after becoming a highly successful dog trainer in New York City, turned his camera lens towards our faithful canine companions) and a selection of compelling essays by various writers, this book is a heartfelt, emotional, passionate tribute to old dogs.

Roots: 40 Years of Style
Celebrating the Canadian company’s rich heritage and bringing together the most visually arresting photographs from the Roots archive — many of which have never been seen before — this gorgeous book takes us through the history of this exceptional brand, which continues to be a global lifestyle leader. It also features an introduction by Roots founders Michael Budman and Don Green, a foreword by Zoomer magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Boyd, and an afterword by Academy Award-nominee and proud Canadian Dan Aykroyd.

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines
Known for her ethereal watercolors and fashion illustrations, Samantha Hahn gives us 50 portraits, in watercolor with hand-lettered quotations, of literature’s most well-loved female characters, from Anna Karenina to Daisy Buchanan. The book’s silk screened cloth spine, debossed cover, and luxurious pages give it a gorgeous vintage appeal that will make it a stunning addition to any library.

The Vatican: All the Paintings
A complete treasure trove of one of the most exquisite and important art collections in the world, this volume contains every Old Master painting on display in the Vatican, as well as hundreds of additional masterpieces and treasures from the papal collection. Housed in a beautiful slipcase, it also comes with a companion DVD, which allows readers to view many of the works in greater detail and to search and sort the paintings by type, artist, era, and date, or by location in the Vatican museums.