The Best Cookbooks for Summer Hostess Gifts
There's one for every type of hostess.
Sure, a pretty bunch of flowers or a nice bottle of wine are always welcome hostess gifts, but a cookbook is a more lasting way to say thank you—think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. And when the book is chosen especially for the hostess, she’ll be especially flattered. Just in time for all those summer parties and get-togethers, we’ve rounded up five new releases that will make wonderful gifts for all sorts of hosts. Whether she (or he) is really into wine, is a baking expert, loves whipping up fancy cocktails, sets an Instagram-worthy table, or is always in search of a great new recipe, these cookbooks are sure to delight the host and inspire future gatherings. Want even more cookbook ideas? Click here for cookbook recommendations from Southern Living food editors—we’ve included picks for baking, grilling, cast iron cooking, barbecue, entertaining, and more.