9. For the Design-Conscious Foodie
Cookbooks are indispensable in the kitchen, but rarely chic enough to put on display, creating a hodgepodge of cover art and typeface that might irk the more design-OCD among us. Set your charmingly controlling friend up with this gorgeous collection of 5 essential cookbooks by Juniper Books—including Mark Bittman's cult-classic How to Cook Everything and the Joy of Cooking 75th Anniversary edition—and watch as it takes bookcase center stage.