10 of the best cookbooks for Christmas 2016

  • We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.
  • Cookbooks make great Christmas gifts for friends and family, especially if they love cooking. We’re sharing our favourite cookbooks for 2016, including Gordon Ramsay must-have, a Gino D’Acampo classic and a naughty little number from Jamie Oliver.

    If you’re looking for the perfect foodie Christmas gift this year, how about adding a cookbook to Santa’s list? It’s been a tough choice choosing this year’s favourites but we’ve opted for good old classics and some newbies too. They’re all under the £20 mark so there will be no breaking the budget this year.

    Which cookbook will be on your Christmas list this year?

    Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver (RRP £16.90

    Available from: 20th Oct 2016

    For: A true Jamie Oliver/Christmas fans!
    What’s it all about? Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook will fill you with festive cheer. Packed with all the classics you need for the big day, this book covers edible gifts, party food and leftovers – Jamie-style!

    Sweet! Celebrations: My Cupcake Addition Cookbook by Elise Strachan (RRP £16.59)

    Available from: 3rd Nov 2016

    For: Those who love baking – especially cupcakes
    What’s it all about? YouTube blogger and cupcake business owner Elise knows everything there is to do with making the perfect cupcakes. The cookbook is bursting with sweet recipes. The ideal stocking filler for bakers!

    World of Warcraft The Official Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel (RRP £17)

    Available from: 21st Oct 2016

    For: Your teenage son
    What’s it all about? Yes, you can now cook a feast worthy of warriors and kings. Inspired by the hit online game; World of Warcraft, this cookbook includes some real meaty masterpieces.

    Lean in 15 – The Sustain Plan by Joe Wicks (RRP £8)

    Available from: 17th Nov 2016

    For: The healthier eater in the family
    What’s it all about? This fully illustrated cookbook is packed with a 100 quick-to-prepare meals and four workouts too all approved by celeb chef Joe Wicks. It’s a great one for January after all the Christmas indulging.

    The Paleo Kids Cookbook by Jennifer Robins (RRP £17.99)

    Available from: 13th Oct 2016

    For: The gluten-free mum
    What’s it all about? Jennifer Robins shares some of her best, family-friendly gluten-free recipes the whole family are sure to enjoy. This book is ideal for families with allergies, food intolerances and more.

    Eat like a Gilmore by Kristi Carlson (RRP £16.99)

    Available from: 27th Oct 2016

    For: Your teenage daughter
    What’s it all about? Know a Gilmore Girls fan? This fun, unofficial cookbook takes recipes from Luke’s Diner Menu, Sookie’s Eclectic Inn fare, Emily’s fancy Friday Night Dinners, and not forgetting faves from Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.

    Rick Stein’s Long Weekends by Rick Stein (RRP £12.50)

    Available from: 6th Oct 2016

    For: Those who just LOVE to cook
    What’s it all about? Rick Stein takes us on another mouth-watering journey as part of his BBC series Rick Stein’s Long Weekends. This cookbook is all about healthy, locally sourced produce, good food and of course, seafood, seafood and more seafood!

    Gino’s Hidden Italy by Gino D’Acampo (RRP £10)

    Available from: 6th Oct 2016

    For: A Gino fan and Italian food lover!
    What’s it all about? This is classic Italian food at its best! This cookbook includes 80 brand spanking new recipes from the celeb chef which ties into Gino’s new 7-part primetime series Hidden Italy, coming to ITV this Autumn.

    Twisted the Cookbook by Team Twisted (RRP £9.99)

    Available from: 8th Nov 2016

    For: Those who love to experiment
    What’s it all about? This experimental cookbook turns classic dishes on their heads. Think Fajita Cake, Camembert Hedgehog Bread, Breakfast Nachos, Pizza Donuts or Snickers Salami – the possibilities are endless!

    Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay (RRP £16.25)

    Available from: 20th Oct 2016

    For: Your hubby (who secretly wishes he could cook like Gordon!
    What’s it all about? From breakfast to dinner, Gordon shares 100 new exclusive recipes in this brand new cookbook. This recipe book is all about using fresh ingredients and simple techniques. Recipes include Ricotta Hotcakes with Honeycomb Butter, Sea Trout with Clams, Crispy Duck Salad and many more.

    All books can be found on amazon.co.uk and leading bookstores.

    Are we missing your favourite from this year? Comment below!