We're counting down to Christmas this week, and for those of you still looking to cross names off your gift list, we've got some great ideas for last minute presents - books! As you might know, they're a gift that keeps on giving and you can get them quickly from your local book seller or your favorite online distributor. From home decorating and design to homesteading skills to organic cooking to gardening, there are a slew of great green living topics covered in the pages of these reads. Check out our top 10 last-minute book gift ideas after the jump!
It may be winter by you can start planning your front yard makeover now. Lessons from Ivette Soler’s book will help you transform your front yard (if you have one) into a food growing machine.
Editor of Natural Home & Garden Magazine Jessica Kellner makes her book debut with Housing Reclaimed, which explores innovative housing methodologies for nonconventional home builders and how reclaimed and salvaged materials can help us reduce our costs.
Homesteading is a lost art, but we can get those skills back and learn to be more self-reliant even while living in an urban environment and Urban Homestead is your go-to-guide.
Canning can seem daunting, but Ashley English’s guide will make you a pro. Learn to save the bounty of summer throughout the winter and make delicious treats.
Cooking in season with local ingredients is way more sustainable and responsible, but with the proliferation of produce from around the world, it’s hard to know what is actually in season. Simply Organic lets you know what, when and how to cook it all up.
Unhappy Hipsters is your guide to home design and decor for the hipster age. Figure out the perfect color of concrete for your floors and learn how children and pets can change the look of your home.
Luckily Worldchanging is living on, and their quintessential guide has been updated and revised to include the latest trends, technologies, and solutions in sustainable living.
For your savvy and talented friends, this guide can help them transform eco-friendly and vintage fabrics into gorgeous handmade clothes.
In case you didn’t know, Bjarke Ingels of BIG is an aspiring comic book artist and his book Yes Is More is probably one of the more interesting architecture books out there. Add this to your favorite architect’s library and give them street cred with graphic novel aficionados.
One of our favorite books of the year is Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge at Home – the new home decorating guide combined with enough DIY projects to keep you busy all year long.