Holiday Gift Suggestions from the Roost Books Staff

Still looking for a gift for someone on your list? Here's what we're giving to friends and family this year!

"I gave my youngest daughter Radiant because the book is so bright and joyous.  Reading it together made us happy.  The recipes look like magical creations and yet are simple to make and good for you.  The smoothie bowl turns breakfast into a celebration."
—Rachel Neumann, Associate Publisher

"I’m giving Woodworking to my mom this year—not because she’s into woodcraft per se, but because I know she’ll find the author to be a total dreamboat! This book is complete eye candy."—KJ Grow, VP Sales and Marketing

"I'm giving A Year of Embroidery to my friend Lauren for Christmas. She borrowed Zakka Embroidery from her mother and told me how much she liked it. She's also a book-lover and an expert knitter. I think she'll love these beautiful motifs and patterns that can be incorporated into little projects like pillows, tote bags, or maybe even on some clothing for her two adorable daughters." —Claire Kelley, Senior Marketing Manager

"My sister runs her own business in a small town, which means she knows everyone! Living in a tight-knit community means supporting your neighbors when it’s time to celebrate, grieve, and everything in between. Extra Helping is the perfect guide for fresh ideas on cooking for your community under every circumstance and for every occasion." —Jennifer Brown, Editor

"I am giving The Stars Within You to my sister-in-law so that she can understand her birth chart and have a magical start to 2019!" —Juree Sondker, Editor

“I’ll be giving The Fountain Tarot Journal to all of my close girlfriends. Not only will the journal be perfect as we all start our New Years resolution and our fresh 2019 journals, but it has a great introduction to reading tarot, which will be great for our gatherings throughout the year. Nothing makes a girls night better than some wine and a tarot reading.” —Jess Townsend, Publicist

"My sweet friend Ali runs a creative retreat called The Makerie—she’s one of the sweetest, craftiest ladies I know. I’m giving her a copy of Print, Pattern, Sew because author Jen Hewitt is also sweet, crafty, and incredibly stylish and her book is all those things too! I can just imagine the beautiful block-print motifs and adorable clothes and gifts Ali will create with the help of this book."—Sara Bercholz, Publisher

"I’m gifting More with Less to my friend who wants to try cooking at home more as a New Year’s resolution. Jodi offers quick and effortless meals with lots of different options and ways to mix up dinner every night, especially when you are tight on time and low on ideas. Did I mention all the amazing condiments? The simple, uncomplicated recipes are easy to change up depending on what’s hiding in the fridge and pantry and are definitely inviting for people trying to get more home-cooked meals into their busy routine!" —Audra Figgins, Associate Editor

“A wonderful book of essays for those hard-to-buy-for guys in your life. Mike Branch’s nature writing expertly shifts from poignant and lyrical to funny, grounded, and irreverent—with a perpetually fresh take that expands the American mythology of living in the West.” —Daniel Urban-Brown, Art Director