The foodie: Mastering Cheese: Lessons for Connoisseurship from a Maître Fromager by Max McCalman and David Gibbons
The world traveler: Travel in Style by teNeues
The fashionista: The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places by Hamish Bowles and Alexandra Kotur
The geek: Space Project by Lynn Davis
Coffee table books can be great fun for the gift recipient: They're often beautifully photographed and informative making them a joy to read. And they can be used to decorate the home, personalizing a space with the owner's interests and hobbies.