The best coffee table books aren't just the ones that look great on Instagram or piled up for when guests come round (though that is important, too), but the ones that spark an interest in you and have photographs you want to keep going back to look at time and time again. They’re thoughtful, unique, and best of all: beautiful. Coffee table books are exciting and engaging, and they'll bring plenty of visual interest into the mix. Give a gift that is as much a home decor accent as it is fun reading material. Take a look below for our picks on the coolest–and most visually stimulating— coffee table books to gift (or keep).