- Extreme Brewing, by Sam Calagione (of Dogfish Head)
- Ambitious Brew (Amazon link), by Maureen Ogle
- Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers, by Stephen Harrod Buhner
- Beer in America: The Early Years, by Gregg Smith
- Homebrewing, Volume 1, by Al Korzonas
And then of course, a Beer of the Month membership is always a good gift, too. Or, order beer directly from an online store such as Liquid Solutions.