‘Tis the season for gift guides, round-ups and conspicuous consumption, so here’s 15 cool and sturdy fashion books–covering history, photography, models and designers–for your fashionable (but at least semi-literate!) friends.

Some are new and some are solid stand-bys… and just in case you can’t drop a grand (or two) on Helmut Newton or Dior, we’ve ordered them from most affordable to most… luxurious.