Can anyone recommend some decent big glossy hardcover books on Thailand I could give as a present. One with lots of colour pics in it preferably.
Check out Asia-Books.
There are lots of very nice big photo books of historical monuments. At most bookshops.
Bark like a Donkey!
There's a yellow-covered one on Bangkok by Joe Cummings and a photographer whose name I've forgotten for around 800 baht from Asia Books. Where are you located? Asia Books and Kinokuniya 'll have a good selection.
Save the cash, get them a Thailand calendar instead. 325 Baht.