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The Book loving Dad Gift Guide: Amazing gift ideas for the Bookish Dad

Spoil the bookworm dad in your life with a thoughtful gift basket curated just for him! Use it for this Father's Day, his Birthday, Christmas, or just because he’s the best!
Here are some ideas to create a luxurious and relaxing haven for him to indulge in his favourite pastime:

Book lover dad gift ideas

The Perfect Book Lovers Gift:

  • Book Valet: This stylish holder keeps his current read conveniently displayed and prevents dog-eared pages.

  • Wooden Bookmarks: Add a touch of elegance with handcrafted wooden bookmarks. Personalise them on the reverse with a special message or a quote for an extra heartfelt touch.

  • Wooden Coasters: Complete the set with a set of wooden coasters. For a touch of sophistication, consider coasters specifically designed for whiskey or other "tipples" as you phrased it!

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Add a Book from his Favourite Genre:

thriller crime book ideas for dad, fathers day book lover gift guide

Thriller/Crime Books for Dads: 

Is your dad a crime fiction fanatic? If he enjoys heart-pounding suspense and untangling mysteries, then here are a few gift ideas to get his pulse racing:

  • The Latest Jack Reacher novel - The Secret: Lee Child, the mastermind behind the Jack Reacher series, is known for his relentless hero and intricate plots.
  • The Last Devil To Die: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman: This quirky and charming novel is perfect for dads who enjoy a mystery with their crime fiction.
  • MURDLE: A Puzzle Book for the Mind: For the dad who loves a challenge, this #1 Sunday Times bestseller combines puzzles and mysteries, making him work for the solution.
biography book ideas for dad, fathers day book lover gift guide

Biographies for Dads:

For the dad who enjoys real-life adventures and fascinating stories, a biography can be the perfect gift. Here are a few suggestions based on different interests:

  • Jeremy Clarksons Diddly Squat: ‘Til The Cows Come Home: This bestseller offers a hilarious and insightful look into the world of farming, as seen through the eyes of the outspoken presenter. From the Number 1 Amazon show
  • Ade Edmonson's: Berserker! For the comedy fan: From brutal schooldays to 80s anarchy, through The Young Ones, Bottom and beyond, Berserker! is the one-of-a-kind, fascinating memoir from an icon of British comedy, Adrian Edmondson.
  • Kammy: Chris Kamara For the football fan: Kammy reveals all in this funny and moving autobiography. What happens when you double cross José Mourinho?  How did Kammy end up releasing his own top-ten record? What's the real story behind his infamous line, 'I don't know, Jeff!'?

History book ideas for dad, fathers day book lover gift guide

History Books for Dads:

Does your dad love to delve into the past? Here are some history picks that will transport him to different eras and ignite his curiosity:

  • Unruly: A History of England's Kings and Queens By David Mitchell David Mitchell explores how England's monarchs, while acting as feared rulers firmly guiding their subjects' destinies, were in reality a bunch of lucky sods who were mostly as silly and weird in real life as they appear today in their portraits.
  • The Savage Storm: by James Holland - From the bestselling author of Brothers in Arms comes the story of the most pivotal Allies campaign of World War II.
  • The Rest is History: If your dad loves podcasts, then this companion book to the popular "The Rest is History" podcast is a perfect choice. It offers a lively and engaging look at historical events.

Science and fact book ideas for fathers day for book loving dads

Science & Fact Books for  Dads:

For the dad who's always curious about the world and loves to learn new things, here are some science and fact-based books that will keep him entertained and informed:

the classics books that your dad will love this fathers day

Classic books for Dads:

For the dad who appreciates a timeless tale, a well-worn classic can be a cherished gift. Here are a few suggestions that offer enduring themes and captivating stories:

  • 1984: by George Orwell This dystopian masterpiece explores the dangers of totalitarian rule and government control. It's a thought-provoking read that will stay with him long after he turns the last page.
  • The Catcher in the Rye: J.D. Salinger This iconic coming-of-age story follows Holden Caulfield, a rebellious teenager navigating the complexities of adolescence. It's a poignant and relatable tale that captures the angst and struggles of growing up.
  • The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald - Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the ‘Jazz Age’. 

sci-fi and fantasy book recommendations for dad this fathers day

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books For Dad:

Does your dad enjoy escaping into fantastical worlds and futuristic adventures? Here are some science fiction and fantasy picks that will whisk him away on an epic journey:

  • The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien This iconic novel, the first book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is a cornerstone of fantasy literature. It follows Frodo Baggins and his companions on a perilous quest to destroy the One Ring.
  • Dune - Frank Herbert This complex and richly detailed science fiction novel explores themes of politics, ecology, and religion on a desert planet called Arrakis.
  • The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss This captivating first book in The Kingkiller Chronicle series blends magic, mystery, and coming-of-age themes in a beautifully written narrative.


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Fiction Bestseller Books for Dad:

Dads who enjoy staying up-to-date with the latest reads will appreciate these bestselling novels:

  •  A Man Called Ove - by Fredrik Backman This heart-warming and humorous story follows a grumpy widower named Ove who finds his life transformed by the arrival of a new family next door.
  •  The Book Thief - Markus Zusak Narrated by Death itself, this powerful novel tells the story of a young girl named Liesel Meminger who steals books and finds solace in words during World War II.
  •  A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles This captivating novel tells the story of a charming count who is sentenced to indefinite house arrest in a luxurious Moscow hotel after the Russian Revolution. It's a witty and insightful portrait of resilience and the power of human connection.

something different journal for dad

Something a bit Different:

  • Tell Me Your Life Story, Dad: A Father’s Guided Journal and Memory Keepsake Book This isn't just a gift for Dad, it's a gift for the whole family. This beautifully crafted journal prompts Dad to record his life story, experiences, and cherished memories. It becomes a treasured keepsake that can be passed down through generations, offering future family members a glimpse into Dad's life and the wisdom he has to share.

Show Dad You Care This Father's Day with a Gift He'll Treasure

So I hope this handy gift guide helps you pick out the best thoughtful gift for your Dad. Whether you're curating a special basket of his favourite things to enhance his reading experience, or Cheering him up just because. Treat the bookworm Dad in your life to a gift that celebrates his love of reading and creates a relaxing haven for him to unwind.

The Book Valet, handcrafted wooden bookmarks, and coasters are not just thoughtful additions, they're a constant reminder of your love and appreciation. Consider personalising the bookmarks with a special message or a quote for an extra heartfelt touch.

But the true heart of your gift can be a book! Whether it's a thrilling crime novel, a captivating biography, or a thought-provoking science book, our curated selection offers something for every dad's taste.

Don't see the perfect pick? No worries! Browse his favourite genre or bookstore to find the ideal match. Remember, a personalised inscription adds a special touch and shows you put extra thought into the gift.

Looking for something truly unique? "Tell Me Your Life Story, Dad" is a guided journal that allows him to record his life story, experiences, and cherished memories. It becomes a treasured keepsake for the entire family, offering a glimpse into his life and wisdom for generations to come.

No matter what you choose, make this Father's Day one to remember. A thoughtful gift basket filled with a book and personalised items shows Dad just how much you care.

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