Father’s Day gifts for book lovers are great gift ideas for the dad that seems to have everything. Tools can be a bit expensive, he probably already has a ton of ties and coffee mugs, and you often want something a little more personal than just taking dad out to dinner. Reading is a great hobby to continue to bond over with dad through the years so I put together this list of 20+ Father’s Day gifts for book lovers.
I’ve loved books basically since I can remember. I always had a book in my hand growing up and had at least 3 bookshelves taller than I am full of books. Even in my days of serious adulting it’s so hard to put a good book down and if I find a series that I really love you know you can find me curled up on the couch reading away during any free moment that I have. Then, getting to discuss the book with friends and family is a great conversation starter and way to reconnect and bond whether you’re meeting for lunch or talking on the phone thousands of miles apart.
There are tons of books out there perfect for dad whether he’s a big history buff, is looking for new recipes to get his grill on with this summer, loves getting lost in a new fictional world, or anything in between. Here’s a list of some of my favorite book choices for dad that are sure to be a gift he’ll love this Father’s Day.
20+ Father’s Day Gifts For Book Lovers
Books for the Sports Fan
On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody’s Favorite Games: I have to admit that I’m no where near the biggest sports fan ever and I still think this is a super fun and interesting book to read. With 21 sports covered it’s chock full of information the sports loving dad will appreciate.
Hustle, Loyalty & Respect: The World of John Cena: I must admit that I am actually quite the fan of wrestling. John Cena is certainly one of the most popular current stars and it’s interesting to get to know more about him.
- The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry
- The Champion’s Comeback: How Great Athletes Recover, Reflect, and Reignite
Books for the History Buff
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford: I’ve always thought that working closely and protecting the presidents must be one of the most interesting and stressful jobs ever.
Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945: Reading about WWII is still one of the most interesting topics ever. Add in a focus on espionage and you have even more intrigue to keep dad flipping the pages.
- Valiant Ambition
- American Patriot’s Handbook, 2E: The Writings, History, and Spirit of a Free Nation
Books for the Grill Master
Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction: Whether you like Bobby Flay, or not so much, one thing is for sure. The man knows his barbecue. This cookbook is sure to give dad new inspiration at the grill that he’ll want to try. Extra brownie points that he’ll probably invite you over to try them, too.
Weber’s Smoke: A Guide to Smoke Cooking for Everyone and Any Grill: Weber makes some of the most awesome grills ever so it’s no surprise they would make a pretty awesome cookbook about grilling as well.
- The Book of Burger
- Master of the Grill: Foolproof Recipes, Top-Rated Gadgets, Gear & Ingredients Plus Clever Test Kitchen Tips & Fascinating Food Science
Books for the Builder
Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff: Does your dad enjoy spending his free time not only reading, but also making stuff? This looks like a pretty cool book to combine both hobbies.
Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House: As I’ve gotten older I’ve certainly come to appreciate dad’s saying that fixing up the home is never finished.
- Lego Architecture Skylines – Berlin
Books for the Fiction Lover
14th Colony (Cotton Malone Series #11): This book is a mashup of two topics many dads love reading about: politics wrapped up in a can’t wait to turn the page thriller.
Last Mile (Amos Decker Series #2): This series seems to be perfect for the dads that love a good crime thriller full of twisty plots that you gradually uncover throughout the whole book.
- Predator (Hector Cross Series #3)
- Fall of Man in Wilmslow
Father’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers (aka favorite reading accessories)
Wood Textured Brown Italian Leather Journal with Lock: Many of us that enjoy reading also like to dabble with writing, too. This is a beautiful journal that any dad would be proud to carry with them.
- You’re My Hero Little Gift Book
- Quotes Brown Leather Key Chain and Business Card Holder Set
After looking through these 20+ Father’s Day gifts for the book lover, you’re sure to have found the perfect gift, even for the dad that has everything. What are some of your favorite ways to show dad just how much he means to you on Father’s Day?
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