With Father's Day just around the corner, it's time to start picking out some great gifts for him to unwrap on the big day that shows just how much you appreciate him. In this list we've rounded up a few of our top picks for books to give your dad this Father's Day. Whether he's a big reader or not, we're sure there's something here that will suit his interests and make your dad feel very special on the day.
Amateur historians will love reading all about one of Britain's most famous prime ministers. In this biography, Dr Christopher Catherwood uses archived photographs, interviews and speech notes to bring both the private and public lives of Winston Churchill to light. This eye-opening book shows him at his lowest points as well as his highest and most powerful, giving readers a well-rounded representation of this amazing leader.
2. AA 50 Walks in... Walking Guides
These walking guides are perfect for any keen rambler. The books are sold individually so if you know your dad's planning a trip you can grab him the walking guide for wherever he'd heading to. The range of guides include: Dorset, The Peak District, The Cotswolds, Brecon Beacons & South Wales, West Yorkshire, Devon, Cornwall, Snowdonia & South Wales, The Lake District and Sussex & South Downs.
Perfect for anyone who enjoys a little bit of DIY in their spare time. This book will help your dad to understand how to use and look after his tools correctly, with over 800 photographs and illustrations and handy step-by-step guides. From hammers and spades, to chisels, they'll be creating masterpieces in no time.
This shockingly violent but extremely addictive thriller is the fast-paced read every fiction fan needs in their lives. It's 1973 and a teenager has just shot a woman dead on a street in Glasgow before turning the gun on himself. Harry McCoy is determined to find out why. But, his investigation is not going to be easy as he about to head into a dark pit of secret societies and conspiracies.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist rower and dedicated dad of three, Alex Gregory shares some of the things he loves to do with his children when he's not busy working hard. He has an adventure for every occasion and time slot, from half an hour after-school to an overnight experience, so your family will have no excuse not to get involved.
The Hairy Bikers' are back and this time they're sharing the delights of classic home-cooking. In this book, they share savoury classics, like the perfect prawn cocktail and a herb-stuffed shoulder of lamb, as well as puddings like the jam roly poly. Any foodie would jump at the chance to test out one of these recipes.
If your dad is a natural gardener or wants to try something new, why not suggest he takes up gardening. Growing your own fruit and veg at home is so rewarding, and with the help from this book he will be green fingered in no-time. It also gives step-by-step advice on how to sow, plant and harvest to get the best results all year round.
Space fan dads will love learning all about our planet's history, from the big bang to what could be in store for us in the future with this informative guide. The cosmos can be accessible to anyone, even the dads who only like the idea of space, but aren't sure on the logistics. The book even includes a timeline on how we came to be here.
If your dad enjoys a walk down the beaten track to find something new, that most people have never seen before, then this could be the perfect present for him this Father's Day. Dixie Wills takes a look at Britain's smallest treasures, from castles, cathedrals, pubs, museums and stately homes. He believes that although these places may be small they are a lot of fun.
If your dad complains about not being able to sleep at night, then you should tell him to give this book a try. It has no claims to be fun or interesting, in fact it will actually bore you sleep. Filled with pointless knowledge about train gauges and roundabouts, this book is guaranteed to send your dad to sleep this Father's Day.
If you can't find anything you think he'll love, take a look through the rest of our website to find some more brilliant options, including captivating fiction, fascinating science and history books and more. And, if you can't find a book he'd like, we do have a great range of gifts on our site too so you might just find the ideal thing for him there.