10 Best Books To Gift Your Dad

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Best books to gift your dad – there’s one for every type of dad! 

Father’s Day is celebrated in June every year. It is a special day to show appreciation and love. But Father’s Day or not, it’s always a good time to celebrate the amazing dads in our lives. What better way to do that than with a thoughtfully chosen book?  

Books make the best gifts for dads—they offer escape, inspiration, and endless entertainment. No matter what kind of dad you have, there’s a book out there that’s perfect for him.  

Here are 10 fantastic recommendations to suit every type of dad!   

FOR THE INSPIRATIONAL DAD

This international bestseller is a compelling memoir by Barack Obama. It’s a revealing portrait of his journey to understand his heritage and identity. Perfect for the dad who loves inspirational stories, this book traces Obama’s life from Kansas to Hawaii and eventually to Kenya. It’s a tale of reconciliation, self-discovery, and the universal quest to understand our roots. 

FOR THE STAR WARS FAN

For dads who are Star Wars enthusiasts, this book is a treasure trove. It offers a comprehensive visual history of the iconic franchise and trivia, covering everything from the original prequel and sequel trilogies along with the standalone movies Rogue One and Solo and the acclaimed television series The Mandalorian.  

FOR THE FIRST-TIME DAD

FOR THE FIRST-TIME DAD 

Becoming a dad for the first time is thrilling and daunting. Welcome a first-time dad to fatherhood with this practical guide that covers everything from pregnancy to baby care and beyond, ensuring that new fathers are well-prepared for their journey. Also includes tips on how to make a long-term plan for the future. 

FOR THE SHARK TANK FAN

FOR THE SHARK TANK FAN 

This book is a raw and honest account of Ashneer Grover’s journey in the startup world. From his humble beginnings to becoming a household name on Shark Tank India, this story is both inspiring and eye-opening. Perfect for dads who love entrepreneurial tales and business insights, and especially fans of the show. 

FOR THE CRICKET ENTHUSIAST

FOR THE CRICKET ENTHUSIAST 

Shane Warne’s autobiography offers a candid look at his life and career, from the start of his iconic career in 1992 to his official retirement in 2013. It’s a fascinating read for cricket fans, filled with behind-the-scenes stories and insights into one of the game’s greatest players. Warne’s story is as mesmerising as his bowling. 

FOR THE AVID INVESTOR

FOR THE AVID INVESTOR 

Author Pulak Prasad draws intriguing parallels between evolutionary biology and successful investing. From his study of natural selection, he recommends three mantras for investing: Avoid big risks; buy high quality at a fair price; and don’t be lazy—be very lazy. It’s a fresh and engaging read for dads interested in finance and investing. 

FOR THE TRUE CRIME AFICIONADO

FOR THE TRUE CRIME AFICIONADO 

True crime fans will be captivated by this chilling collection of stories about India’s most notorious serial killers. From a schoolteacher who killed multiple paramours with cyanide to a manservant who killed girls and devoured their body parts – it’s a gripping read that delves into the minds and motives of these criminals, making it perfect for dads who love a good thriller. 

FOR THE MOVIE BUFF

FOR THE MOVIE BUFF 

This book explores 50 films that have significantly impacted Bollywood, ushering in tremendous changes over the past few decades. It’s a great pick for dads who are movie enthusiasts, offering deep dives into the films that shaped modern Bollywood – from DDLJ and Rangeela to Satya and Dev D to Queen and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. 

FOR THE DAD OF YOUNG CHILDREN

FOR THE DAD OF YOUNG CHILDREN 

My Dad is FANTASTIC 
He’s clever, kind and wise. 
You’ll know he’s really smiling 
By the twinkle in his eyes. 

Celebrate the fantastic dad in your life with this charming rhyming board book by Roald Dahl. It’s a delightful read-aloud that highlights all the wonderful qualities of dads, making it a perfect Father’s Day gift. 

FOR THE PEACE-LOVING DAD

FOR THE PEACE-LOVING DAD 

Zen master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh shares his wisdom on mindful living in this inspiring book. The book contains seven transformative meditations that open up new perspectives on our lives, making it an ideal gift for dads who appreciate peace and mindfulness. 

Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to show your dad how much he means to you. These book recommendations cover a wide range of interests and passions, ensuring that there’s something for every type of dad. So go ahead and pick the perfect book to make this Father’s Day unforgettable! 

If you still haven’t found ‘the one!’, you could also browse through our other suggestions: 15 Best Book Gifts For Everyone In Your List

For more gifting ideas, dive into our curated selections on the Gifting Page: