Do you have a dad who is tough to buy for? If so, we’ve got some great ideas on what books would make perfect gifts. There are lots of different genres and styles that will appeal to all types of dads. Whether your dad is into learning about animals and their habitats, solving puzzles, or wants to document his memoirs, we have the perfect books for Dad from Quarto Knows.
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Some of Our Favorite Books for Dad
Simple Solutions to Tackle Eco-Anxiety
This is a wonderful book for those Dads that want to make a difference. The author explores how little things can make a difference if everyone plays a role. Whether you make changes at home, such as what cleaning products you use, or change how you get around, this book easily explains it all. It’s broken into multiple sections that cover items at home, when you’re out in the world, what you eat, and even how you can get involved in ending the world wide environmental crisis. The author offers practical solutions and the science behind it so readers can also explain it to people around them to make a bigger impact. Give Dad the head start he needs to be a part of the solution with this book from Tessa Wardley.
Pssst…. This book isn’t just for Dads! One of our crew members was spotted reading this book too.
Dynamic naturalist Michael Blencowe has travelled the globe to uncover the fascinating backstories of eleven extinct animals, which he shares with charm and insight in Gone.
If Dad is into traveling the world and learning about the local wildlife, this may be the perfect book. The author writes about eleven different animals from around the globe covering more than five hundred years of history and tales. After interviewing hunters, naturalists, and other caretakers, the book takes us through each extinct creature’s history, cultural importance, and how they were eventually “lost” to the world. There is a chapter dedicated to each creature, along with beautiful illustrations and artwork to help feed our imaginations. This is a great read for anyone interested in protecting our planet and preventing future species from being lost forever.
Solve Over 140 Puzzles from His Most Famous Cases
Is Dad a puzzle lover? Send him on an adventure across historical London and the outlying countryside with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to solve over 140 puzzles together. They were inspired by six of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, and the puzzles range from ciphers, spotting clues, crosswords, and more! Not only is this a lot of fun for Dads who like solving mysteries but it’s a great way to work on memory skills, increasing perception, and even learn about personality traits. A wonderful gift that’s perfect for commutes, breaks at work, or even to help him relax on vacation. Who wouldn’t want to round out the mystery solving trio of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson?
A personal illustrated journal of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020
Give your Dad the gift of seeing the first six months of the pandemic through the eyes of a talented artist. Vic Lee documented the events as they unfolded, from the discovery of the virus to it’s steady spreading across the world in his unique style of art. The journal covers all manner of topics such as the toilet paper shortage and rationing, employees working from home, decisions made by the world leaders, and how these all impacted our world. It’s simply how one person saw and dealt with the pandemic. What a unique and insightful gift to allow him to see these events as they appeared to another soul in this world.
A guide to leading with mind, body and soul
Whether Dad is already in a leadership position, or is working to achieve one, this book by Fiona Buckland is a great resource. She uses her experiences as a “life and leadership coach” to help readers understand important concepts of thoughtful leadership. There are exercises to help discover your own strengths and weaknesses, as well as being aware of your team. This includes the impact you have and them and vice versa, plus being aware of your own worst critic; yourself! By learning how all of these things impact your ability to lead, you can use them to your advantage to be a stronger, more mindful leader. The book includes exercises, reflection questions, and habits to develop in order to be the best leader you can be.
A father’s influence is felt in every aspect of life, from the time you were born until now. There are many ways that he can make an impact on your story and this beautiful keepsake journal will help bring those memories to light! Use guided exercises with prompts and quotes to inspire Dad to write down stories, memories, and his thoughts on different moments through his own life. The book is broken up into sections that cover the different stages in Dad’s life such as:
- Early childhood with memories of school and growing up
- Young adult life when he was entering the “real” world
- His current life stage, focusing on the wisdom he can share with you
This is not only a great option for Dad to share his memoir with you. But also provide wisdom and life lessons learned by his own experiences.
No matter what you call your grandfather, you likely already know that he’s full of wisdom, advice, and family stories. This keepsake journal is a wonderful way to have him answer questions about the different stages in his life. From his memories of growing up and celebrating important occasions to his first real job, what it was like having children, and even to present time. Including questions and prompts about who inspired him most when he was growing up, or if he could have one moment to “do over” what would he choose and why? This book is a great way for the entire family to know their grandfather better. While capturing the life and times of an important family figure for generations to come.
Do you need to buy your dad, grandfather, or other man in your life a gift? I know in our family there are always standard gifts that are appreciated but sometimes it’s nice to get new and fresh ideas to consider too! No matter what he enjoys reading, or even if solving mysteries and puzzles is more his speed, there’s something for everyone with Quarto Knows. These titles are just a few that might make a great gift. I personally love the idea of the journal ideas that have prompts to encourage Dad to capture his memories of growing up or what he thought when he learned he was going to be a father for the first time. Not only is this a great way for you to get to know him better, but it also creates a piece of family history to pass down to future generations.
So what books for Dad from Quarto Knows will you be shopping for?
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