Top Bookworm Picks by Hobby for Dad this Father’s Day

From the DIY Dad to the outdoorsman, we put together a quick list to help you with your Father’s Day shopping. Here are our a few of our favorite books to give to Dad this year. Simply find your Dad’s interest below!

For the Cook

Char-Broil’s Great Book of Grilling: Dad will become master of the grill with these 300+ recipes for the grill. Not only will this book be a fun choice for him, but you might get to be the guinea pig for testing these tasty recipes!

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For the DIY Dad

Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects: The handy Dad is the man that needs to constantly build something, but loves the great outdoors! This project book has 25 awesome step-by-steps ideas that will turn your backyard into a paradise.

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For the Outdoorsman

Master Guide Handbook to Outdoor Adventure Trips: It’s the crack of dawn and Dad is already out hiking or doing yard work! If your Dad needs to be outside and loves to travel, here is a book that will send him on unforgettable adventures.

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For the Crafty Dad

If Dad is a maker and likes working with his hands, we have two ideas for books he will love:

Get Started in Leather Crafting: From forming, moulding, and embossing leather to creative stitching, lacing, and braiding, this book will teach Dad the skills to make belts, wallets, bags, holsters, cases, jewelry, home accessories, and more.

Victorinox Swiss Army Whittling Book: Whether Dad is sitting around the campfire or just passing time on a rainy Sunday, this whittling book is great for Dad that is just looking for fun ideas or a master knives man looking for project ideas.


For the Adventurer

Magnificent Motorcycle Trips of the World:  For a Dad who likes to travel and try new adventures, this book will give him ideas for 38 guided motorcycle tours from 6 continents. Author Colette Coleman, who traveled each trip, provides insight for local customs, cuisine, road conditions likely to be encountered, tips on what to consider in planning the trip, local tour services available, weather conditions (including the best time of year to go to each area), gear, motorcycle rental versus bring-your-own and a lot of other key topics.

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For the Brewer

The Big Book of Brewing: If Dad is a beer connoisseur, give him the gift of making his own. This guide is a great beer class 101 with easy-to-follow instructions, crisp graphics, in-depth charts, bottling and storing tips, and 37 thirst-quenching recipes that you might get to sample as well!

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For the Gardener

Low-Maintenance Vegetable Gardening: Dads who have a green thumb will appreciate this book written for people with busy lifestyles but want to have a bountiful garden. Author Clare Matthews covers how to design and construct raised bed frames, prepare soil, implement proper irrigation, and choose which plants to choose and where to position them.

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For the Woodcarver

Subscription to Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine: If Dad has been talking about building his own workbench since before you could walk or is a master woodcarver, a subscription to Woodcarving Illustrated is perfect for the novice or expert level woodworker.

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For the Scroll Sawer

Wildlife Intarsia Woodworking, Second Edition: For the Dad that loves his scroll saw, give him a comprehensive guide to intarsia animals. The book provides a beginner’s guide, eleven wildlife scroll saw patterns, three step-by-step scroll saw projects – Bald Eagle, a Wild Mustang, and a Bull Moose.

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For the Pyrographer

Landscape Pyrography Techniques & Projects: If Dad is just breaking into woodburning or has been doing it for years, author Lora Irish breaks down each project into easy to follow steps. Dad will be creating masterpieces in no time!

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