What do you buy for the dad who has everything (and by everything I mean you)?
If your dad is a bookish dad, then lucky you. You can ditch the dull ties and give him a gift that speaks to his inner bibliophile and lets him know that, despite the fact that he’s, you know, a dad, he still retains a dash of cool.
Take Shakespearean insults to a new level
What dad couldn’t use a vocabulary of family-friendly insults and curses? You can find an array of Shakespearean insults gifts, from magnetic kits and posters to coloring books and ties, but for maximum impact, go for a wallet that hurls bard-worthy barbs every time Dad reaches for a buck.
If Dad likes to lose himself in bloodthirsty fantasy or history, check out these bloody arrow bookends. Sneaky magnetic strips inside the book give the impression that the arrow has been shot right through the books, leaving a gruesome trickle of book blood.
A tipple with the greats
If your father likes things a little more sophisticated, how about treating him to a whiskey tumbler engraved with a quote from Faulkner, Twain, or that great literary drinker, Hemingway.
Help Dad Relax in Style
If Dad’s idea of the perfect Father’s Day is lounging around with a good book, he’s going to need the right attire. What better than a pair of lounge pants splashed with Daily Prophet headlines? It’s okay to buy a pair for yourself, too.
The scent of old books
Your dad might not ordinarily be one for scented candles, but if he can’t get enough of that used book smell, this could be just the thing. This Manor Library scented candle reportedly evokes the feel of vintage books, old leather, and furniture polish, so dad can imagine himself and his beloved books in a grand old library.
Elementary gift buying
Socks are always a failsafe Dad gift, especially if you go for something he’ll be proud to wear. How about these classic black dress socks with a sneaky red Sherlock Holmes hidden up his trouser leg?
If all else fails…
If your creativity dries up and you really must buy Dad another tie, at least go for one that will up his cool factor. I’m quite smitten with these H. G. Wells Time Machine ones.