Give Dad the gift of a good read this Father’s Day with the best books for men

From barbecuing skills to best-sellers, we've found the best books to gift the men in your life
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Books may not seem like the most thrilling gifts to give on first glance, but when you really stop to think about it, they make perfect presents, particularly for the men in your life.

One doesn’t have to be a bookworm or avid reader to appreciate the gift of a good book.

Considering Father’s Day is coming up quick (it’s on September 3 this year), a good book that whoever you are celebrating is sure to get lost in is always a good bet for a gift.

Outside of gripping novels and inspiring biographies (our go-to for the dads and granddads in our lives) there are helpful guides and how-to’s for hobbyists, limited edition collections for those with unique interests and even just great coffee table books for the man who dabbles in interior design.

From sport deep dives to best-sellers, we’ve found the best paperbacks and hardcovers to gift every man in your life.

Best Books To Gift Men


Kindle, $179 at Amazon

If he’s an avid reader and his bookshelf is overflowing, it may be time to upgrade him to a kindle, saving him space and money in the long run.



Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, $24.99 at Dymocks

This best-selling memoir by Academy Award winning actor, Matthew McConaughey, is a book Dad is sure to love. Filled with life-lessons and antidotes from throughout his life, this is a non-stop thrill to read.



On The Ashes by Gideon Haigh, $34.99 at Dymocks

If he’s a die-hard cricket fan then he will love this breakdown on the history of the iconic Ashes match by leading cricket writer Gideon Haigh.



The Chilpilly Six by Lucas Jordan, $28.50 at Booktopia

For the history buff, this book delves into the story of the heroic Chilpilly Six and their lives before, during and after the first World War .



The Star Ward Archives 1999-2005 by Paul Duncan, $50 at Dymocks

Dive into the archives behind the iconic Star Wars series and discover script pages, concept art, storyboards and more in this keepsake coffee table book for fans of a ‘galaxy far far away’.



Lessons by Ian McEwan, $20.35 (usually $22.99) at Booktopia

The latest novel by the best-selling author of Atonement, Lessons is an breathtaking story of love from a character who watches history pass by.



Tell Me Your Life Story Dad, $19.95 at Amazon

Delve into the history of your own family with this keepsake book to gift Dad and have him complete the prompts so you can understand him on a whole new level. There is also one for Grandpa if you want to explore a generation further.



How To Drink Australian by Jane Lopes & Jonathon Ross, $69.99 (usually $79.99) at Dymocks

The perfect gift for the budding sommelier, this in-depth books goes into the the history of Australian winemaking and the different styles and techniques around the country.



Down Under by Bill Bryson, $19.25 (usually $24.99) at Booktopia

Uncover parts of Australia you’ve never thought of before with this hilarious and insightful travel book into our very own home.


Best Seat In The House by Jack Nicklaus II & Don Yaeger, Audible subscription from $16.45 at Audible

If they’re constantly complaining they don’t have the time to read an Audible subscription is their perfect gift, putting thousands of books into their earbuds so they can listen on the go. This best-seller is a beautiful audiobook for fathers by one of the best golfers of all time.


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