Father’s Day Gift Guide – Books

This year, we decided to feature mainly products made in USA. Here are a few Father’s Day Gift ideas we have received from our readers.

Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace by Susie Mantell

The exquisitely soothing, award-winning relaxation audiobook on CD, Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace by national stress-relief expert Susie Mantell, soothes layer-after-layer of worry, stress, exhaustion.  Exquisitely packaged, incredibly thoughtful, this gift brings Dad soothing respite whenever he needs a break (Moms love it too!) Featured in Fortune 500, Town & Country, Billboard, The American Pain Society, listeners include The Mayo Clinic, Canyon Ranch, CEOs, surgeons, soccer moms and everyday folks who could just really use a nap.  Mantell has created a uniquely soothing experience. Like an easy chair, the warm narration is an oasis from a hectic day or a prelude to deep, restful sleep. Ever wish you could turn down the noise in your head? To be sure, these are stressful times for people in all walks of life. Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace lights the way. Slow down, sit back… Just let go. Buy at Amazon.


Kevin and His Dad by Irene Smalls

A special Father’s Day Gift for a father and a son. A lyrical story of a young boy and his dad making a romp! of cleaning up. They dunk the dishes, railroad the rug, tidy the toys, catch the cobwebs and dust the dog. Their time together is told in Kevin’s words evoking the excitement, pride, and love a young boy feels spending time with his Dad. Kevin says, ” I love being with my Dad. He’s the best friend a guy ever had”. This book is a celebration of the father-son bond.  Full color illustrated 32 page picture book.  For children ages 3-9 years. Buy at Amazon.


The Longest Year by Michael Isenberg

In The Longest Year, a valiant father, courageous mother, and loyal children confront adversity through the beloved father’s battle with pancreatic cancer. This book presents a family’s journey through the triumphs and travails of life, death, and love. It’s a compilation of lessons learned and moments remembered that both touch and teach. Deeply felt and lyrically written, it uncovers the priorities that should truly matter for families and individuals dealing with a loved one’s terminal illness and explains the importance of finding a way to live on after the death of a loved one. Buy at Amazon


Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football by Sam Hendricks

Are you looking for the perfect father’s day gift? Is he a football fan? Why not give him something that he can enjoy the entire football season! Give him Fantasy Football Guidebook. The book is designed to help everyone from beginners to advanced fantasy footballers. The book contains hundreds of strategies and tips for starting, playing and winning a fantasy football league.

Sam Hendricks is an award-winning author of five fantasy football books and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). Fantasy Football Guidebook is one of the Top 4 Fantasy Football Books of All-Time by RotoNation.com and is a finalist in both the Best Book 2008 Awards (sponsored by USA Book News) and the Indie Excellence 2009 Awards. Buy at Amazon.


Big Slick Daddy by Mark Borowski

Who knew that becoming a better poker player could help you become a better parent? Big Slick “an Ace and a King“ is one of the best hands in poker and this book helps fathers create a successful parenting hand. Using his 20-plus years of card-playing experience, author Mark Borowski shows how the same strategies that help you win at poker can help you win at parenting.

With real-life stories of fathers who have applied these ideas and insightful examples, this is the entertaining and helpful resource you’ll wish someone had given you the day your first child was born. This book can be used at the card table and at the dinner table “at the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and at your child’s soccer tournament”.

Big Slick Daddy, winner of the Good Parenting Seal and endorsed by the National Center for Fathering, walks readers through many of the typical parental challenges they face and provides questions at the end of each chapter so they can reflect upon their situation and take action. Read it and reap. Buy at Amazon.


The Military Father by Armin Brott

Unfortunately, there are very few resources for military (and deployed civilian) fathers, who are looking for guidance on how to be in close touch with their families back home. The Military Father, written by the country’s leading authority on fathers and families, will fill that gap, providing deployed dads with everything they need to know to stay (or become) involved with and connected to their family regardless of the distance that separates them.

Flavored with the author’s trademark wit, warmth, and intelligence, this guide combines a wealth of knowledge from experts, scientific studies, and interviews with scores of military fathers and their families. The Military Father includes cartoons that complement the text, solicited from deployed military or civilian fathers and family members, ranging from those on active duty to veterans. Buy at Amazon.


Rare Words II with Rare Fare Cards by Hallie and Jan Leighton

Is your father a Scrabble buff, crossword buff, or word buff? Buy him this lighthearted book written by a father-daughter writing team, along with an accompanying pack of flash cards. Called “both rare and well done” by CBS Sunday Morning anchor Charles Osgood, Rare Words II contains words and hundreds of humorous rhymes to help remember the meanings of the words. Buy at Amazon.


The Book of Myself A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography In 201 Questions by Carl and David Marshall

Have you ever wished you had the life stories of a relative or friend? The Book of Myself is a do-it-yourself memoir that helps you record and preserve the experiences and knowledge of a lifetime for years to come. Divided into Early, Middle, and Later Years, this keepsake volume contains 201 questions that guide you through the process of keeping memories on subjects such as family and friends, learning and education, work and responsibilities, and the world around you. Perfect for genealogy lovers and anyone who wants to get to know his or her father, and even grandfathers, better.Buy at Amazon.

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3 thoughts on “Father’s Day Gift Guide – Books”

  1. The Fantasy Football Guidebook by Sam Hendricks is a great gift idea! I may need to order several for all of the fantasy football players that I know. Thanks for the great gift guide!

  2. Yes, thank you for the great gift guide. Something that I have purchased for my husband for father’s day is Kyle Garlett‘s latest book “What Were They Thinking?: The Brainless Blunders that Changed Sports History.” I have already read it and found it to be a very entertaining book that most guys would love reading.

  3. Thank you for suggesting items made in the USA! And the Football Guidebook is just in time for the upcoming football season. Perfect gift and perfect timing!

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