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16 Perfect Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts For The Dad Who Loves To Read Or Write

by Caralynn Lippo
Caralynn is a Brooklyn, NY-based editor and writer, with a focus on lifestyle and entertainment content. She has bylines on MSN, HelloGiggles, Business Insider, Romper, Redbook Magazine, and more. In her free time, she enjoys watching (and talking!) about television and fostering dogs through a local rescue.

Father’s Day is officially almost here, and you know what that means — time to grab a last-minute gift for pops because he certainly deserves it!

In all seriousness, sometimes life gets in the way, and it completely slips your mind to purchase a thoughtful present for the father figure in your life ahead of time. Luckily, there are plenty of options for gifts that are so in line with your dad’s interests that he absolutely won’t mind getting them just a tad later than the actual patriarch-centric holiday.

For dads who love technology, there are plenty of super-cool gifts. But if your dad is more of a traditionalist who enjoys curling up with a good book (or penning some words of his own!) — well, he’ll want something a bit different.

Check out these 16 great gift ideas that are perfect for any father who loves reading more than any other hobby or activity.

1. Real Hidden Book Safe, $34.99

1. Real Hidden Book Safe, $34.99

Dad will love storing his valuables in this nifty book safe. It’s made out of a real book! Choose something your dad is into and he’ll be surprised and delighted.

Buy it on Amazon for $34.99.

2. Personalized Leather Bookmark, $12+

2. Personalized Leather Bookmark, $12+

For the dad who loves to read a good old-fashioned paper book, treat him to this very sleek leather bookmark. It can be customized and personalized in a variety of colors.

Buy it on Etsy starting at $12 (varies based on customization preferences).

3. New Books Soy Candle, $18

Who doesn’t love the smell of new books? This candle will make Dad’s home smell like a library.

Buy it on Etsy for $18.

4. Personalized Book Stamp, $39.52

4. Personalized Book Stamp, $39.52

If Dad is a big fan of lending out books but hates not getting them back, you’re in luck — he can “brand” his personal library with this cool personalized book stamp!

Buy it on Etsy for $39.52.

5. Dictionary Prints, $10

5. Dictionary Prints, $10

Maybe your father (or father figure) has a particular novel that he loves and a particular passage he always returns to time and again. This Etsy shop prints quotes on dictionary pages.

Buy it on Etsy for $10.

6. Litographs Pillow, $39

6. Litographs Pillow, $39

For the dad who loves decor, treat him to a cool pillow from Litographs. You can choose which book you want to pay tribute to! This particular style honors Sherlock Holmes.

Buy it from Litographs for $39.

7. Floating Bookshelf, $12

7. Floating Bookshelf, $12

Help Dad organize his books in a sleek, modern way with these invisible floating bookshelves. They’ll give his office or library a whole new look!

Buy one on Amazon for $12.

8. Bamboo Book Holder, $14.96

bamboo book holder

This nifty bamboo book holder is great for your dad’s home office. It can be used with a book, Kindle, or tablet and is an attractive design.

Buy it on Amazon for $14.96.

9. Monopoly Vintage Bookshelf Edition, $33.57

9. Monopoly Vintage Bookshelf Edition, $33.57

For the dad who loves books and board games, this vintage bookshelf edition of the classic game, Monopoly is going to be a huge hit!

Buy it on Amazon for $33.57.

10. Modern LED Reading Lamp, $49.99

LED reading lamp

If Dad is always straining his eyes to read by a dim light, he’ll love this very modern-looking floor lamp. Perfect for reading to the kids or getting some quiet time in.

Buy it from Amazon, $49.99.

11. Recycled Records Bookends, $40

11. Recycled Records Bookends, $40

The father who loves music just as much as reading will definitely appreciate these unique bookends. They’re made from real old records!

Buy a pair from Uncommon Goods for $40.

12. Banned Book Socks, $10

12. Banned Book Socks, $10

Keep Dad’s feet warm all year round with these nifty socks paying tribute to books that have been banned.

Buy them from Uncommon Goods for $10.

13. Shakespearean Insults Chart, $25

13. Shakespearean Insults Chart, $25

Does Dad’s reading taste tend toward the classical? Then he’ll certainly appreciate this chart of classic Shakespearean Insults.

Buy it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

14. "My Life Story — So Far" Journal, $30

14. "My Life Story — So Far" Journal, $30

If your father likes memoirs and autobiographies, he’ll probably be thrilled with this cool journal full of prompts. He can tell his own life story, just like his favorite writers!

Buy it from Uncommon Goods for $30.

15. Eyeglasses Holder, $18

15. Eyeglasses Holder, $18

This quirky glasses holder is sure to be a hit with a dad who wears spectacles.

Buy it from Uncommon Goods for $18.

16. Kindle Paperwhite, $99.99

16. Kindle Paperwhite, $99.99

Is Dad finally ready to move beyond physical books and embrace e-readers? Check out this great deal on a Kindle Paperwhite.

Buy it from Amazon for $129.99.

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, LittleThings may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.