Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Research shows you can’t go wrong with a good book. The latest Omnipoll survey shows that two thirds of Australian men* love relaxing with a great read.
Dymocks has something for all types of dads, from the foodies to footy fans, history buffs to fiction aficionados and even the bloke who’s hard-to-buy-for. Let the well-read dads of Dymocks help you choose the ideal gift for the father, grandpa, uncle or godfather in your life.
Sharyn Villaverde, National Category Manager for Dymocks, says that dads will be spoilt for choice this Father’s Day. “There are so many great new books on offer but if you’re not sure what dad likes to read, thrillers are always a good choice. Two new action packed novels – The Black Widow by Daniel Silva and The Bourne Enigma by Eric Van Lustbader – will have dads on the edge of their seats.”
For foodie fathers, Dymocks recommends Jamie Oliver’s Super Food- Family Classics,and the new Halliday Wine Companion 2017 whilst history fanatics will love 44 Days by Michael Veitch. For the sporty dad looking for escapism, Lonely Planet’s Epic Bike Rides of the World will have him planning his next great adventure.
While cookbooks and fiction titles remain favourites amongst booklovers, biographies are also a popular gift. “With the film release on its way there’s a lot of buzz around Sully by Chesley B Sullenberger – the amazing story of the hero pilot who landed a crippled US Airways Flight on to the Hudson River. The remarkable memoir, Freeing Peter tells the extraordinary true story of how an ordinary Australian family took on the Egyptian government to free Peter Greste from prison.”
Though Christmas remains one of the busiest times of the year for Dymocks bookstores across the country, the lead up to Father’s Day also sees a big increase in sales in the fiction, sport and cooking genres as people hurry in looking for gift ideas for dad.
“Although these categories remain favourites, our knowledgeable and well-read staff can provide recommendations across all genres to suit every type of dad,” continued Ms Villaverde.
For more information check out our guaranteed best dad’s day gifts below, visit the well-read people of Dymocks in-store or go online at www.dymocks.com.au
Dymocks’ Top Father’s Day Recommendations
Sully Film tie-in by Chesley B. Sullenberger
Bomber: The Whole Story by Mark Thompson
Boomer by Brent Harvey
Freeing Peter by Peter Greste and family
How Far Can You Go by John Maclean
44 Days by Michael Veitch
Flagship by Mike Carlton
Hamilton Hume by Robert Macklin
The Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler
The Last Fifty Miles by Adam Wakeling
Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver
Halliday Wine Companion 2017 by James Halliday
Eat Real Food Cookbook by David Gillespie
The Bee Friendly Garden by Doug Purdie
Pornburger by Matthew Ramsay
The Chaser’s Australia
Lonely Planet: Epic Bike Rides of the World
Men & their Sheds by Craig Wetjen
How It Works: The Dad by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris
Ten Leadership Lessons your Teenager Must Learn by Dr Tim Hawkes
*Results showed 66 per cent of Australian men aged 18+ love to read a good book., The OmniPoll survey was undertaken online on 3-7 December 2015 among a national sample of 1245 people aged 18 years and over. The results have been post-weighted to Australian Bureau of Statistics data to reflect the population distribution for age, sex, area and highest level of schooling completed.