According to research, gifts that foster experiences tend to be the most treasured through the years – but don’t we all know it to be true deep down anyway?  If you think back over the most meaningful gifts you’ve ever received – odds are many of them helped create a memory making experience of some kind.

Whether you are searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift, birthday gift, or “just because” gift for a special Dad in your life, you may feel like you’ve hit a dead end searching high and low for that meaningful gift that will help Dads and kids make memories together.  Well, search no longer!  You’ve landed in just the place for amazing gift ideas to help make memories that will last a lifetime – books for dads.

Fun, unique books for dads

Maker Dad  is the first DIY book to use cutting-edge (and affordable) technology in appealing projects for fathers and daughters to do together. These crafts and gadgets are both rewarding to make and delightful to play with. What’s more, Maker Dad teaches girls lifelong skills—like computer programming, musicality, and how to use basic hand tools.

Made With Dad features fifty unique, fabulous projects for fathers to make with their children. Projects include everything from samurai swords to pocket-size dolls, wizard wands to paper zoos. All projects can made from affordable, easy-to-find items—often regular household ones already owned. Full-color photographs, line drawings, and detailed instructions provide an easy, visually lush, and family—friendly manual.

Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments From Rock Candy Crystals to Magnetic Fields, each of these fun science projects features easy-to-understand instructions that can be carried out by even the youngest of lab partners, as well as awesome, full-color photographs that guide you through each step. Complete with 30 interactive experiments and explanations for how and why they work, this book will inspire your family to explore the science on a whole new level!

Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects You’ll find step-by-step instructions and photographs detailing projects so imaginative and fun, no one will complain about turning off the TV. Each of these activities can be tossed together with items around the house or with inexpensive supplies from the hardware store. With 25 DIY projects and crafts, Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects will reveal just how awesome it is to be a dad!

Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids With plenty of color photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and detailed illustrations, Handy Dad is chock-full of creative and inexpensive ways to keep kids (and dads) entertained for hours. Busy dads can choose projects that range from simple to challenging and take anywhere from five minutes to a full weekend.

Handy Dad in the Great Outdoors  With easy-to-follow instructions, helpful photographs, and detailed line illustrations, Handy Dad in the Great Outdoors is packed with all the essentials. From simple campsite know-how to more ambitious building projects (tepee anyone?), plus a few pranks for good measure, this book has something for every family and every place—be it the back country or the backyard.

Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff  is full of projects shown in full-color photographs, and the instructions are illustrated in detailed line drawings that exude personality. Some are quick and simple enough to be done in a coffee shop; others are more of an afternoon project— yielding hours and hours of rich, imaginative playtime.

What are your favorite books for dads?  Which one do you think they’d like best?