Instead of getting your book-loving dad yet another book, think outside of the box for his Father’s Day gift. Check out these reading accessories that can be purchased for $50 or less. Not only do they make interesting Father’s Day gifts, but your book-loving dad will love them.
The Excalibur Touch-Screen Crossword Puzzle ($50)
Keeping his verbal skills sharp is the key to reading faster and getting more books in. Plus, if your dad is a book lover, he probably also loves the intellectual challenge of. This Father’s Day, get him the Excalibur Touch-Screen Crossword puzzle: a portable, battery-powered and contains a thousand crossword puzzles from the New York Times.
Automatic Eyeglass Cleaner ($20)
Cleaning reading glasses can be a chore, and they’re so easy to scratch. But if you get your dad this automatic eyeglass cleaner for a Father’s Day gift, all he’ll have to do is pour in cleaning solution, water and his glasses will be spic in span in 40 seconds. He’ll keep it by his bedside table, and each time he pops his specs in before an evening of reading, he’ll think of you.
Over-Ear Book Light ($25)When you’re book-lover of a father is reading next to your mother at night, now she’ll finally be able to get some sleep. Your dad will be able to turn off the night light for good once you get him the I-Sight Over-Ear Book Light, one of the best book lights on the market. Instead of awkwardly clipping to a book, it fits over your father’s ear so he won’t have to adjust the light every time he turns the pages. And because it’s on his ear, it will shine wherever he looks.
Sign up for a Book Swap (Free)
If your dad spends an inordinate amount of money on books, why not sign him up for a book-trading service? Services like Paper Back Swap let you trade books through a credit system. Your father will list the titles that he’s willing to trade and he’ll be able to pick through hundreds of thousands of titles that he wants to trade. The service is free, and relies on a point system. The more books he gives, the more he’ll be able to get (making it a great way to prune his library). And he doesn’t even have to leave the house to trade. Paper Back Swap offers printable postage which will calculate the postage that you need and then print it out for you. They also have audio books and text books available. For more book, dvd, and video game trading sites, check out this page.
Book Cart ($110)Is your dad always moving back and forth between different piles of books in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and library? Have those piles been slowly driving your mother bonkers over the years? Then a book cart is the perfect Father’s Day Gift for your book-lover of a father. The Personal Book Cart by Smith System is a great little cart that your dad can keep by his bed, favorite armchair or kitchen table and wheel anywhere in between.