Father’s Day is just a couple of weeks away and we thought that a literature inspired blog post dedicated to our wonderful dads would be a fun way to celebrate. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite literary quotes about fathers, along with a selection of our best (bookish) dad gifts to share with you.
“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” - Umberto Eco.
“Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.” - Louisa May Alcott.
“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"When I was a boy of 14, my fathers was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." - Mark Twain.
"Things happen to people by accident… A lot of nice accidents have happened to me. It just happened that I always liked lessons and books, and could remember things when I learned them. It just happened that I was born with a father who was beautiful and nice and clever, and could give me everything I liked." - Frances Hodgson Burnett.
We've rounded up a few of our favourite gifts to help you find the perfect present for your wonderful dad. From personalised star map prints for new dads, through to bookish bundles for dads in need of a well deserved sit down. Whatever you're looking for, get a gift that shows him he's up there with the best of the best. 😊
Literature's Iconic Dads - Father's Day Card
Literary Book Lover Mug
'He That Hath No Beard' Framed Book Page Print
Vintage James Bond Mini Library
Vintage Crime/Thriller Book Subscription
Personalised Three Book Bundle - The Bookishly Editions
Navy & Gold Personalised Star Map Print
If you'd like to see more of our Father's Day collection, you can do so right here.