Father’s Day gift ideas from Hive.

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With less than a month to go until Father’s Day, it’s time to start racking your brain about what gift to buy for Dad to say that big formal thank you for all he does for you. However, we know all too well that dads can be quite difficult to shop for, but don’t panic as the team at Hive are here to recommend their top picks.

We’ve rounded up ten of our favourite gifts from the Father’s Day Gift Guide for those who are tricky to shop for. Perhaps your Dad fancies himself a bookworm or is fanatic about sports, enjoys chilling out with a movie or simply loves food and drink. Our big and small gifting ideas will show your dad just how much he means to you on 16th June.

Take a look through our recommended gifts and let us know in the comments below what you think and if there are any other items you’ve seen at Hive that’d be perfect for your Dad.



The James Bond Archives

RRP £135 Now £81.00 – Save £54

To celebrate 50 years of James Bond, EON Productions opened their archives of photos, designs, storyboards, and production materials. The result is this stunning, 600-page hardcover book telling the behind-the-scenes story of each of the subsequent 23 films. Including unpublished images and a complete account of James Bond in the making, this large coffee table book is a compliment to the decades of non-stop adventure. If your Dad is a 007 fanatic buy him the ultimate book on all things Bond. Find out more >




Dear Dad, from You to Me – Journal of a Lifetime

RRP £12.99 Now £6.49 – 50% Off

Have you ever wondered what your dad’s earliest memory was? Or how did your mum and dad meet? Well, with this Journal you can celebrate all of dad’s amazing life stories; the book is made up of questions for your dad to answer. Each turn of the page brings a new question and the facing page is left blank for your dad to include photographs if he wants to. The Dear Dad – From You to Me Book will be cherished forever and can be passed down through generations. A fantastic keep sake gift perfect for Father’s Day! Find out more >


The Travel Book by Lonely Planet


RRP £40 Now £25.00 – Save £15

If your dad is particularly fond of travelling then this international best-selling travel book is sure to inspire him to visit all the places he’s always wanted to go. 229 countries and destinations to explore, 817 beautiful images this coffee table book is best enjoyed on a rainy afternoon with a cup of tea. Capturing the travellers experience at its heart, this book shows a slice of life in every corner of the globe – an amazing gift. Find out more >






21 Days to Glory: The Official Team Sky Book of the 2012 Tour De France

RRP £25 Now £15.00 – Save £10

If your Dad is a budding sports fan and hard to tear away from the TV when the race is on, our collection of gift for sports-lovers is a great place to start.

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Tour de France and to mark the occasion Hive are offering those passionate and curious about the sporting world of cycling the chance to save on 100s of cycling books including this newly crowned Illustrated Book of the Year
21 Days to Glory combining an insider’s story of how the 2012 Tour de France was won. Find out more >



Tablet Cover Compatible with 3rd & 4th Generation iPad Green

RRP £60 Now £52 – Save £8

Surprise Dad with a touch of luxury for both him and his iPad this year, new from Moleskine comes this tablet cover combined with stylish notepad. If your Dad still likes to note take in the traditional form using actual paper but has embraced the new world of digital, this is the perfect gift. Useful for meetings, presentations and home use the sturdy case will keep his iPad secure on the move. Why not also check out our extensive range of Moleskine stuff here.






RRP £20 Now £13.99 – Save £6.01

If your dad loved Dan Brown’s previous novels The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code, why not treat him to the latest thriller released from the #1 bestselling author.

Dan Brown’s new novel Inferno features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces.




The Conquest of Everest

RRP £24.95 Now £15.95 – Save £9

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. Is your Dad into extreme sports, mountaineering, photography and or history? Then this spectacular book will definitely satisfy his passions. This book celebrates the majestic mountain and takes a unique look at exclusive photography, imagery and private archives of celebrated climber and photographer George Lowe, the last surviving member of the triumphant expedition. A must have for the ‘outdoorsy’ dad.




A Game of Thrones: The Story Continues
(Complete Collection – 7 Books)
RRP £55 Now £36 – Save £24

The complete book collection of the HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones
based on George R.R Martin’s internationally bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. Included inside this collectible boxed set is a special poster map and the complete collection of all seven books.

If your Dad is a devoted fan of the medieval fantasy series, this gift box is the perfect present – at fantastic value too, saving £24.



I Love My Daddy

Was £5.99 Now £4.49 Save £1.50

If you are looking for a gift for little children to give to their dad this Father’s Day then look no further, this Sunday Times top ten bestseller picture book says it all. The title “I love my daddy” is complimented by charming pictures and celebrated the bond between father and child. It’ll be sure to put a smile on daddies face! A gorgeous book filled with beautiful warmth to be loved and share time and again. Awww. Happy Father’s day! Find out more >



Darren Clarke – My Autobiography

Was £8.99 Now £5.99 – Save £3

Books are a great source of information, which makes them a great gift for golfers. Many golfer dads will appreciate a good book that teaches how to better their golfing skill shows lots of places to play or tells a good story about a professional golfer.

If your dad has always wanted to play golf but is unsure where to begin, try Golf: A Beginners Guide. If dad has progressed beyond learning try The Unstoppable Golfer teaching readers how to use their minds to master the short game, by achieving a calm state of mind in which the focus is on only one thing – the hole. And, if your dad is more of a sofa golfer looking forward to this year’s US Open (June 13-16) why not try Darren Clarke’s Autobiography where he takes the reader down those rain swept fairways to the ecstasy of that final putt when, at his 20th attempt, he lifted the silver claret jug.


There is a whole lot more gift inspiration in the complete Father’s Day Guide, and free standard deliveryon all gifts from the selection using code FREEPOSTDAD or alternatively you can choose to collect your purchase from your nearest Hive bookshop at your convenience, simply use the handy Hive store locator.

Good luck gifting!

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