Gifts for dads who love family history

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25 May 2020
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Our top picks on some fantastic gifts to put a smile on Dad's face this Father's Day. All of which you can order online!

1. Leather Journal 

This journal is certainly something special. Made from soft & supple dark brown water buffalo leather, this family tree journal will no doubt put a smile on Dad's face this Father's Day. With a stunning antique tree embossing on the front cover, this journal is perfect for handwriting, drawing or sketching and is compact for carrying in Dad's bag. 

2. Recipes Cookbook 

Is your Dad a keen cook? This recipe book is perfect if so! He can keep all of his favourite family recipes in one handy place. It's also organised into 6 chapters from breakfasts to desserts, with 3 blank chapters to name his own, plus dozens of tips. It's also a great family heirloom to pass down the generations. 

3. A subscription to Family Tree magazine

Whether your Dad has just started researching his ancestry, or has many years under his belt, there is always something new to learn and ways to trace back even further and a subscription to Family Tree magazine is the ultimate resource to do so. 

Delivered direct to his home, hassle free, here's our latest offers to buy for him:

UK subscription > 6 issues for £19.99 (one-off card payment)

European subscription > 6 issues for £24.99

Rest of the world subscription > 6 issues for £29.99 

4. Document Magnifier 

With all those old documents and certificates it can definitely be difficult to understand handwriting from many many years ago. This LED Magnifier is equipped with 12 lights which are covered by anti-glare reflector including a dimmable switch. It's also super lightweight so Dad can take this with him whilst he's out researching. 

5. Out and about Bag Pack 

We're sure your Dad is looking forward to the day he can get back out visiting archives, family history sites, trips to see family members or perhaps a visit overseas once the lock down has ended. And so he'll definitely appreciate a sturdy bag pack. This one is available in 3 different colours, includes multiple compartments for storing a laptop, camera, documents or personal belongings and even includes a built in USB charger. 

6. A selection of PDF charts and resources 

The Family Tree team have put together a fantastic new downloads area to browse helpful and informative PDF guides on a range of topics. From getting started in writing about your family history, to a guide on Parish Registers and family tree charts, browse our shop today. They are also super affordable and once you've purchased them, the PDF downloads sit in your online account to save onto your computer and print at home.

7. Portable, Roll-up Height Chart

Is your Dad also a proud Granddad? If so, he's going to love this for the grand-kids. Hand-assembled in London with a variety of exclusive designs from emerging British artists, this height chart comes in a luxury large size with room to record the heights of the whole family. It's also another beautiful keepsake for your family members to treasure and show their kids. 

8. Display Tree with Hanging Pictures

Now wouldn't this look lovely in your Dad's home? Made of quality metal with surface paint, it is corrosion resistant and durable. Simply place your treasured family photos in the picture frames and it sits free- standing. A beautiful ornament to enjoy for many years. 

9. Travel Mug

Dad will certainly need all the refreshments he can get while researching. And this travel mug is brilliant for him to take out during trips out after the lock down has ended. The design is printed onto both sides of the mug and features a double wall insulated stainless steel body with handle. 

10. Family Tree Starter Pack 

And if you're Dad is brand new to starting his family tree, this starter pack by MyHistory is perfect. It includes detailed family tree charts, record sheets and census record sheets and comes in 3 different colours. 

We hope he enjoys his Father's Day. 

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