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These Sweet Personalized Books Will Totally Make Dad Emotional This Father's Day

Don’t forget the tissues.

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A t-shirt or a tie are great Father’s Day gifts. But if you’re looking for a keepsake dad will hold onto long after your little one has grown and flown, there’s nothing better than a personalized daddy-and-me book for Father’s Day. Whether it includes real photos of your child and their dad or changes up the storyline using their real names, this is a gift they can share with each other again and again, and pull off the shelf years down the road.

Not surprisingly, the personalized trend has hit the literary world in a big way. Now there are dozens of sites that can customize a storyline or illustrations — complete with a cartoon dad that looks exactly like the man of the hour. In fact, there are even a few free downloadable personalized Father’s Day book options available on sites like Etsy, in case you want to do it yourself.

The best part is, with so many options to choose from, you can find the best personalized Father’s Day book for your pop. Whether he’ll appreciate seeing himself as a capped comic book superhero or prefers flipping pages of a board book filled with sweet shots of him and his new babe, there really is something for everyone.


A personalized book about a father-child bond in different languages

This adorably illustrated book about the quirks of fatherhood can be ordered in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Luxembourgish, and Galician. Not only can customers personalize the name, gender, skin color, hair color, hairstyle, and beard, but the clothing and glasses can be specified as well.


A heartfelt book for grandpa

Customize names (you can address it to Grandpa, Paw Paw, Pa, or any moniker Grandad or their father figure has) and skin and hair tones to make this picture book from Shutterfly feel a little extra special and sentimental.


A customized photo album for dad

If you want to make a personalized Father’s Day book but you also appreciate efficiency, then log in to your already existing Shutterfly account and grab your pictures right from there to craft this fun photo book gift.


A book that tells dad why he’s so special

In this sweetly illustrated book that numbers all the reasons why daddy is loved, you can customize the number of children and dad’s name, plus you can add a personal gift message to the first page.


A baby board book for dad

You might love the idea of a beautifully detailed customized book for your spouse, but realize that if they’re reading it to baby, it’s gonna get gooed up. So get a board book instead. This Daddy And Me Board book is baby appropriate while just as tender as the other options.


A ‘Guess How Much I Love You?’ book

How much do you love your dad? It’s hard to put into words, so let this personalized I Love Daddy This Much book do it for you. As a bonus, you can include multiple children so no one feels left out.


A cartoon dad who looks just like your pa

Not only is the story of Hooray Heroes daddy-driven book customizable, but so are the characters. That means you can make a dad to match your own along with your child, and there are options for grandpa, too.


A comic book of dad

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s... Dad? That’s right. Dad gets the full comic book treatment in this story all about how he protects his little ones.


A superhero story for dad

Another riff on the classic comic book, this version from Uncommon Goods puts dad at the center of the story as he becomes the hero of adventures big and small.


A #girldad book

Written from a baby’s point of view as she discovers her wonderful father, this sweet book about being daddy’s little girl will give dad all the feels.


A book starring dad

From name, sex, skin tone, eye color, and hairstyle, you can personalize this story to star your own dad. This beautiful book will become a timeless favorite in your home.


A Sandra Boynton book starring dad

Sandra Boynton is a beloved children’s book author. Her colorful characters, like silly cows and monsters, are favorites with babies and toddlers. Now you can insert your dad or child in her stories with these personalized board books. Just upload a photo and text and you’ve got your own Boynton classic.


Super personalized book for dad

Some personalized books just let you add in your dad’s name or photo. This Etsy option lets you add his name, location, nickname, and child’s name to make it extra customized.


A beautifully illustrated custom dad book

Starring silly foxes and whimsical rabbits and darling elephants, you’d be hard pressed to find a prettier personalized book for dad. Just add in your child or children’s names for a super special gift.

Tell your dad a new story this Father’s Day. With these personalized books, you can write a new chapter in the ongoing tale of your unconditional bond.

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