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Father’s Day Gifts for Dad
Why We Celebrate Father’s Day
Whether it’s teaching you how to walk as a baby or teaching you to drive as a teenager, fathers deserve celebration. In the United States, we celebrate dads on the third Sunday in June every year. You might find yourself wondering where our celebrations came from and why we celebrate fathers the way we do.
The Origins of Father’s Day
The history of Father’s Day in the world goes back for centuries. In the Catholic Church during the middle ages, fathers were celebrated on March 19th, otherwise known as the feast day of Saint Joseph. This influence is still popular in Europe and Latin America. In America, we started celebrating Father’s Day as we know it in the early 1900s. Originally the holiday was seen as a compliment to Mother’s Day and is celebrated in June. The first celebrations of the holiday in America was intended as a way to honor fathers who have passed on, via church sermons in the honor of fatherhood.
Unfortunately, these first celebrations of the holiday didn’t immediately take off and weren’t widely publicized. In 1910, Sonora Smart Dodd helped popularize the celebration in her own church, in honor of her veteran father who raised six children as a single parent. Initially there was some pushback for fear of commercialization but in time people recognized how important it is to honor fathers. The holiday was officially signed into law in 1972.
How We Celebrate Today
Many celebrations throughout the world exist to honor fathers. Celebrations in some cultures are tied to religious festivals or to honor a specific anniversary. In the United States, the holiday is often marked by gift giving and greeting cards. Celebrations for Father’s Day are often fun, informal get togethers. It’s popular for families to gather in backyards and barbecue to take advantage of the warm summer weather while they celebrate together. It’s also popular for sporting events to be scheduled on Father’s Day so families’ can spend time together by participating or watching together.
Father’s Day Gifts for Dad
Now that we understand the history of the holiday and why we celebrate Father’s Day, you might be asking yourself what to get for your father. Most of us are much better at coming up with great ideas and presents for Mom, making Father's Day gifts seem pedestrian by comparison. Making sure that he is recognized like he deserves to be can be a challenge — especially if your dad is notoriously hard to shop for. You want to give something personal, and sometimes a greeting card or a tie just doesn’t cut it.
If your father enjoys anything from wine, to food, to golf or chocolates, a gift basket is a unique and and satisfying way to go. It is great option because it has a combination of gifts all in one. While it’s a gift your dad can open and enjoy right at that moment, you can also ensure that it is that much more personal by picking a specific theme that you know he’d love.
Gift Baskets for Father’s Day
The one that has it all for Dad is the California Wine and Craft Beer Gift Basket - One of our most popular gift baskets complete with Beer, Wine, and gourmet treats. He will love it.
A Wine Loving Dad may love The California Golden Gourmet Wine Gift Basket - This best selling gift basket is a great option, especially if it comes with a night of quality time spent with you!
Superstar Meat and Cheese Thank You Gift Basket - If your Dad is more of a foodie, this meat and cheese gift basket will be sure to please.
Starbucks Tower of Power Coffee Gift Basket - Does your father always need to start his day with some caffeine? This basket will let him try some Starbucks favorites without leaving the house.
Crunchy Sweet and Savory Thank You Gift Basket - Is your dad a snacker? Does he prefer salty or sweet? If both is the answer, this basket has you covered with a mix of both options.
Golfer's Delight Sports Gift Basket - Does your Dad love to golf? This cooler bag gift may be the perfect mix of tying in fun treats that can be enjoyed right away on Father’s Day with a hobby he loves and a something that can be enjoyed again and again. After you consume all the gourmet treats, the cooler bag can be packed up again and again and taken to the course.
An expertly planned out gift basket is a great way to thank your Dad for everything they do for you and make sure that they give into the little indulgences that he might not think to do for himself.
Additional Father's Day Gift options
- 23andme. This can be a little more expensive than most gift baskets, but this is an incredible gift to share with you Dad and well worth it. There are two types of kits. The first is for ancestry information only, and the second is for ancestry and health information. The kit comes with a plastic tube and returnable envelope. Your Dad will need to spit into the tube and then put the tube in the envelope and send it back to 23andme in the mail. After a few weeks, the results are then available online.
- A Fun and Unique Lovepop Card. Consider these fun pop up options from Lovepop. Lovepop’s paper sculptures are a great way to make your gift a little more special — and you’ll know that your card won’t just be forgotten in a drawer.
- A Gift Card for his Hobby. All dads have hobbies. From cooking to golfing; fishing to sports or woodworking - there is likely something that your dad loves to do, and some tool that he can use for that hobby. If you’re not too sure what that tool may be, try a gift card from a store that specializes in that particular hobby or passion. Bets are he’ll know exactly what he’s going to buy with it right away!
While you’re getting ready for Father’s Day, don’t forget to honor all of the father figures in your life. This can range from a teacher who stepped up as an influential mentor in and outside the classroom to an uncle or grandfather that helped out in the home. This might also be a mom who managed to take on the work of two parents. Make sure your father or father figure feels the love this Father’s Day by doing something special for them.
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