Father’s Day is right around the corner — it’s close enough that you should start thinking about how to surprise him. Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 18th this year and we’re here to help you find the perfect gift. Before we tell you some amazing Father’s Day Gift Ideas, let’s see why and how the day is celebrated.
Father’s Day is celebrated all over the world to recognize the contribution that fathers make to the lives of their children. The Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting. Although it is celebrated on different dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday of June.
Why do we celebrate Father’s Day?
The idea first originated in the USA in 1966 and since then it is celebrated there on the third Sunday of June.
Though the precise origins Father’s Day are uncertain, it is believed that there was a movement around 100 years ago for a day which celebrated fatherhood.
It is considered that Sonora Dodd of Washington, came up with the idea after hearing about the Mother’s Day sermon in 1910. Dodd thought that fathers too should have their own day. Dodd and her siblings were raised by their father as a single parent after the death of their mother in childbirth.
With the local YMCA and the Ministerial Association of Spokane, a city near where she was born, Dodd began a campaign to have the day officially recognized. The first Father’s Day was held in Spokane in 1910.
Another theory suggests that it is Grace Golden Clayton, from Fairmont, West Virginia, who should be credited with the idea of Father’s Day, after she suggested a day celebrating fatherhood in 1908. She put forward the idea after hearing about a mine explosion in a nearby town. In this explosion 360 men were killed. She argued that children in the town needed a time to remember their fathers.
Now, whatever be the cause, the day exists to remind all of us that dads are great!The imprint of the father, remains forever on the life of the child. - Roy Lessin Click To Tweet
When is Father’s Day celebrated?
The date when Father’s Day is celebrated varies from country to country. It is celebrated in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the third Sunday of June. It is also observed on the same day in countries such as Argentina, Canada, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Mexico, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, and Venezuela. In Australia and New Zealand Father’s Day is on the first Sunday in September. In Thailand it is celebrated on December 5, which is the birthday of the country’s king. Brazilian dads are honored on the second Sunday of August.
In Germany it is called Vatertag (Father’s Day) but is also sometimes known as Männertag (or men’s day).
In China, Father’s Day used to be celebrated on 8th August as the Chinese for eight is “ba”, while a colloquial word for father is “ba-ba” – so the eighth day of the eighth month sounds similar to “daddy”. But the day was later moved to the third Sunday of June, in line with the UK and US.The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad! Click To Tweet
12 Amazing Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2017
“Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.”- Anne Geddes
Isn’t it true? When I was a kid, he used to drop me off to school even if he was getting late for his work. When he returned, I used to hug him tight and bombard him with my demands. He used to buy everything I ever asked for. Instead of spending his weekends relaxing, he played games with me and my brother, took us to amusement parks and how could I forget, shopping! Even after growing up the only man I trusted blindly was my dad! He always fulfilled my little demands and was never a miser in spending his precious time with me. Now when he is no longer with me, I miss him a lot.
Now doesn’t all this require a special gift from your side to gift him this father’s day?
We’ve rounded up some the best and amazing Father’s Day gift ideas 2017 for every type of Dad. There’s a little something in here for everyone.
1. Special Photo Frame with Golden Trophy
When was the last time you said I LOVE YOU dad. If it’s difficult to recall, its surely the best time to say it again. A lovely Father’s Day BEST DAD EVER Trophy with Photo Frame will hopefully make your dad smile. This thoughtful Father’s Day gift set is something a little bit different. It pays homage to your dad’s greatness at creating you, shaping you and moulding you into a gentle soul. Treat your dad and bring him a cuppa in it!
2. “The Most Awesome Dad” Stainless Steel Mug
Another ideal Father’s day gift ideas is a mug with a message “The Most Awesome Dad Ever” It is a double walled stainless steel mug with fade proof messaging. This can be used as a coffee mug or a mug for any of his favorite beverages.
3. Philips Norelco Vacuum Beard Trimmer
It doesn’t hurt to have a little extra when executing facial trims. A staggering 20 length settings optimized for precision makes this Philips beard trimmer simple and enjoyable to use. A rechargeable battery provides up to one hour of cordless use on a full charge.
4. Sick In The Head
Praised by The New Yorker as, “an amazing read, full of insights and connections both creative and interpersonal,” Sick In The Head is a must read for comedy fans and movie buffs alike. With interviews with everyone from Lena Dunham to Jerry Seinfeld, every comedy-loving dad will appreciate this read.
5. Spruce Shave Club
This Father’s Day, give Dad a gift he can use: the Spruce Shave Club Father’s Day Shave Set. It includes everything he’ll need for a delightful shave from start to finish.
6. Ring Light for Camera
Does your dad love taking pictures on his smartphone? If yes, then he will definitely love this ring device. Fantastic for Night Time or Dark Rooms, it helps enhance and brighten up your face for that perfect selfie. No more having to run around the house looking for the perfect spot in your house to take a photo or make your make up tutorials. Rechargeable with USB Cord, this ring light includes a built-in rechargeable battery so you do not need extra batteries.
7. Best Dad Ever T-shirt
This Father’s Day show your dad how much you love him by gifting him this best dad ever t-shirt. He is definitely going to love it.
8. Mophie Power Reserve
It’s easy to lose track of how much juice is left on your smartphone. Mophie’s powerbanks combine style and function, stuffing up to two times the extra battery power inside a sleek design. Built-in cables eliminate the need to carry those annoying USB cords too.
9. Leather Card Case
Sometimes, you don’t need to drag a full wallet with you. A thin, slick card case is all you need for a quick trip to the grocery store or a dinner out with mom.
10. Sades Gaming Headset
So, he probably already has the best gaming monitor, but does he have a gaming headset in his arsenal? Every gamer knows the importance of a comfortable gaming headset and the surround stereo headset by Sades is no exception. Boasting a flexible microphone and closed earcups, dad will be able to wear the headset for hours without any discomfort.
11. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
Does your dad enjoy whiskey? A definite top-pick for Father’s Day this year, the Whiskey Wedge is not only engineered to chill a drink, but the triangular block of ice truly lends any drink an air of sophistication.
12. SKLZ Gold Flex Strength And Tempo Trainer
If your dad loves golf, the only thing he’ll love more than the game itself is telling his friends all about the secret to improving his swing. With the SKLZ Tempo Trainer, he’ll not only be espousing the miraculous improvements out on the green, but maybe also throwing in a footnote about his whip-smart kid that got it for him.
Out of these amazing Father’s Day Gift Ideas which ones are you planning to gift your Dad this year?
Best Father’s Day Quotes
Shower your loving dad with the most beautiful and heart touching quotes:
1) When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. – William Shakespeare
2) A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. – Enid Bagnold
3) I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund Freud
4) The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family. – Anonymous
5) It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. – Johann Schiller
6) The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children, is to love their mother. – Anjaneth Garcia Untalan
7) Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. – Gloria Naylor
8) The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad! – Anonymous
9) My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Anonymous
10) I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started. – Bartrand Hubbard
11) I gave my father $100 and said, “Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.” So he went out and bought a present for my mother. – Anonymous
12) My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.- Steve Young
13) I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much. – Hedy Lamarr
14) A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world. – Helen Rowland
15) The imprint of the father, remains forever on the life of the child. – Roy Lessin
For all the love and care,
for all the moments shared,
for all the joys you brought,
for all the things you taught,
You have always made me glad.
Happy Father’s Day!
Miss you Dad!