Fathers Day is on the third Sunday in June. For 2010, Fathers Day will be on June 20th. This holiday was initiated in 1909 by Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington. She proposed a church service dedicated to fathers on June 5th, her father’s birthday. Mrs. Dodd’s father, William Jackson Smart, was a civil War veteran. His wife died early in childbirth. He refused to remarry and single-handedly raised his 6 children. Mrs. Dodd wanted to recognize the sacrifices her father made in raising herself and her brothers, and to acknowledge fathers everywhere.
However, since her minister needed more time to prepare for the sermon, the father’s day service was conducted on June 19th, a couple of weeks later. The state of Washington celebrated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day from then on. However, it was not until sixty-two years later, in 1972, that President Richard Nixon officially established Father’s Day as a national day of observance.Father’s Day has been widely celebrated annually thereafter.
There are so many ways you can show your appreciation to your dad on his special day, and sending him a Fathers Day gift is a great way to show your appreciation. This article provides 10 Fathers Day gift ideas.
1. Fathers Day Gift Basket:
A great way to show your gratitude to dad is to send him a Fathers Day gift basket. A popular gift basket is filled with #1 Dad shortbread frosted cookie, sour cream habanera pretzels, chocolate fudge popcorn, snack mix, grained mustard, sliced summer sausage, Wolfgang puck coffee, cream filled pirrouline cookies, and an inspiration book of true stories about father’s love. Your message of gratitude will be clearly expressed to dad while he reads the book and savors the treats.
2. Fathers Timeless Clock Gift Box:
Show him how much you care this Father’s Day with a truly thoughtful and timeless gift that will continue giving for years to come. The front of this wooden chest with latch is adorned with a handsome clock while the inside is filled to overflowing with #1 Dad cookies, sausage, cheese, coffee, pretzel twists and other treats.
3. Meat and Cheese Gift Pail:
The gift pail is filled with summer sausage, hot summer sausage, garlic stuffed olives, cheese, pretzels, spiced almonds, toffee almond cranberry crunch, and sweet and hot mustard. Dad can bring this pail with him to the office, outdoors, or at home to enjoy.
4. Barbecue Gift Basket:
Give dad the opportunity to show off his mastery of the grill. Send him a barbecue gift basket for his special day. The galvanized tub is filled with Budweiser hot wing sauce, Budweiser barbeque sauce, crackers, cheese stick, beer nuts, stuffed olives, hot Jalapeno chips, sweet and hot braising mustard, smoked sausage, BBQ hand towel, BBQ hot pad set, and a barbecue made easy fully illustrated book, This fun filled gift basket can turn his special day into a family affair. The galvanized tub makes a great barbeque beverage holder for years to come.
5. Golf Gift Basket:
If your dad is a golfer, you can send him a golf gift basket filled with golf themed goodies and treats. The basket has ceramic handles and a golf bag on the front with ornate detail. This golf hamper includes golfer’s warm up ring, practice golf balls, golf and tees magnet, honey sweet peanuts, sliced summer sausage, water crackers, cheddar cheese, gourmet coffee, and chocolate cream filled wafer cookies.
6. Fishing Gift Basket:
If your dad is a fishing fan, send him this fishing tackle box with a built-in 5 compartment top organizer and a see-through lid. Inside are items he can really use, including a 3-in-1 safety key chain (compass, whistle and flashlight), multi-function stainless steel pocket knife with key ring (bottle opener, can opener, can reamer, knife, scissors, corkscrew, nail file, nail cleaner, Phillips screwdriver), fishing floats/bobbers and two fishing lures. He will also find some gourmet goodies inside the box, and a sports water bottle with a rubber grip.
7. Nascar Gift Basket:
This NASCAR Lovers gift basket consists of a 10 pack cooler filled with a history book of stock car racing, cooler cup, Nascar themed candies and pistachios, cheese, Nascar cap, and racing note card with envelope. This is a fun-filled gift for Your NASCAR aficionado dad. He can use the cooler to carry his lunch once the goodies are gone.
8. Personalized Fathers Day Picture Frame:
You can tell dad how much you love him in your own words with this personalized photo frame. You can have your message engraved on the frame for free.
9. Personalized Fathers Poem Frame:
Alternatively, you can Say it with a poem. You can tell Dad how much you care on his special day with this handsome personalized frame with a poem and a personal message written just for him. This gift is perfect for dads of any age and ideal for his desk or bedside table.
10. Personalized Fathers Beer Stein:
Father’s Day announces dad as Dad of the year. Let your Dad know you appreciate him with this terrific Dad of the Year stein personalized with his name and the date. There are so many ways to show your appreciation to dad. You can send him a Father’s Day gift basket, barbecue gift basket, golf gift basket, fishing gift, or a personalized gift. He will love any of these gifts, and your message of love and appreciation.
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