Ever wondered where the concept of Father’s Day comes from, or why its not called Fathering Day? Well I did and I found out all sorts of interesting things, so here goes….
Father’s Day celebrations were the creation of Sonora Smart Dodd in 1909 in the US, to honour fathers, as well as mothers. (She clearly felt mothers had a monopoly!) Sonora’s mother had died during the birth of her sixth child, the last of five sons. Single parenthood is, and was, no easy task, and it is believed Mr. Smart did a wonderful job, Sonoma, quite rightly, felt all fathers deserved recognition. The first Father’s Day was observed in the State of Washington in June 1910, this idea of celebrating fatherhood spread quickly, but it wasn’t till 1972 that Father’s Day was permanently established in the US. I’m not sure how the rest of the world caught on – we may find its all a big plot by Hallmark!
I think its a great idea and Father’s Day celebrations have become quite an orchestrated art – children stage plays, host parties, get part time jobs so they can buy something special for their great Dad – what are you or your children planning for Dad?
Our family is split geographically and our daughters have drawn the long straw again, while we wait to see what’s store for their Dad, shall we look at some thoughtful gift ideas from Tiffinware?
Surprisingly alcohol related gifts are quite high up on the list; accessories for the bar:
Drinks measures always see to be quite popular. We think this one’s quite stylish, don’t you?
Drinks Stirrer, doubles up as an iced coffee, ice cream or latte spoon and would suit all tastes
Shot glasses; well we don’t need to explain these, everyone knows all about vodka or tequila shots, and here are some stylish glasses for the purpose!
Enamel Drinks Tray, stainless steel
Desk accessories are popular too:
And here’s another design, silver plater Letter Opener or Paper Knife – which do you prefer?
Honey Accessories: are a big hit with men – not surprising as they are so gorgeous ( I mean the honey accessories, but I’m sure the men are gorgeous too!)
And last but not least, say “Cheese!”
Cheese knives and matching Butter Knives are perfect for the cheese lover
The Horn handle Cheese Knife will be available on our website soon. If you would like to buy it now, please phone us