Each year we celebrate the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. It is a day to acknowledge all the wonderful things that make a dad special and it is an opportunity to say thank-you for all the amazing moments and memories shared.
Every dad is special in his own way. Some dads work at an office and others come home smelling of oil. Some dads like to hunt and fish while others get squeamish at the very thought of popping a worm onto a hook.
Thanks dad for all that you do. For being there to talk, for a hug, family vacations, and an enduring love. For fixing scraped knees, baiting the fish hook, and teaching how a bike stays upright. For ice cream cones, movie money, and trips to the fair. For help with homework and lessons learned. Thanks for bringing home the bacon and doing all the little extras that made growing up fun.
A National Day to Celebrate Dad's Contributions to the Family
A National Mother's day was first recognized in 1908 and was enacted into law in 1914 without much opposition but the suggestion of an official Father's day was met with a quite heavy skepticism and opposition. It was through much dedication to the cause that it was finally brought into being.
In 1910 Sonara Smart Dodd initiated the process that would lead to a national day to honor dads. She was raised by a single parent father and felt that dads should be honored for their contributions to family and home.
Father's Day became a recognized holiday in 1966 when President Lyndon B. Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as a day to honor fathers. In 1972 it became an official national holiday when President Nixon dedicated this earlier proclamation into law.
Of Course Every Dad is Special in his own Unique Way
When you are selecting the perfect gift for your father you will have to look deep into all the things that he loves to do. Below is a list of hobbies and areas of interest. One of these themes may help you out.
There are a Variety of Themes for a Father's Day Gift Basket
Gift baskets are exciting. There are hundreds of great themes that you can use and you get to choose a variety of items to fill your gift package with so he is sure to enjoy this treat.
Keep in mind that a gift basket can be any type of container from a tackle box to a briefcase. The more creative you are in the packaging then the more exciting this present will be.
Variety really is the spice of life so be sure include a wide assortment of goodies into your gift basket. Tasty treats of chocolate, an assortment of nuts, and fresh fruits sprinkled in nicely to add a touch of old fashioned fun to the basket.
Crossword, sudoku, or other brain teaser puzzle books. Small books and activities themed to his interest are always a welcome addition to a Valentine's day gift basket. Include some packages of cocoa, tea, or coffee for dad to enjoy as he relaxes with his favorite activity puzzles.
Golf balls, tees, fishing lures, game tickets, or other sports related items. Depending on his sports interests you can slip a couple of game tickets into his gift basket. Small golf, bowling, fishing, hunting, or other sports accessories also go ideally into a man's gift basket.
If dad is a golfer then a golf theme gift basket is a wonderful Father's day idea for him. Show him how much you care by sending him out onto the green in style.
Bring the great outdoors indoors with a smoked salmon Valentine's day gift basket. Nothing says I love you more than presenting a special dad with a gift of fish. Ha, just kidding, but he really will love this gift and salmon is heart healthy.
There are Some Wonderfully Unique Treats Ideal for Men
Hot chocolate, gourmet coffee, or herbal tea packets. Individual packages or sample sizes of his favorite beverages are nice add ins to a men's gift basket. A small bottle of whiskey or other liqueur is generally quite appreciated as well.
Cookies, biscuits, peanut brittle, or home baked goodies. A few baked treats such as cookies or crackers are generally included into gift baskets. When presented along with the richness of chocolate these basic dessert treats take the edge off the richness and add a nice variety to the overall presentation of the gift basket.
Chocolate. What gift basket would be complete without chocolate so be sure to include plenty of small or large chocolates into your basket. Hearts, sports theme chocolate, tiny boxes of assorted chocolates, or a selection of small individually wrapped dark, white, and milk chocolates go beautifully into a basket for men.
Theme pencils, pen sets, notepads, sticky notes, and other stationary items.There is a wide selection of small stationary items which can easily slip into a gift basket for a man. These little extras are what make gift baskets so very exciting.
Lottery tickets, concert tickets, or a gift card. Ah these just add so very much excitement to a Father's day gift basket. You know what your dad likes so theme the items that you slip into his gift basket to suit his tastes.
Perhaps a Gift for Dad That is Exquisitely Sweet?
Chocolate gifts for men on Father's Day, Christmas, Valentines, or his birthday? You bet. It used to be that candy and flowers were gifts given to women but oh how times have changed. Chocolates are no longer just for ladies to receive on their special day. Men are finding sweet candy and romantic chocolates coming their way as well.
Husband, father, boyfriend, or son, if you are searching for a sweet treat for him then you just may be pleasantly surprised at the wide range of delightfully male theme chocolate gift items now available for men. Chocolate gifts for your special guy have never before been so delightfully sweet as they are today.
Thanks Dad for Being so Very Special
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