Is Father's Day More Than Just A Marketing Day?

Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the amazing dads and father figures who’ve made a difference in our lives. While it has become an international marketing day, Father’s Day has a fascinating history with roots that might surprise you.

The Origins of Father’s Day in the UK

Believe it or not, the concept of Father’s Day isn’t just an excuse for dads to put their feet up and breakfast in bed (though that’s definitely a perk). The history of Father’s Day dates to the early 20th century in the United States, where it all began. The first Father’s Day service took place on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia, organised by Grace Golden Clayton. She wanted to honour the fathers who had tragically died in a mining accident.

However, the real champion of Father’s Day was Sonora Smart Dodd. Inspired by Mother’s Day, she sought to honour her father, William Jackson Smart, a single dad who raised six kids. Thanks to her efforts, the first state-wide Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington in 1910. It wasn’t until 1972 that Father’s Day became an official holiday in the US.

The UK, never one to miss out on a good celebration also followed suit around the same time, and we now celebrate Father’s Day annually on the third Sunday of June,

Popular Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can sometimes feel like searching for the Holy Grail. You want something that says, “Thanks for being amazing,” without resorting to yet another pair of socks or mug. Here are some popular Father’s Day gift ideas:

  • Gadgets and Tech: From smartwatches to noise-cancelling headphones, tech gifts are always a hit.
  • Experience Days: Treat your dad to a day out, whether it’s driving a sports car, flying a plane, or even a brewery tour.
  • Personalised Gifts:  Printed photo books or a bespoke piece of art can make for a heartfelt present.
  • Books and Magazines: For the dad who loves to read, a good book or a subscription to his favourite magazine is always a great choice.
  • Food and Drink: We have you covered with our indulgent selection of gourmet chocolate, fruit and nut gifts. Below we have hand-picked our best-sellers to indulge their sweet side.
1. Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans
For the dad who loves his coffee, our Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans are a delightful treat. These premium coffee beans are enveloped in rich chocolate, offering a perfect blend of robust coffee flavour and sweet indulgence.

2. Luxury Nut Selection
If your father enjoys snacking on high-quality nuts, the Luxury Nut Selection is an excellent choice. This elegant assortment features a variety of premium nuts, perfect for a healthy yet luxurious snack.

3. Belgian Chocolate Fruit Selection
The pinnacle of gifts, our Belgian Chocolate Fruit Selection is a sophisticated gift that combines the best of dried fruits and chocolates. Presented in a stylish gift box, this selection is perfect for dads who appreciate gourmet snacks.

4. Assorted Chocolate Almonds
Another sweet option, our Assorted Chocolate Almonds offer the perfect combination of crunchy almonds and smooth chocolate. An all-year best seller, and available in various sizes and gift sets.

Celebrate the day with love, appreciation, and a gift that conveys just how much you care. Happy Father’s Day!