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4 Gift Ideas to Make Your Dad Smile This Father’s Day

Updated: Apr 20

Father’s Day isn’t just a day for dads to get more stuff. It’s to honor grandfathers, dads, step-dads, and all men who act as a father figure.

Father’s Day: A Brief History

Father’s Day was first proposed by Sonora Smart Dodd. Sonora was raised by her father, Civil War veteran, William Jackson Smart – he was a single parent who raised his six children.

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After hearing a sermon about Mother’s Day at Central Methodist Episcopal Church, Sonora told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she originally suggested the celebration to be held on June 5 (her father’s birthday), the pastors didn’t have enough time to prepare their sermons, and so the celebration was moved to the third Sunday of June.

The first Father’s Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910.

Thanks to Sonora Smart Dodd’s love for her father, we now have a day to acknowledge and celebrate the important role played by our fathers!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

This year, Father’s Day falls on June 21.

Looking for the perfect gift for your dad? Depending on your dad’s interests, hobbies, and interests, there’s a perfect gift out there for him. If you’re not sure where to start, we have listed down 4 gift ideas that will help you make lasting memories.

1. Prepare your dad’s favorite meal.

You don’t have to take your dad out to a fancy dinner to let him know how much you appreciate him on Father’s Day. For a twist on a common Father’s Day tradition, why not prepare your dad’s favorite meal at home? You’ll save some money by doing the cooking yourself, but most importantly, he’ll appreciate all the effort you put into a home-made meal.

2. Get your dad some tools – and build something together.

If your dad is the type who’s happiest when fixing or building things, tools may be a great Father’s Day gift idea! From hand and power tools to mechanics’ tools – and even tools for computer and electronics repair – there’s something out there for your dad. But don’t just give your dad an electronics repair tool kit or hammer set and call it a day. Ask your dad to help you with a DIY or home improvement project to break in his new gift. After all, spending time with your dad is what’s most important on Father’s Day!