Father's Day 2016
14th June 2016
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It’s the one day of the year when we appreciate our dads and don’t mind the dad jokes, dad dancing and all the other dad embarrassments we have through the rest of the year.

Both Father’s Day and Mother’s Day originated from churches in America and were a day of celebration of a parent that had passed on, a day of remembrance. The idea of a special day was to honour fathers and father figures such as grandfathers and fathers-in-law.

There have been suggestions that the idea of Father’s Day may come from pagan sun worship. Branches of paganism see the sun as the father of the universe. Father’s Day occurs on the third Sunday in June around the time of summer solstice which is where the link was made.

So, are you sitting on a goldmine?

Is your dad all of these things?

  • Taxi driver
  • DIY expert
  • Spider clearance
  • Personal tutor
  • Carer
  • Sage advisor

All of these skills add up to a whooping annual income of £67,000 to be exact. Did we realise how lucky we are?

For father's day people make a special effort on the day to see their significant father figures to celebrate by visiting and taking or sending cards and gifts.

Looking for an unusual gift for your special father figure? How about:

  • Telephone box with wine rack
  • Old git gift box
  • Just point visual dictionary
  • Map you can scratch off where you’ve been
  • 500 words you should know
  • Superman logo light
  • No snoring metal sign
  • Whisky rock ice cube

Generally dads a like just really want some time with their children, and appreciate the effort that is made to make the time to visit them and do something they enjoy, or maybe just catch up.


If your thinking about something to do, ask yourself what your dad enjoys? From a family meal, movies, get togethers, pictures and photos of family, it doesn’t have to be the most expensive to be a thoughtful gesture.

Whatever you decide on, enjoy your Father’s Day with him. And if you can’t see him make sure you send a card.

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