There are many types of dads out there: the jokester, the wine enthusiast, the handyman, the grill master, the list goes on. Father's Day is a special day to honor the father figures in our lives who have contributed to and shaped us, be it with wise words, life lessons, or even lame dad jokes. To help you get the perfect gift, SABEResPODER has put together this list of ideas for every kind of dad.
What Is Father’s Day and Why Is It Celebrated?
In Latin culture, Father's Day is a very important celebration. On this day, fathers are honored for their role in the family— helping raise children and provide for the household. Family gatherings typically include moments where families celebrate father figures, past and present, and remember those who have passed away.
The day has two main origins—the first is related to Catholicism and St. Joseph’s Day, which falls on March 19th. This commemorates St. Joseph, Jesus’ father. Many European countries recognize this date as Father’s Day.
In the United States, Father’s Day celebrations originated with Sonora Smart Dodd, the daughter of U.S. Civil War veteran, Henry Jackson Smart, who took care of his six children after his wife’s death. In honor of his work, Sonora promoted an initiative to celebrate Father's Day on June 19, Henry's birthday in 1909. The tradition was continued over the following decades, it was not until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation officially declaring the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.
When is Father's Day Celebrated?
Father's Day is celebrated in almost all Latin American countries on the same day as in the United States—the third Sunday in June. It’s preceded by Mother's Day, which is usually celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Several countries in Africa, Europe, and Asia also celebrate Father’s Day on this date. Some European countries, Bolivia, and Honduras celebrate it on March 19. In Guatemala and El Salvador, Father's Day is celebrated on June 17th.
25 Gift Ideas for Father's Day
Finding a special gift for dad can be tough, because everyone has different interests and hobbies. In order to honor your father the right way, it’s smart to pay attention to his favorite things—hobbies, sports teams, favorite bands, or even his favorite color. Feeling stuck? At SABEResPODER we’ve put together a complete guide of 25 gift options to help you choose the best gift for dad this year.
Cologne is always a safe bet because everyone loves a signature scent, and smelling good helps boost self-esteem. Depending on the type of perfume you choose, your father can wear it daily or on special occasions.
A Dress Shirt
This is another classic Father's Day gift. Dress shirts are practical, your gift might become your father's favorite garment if you buy one in his favorite color or choose one with a design related to one of his hobbies or patterns.
This gift is great for photography enthusiasts and can be especially memorable because the photographs your father takes will last forever, and can be used to capture family gatherings and other sentimental and important moments.
Basic tool kit
This gift is for dads who enjoy carpentry, repairs, or for the handyman who wants to finish some house projects. This is also a great gift if your dad works in construction, or has a repair business of his own.
Facial grooming is pretty important to most men. Fathers who have a beard tend to take special care to maintain their physical appearance. A shaving kit usually includes beard and mustache care lotion, a comb to shape it and a cream to intensify its growth.
Bottle of wine
If your dad’s a wine lover, this gift is perfect. Not only is it an elegant gift, maybe you can enjoy it together as a family. Wines have a wide range of prices, types, and brands to choose from. You can either go with one of your dad’s favorites, or surprise him with something new.
This gift option is sure to score points with dad. With all its features, your father will be able to easily access his messages, calendar, email, a step counter, and even answer calls!
Wireless headphones are an excellent choice for your father if he has a smartphone, uses his computer for video conferencing, or enjoys listening to music. This is a very practical gift with a lot of functions.
This is a special gift that shows your dad or father figure you care about his reading interests. There are all kinds of books ranging in topics from: fiction, non-fiction, travel, photography, cookbooks, and more. Just look for something that fits your dad’s interests and buy him a book that he can enjoy in his free time or before going to bed.
T-shirts from sports teams such as football, soccer, basketball, or baseball are one of the most common Father’s Day gifts. Dads love these kinds of gifts because watching or going to games is more fun when you can flaunt your team spirit with your favorite team jersey.
Wallets are another traditional Father's Day gift that’s practical and classic. You can even personalize a wallet or money clip with an engraving or special message for dad. Remember to place a bill or a coin inside the wallet for good luck!
Belts are accessories that fathers wear practically every day, which means you can never have too many. A black or brown belt is an excellent gift idea because these colors go with most clothing.
A guitar, keyboard, or drums are perfect if your father enjoys playing music or works in the music industry. Some instruments are more expensive than others, but they generally last a long time when they’re taken care of. Maybe dad will even feel inspired by your gift and play something for the whole family. That’s music to everyone’s ears!
This is another gift that might be a bit more expensive, but tablets are very useful and come with all sorts of features that will keep your dad entertained. Using a tablet, he can read, send emails, watch videos, take pictures, and more. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best gifts you can give on Father's Day.
Who can say no to chocolate? This is a great idea for any dad with a sweet tooth. There are all kinds of different chocolates. Many brands offer discounts or special promotions for Father’s Day. Make sure to pay attention to what your dad likes and get his favorite kind!
This is a great gift for dads who love to grill, especially with the beginning of the summer at hand. It’s the perfect gift to enjoy with family or friends, and a great excuse to host a family gathering! Some grills can even be personalized, adding an extra touch that your dad will cherish forever.
Hats are a great option because they come in different styles like baseball caps, bucket hats, fedoras, beanies, cowboy hats, etc. Depending on your father's style, you can give him a classic hat in a simple color and style or go with something fancier with a personalized design.
Personalized mugs are an ideal gift for Father's Day because you can customize them with a special message, a family photo or an element that your father likes. These types of mugs are affordable and useful for drinks like coffee, juice or water. It's a simple gift but one that will make your dad smile.
A cell phone is a must-have, we need them to communicate, access news, email, and keep up with what’s happening around the world through social media. Cell phones are on the more expensive side but they’re a special gift that won’t disappoint.
This type of gift will be sure to impress your father or grandfather, especially if they like collectors items. Original autographs can be bought online or in person at specialty antique shops. Most even come with a certificate of authenticity to prove their value.
Set of weights
If your father likes to exercise, a set of weights is an ideal gift for him. With his new gift, he can work out from the comfort of his home instead of paying for a monthly gym pass. You can buy a whole set of weights or you can opt for buying a few hand weights instead.
Ties are an essential part of a man’s wardrobe. Many fathers wear a suit to work, making them a staple of their daily routine. This is a very useful Father's Day that’s functional and stylish.
Comfy slippers are a great gift to put on after a long day of work or simply feel more comfortable at home. You can also personalize slippers with a monogram or fun message like, “Best Dad Ever!” or “Happy Father's Day!”
Tickets to a concert or game
A great way to surprise dad is with tickets to a game with his favorite sports team, music performer, or his favorite play. It’s also a nice gift you can do together or with the whole family.
Last but not least, put your best foot forward by buying your dad the classic gift of socks. Socks are practical and a way of telling dad you care about his well-being. This is a classic but greatly appreciated gift that never fails. You can find socks in his favorite color or even get them monogrammed with his initials for an extra special touch.
Happy Father's Day!
As you can see, there's a wide variety of gifts you can give this Father's Day. It's just a matter of considering your dad’s interests, your budget, and choosing an option that suits your father's tastes. The best gift you can give your dad is to show him your love and respect on Father’s Day and every day of the year.
Happy Father's Day from the SABEResPODER team!