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Father's Day; 10 Gift Picks

May 21, 2008
Father's Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day. It is a celebration of fatherhood and parenting by males.

In the United States, the first modern Father's Day celebration was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. (The first Mother's Day was celebrated in Grafton, West Virginia, on May 10, 1908) It was first celebrated as a church service at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South. Both Mother's Day and Father's Day are secular activities although they experienced their beginnings in the church. It has become a significant commercial holiday in many countries.

So, the third Sunday in June finds most of us looking for a gift to give our Dad, Husband, Grandfather, or Godfather etc. to express our appreciation! I have compiled a list of 10 great gift ideas.

1. Sports Events Tickets; The gift of sporting event tickets will have to be customized to your guy and guarantees a very happy recipient. You have given the gift of the event and permission to go all in one shot!

2. Watch; Men typically wear a limited amount of jewelry if any. A watch is a man's defining ornamental accessory. If your man has a fancy watch perhaps buy him a casual style leather band and vice versa.

3. Leatherman; A leatherman is a staple for most men and it comes in a variety classes and prices. This item has similar functionality of a swiss army knife.

4. Car Cleaning Kit; A fancy car cleaning kit is sure to be appreciated with its specialty brushes and cleaners. If your guy is not the do it yourself type you can give him a gift certificate to have his car detailed.

5. Fishing Gear; There are a variety of items to choose from in this category and you are sure to find something for every budget. You can go for the fancy fishing pole or items for the tackle box!

6. Golf Gear; Like the item above there are a variety of items to choose from like golf gear or supplies. There are items for every price range from golf balls or golf socks to golf clubs!

7. A Handcrafted Coupon Booklet: This is one of my personal favorites. This gift is customized by the giver for the receiver. Coupon examples include taking care of a smaller sibling, clean up the yard, vacuum or other household chore, no whining for a whole day, breakfast in bed or a snack, your TV show choice. This booklet is a free and crafty idea for a child to create for their parent!

8. Educational Computer Software; Computer software is available in language instruction and other hobbies. For example, Family Tree software that helps a person organize and present their genealogy research. Encourage Dad to take some time for herself!

9. Grill Tools; Grill tools may inspire the act of grilling therefore, they will benefit many! They also come in a variety of sizes and prices.

10. Tech Gadgets; An ipod or an upgraded cell phone is a nice and useful gift idea!

If you can narrow down a store that the receiver favors, a safe gift would be a gift certificate from that store or any item with a gift receipt! Home Depot, Lowe's or Macy's Men Store are some suggestions of stores that just about anyone could find a desirable item in!

Father's Day finds a majority of us searching for a satisfactory gift that represents our appreciation for our father, husband, grandfather, godfather etc. I have provided a list of fabulous father's day gifts sure to please!
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