With longer days, blooming flowers and minimal jackets, summer has now officially begun. Which means, Father’s Day is just around the corner. A time to break out the ‘dad jokes’, ridiculous puns and to let your dad know how cool he is (well… for this one day only).
But did you know, Father’s Day was dreamt up by a woman? After the successful promotion of Mother’s Day, Sonora Dodd sought about raising awareness for a ‘dad equivalent’ day in 1909. Then on 19 June 1910 the first official Father’s Day was held in the state of Washington.
The way we celebrate may have changed over the decades, but at the heart this day is truly about appreciating the father figures in our life. So, what will you be doing this 19th of June?
For me personally, I will have to wait until September to celebrate Father’s Day with my dad as he lives in Australia. But for my husband and for his father, something a little homemade will be in order. A DIY card from our toddler son and an experience (picnic will be weather pending) will certainly help to create fond memories of this special day.
Need some other ‘eco inspo’ for Dad’s Day gifts, here a couple of my top suggestions:
- If you have the time and resources, think about making a gift. This could come in the form of something you cooked or baked, something upcycled or even a plant you have potted up.
- Plant a tree in your Dad’s name. There are many charitable organisations who offer this (e.g Woodlands Trust), or you can search ‘plant a tree’ on Etsy to get more ideas.
- Present him with a gift certificate to an eco-friendly business or buy him something second hand from a local charity shop.
- Gift him with a personalised reusable gift which promotes a positive message (insert Moon bottle plug here) or indulge him with some tasty vegan treats.
Got any other cool Father’s Day gift ideas? Leave me a comment below.