Yes it’s Father’s Day next Sunday

Josh Mulrine 28 August 2014

Spring has sprung, birds are chirping. Days are warmer, skies bluer, and soon winter will have washed away.

And what better way to celebrate then by giving Dad happy socks and a Bunning’s gift card to show him how much you love him. Haven’t spoken to Dad much lately? Then perhaps a scratchy to sweeten the exchange.

Father’s Day was invented in the early 20th century, in America of course, to compliment Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. Now it’s not a Male equality thing that we had to have our own special day just because mothers do! Instead it grew from sad sediment.

This special day probably dates back to Babylonian times but the first recorded observance of Father’s Day was on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia, in the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South.

It was the struggle of Virginian girl Grace Golden Clayton, mourning the loss of her father when, on December 1907, the Monongah Mining Disaster in nearby Monongah killed 361 men, 250 of them being fathers, leaving around a thousand fatherless children, that let Father’s Day sprout and spread around the globe.

Now, I’m quite lucky because I get to double dip on Father’s Day. I have a gorgeous nine year old daughter who will make me breakfast in bed as well as some form of handcrafted heart-warmer.

I also work with my father regularly producing compelling web videos so he won’t be getting the bonus scratchy this year.

What should I get Dad then…?

He’s an adventurous spirit with a passion for photography. The first things that spring to mind are: a hot air ballon ride or meet-a-cheetah.

Or maybe it’s more about simply getting together for lunch and reminiscing of special childhood memories.

Father’s Day is the only time other than a wedding when Dads worldwide have open rein to embarrass you in front of the entire family.

If Dad is in another state, not from the wine and beer I hope, will you send him a card?

There’s nothing like a good ol’ fashioned scribbled piece of paper to put a smile on his face. Especially when there’s a scratchy inside…

So what is the perfect gift for Dad? There really is no one-size-fits-all present especially for the Dad that has everything. Or is there?

Well guess what? I think I’ve found it…. It’s small round and sits in the fridge. It goes by the name Tap King!

For those of you that don’t know what I’m talking about, you better watch this video…

So what are you getting Dad this Fathers Day?

Leave your gift ideas in the comments below. I’d love to hear what everyone has planned.

Ps. No scratchies were harmed in the writing of this blog.

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