It is almost the 1st of September and that means Father’s Day. A day where every dad or granddad is put into the lime light and gets spoilt with breakfast in bed, some hand crafted presents if the kids are still small, or a few nice gifts to make dad feel appreciated and loved. Because every dad deserves it to be spoilt at least once a year, right? But how did Father’s Day actually come to be? In Catholic Europe it was celebrated on March 19th since the Middle-Ages, though the majority of European countries have now adopted the North American date which is the third Sunday of June. In Australia it is celebrated on the first Sunday of September which is also the first Sunday of spring.
For liquor stores, bookshops and DIY stores it is often the busiest period of the year. But also other speciality stores make sure to have a few fingers in the pie by putting together a special Father’s Day catalogue. For example, stores such as Dick Smith, Dymocks, Bunnings Warehouse and My Chemist put together a special brochure full of great gift ideas such as books, after shave, i-Phones, laptops, hardware and DIY projects that you could spoil and surprise your dad with.
The “no time to go shopping” excuse is no longer valid in this day and age. Pretty much all stores have a web shop nowadays, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Moreover, there are a number of web shops such as Kmart, Target, BigW and Amcal that publish a Father’s Day brochure with many big and small gift ideas that you could spoil dad with. So why not make this day a feast for dad, because every dad deserves it!