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Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June in many countries around the world. In the United States, the first unofficial Father's Day was celebrated in 1910 in Washington State thanks to a young woman named Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father was a single parent of six, and Sonora believed he should be honored for his hard work just as Mothers are celebrated on Mother's Day. She approached the local community center and church with the suggestion, and they loved it.
Although the idea of Father's Day spread across the United States, it wasn't until 1972 when President Richard Nixon established it as an observed holiday nationwide. It may have taken a long time to materialize in the U.S., but today Father's Day is one of the biggest holidays in the country.
Now that you know a little bit more about the origins of the holiday in the U.S., let's look at possible gifts for dear old Dad.
Is it just us, or is it always a littler harder to shop for Dad? Whether you have an idea of what you want or need some help getting started, here are a few ideas Dad will appreciate.
It may be cliché to give Dad tools on Father's Day, but prices on these items drop around the holiday. Maybe there's a home project Dad has been trying to finish. Or maybe he's been complaining that his tools are old and tired. Either way, he'll love that you're giving him something he normally would get for himself for a change. Check out retailers like eBay or Lowe's for deals.
If you really want to stray from traditional gifts, take a look at popular releases in tech. Does Dad need a new tablet? Or maybe he's adventurous and wants a new camera. Oh! What about a fitness tracker? Tech deals are not as common around this time of year, but that doesn't mean you won't find noteworthy discounts from some retailers. Take a look at TechRabbit or Amazon for plenty of ideas and sales.
Want Dad to feel like a million bucks? Then consider buying him a quality leather accessory. From wallets to iPad cases, travel bags to journals, you're sure to find something that will make Dad smile. Aspinal of London and Etsy are great places to start looking for unique leather goods.
For gift-giving holidays, it's always best to buy early. You'll see some Father's Day sales in the weeks leading up to June 17, but if you just want to take advantage of some savings for yourself (no shame!) then make sure to shop Father's Day weekend sales. The bigger sales typically start on Friday before the holiday and wrap up on Sunday.
Here are some of the sales offered on Father's Day weekend 2017.
Up to 50% off select tools
50% off Father's Day deals
Gifts starting at $19.99 plus free shipping on select orders
Up to 55% off menswear
Up to 40% off men's sale
Up to 55% off laptops and more
Here's a peek at how Borderlinx members shopped in the weeks leading up to Father's Day in 2017.
Health and Beauty Products
Shirts & Tops, Men and Women
Fashion Accessories (Watches, wallets, hats, etc.)
Cell Phone Accessories
Baby Clothing and Accessories
Auto Parts and Accessories
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So you found a gift for Dad. Yay! But shipping to him internationally on your own is not so cheer-worthy. This year, let Borderlinx send your gift directly to Dad. All you have to do is release the package from our hub to Dad's delivery address, and he'll receive everything in no time.*
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Have fun shopping!
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