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Appreciating Dad this Father’s Day

How Did Father’s Day Originate?

Did you know that Father’s Day was invented 110 years ago by a woman named Mrs Sonora Smart Dodd? Sonora wanted to honour her dad, who was as a civil war veteran and raised six children as a single-parent (Drew, J., 2016). Even in today's modern world, that would be considered quite the handful! So as of today we celebrate not just Fathers, but important Father-like roles to us such as step-fathers, grandpas, brothers, uncles, and male mentors…

A Dad holds his family together with his unspoken strength and courage, they often fight our battles without us even having to ask, and we know they are always there for a shoulder to cry on when we need them. But now that we are grown up, we should consider if our Dad’s have a shoulder of their own to cry on? Although Father’s Day is coming up and we should send our Dad’s a gift of love and appreciation, we should really try to send him love and support all the time. After all, he was there when we were growing up, but who is there for him now he is growing old?

As quoted by Ama H.Vanniarachchy, “A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives” Picard, C. (2021). When writing this blog I came across a website with 50 heart-warming Father's Day quotes, perhaps if you really liked one and felt it sounded like your Dad you could include it in his gift card from you.


Remembering to Appreciate Dad

When we lead such hectic lives ourselves with booming careers and busy family lives, we can often rely on Dad to clean up behind us and forget to say thank you for small gestures, like bringing you a cup of tea in the evening while you catch up on work, or looking after your children while you have a night off to spend with your husband or friends.

Finding the perfect gift to send your appreciation to your Dad can be tricky, especially when he insists he wants nothing more than a card, which is probably true! This leads us to buying the stereotypical Father’s Day gifts such as socks, a tie, slippers, or a mug. Make this Father’s Day extra special by sending him a gift basket to show your appreciation for everything he has done, and will continue to do for you.


Father’s Day Gifts from Baskets Galore

At Baskets Galore, we have created a range of Father’s Day gift baskets so there is something for every Dad. Of course being a hamper company all of our gifts focus on food, however we have created other baskets for beer lovers which include ales, for sport lovers with a choice of magazine, or for a Dad who likes a little pamper time, there is a shower set.

For The Beer Loving Dad

Many Dads enjoy sipping a cool beer on a Sunday afternoon, if this is your Dad then we have several gift baskets which would be perfect for him this Father’s Day. Aside from ales, we have combined the flavours in this gift with snacks to be enjoyed hand-in-hand. Take a look at our Father’s Day Beer Hamper.


For The Sporty Dad

Whether your Dad loves watching the game, or playing it we have curated a gift basket of sweet treats and your choice of Sports magazine. Your Dad can kick his feet up, get tucked into his magazine with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and slice of chocolate cake. View the Perspicacious Father's Day Gift here.

For The Pampered Dad

Dad’s try and act tough, but deep down we know that they all love being pampered and taken care of. With that in mind, we have the perfect gift basket ready to go, including a shower set, bottle of Prosecco, and sweet and savoury treats.


While these baskets are aimed towards Dad, we can customise the basket towards the important male role-model in your life, whether that be your grandpa, uncle, brother, or stepfather, we will change the themed gift card to suit your personalised message. We know how difficult it can be picking the perfect gift sometimes, so we have created a wide range of gift baskets to take the stress away from you, let us do the hard work and make your Dad’s day special. To view the full range of Father’s Day gift baskets click here.

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