Jewellery Gifts for not only the Father’s Day.
Father’s Day is fast approaching and in the spirit of the day, it is a perfect time to celebrate fathers and the future fathers (men, brothers, uncles, and male relations) in our lives. As the third Sunday in June has been set aside to celebrate fathers around the world, one of the best ways of celebrating these men is by gifting them pieces of jewellery. In this piece, we will touch on the subject of fathers’ day celebrations, the best types of father’s gifts, and why handmade pieces of jewellery are ideal gifts to celebrate fathers with.
In today’s society, there is an increase in the awareness of the day set aside to celebrate men and fathers for their unparalleled, passionate, and strong service in the lives of their families, children, and the society at large. As a result, a lot of fathers and potential fathers are getting comfortable with the idea of getting gifts on father’s day. Truth be told, they deserve it.
The most important factor to consider when deliberating on an ideal father’s day gift is whether or not the person you are gifting will appreciate and enjoy using the gift. Before we go too far into the topic of gift giving on father’s day, let’s touch on the history of Father’s day.
History of Father’s Day
The third Sunday in June every year has been set aside for celebrating fathers and father figures in our lives. This celebration doesn’t only include actual fathers but also men that have played an active and helpful role in the growth and development of a child’s life. He could be a father, stepfather, uncle, grandfather, brother, son, or even a total stranger such as a mentor. As long as they are present and take an active role in the development of the child’s life, they deserve to be celebrated.
However, what is the story behind the celebration? The world has been celebrating Father’s Day for over 100 years now. On the 19th of June, 1910, a certain Sonora Dodd of Spokane in Washington, injunction with the Ministerial Alliance and her pastor at the Spokane YMCA started the campaign for the celebration of Father’s Day throughout the city.
Mrs. Sonora chose this day so that her father and other fathers like hers can be celebrated for their service and sacrifice. Her father, William Smart, had raised and taken care of a family of six children after her mother had died from the birth of their sixth child. As a result, she campaigned for the celebration of fathers on the day, an idea she had during a Mother’s day speech.
Also, in 1916 during the First World War, US President Woodrow Wilson made a speech at the Father’s day celebration to make it an official holiday. However, Congress opposed the idea due to the fear that the holiday will become too commercialized and thus lose its meaning and relevance. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge declared his open support for the holiday and President Lyndon Johnson 1966 signed an order proclaiming the third Sunday of June Father’s Day. President Richard Nixon 1972 completed the process by signing a proclamation for the official observance of Father’s Day. As a result of that proclamation, Father’s day is celebrated every third Sunday in June or on the 19th of June in over 50 countries including Ireland.
Gift Ideas for Father’s Day
This is the most common and one of the simplest gifts you can gift men on father’s day. While almost every gadget in a man’s life will tell the time, a watch remains a classic gift for a man. Thus, you can never go wrong with a watch gift on Father’ day. However, while getting a watch gift for father’s day, make sure to consider the recipient’s lifestyle. Is he a busy stay-at-home dad, or does he goes out to work? Does he work with his hands which means you need to consider the durability of the watch or watches for him are more like a fashion accessory rather than a basic necessity?
Rings and Bracelet for Father’s Day
Bracelets, rings, and necklaces are pieces of jewellery that adorned various parts of men’s physiques and have made them look better and more attractive. Gifting men or father figures in your life jewellery on father’s day is another way of appreciating these men.
While you can get these pieces of jewellery anywhere, it is important to note that some thoughts should go into getting these gifts for father’s day. Of course, generic gifts can be used to convey your appreciation and love for fathers, a thoughtful, handmade jewellery will make these men feel more appreciated and bring a genuine smile onto the faces of men that have dedicated their lives to ensuring that you never stop smiling.
Thankfully, many outlets and businesses allow you purchase handmade jewellery for men on Father’s day. These businesses use non-traditional materials such as copper, stainless steel, brass, and also silver sterling. All of these materials are durable, stylish, and also perfect materials for making male fashion items.
You can also go for handmade jewellery that features natural birthstones. This makes the jewellery more personal, indicates thoughtfulness in choosing the gift, and will also mean a lot to the recipient. The natural birthstones for the month of the year include
- Garnet for January
- Amethyst for February
- Jasper, Bloodstone, or Aquamarine for March
- White Spinel, Sapphire, or Diamond for April
- Emerald or Agate for May
- Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl, and Alexandrite for June
- Ruby or Black Onyx for July
- Carnelian, Peridot, or Sardonyx for August
- Peridot or sapphire for September
- Tourmaline, Opal, Rose Sapphire or Aquamarine for October
- Citrine or Topaz for November
- Blue Topaz, Turquoise, or Zircon for December
Gifting men on father’s day is a nice gesture that should be encouraged. Men who have lived and dedicated the larger part of their lives to ensuring that their children around them grow and develop with adequate love and guidance from a father figure deserve a token of appreciation on a day that the world has set aside to celebrate fathers.
Thank you Steve DiMatteo for sharing your image for my Article about Father’s Day and the idea for the Handmade Jewellery Gifts 🙂