Since the first Father’s Day celebration on June 19, 1910, fathers have been honored in America on the third Sunday in the month of June. This year Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 17.
Families honor fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers and father-figures in many ways, including gift giving. Traditional gifts are often centered on golf, outdoor cooking, home and garden tools, sports and anything deemed as manly.
To help you find the perfect gift for your dad, Patch has compiled a gift guide full of great ideas you can purchase close to home. We found cute ideas, clever products to help organize the golfer in your family and a gas grill so amazing that it is sure to make your dad the talk of the neighborhood.
The best part, all items included in our gift guide are from shops in Ladue.
Take a look at our photo gallery in part one of our gift guide and come back tomorrow for part two with more gift ideas to give to your loved one this Father’s Day.
Father’s Day History
Father’s Day began in 1910 when Sonora Smart Dodd, born in Arkansas , but from Spokane, Washington wanted to honor her father, William Jackson Smart, a widower and single parent of six, for all he did as a parent.
Sonora heard a sermon in honor of mothers and thought fathers deserved the same celebration of parenthood. Originally, she wanted to honor her father on his birthday, June 5, and told her pastor hoping he would give a sermon, but the pastor did not have enough time to prepare a sermon to honor fathers that quickly. The third Sunday in June was chosen by default.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a presidential proclamation in honor of fathers. The third Sunday in June was designated as Father’s Day. President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972 and Father’s Day became a national holiday.
This relatively modern holiday is now celebrated throughout the country and fathers are honored by their children and loved ones every year in June.
Firemagic Echelon Diamond E1060 Gas Grill – This is the granddaddy of all grills. Dad will be the envy of the neighbors with this stainless steel bad boy. It has 115,000 BTU’s and 1,056 square inches of cooking area and eight cast stainless steel burners perfect for a large party. The 12 Volt electric hot surface ignition is easy to start. This item found at Foreshaw in Ladue. Retail: $15,749.00
Genesis S-330 Gas Grill – This is one the most popular grills sold at Forshaw. It is affordable for the guy who likes to spend Saturday in the backyard barbequing. Made of durable stainless steel, it will withstand the elements for years to come. A side burner is great for cooking baked beans while flipping burgers on the grill area. This item can be found at Forshaw in Ladue.
Rishi tea – Put together a basket of an assortment of herbal teas. This selection of loose leaf teas comes in a variety of flavors. Find at Deer Creek Coffee in Ladue. Retail: $10.76
Note Pad – For the golf enthusiast, a note pad for his desk that says “A bad day on the golf course is still better than a good day at the office.” I am sure he will agree. This item found at Ladue Pharmacy in Ladue. Retail: $10.99
Dear Dad Book – This book has words of wisdom and quotes for the intellectual dad. This item found at Deer Creek Coffee.
Caesar Guerini Magnus Field 28 Gauge shot gun – The outdoorsman and hunter will appreciate this firearm made from figured Turkish walnut with gold game bird inlays. This item found at Outdoors, Inc. in Ladue. Retail: $4,195.00
J. McLaughlin Swim Trunks – Summer is here and swim trunks in assorted colors and patterns suit every dad this Father’s Day. This item found at J. McLaughlin in Ladue. Retail: $98.00
J. McLaughlin Bow Ties – Bow ties have made a comeback. Dad will look smart and stylish in a silk bow tie from J. McLaughlin. This item found at J. McLaughlin in Ladue. Retail: $50.00
J. McLaughlin Golf Shirt and Shorts – Dad will play a better golf game when he looks great in this Callahan polo in Coral and Noah Gingham shorts. Items found at J. McLaughlin in Ladue. Retail: polo, $98.00; shorts, $95.00; Beaton webbing belt in Black Dog, $55.00
Weber Performer Grill – This grill burns charcoal and will have dad barbequing in no time. (Black) This item found at Schnarr’s Do It Best Hardware. Retail: $279.00
Weber Gas Grill – The Spirit-E 320 LP gas grill is great for cooking small quantities of food. The convenience of gas will help make dad’s job easier. This item found at Schnarr’s Do It Best Hardware. Retail: $549.00
PGA TOUR Golf Bag Utility Belt – The complete, multi-compartment caddy for all of dad’s golfing essentials. Item found at Ladue Pharmacy in Ladue. Retail: $25.99
Jokes Book – Does your dad have a great sense of humor or need a little help in that department? Either way, this book, Jokes Every Man Should Know, will help him keep the laughter rolling. This item found at Ladue Pharmacy in Ladue. Retail: $9.98