Most of us know Father’s Day is approaching when the adverts appear on Facebook, and the cards make an appearance at the end of the shopping aisle. If, like us, the day seems to sneak up on you, we’ve found a nifty way of remembering it. It’s around the same time as the longest day of the Summer and is the third Sunday in June. So, this year it falls on Sunday 20 June if you’re thinking of ways to celebrate Father’s Day.
So, where does Father’s Day stem from? Well, it was started by the daughter of an American Civil War veteran, Sonora Smart Dodd, on 19 June 1910, just a few years after the first Mother’s Day was celebrated. For many years, Father’s Day wasn’t an official holiday. It only became a US national holiday and subsequently, a UK tradition, when President Richard Nixon made it law in 1972.
Originally, Father’s Day was a religious affair, hence it being on a Sunday. However, nowadays, it is more of an annual day celebrated by families of different faiths. As such, it’s a much-cherished day spent appreciating the dads and grandfathers in our lives. So, what are the best ways to celebrate Father’s Day?
5 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day
Make a special breakfast
As most dads will say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make your dad a Father’s Day Brunch. That way, he’ll benefit from that obligatory Father’s Day lay-in and a slap-up breakfast. If you fancy creating something a little different, why not order a luxury weekend breakfast box if you’re looking at ways to celebrate Father’s Day. Starting at around £50, Cote at Home, Rick Stein and Prestige Hamper have a good selection.
If you’re after something that will be a pleasant surprise, you could always opt for a Bad Brownie Breakfast in Bed gift. It looks like a fry-up but is a deliciously indulgent chocolate treat.
Take a mini-break
Ok, so we’re pretty much limited to holidaying in this country but staycationing is one of the best ways to celebrate Father’s Day. You can either present your dad with a voucher or pre-book a last-minute getaway. There are some great deals to be had, especially if you’re not too fussy with the location.
If you’re quite the organiser, there are some great bolt-holes listed on Airbnb. Maybe he likes fishing or golf but would like to try somewhere different? Now that we can all safely do these things, we’re sure a mini-break would be more than welcome.
Most dads will be partial to the odd ale or bitter now and again, and there are some fantastic craft beers available. The Bier Company have Super Dad Beer Box, which is a little like an advent calendar, and Brew Dog have a Father’s Day beer making kit if you think he’d like to have a go himself. Typically, these gifts are around the £40-£70 mark. You don’t have to spend as much as this though. Your local supermarket will have some speciality ales to choose from too.
Hold a virtual celebration
If your dad doesn’t live nearby or you have a big family and want everyone to get involved, holding a virtual celebration is certainly one of the most novel ways to celebrate Father’s Day. Well, we’re all used to being ‘on-screen’ even though restrictions are lifting.
There are some fabulous companies that will send out celebration kits. If your dad likes his wine, you could do a family virtual wine tasting. Or maybe he likes quizzes? You could play the role of quiz-master and get the whole family involved over Zoom.
Did you know, you can also book tickets to virtual festivals and gigs? Airbnb has recently introduced an ‘online experiences’ search feature where you can choose from festive party ideas and events.
Explore outdoor activities together
Here are some more adventurous ways to celebrate Father’s Day! It’s still not too short notice to rent a canoe or kayak and explore your local waterways together. If you’re particularly nimble and want to try something completely new, why not have a go at paddleboarding. It’s great fun for all the family, both young and old!
Or you could go on a country walk to somewhere you’ve never been before and take a picnic with you.
Consider a Man Cave
If you really want to impress, you could always present your dad, husband or partner with a Man Cave. Of course, you won’t be able to get one built for Sunday (that really would be the thing of dreams), but you could show him the new SMART configurator and help him design his very own purpose-built Man Cave.
Imagine his delight as you tell him of your intentions to purchase him a space that he can call his own. His very own home away from home tucked away in the garden to do whatever he wishes. Somewhere he can escape all year round given the thermal qualities of the space.
At SMART Garden Offices, we create all manner of man caves, from lavishly indulgent spaces with a decked entertaining area to a small garden room doubling up as a cinema room/chill-out space.
There are 7 garden room designs to choose from (starting at £10,020), all of which are available in over 60 different sizes.
The Evolve Range (starting at £10,170) is popular with partners looking to treat the men in their lives. The strong, handsome and versatile British design makes for a perfect man cave. What’s more, it’s available in 13 different colours and comes with a 15-year colour stain guarantee.
Create your perfect man cave today
If you want your dad or partner to be able to visualise your garden room Father’s Day gift, you’ll want to do three things:
Firstly, visit our website and take a look at all of our stunning ranges. You’ll find lots of photos, ideas and those all-important dimensions to answer even the most exacting ‘dad questions’.
Secondly, enter the Configurator and start to bring your dads dream to life, right in front of his eyes. Once you’ve decided on the perfect build for him, you can then download the AR visualiser app and drop the building into your garden to find the perfect position.
Thirdly, get in touch with the team at SMART to either arrange a free consultation or book a showroom visit to firm up your order.
All our garden rooms are designed and built for purpose using traditional craftsmanship, CAD/CAM technology and our own unique TuSC® construction method. We manufacture all our garden rooms from our facility in Bury St Edmunds. As such, we’ve been helping clients in Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and London; in fact, all over Mainland UK.
To start exploring your options, please order your brochure today.