History of the Day and the Best Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s day is around the corner, you must be looking for ways to pamper your dad and thinking of the best gift that would make his day. But have you ever thought about the history of Father’s day? Who started it and where did it come from? In this article, we will be telling you the story behind Father’s Day. Not just that, we will also help you pick the best gifts to pamper your dad on his special occasion.

It all started in America almost a century ago, in 1909. Sonora Smart Dodd is the woman who started it back then during a sermon celebrating Mother’s Day when she hoped to celebrate her father –a civil war veteran and a single parent- the same way mothers are celebrated on Mother’s day. She petitioned for a day before Spokane Ministerial Alliance of Washington where fathers are honored with sermons and celebrations and it was successful. The first Father’s Day Sermon was held on June 19th on Sunday. Other pastors in nearby churches started to follow the new tradition of Father’s Day sermons which made Dodd happy for receiving hundreds of letters appreciating her efforts.

Father’s Day celebrations then went viral with clothing manufacturers and gift shops hoping to profit from the new occasion. In 1666, 56 after Dodd’s first celebration, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first proclamation calling for the recognition of Father’s Day every third Sunday in June.

Father’s Day didn’t go official until 1972 when President Richard Nixon announced it. The President called upon all the governments building to raise the flag in celebration of the day. Sonora Smart Dodd the official founder of Father’s Day died six years later after making her dream occasion come true. As of today, there is an estimate of 110 countries worldwide celebrate Father’s Day in June.

Now that you know the history, time to pick the gift for your super dad! Below we have gathered some cool gift suggestions to please your dad and make him spend an unforgettable day.


There are too many reasons why watches are one of the nicest gifts for fathers. Watches have a variety of styles that matches every kind of dads. Your dad will always think of you whenever he checks the time and remembers how special his Father’s day was! At joi, we have a wide selection of watches to suit every dad perfectly, browse between them, pick the one that goes well with your dad’s taste and leave the rest for us!

Flowers for him

Either alone or paired with a gift, flower gifts never fail to impress anyone. What is special about flowers at joi is that we have a whole collection of flowers for men that are arranged in a bold way that suits men of different tastes.

Natural gifts

For a unique, unforgettable gift, we recommend you surprise your dad with a natural gift this Father’s Day. Natural gifts could be an elegant set of camel soups, pure honey sets, Himalayan salt lamps, and many others. Discover more natural gifts at joi and let your dad celebrate his day in style!


Perfume gifts will never go out of style. Perfumes make perfect gifts for men. A perfume gift that matches your dad’s taste will let him know how much you focus on his little details and how important he is for you. It’s also something that he will wear every day thinking of you.

At joi, we have many more gift suggestions for men where you would definitely find the perfect gift for your dad. Browse our Gifts for men selection for more gifts inspiration. To double up your father’s happiness, we recommend you pair your gift with a nice balloon, cupcakes or a cake with a sweet message telling your dad how much he means to you.

Happy Father’s Day to all the supermen out there!

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