Top Ways to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

As June approaches, it’s time to celebrate the unsung heroes in our lives—our dads. Father’s Day is a special occasion to express our gratitude and love for all the guidance, support, and care they’ve given us throughout the years. It is a time for families to come together and express their gratitude through heartfelt gestures, whether it’s a thoughtful gift, a handwritten card, or simply spending quality time together. The origins of Father’s Day date back to the early 20th century, inspired by the efforts of individuals who recognised the need to acknowledge the significant role fathers play in nurturing and guiding their children. Today, it is celebrated worldwide with various customs and traditions, reflecting the diverse ways in which different cultures appreciate their paternal figures.

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Known as ‘Männertag’, Father’s Day in Germany coincides with Ascension Day, which is a public holiday. It is often celebrated with men participating in hikes, bike tours, and gatherings where they enjoy food and drinks together.

In Australia Father’s Day is Celebrated on the first Sunday in September and much like the UK, involves giving gifts, cards, and often includes family outings or special meals.

Mexico has ‘Día del Padre’, Father’s Day and is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Families typically come together for large meals, and children often perform songs to honour their fathers. Gifts and cards are also commonly exchanged.

So whether through a grand celebration or a quiet moment of appreciation, Father’s Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the profound impact dads have on their families and to reinforce the bonds of love and respect that hold them together.

Gorgeous Gift Ideas

While the typical gifts for dads often revolve around gadgets, tools, or sports memorabilia, there’s a growing trend that’s adding a new dimension to Father’s Day gifting – home fragrance.

You might wonder, why home fragrance? And do men really care about it? The truth is, yes, they do! More and more men are appreciating the ambience that a well-chosen scent can bring to their living spaces. Whether it’s the cosy warmth of a candle flickering in the background or the subtle sophistication of a reed diffuser quietly infusing the air, men are embracing the idea of creating a welcoming environment at home.

So, what aromas might our dads prefer? While individual preferences vary, there are certain scents that tend to resonate with the male species!

Woody and Earthy Notes: Many Men are drawn to scents reminiscent of the great outdoors—think cedarwood, sandalwood, or patchouli. These earthy fragrances evoke a sense of ruggedness and adventure, making them perfect for dads who enjoy spending time out and about, whether it’s simply in the garden doing a spot of weeding or out hiking in the beautiful landscapes of the many lovely National Parks here in the UK.

Citrus and Spice: For dads with a more vibrant personality, citrussy scents like bergamot or lemongrass combined with spicy undertones such as black pepper or musk can be incredibly appealing. These energising aromas are perfect for dads who appreciate a little zest in their lives.

Fresh Scents: Ever popular with men are scents that are clean and refreshing, like Sea Salt or Cotton Blossom. These light, airy fragrances can help create a sense of calm and serenity in any space. Perfect for alleviating the stresses of a busy work life.

Now, when it comes to choosing between a candle or a reed diffuser, men might have different preferences based on their lifestyle and personal tastes.

Dads who enjoy the ritual of lighting a candle might prefer this option. Candles not only provide fragrance but also offer a cosy ambience, especially during evenings spent relaxing at home or entertaining guests.

On the other hand, dads who prefer a low-maintenance option might opt for a reed diffuser. Super-easy to use, reed diffusers slowly release fragrance into the air without the need for a flame, making them ideal for dads who want to enjoy continuous scent without any hassle.

If your dad is a bit of a techie then an ultrasonic aroma diffuser makes an excellent Father’s Day gift, blending practicality with a touch of luxury. This sleek device uses ultrasound to disperse a fine mist of water and essential oils, creating a calming and fragrant environment. It’s perfect for helping Dad unwind after a long day, promoting relaxation and better sleep. Its modern design and multifunctionality, featuring soothing LED lights and two vapour settings, make it a thoughtful and versatile gift that shows you care about his well-being and comfort.

If you’re looking to surprise your dad with something beyond home fragrance this Father’s Day, here are a few suggestions:

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Why not consider personalised gifts like a personalised mug  for his work desk or greenhouse – adding a personal touch shows that you’ve put thought and effort into choosing something special for him.

Budget Friendly gift ideas

If you’re looking for budget-friendly gifts then we have some great, inexpensive gift ideas.

Encourage kids to get creative and make personalised cards for Dad. They can use colourful paper, marker pens, stickers, and glitter to decorate the cards with heartfelt messages and drawings.

You could help them to make a coupon book filled with special offers like ‘One Free Hug,’ ‘Breakfast in Bed,’ or ‘Movie Night of Dad’s Choice.’ These coupons allow the children to give the gift of their time and affection  – and we all know that spending quality time together is vitally important in today’s fast-paced world.


Have your child decorate a mason jar (or any empty clean jar) and fill it with handwritten notes recalling favourite memories with their dad. This sentimental gift will surely bring a smile to his face.

Help kids create a photo collage using printed photos or digital images showcasing special moments spent with their dad. They can arrange the photos creatively on a poster board or in a frame.

Help kids create a playlist of their dad’s favourite songs or songs that hold sentimental value for them as a family.

These inexpensive gift ideas show thoughtfulness and effort, making them meaningful tokens of appreciation for dads on their special day.

So, this Father’s Day let’s show our dads just how much they mean to us by celebrating them in thoughtful and meaningful ways. Whether it’s through the gift of home fragrance or a memorable experience together, let’s make this Father’s Day one to remember.