Father's Day is fast approaching, and on the 20th of June, we'll all be showing the main man in our lives what he means to us. For some people, choosing a Father's Day gift is easy, but others might struggle. Men can be difficult to buy for, and if you've got a picky dad, you're probably dreading what to get him.
Have no fear, because we've got a range of personalised Fathers Day gift ideas that are sure to please. Better still, some of them are inexpensive but offer a lot of meaning. Let's dive in.
The Meaning of Father's Day
Fathers have always played an essential role in our life, and the tradition can be traced back to the middle ages. Traditionally Father's Day was held on St Joseph's day, but in the USA, it began due to one woman's mission to celebrate the importance of Father's in our lives.
After her father died in a mining accident in 1908, American woman Grace Golden Clayton petitioned for a day to remember lost dads and their impact on their children's lives.
In 1972, the USA made Father's Day a national day, perhaps to honour men that lost their lives fighting for their country.
Today, we still celebrate the special day, and it's the opportunity for people to come together and show appreciation for their loved ones.
The idea of Father's Day is for families to spend it together and offer gifts to the main man in their life. Most people celebrate with dinner, and it's similar to Mother's Day.
If you're wondering what gifts you should buy, there are a range of options. The most important thing to remember is you don't have to spend a fortune on expensive gifts because it's the thought that counts.
Here are some personal gifts that any man is sure to love.
Simple But Sweet
Some people worry about what to get men, but there's no need. Sometimes all you need is your favourite bar of chocolate, and your dad is the same! If Cadbury's is his thing, then keep it simple with a personalised bar of Dairy Milk.
It's one of the oldest chocolate bars around, but the creamy texture and delicious taste are why we still enjoy it. You can order a unique 850g bar with his name on it, and that's a great way to show you care.
Not to mention, he won't be short of chocolate for a long time to come.
Cake & Chocolate Set
Cakes and chocolate; now those are two things no mere mortal can resist. So imagine combining the two for the ultimate Father's Day gift. Whether you make the cake yourself or buy it, he'll love it.
Choose his favourite cake, and make sure you include a personalised message. Now for the fun part; selecting the sweets.
You can mix it up with chocolate, such as Yorkie and Mars bars, or stick to traditional boiled sweets. Place the cake in a box, and put his favourite candy on top of the cake.
Not only does this taste great, but it also shows how much you care.
The Football Lover
FINALLY, after waiting for a long time, we're getting ready to watch England in the Euro's. The pandemic means the event had to be delayed, but this year is the perfect time to celebrate, making it through challenging times.
Head to your local sports shop and pick up this year's England football shirt. If you want to go all out, you can even get it personalised with his name on the back. Once you have the shirt, you can get a round container, decorate it to resemble a football and fill it with his favourite sweets.
Some great choices include chocolate footballs and traditional pick n mix sweets to enjoy watching the game.
Retro Sweet Jar
A long time favourite and sure to please, the retro sweet jar is a nostalgic surprise that takes people back to their childhood, from fan favourites such as lemon sherberts and humbugs to clove sweets, violet creams and chilli strawberries.
You can choose any sweets you want and fill the jar to the brim. Add your dad's name to make it more personal, and we guarantee he'll love the gesture.
Haribo Sweet Jar
As the company says themselves, 'Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo.' Everyone loves the gummy sweets that come in a range of flavours, so regardless of how old your father is, we guarantee he'll be happy with the surprise.
Here are some of the most popular Haribo options:
Gold bears: One of the oldest offerings from Haribo, these small jelly bears pack a whole lot of flavour in each mouthful.
Starmix: The most popular Haribo choice, Starmix has a range of jelly sweets, including foam eggs and hearts.
Tangfastic: Like Starmix but with one significant difference - Tangfastics are sour sweets with a huge flavour.
If your parent enjoys a particular hobby, then the best way to celebrate Father's Day is to show him that you do notice he's a human being too. Gwynedd Confectioners stock a range of themed gift sets, including a chocolate football box.
We particularly like their golf set, which features chocolate clubs and a golfer. You can keep it simple by choosing a gift related to your dad's favourite hobby and adding some of your favourite sweets too.
Whatever you choose, there are some excellent chocolate gift sets that won't break the bank and will be sure to please him.
The Wrap Up
Father's Day is a cause for celebration, and while the day symbolises much more than gifts, it's always a good idea to get something special. Money isn't important, but small gestures often show how much you care, and it's the thought that counts.
With so many gifts to choose from, it's crucial to think about what you can afford and the meaning behind the present you select. Appleton's has a range of candy for all tastes, and with our speedy delivery times, you can show your dad how much he means to you.