Creative Ways to Honor Your Father from Aileen Avery, TV Personality & Author of an Amazing Book that Celebrates the History & Art of Gift Giving
This year, dad’s big day is coincides with the first day of summer, so there’s double the reason to make this Father’s Day a special celebration! What activities and gifts would make Dad most happy? TV personality and author Aileen Avery is excited to bring audiences around the country some fun, sporty, leisurely ideas and even historic ideas. This holiday historian will share the history of Father’s Day, as well as some timely ways to make this holiday special!
FEATURED FUN FOR FATHER’S DAY:
- GOURMET FROZEN FOODS – Ship the highest quality steaks, seafood, appetizers and desserts straight to your door…even wine, chocolate and gift baskets!
- SUMMER STYLE – Update Dad’s summer wardrobe with bright colors and big style
- PERSONALIZATION PARADISE – Timely quality gifts you can personalize with a name, date, initials, or simply “DAD”
- COUPON CRAZINESS – How you can access 500,000+ Coupons for 50,000 Stores
About: Aileen is a lifestyle and gift expert, experienced TV host, and mother of two boys. She has been a guest on numerous shows on HGTV, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and The Travel Channel, Aileen Aileen is also the author of Gift Rap: The History and Art of Gift Giving.
CAN’T MISS GIFT FOR FATHER’S DAY
A national survey conducted found that over 80 percent of Dads would rather receive a steak than a tie. So, really, there’s no better way to say “thanks, Dad” this Father’s Day than with the gift of Omaha Steaks. This year, they’re having a special Father’s Day New York Strip Combo, two Boneless New York Strips that are perfect for grilling, four Omaha Steaks Burgers, four Gourmet Jumbo Franks and our signature steak seasoning, at an incredible price of $59.99. Just go to OmahaSteaks.com and click on the Father’s Day button. Omaha Steaks is a family owned company built by 5 generations of fathers and sons, that has been providing the finest in premium, All-American grain-fed beef for nearly 100 years.
GIFT THAT’S ONE OF A KIND
One of my go to gift sites is Personal Creations, which has plenty of fun personalized gifts for the do-it-all dad, with everything from leather watch boxes, coffee mugs to barware and sports memorabilia. Their specialty is personalized gifts, so you might consider something to go with those steaks like a personalized cutting board, spatulas, grill-a-tongs or this great grilling tray. Dad will also like beer accessories like the BBQ Master Beer Glasses and the Home Brew Caddy, and they’re available at personal-creations-dot.com. Can order until Friday, June 19th for Saturday delivery. Products start around $20, plus shipping and handling.
For More Information Visit: PersonalCreations.com
SOMETHING NEW TO WEAR THIS FATHER’S DAY
Nautica has so many great colorful options for Father’s Day. Check out this Nautica Tech Pique Polo shirt that comes in a variety of colors and offers moisture wicking & quick dry functionality; perfect for a day on the golf course. They come in bright blue, green and orange colors for $69.50, available at nautica.com.
For More Information Visit: Nautica.com
TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE SOME MONEY ON YOUR GIFTS
One of my favorite apps is the RETAIL ME NOT coupons app where you’ll find coupons and saving codes for hundreds of major retailers. And something new is that you can now get discounts on specific products and restaurants which makes it easy to save this Father’s Day with thousands of deals at all of Dad’s favorite places. The app alerts you to nearby offers that can be used in-store at the register. Just show the cashier to coupon on your smartphone at checkout. There’s not need to print or clip a coupon again! The app will even notify you when you are near a store or mall with a great offer available!
For More Infromation Visit: RetailMeNot.com
UNIQUE GIFT IDEA FOR THE DAD
It can be very hard to find the right gift for the Dad that has everything, but I have a really unique idea for you. The Coravin Wine System. It allows you to access, pour and enjoy your favorite wines by the glass whenever you would like, without pulling the cork. Its innovative design keeps Dad’s wine safe from oxidation, allowing it to continue to age naturally, giving him the freedom to pour a glass from any bottle at any time. So Dad can stop opening and start tasting.
For More Information Visit: Coravin.com
THE HISTORY OF FATHER'S DAY
There are two separate accounts of how Father's Day came to be. The first one occurred on July 5, 1908 in a church in West Virginia. Grace Golden Clayton suggested a memorial be held for all of the 361 men who died in an explosion the previous year, many of them fathers.
The second account was inspired by Mother's Day. Sonora Smart Dodd wanted a similar holiday to honor fathers. Her own father, William Jackson Smart, raised their family as a single parent after the death of their mother. Because William's birthday was in June, Sonora thought it fitting to have the holiday during that month.
So the first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910. President Calvin Coolidge recommended that Father's Day become a national holiday in 1924, but it wasn't until 1972 that President Richard Nixon made it official.
*Little known fact: Roses are the official flower of Father's Day. Red roses for those who are alive and white roses for those dads who've passed away.