Father's Day is 15 June, and for those of you eager beavers trying to figure out what to get or what to cook, we've got a round-up of videos to help out.
Interestingly, Father's Day isn't for, well, fathers, but in lieu of absent dads, it is also to celebrate grandfathers and fathers-in-law.
It was originally founded in the States to complement Mother's Day and although Father's Day can be seen as less important, we have a sneaky hunch less effort is expended because dads are less likely to complain.
Still, that doesn't mean we should throw a pair of socks at them and call it a day. Most dads are happy with a bit of quality time while others really appreciate a meal. If you really can't bear to yet again buy him a tie, there's also a video on how to make your own presents. And no, not a macaroni necklace. Although he'd probably love that too.
FATHER'S DAY FACTS:
- You have Nixon to thank for Father's Day. The declaration of the third Sunday of June as Father's Day was signed as a law, and made permanent, by President Richard Nixon, in the year 1972.
- Ties are is the most popular of all Father's Day gifts, while hammers and golf clubs are also popular presents.
- The credit for the first Father's Day goes to Sonora Dodd from Spokane, Washington, US, who wanted to create a celebration in honor of her own father who had raised six children by himself.
- It is believed that the word "Dad" dates back to as early as the 16th century.
- There are 1.5bn fathers worldwide.
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