In 1909, Sonora Dodd, raised alone by a single dad, listened to a Mother's Day sermon and came up with the idea for Father's Day. She held a Father's Day celebration a year later, and by 1956, Father's Day was recognized by Congress. In 1972 Father’s Day was established as a holiday to be held on the third Sunday in June in the United States.
Well, #SoleSurvivors, this weekend we are about to celebrate dads. Have you thought about a gift? The obvious first thought for us is a bottle of our luxury Sole Serum. So we wanted to elaborate a bit, and give you additional foot, we mean, food for thought.
How about something unexpected, like a pedicure? We know that Dad might be a little hesitant if he’s never been exposed the the pure heaven of gorgeous toes and soft soles, but let’s take a cue from Adam Popescu who experienced his first pedi in West Hollywood recently:
The art of the pedicure is thousands of years old. The word itself is a blend of Latin: "pedis," and "cura," which loosely translates as "of the foot," and "care." In ancient Egypt, men and women painted their nails — royalty like Cleopatra and Nefertiti used it to boost sex appeal, while soldiers used it as a talisman before going off to war. In the Ming dynasty, Chinese aristocrats wore precious metals on their nails as a status symbol. Manis and pedis came into fashion in America by the 19th century, and once acrylic was accidentally discovered and Revlon found that they could make clear nail polish based on pigment, not paint, things really took off.
Read the rest of his adventure to prepare Dad for what might be ahead, but let’s face it, we all love to see a well-groomed toe over an overgrown claw. Consider giving dad a spruce up below the ankles. He may discover that he loves the effect, and Mom might really love you for it!
Then we got to thinking, how many ties and bbq tools can a man use? Brit & Co gives us ideas on unique experiences you can gift your main man this Father’s Day. How about tickets to see his favorite team? What’s better than a gift the whole family can get in on? Get him tickets to see his favorite team this summer, and enjoy an afternoon of father-daughter bonding fueled by your favorite tailgate snacks.
How about tandem skydiving lessons? Just cause he’s old(er) doesn’t mean he’s lost his appetite for adventure. Obviously you’re jumping with him, right? Put your big girl pants on, and don’t forget the Sole Serum (cause you’ll be landing on your feet, right?!).
Is he a more DIY kinda guy? The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining gives him mad skills. What could be better than sippin’ on whiskey in summertime? Sippin’ on whiskey your bootlegger dad made in his own distillery, that’s what!
Take a spin around the city — from above! Scenic Aerial Tour. Give dad new perspective on his hometown and maybe inspire a new hobby. And while you’re at it, make sure there is room on his smartphone for lots of pics...what a view!
Brit & Co. have a few more ideas for you to think about. No matter what you choose for him, be sure to let Dad know how you feel. The ultimate gift is YOU as his daughter or son, and that, #SoleSurvivors is as unique as it gets.Don’t forget to share your #SummerStories with us. We love to hear from our #SoleMates on their adventures with us. Find us and tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we are waiting to hear all about your celebrations. Happy Father’s Day to all our Dads.
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They’re the people you know the best and yet somehow always end up being the hardest to buy for. Why? Because you want to give them the world! Well we’ve got you covered. These gifts aren’t just gifts but the makings of memories. Each treat sets the stage for memory magic and the ever perfect gift… time… quality time.