Father's Day is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but in Australia we celebrate our dads, grandpas, uncles, godfathers etc on the first Sunday of September. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honours mothers and motherhood.
It’s all about dads on September 7- as we think about what the day means for us individually, and how we will celebrate, we can also take a look at some famous and infamous dads for inspiration:
The Nerdy Dad
If your old man is more geeky then cool, don’t despair… some of the world’s most prominent, successful and creative dads could also be classified as geeky or nerdy.
Woody Allen- celebrated American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician whose career spans over 50 years. Father of six.
The late Steve Jobs – entrepreneur, marketer, inventor and co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. Father of four.
What gift hamper to get your nerdy dad?
The Red Wine Appreciation Kit - let his intellect relax a bit with this classic hamper and a big fat glass of red vino!
The Sporty Dad
It’s not how you play the game, but whether you win for these dads. Stopwatch in hand they’re always up for a challenge. They may bring home medals and cups and be champions to the world, but at home they’re just dear old dad.
David Beckham- also falls in the category of handsome, fashionable and rich dads, Becks wears many hats. It all started when he played football (soccer) for Manchester United. Then he met a Spice Girl. The rest is history. Father of four.
Bruce Jenner- before he became known for being Mr Kris Kardashian, Bruce was a sporting hero in the USA. Gold medal decathlete and track and field star , he is now a motivational speaker, socialite, television personality and businessman. Father of six. That doesn’t include the four Kardashian children he considers part of his brood.
What to get your "Traveller" dad?
Pack your Big Bertha and get ready to drive it along the fairway with The Male Jetsetter Pamper Hamper
The Musical Dad
Michael Jackson – recognized by the Guiness Book of Records as the most successful entertainer of all time, the same cannot perhaps be said of his record as a father. This singer/songwriter, dancer and philanthropist is a glabal pop culture icon and loved by millions. Father of four. Apparently.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -Prolific and influential composer of the classic era, child prodigy. Father of six.
What to get your musical dad?
IN true movie star style, sit down at the piano and bash out a tune with a glass of Veuve in hand and the James Bond Mens Hamper
The Gourmet Hamper Dad
Gordon Ramsay- this chef, restauranteur and tv personality is best known for his foul mouth. He has been awarded 15 Michelin Stars. Father of four.
Jamie Oliver – much loved pukka UK chef, restauranteur, media personality and crusader against unhealthy diets and poor eating habits. Also known for giving his kids strange names. Father of four. (Buddy Bear Maurice, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Poppy Honey Rosie and Daisy Boo Pamela)
What to get your gourmet dad?
Not hard to be a super dad- just ask Luke Mangan! ( Pic from Mamamia Online )
Wishing all the dads and grandpas and godfathers and uncles and everyone a very happy fathers day…
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