Fathers Day, Are we Getting it Wrong? Our Fantastic (Cheaper….Cough) Alternatives to a Gift

Fathers Day, Are we Getting it Wrong? Our Fantastic (Cheaper….Cough) Alternatives to a Gift

Here at It’s Your Money, we believe that Fathers are more appreciative of a helping hand or asking him for some advice, rather than a bunch of flowers. Which coincides with the idea of frugality and also practicality. According to this article by the BBC

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40260169

Father’s Day facts

  • The modern Father’s Day is an American invention, with the first widespread celebration taking place on 1910, two year’s after the first Mother’s Day celebration
  • While Mother’s Day was officially recognised by the US government in 1913, Father’s Day had to wait until 1972
  • Unlike Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is celebrated on the same day in the US and the UK – the third Sunday in June
  • Portugal, Spain and Italy are rare exceptions, celebrating Father’s Day on 19 March, which is also St Joseph’s Day – the date chosen to celebrate Joseph, the husband of Jesus’ mother
  • Father’s Day started to be marked in the UK after World War Two
  • More than 70 countries now mark Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June

In Conclusion

We apparently spend a third more on Mothers Day gifts than Fathers Day ones, so I think our advice would be much more personal and well received. Alternatively there is always a Champions League Final Ticket for next year…….