by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move

Sure Mother’s Day was only this past Sunday, but we couldn’t help thinking, “What about Dad?”

It may be a fact that Father’s Day is a less celebrated, less expensive holiday.  And certainly most dads say they don’t care, need, or want a lot, if anything at all.  But we know they think it’s super cool getting recognized. So this year, we’re posting early and getting edgy.

Of course we’re not saying he needs anything like a makeover.  We just think it might be fun to change it up a bit from golf balls, iPads and electric drills, for what makes him feel as hot as the day he met your mom.  I mean, how do you think you got here anyway?

Sonora-Smart-DoddAccording to Wikipedia, Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910 in honor of her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, a single parent who raised his six children there.

After hearing a sermon about the newly recognized Mother’s Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. And although, over the years many presidents attempted to introduced bills to recognize it as a National Holiday, it wasn’t until 1972, that it became permanent, when President Richard Nixon signed it into law.

That’s a long time to wait for a Thank You!

Check out a few of our favorites:

For the Outdoorsy/Active Dad k-way manfield-cotton-plus jacket

A K-WAY Manfield Cotton Plus Jacket.  Waterproof, permanently breathable and windproof.  Perfect for super hot Dads who love to walk, hike and enjoy their “days in the sun.”  Comes with a hidden hood in the collar for a little extra cover on windy days.

Available in Olive, Sand, Charcoal and Black. $195

For The Preppy Dad

Vineyard Vines Bonefish Printed Silk tieSome things just work and even if your dad’s not a book worm, he might need to have a Vineyard Vines staple handy to add a bit of whimsy to an ordinary day. A Bonefish Printed Silk Boe Tie $45, is the perfect Average Anonymous man-ccessory that won’t step too out of bounds and yet add color to his wardrobe.  Regular straight tie versions come in yellow, blue and pink. $75.


Junk Food clothing T shirtFor The Sports fan Dad

He was never cuter.  And it probably really WAS that certain something he wore on the first date with the Mrs. that showed off his svelt bod and totally awesome muscles.  For $19, Dad can have that vintage look back without feeling over the hill in a Junk Food Clothing NFL New York Jets inspired limited edition throwback tee. Featuring hard-nosed style and relaxed fit. 50% Polyester 37% Cotton 13% Rayon. Other teams available.


For The Traveling Dad

Converse Canvas Duffle BagHe likes to play it loose.  He’s a travelin’ man whose made a lotta stops and already owns the heart of one lovely girl – your mom. In the meantime, get him something he’ll really use whether he’s a weekend warrior on the courts or likes to stuff and go for a day trip.  The Converse Canvas Duffle League Play Bag $29 is no frills simple, masculine and hip. Other styles and colors available.