The Best Father’s Day 2020 Gifts
Father’s Day 2020 is June 21st. We still have a couple of weeks, but as well all know, those will pass quickly. Gift-giving can also be a bit tougher with the world on lockdown as it is at the moment.
With that, we want to help prepare you and let you know our thoughts on the best Father’s Day gifts in 2020. Everything listed here is available online for delivery or pickup, or is a virtual product in the first place.
Father’s Day – Where Did It Come From?
The holiday was invented as a complement to Mother’s Day. First celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington, it’s a celebration of fathers, fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
There was a lot of resistance to the concept in the decades after its inception, with newspapers treating the holiday with sarcasm and jokes. Most people were concerned that it was a purely commercialized holiday invented to rival the commercial success of Mother’s Day. A second, dad-specific Christmas, if you will.
With this in mind, it’s with no small amount of self-awareness that we now present to you our favorite gift ideas for Father’s Day.
Father’s Day Gifts of 2020 Roundup – Philadelphia & Beyond
There are millions of different things you can get Dad. You just have to think about who he is, what his interests are, and come up with a unique gift idea from there.
Some of us are better gift givers than others, so we thought of a few different Dad tropes and paired them with the perfect gift. Remember: order your gifts with plenty of time to spare. COVID-19 is causing lots of shipping delays, and you don’t want to show up empty-handed.
Below you’ll find a few different “Dad” archetypes, with the perfect gifts to complement them.
The Style Maven
Style Dad is the guy who refuses to wear “Dad” clothes: jeans, sneakers, baggy cargo shorts, Oakleys, you get the idea. Now is the time to show him that you appreciate his aesthetic sense.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that Henry A. Davidsen has a plethora of unique, luxurious accessories to choose from, all of which can be delivered to your door. We particularly love these bracelets from Tateossian (see photo), and a gift certificate for custom clothing will give him a second-to-none experience.
Contact us if you’d like to discuss the perfect Father’s Day gift.
Lots of men love gadgets. At a time when just about everything is virtual, advanced technology is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives. We’re big fans of “true wireless” earbuds. They have no wires at all (not even connecting to each other, let alone a device), and thus provide unmatched convenience.
Perfect for Zoom calls, exercising, or even just enjoying music or a podcast, this list reviews some of the best true wireless earbuds on the market. Pick dad up a pair this year.
The Spirit Enthusiast
We mean “spirit” in the alcoholic sense here. If your father enjoys an adult beverage every now and again, get him something special that he wouldn’t otherwise get for himself. If you’re in Philadelphia (or anywhere in PA, really), state stores are still in business despite the pandemic shutdown. Visit them online, order, and pick up at a store near you.
Pro tip: If he’s a whisky guy, Lagavulin 16 is a smokey, peaty symphony of flavor.
Gift-giving doesn’t have to center around consumer durables. The same dads who appreciate a fine drink often have that same appreciation for food. If your dad is a gourmand, Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to get him something fun, different, or decadent.
Our suggestion for Philadelphians (or those who live in the area): shop DiBruno Brothers on Mercato. Pick out a bunch of meats, cheeses, and crackers – you won’t need more than 1/4 pound of each if you get a few. When they arrive, plate them elegantly and watch it all disappear, but not before helping yourself to a bit. After all, part of the gift is the time you spend together.
It’s expensive at $150 per pound, but jamón Ibérico will change Dad’s world. Made from a specially-fed, rare breed of pig, it’s Spain’s answer to the best prosciutto that Italy has to offer. He won’t be disappointed, except when it’s gone.
Even if Dad is fortunate enough to be working from home in the days of COVID-19, he likely has more time on his hands. If your father is on the brainier side of things, he may appreciate a MasterClass on a subject that interests him. If he’s a bookworm, consider the newest Kindle or other e-reader so he can have his favorite literary works at his fingertips.
Curious about what we can do for Father’s Day (and beyond)? Contact us at 215-310-0219 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you, and Happy Father’s Day.