Provender Brown Perth Deli

Fathers Day

Sunday 20th June 2021

What do you buy your favourite guy for Father's Day? It has to be food and drink! (although it appears from our suggestions here we've decided to go heavy on the 'drink')

Father's Day Origins

Fathers are celebrated in the UK on the third Sunday of every June but unlike Mother’s Day, which is a traditional Christian holiday, the premise behind Father’s Day is a modern one. 

Britain actually followed America in celebrating Father’s Day, and the first ever event happened in 1908, when a West Virginian Church held a special sermon after 362 men were killed in a mining accident. Parishioners gave out flowers to honour the living and the dead, in commemoration of all that our fathers do for us.

The following year, a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd made it her mission to set up a national Father’s Day as a way of honouring her own dad, a Civil War veteran who had raised six children on his own after his wife died during childbirth.

Father’s Day slowly spread to other states and during World War II, Father’s Day was used as a way of promoting the troops out on the field. By the time the war was over, Father’s Day was a national institution across the globe.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

From craft beers to stuffed pasta, chocolate dipped strawberries to a well-stocked wine box, we have a great choice of Father's Day presents here at Provender Brown.  If you're after something a little larger, why not check out our Hamper Gifts or Cheese Club? 

Persie Gin is made right here in Perthshire and we happen to know it's a big hit with Dads everywhere!