Gifts Ideas to Celebrate Dear Old Dad
Posted June 18, 1998
RALEIGH — If you haven't bought a gift yet for dear old Dad (yes, Father's day is THIS Sunday), have no fear because we've gone Out & About to find some great gift ideas.
WRAL's Tracy Wilson turned to the pros for gift ideas that Dad won't put up in the attic to await the next yard sale! And best of all, they come in all price ranges.
Forget the same old necktie! The pros at Sharper Image and Brookstone put together some unique ways to wow that special Dad!
Whatever your gift choice, remember that Father's Day is all about pampering him. Cook Dad a special meal at home, or do some handy work around the house so he won't have to. It doesn't have to be expensive to be meaningful.
Father's Day started in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. She was listening to a Mother's Day sermon and, having been raised by her father, wanted to come up with a special way to honor him. So, she chose June in memory of her father's birthday and declared the third Sunday of the month Father's Day.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge made the day a nationally recognized holiday and families have been celebrating ever since.
Happy Father's Day to all of you Dads!