Giving Gifts on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September each year in Australia. A day to honour the fathers and father figures in our lives.

Sonora Smart Dodd is credited as the original founder of Father’s Day as we know it today. Apparently Sonora was inspired to form this special event after listening to a Mother’s Day sermon by Anna Jarvis; the American woman who came up with the idea of Mother’s Day.

The commitment shown by her father, William Jackson Smart, who had raised six children as a single parent, motivated Sonora to strongly advocate for Father’s Day.

June 19, 1910 was the very first time Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington. Later, the celebrations spread beyond North America, growing in popularity in other significant parts of the world.

One of the first mentions of Father’s Day in Australia was seen in The Newcastle Sun on September 4, 1936.

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
~ Anne Geddes

Father’s Day

Need a gift for Dad? Shop Locally!

The Greater Port Macquarie boasts incredible local retailers and unique locally made Father’s Day gift ideas. Here’s a sample of what’s available:

Bakers Delight

Enjoy a Bakers Delight Father’s Day Morning Tea Pack with Dad. Each pack will consist of 4 Croissants, 2 Choc Croissants, 4 Mixed Variety of Scones, 2 Ham and Cheese Danishes and 2 Spinach and Fetta Danishes.

Order online, with local delivery and pickup in Port Macquarie on Sunday 5th September.

Bird & Earth

Bird & Earth is a local natural skincare brand catering for both men and women.

Gift Dad an easy to use complete skincare set. Face Cream, Face Scrub and Beard-Face Oil all in handmade pouch, complete with handcrafted avocado seed button.

Dessert First

Dad’s Ultimate Cookie Gift Pack or Twin Pack Gift Sets from Dessert First. Yum! What a perfect gift for Dad.

Order online, with local pickup in Port Macquarie on Friday 3rd September. No local delivery available.

Learn more about Dessert First Cakerie & Patisserie. Specialising in custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and donuts.

Ken Little’s Fruit & Veg

Celebrate a little different this year and get a Father’s Day Breakfast Box! Ken Little’s Fruit & Veg are teaming up with Chef2Farmer to deliver your family a local fresh breakfast.

Order online, with local pickup or free delivery in Port Macquarie.

Palates of Port

Treat Dad to a delicious box of 4 Vanilla Creme Brulee Donuts from Palates of Port for Father’s Day this year.

Order online, with local pickup or delivery in the Port Macquarie area on Sunday 5th September.

Port Macquarie Trikes

Get Dad outdoors and have some family fun with a Port Macquarie Trikes experience.

Father’s Day vouchers and gift cards available. Bookings essential, call 0482 946 541. Located at Port Macquarie Marina.

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