A good dad can make such a positive difference in someone’s life — they are there for your ups and downs, are always ready to lend a helping hand, and provide laughs and loving support. Father’s Day is a special day to celebrate those wonderful dads and father figures in your life. But finding a great gift for Dad is notoriously difficult!
When asked what they want for a Father’s Day, so many dads will say they don’t need anything. But, of course, you want to give them something to show them that you care and are thankful for them. Whether it’s his first Father’s Day or you’re celebrating all the years he’s devoted to fatherhood, designer jewelry or a Swiss-made watch make excellent Father’s Day gifts. This guide to Father’s Day jewelry gifts will help you make the best choice for Dad!
Origin of Father’s Day
Wondering where Father’s Day came from in the first place? The holiday was first celebrated in the United States on June 19, 1910, in Washington, but it wasn’t until 1972 that it became a nationwide holiday. Father’s Day was inspired by the celebration of Mother’s Day, which President Woodrow Wilson declared a national holiday in 1914.
Sonora Smart, a Washingtonian who was one of six children raised by a widower, worked to build support for a day to also celebrate fathers, which resulted in the 1910 holiday. Support for the celebration waxed and waned over the years due to opposition against commercialization, an argument for combining Mother’s and Father’s Day into one holiday, along with other various issues.
Finally, in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday. Today, there are over 70 million fathers in the U.S., and Americans spend an estimated $1 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts.
What Are the Best Father’s Day Gifts?
We know that you want to show your father figure that you care, and you want to pick a gift that is as special as he is. This is why we suggest designer jewelry or designer watches as Father’s Day gifts for that special dad in your life — these are cherished, long-lasting pieces that are valuable and beautiful, even if they are not the most common gift choice for Father’s Day.
Does Jewelry Make a Good Father’s Day Gift?
For a great gift, men’s designer jewelry pieces are the way to go. Essential items like fine gold or silver jewelry and designer watches will never go out of style. He can wear his Father’s Day designer jewelry for years to come — and it sure to boost his fashion game, adding a touch of refinement and style to his outfits.
Essential Men’s Jewelry Types That Make Great Father’s Day Gifts:
- Designer watches
Watches for Father’s Day
A watch is a gift that won’t disappoint since a quality watch is a must-have, outfit-elevating item in any man’s wardrobe. Consider what kind of watch would best fit your dad’s lifestyle: a casual watch for everyday wear or a luxury designer watch that would add another level of professionalism when paired with a suit?
If your father figure already owns designer watches, consider getting him a watch winder for Father’s Day. Automatic timepieces such as those from designers Breitling and Longines require winding, which typically happens from movement as the watch is worn. However, if they aren’t worn every day, a watch winder will mimic the body’s movements to rotate the designer watch and keep the mainspring wound (or you’ll find yourself heading to watch repair).
Necklaces for Father’s Day
Another traditional piece of jewelry to consider for a Father’s Day gift is a gold or silver necklace. Though there is no one-style-fits-all for men’s necklaces, a good rule of thumb is to stick to sleek, simple designs. An understated dog tag pendant necklace definitely gives off “cool dad” vibes.
If the father in your life is part of the Christian faith, you could give him a meaningful cross necklace for Father’s Day as a symbol of his faith. This John Hardy yellow gold and diamond cross necklace is particularly stunning. If he isn’t a yellow gold kind of man, a silver cross necklace is a subtle yet sophisticated option.
Bracelets for Father’s Day
Stylish, modern dads know that a good bracelet can make an outfit pop — so give him a fantastic bracelet as a Father’s Day gift. For the dad who’s a bit of a rebel at heart, get him a chunky bracelet like this John Hardy Legends curb link bracelet. For the father in your life who’s a bit more traditional and subdued, you can’t go wrong with a timeless box chain bracelet.
Rings for Father’s Day
Although the dad you’re shopping for may already wear a wedding band every day, he could elevate his personal style with a tasteful ring. For the dad with a more casual style, consider a Father’s Day gift of an edgy ring like this John Hardy chain silver band. Or if your dad spends his time in board rooms, a diamond bar ring will give him an added touch of sophistication.
Give Your Dad Quality Jewelry for Father’s Day
While a day spent with family is something every dad would love (and you should definitely make it part of your Father’s Day plans!), giving your dad cash or a gift card just feels impersonal. And while most dads would enjoy a nice meal out or a gift of food or beverages, those gifts don’t last long — but a meaningful cross necklace or a watch? Now those gifts will last him a lifetime.
We know you’ll want to make sure that the jewelry you are giving your dad is of top-notch quality. If the jewelry you have selected includes diamonds, make sure you research all the aspects to consider when buying a quality diamond, such as the 4C’s grading system.
The 4C’s of a diamond include:
- Carat weight
At Fink’s, we have a fifth C for selecting our diamonds, which is the valuable, two-decades-long expertise of Clif. Clif hand-selects every Fink’s diamond in our stores and on our website, and he individually inspects each stone meticulously. Because of his high standards, he rejects nearly 99% of the diamonds he inspects each year, which means that Fink’s diamonds are of the topmost quality that you can trust.
No matter what kind of gift you choose for your favorite dads, what will make it the perfect Father’s Day gift is that you chose it with him in mind and that it came from the heart. Have a great day celebrating your dad!