Unlike Mother's Day, the celebration of Father's Day was a lot more difficult to establish as a national day of recognition. The idea of Father's Day gained momentum just after Mother's Day became an established holiday in the early 1900's, even though Father's Day was already celebrated in Europe for centuries. Most people in America viewed it as another attempt at commercialism to force them to buy yet another gift. But over time and of course with the perseverance of retailers everywhere, Father's Day became as celebrated as Mother's Day, even if the shows of affection are less elaborate and more centered on food or outdoor grilling at home! Believe it or not it wasn't until the 1980's that Father's Day became a solidified day of recognition for Dear Old Dad! Show him that you care by picking out that one Father's Day gift from our selection that has a special meaning that only you and he would appreciate!