Your Father's Day Gift Ideas
It is the occasion to tell him once again that he's the best dad in the world and, above all, to get together as a family around a festive meal! And if you want to embellish this event with a lasting sign of your affection, Christofle proposes a wide selection of gifts for this Father's Day 2021.
A silver photo frame, cufflinks engraved with his initials, or beautiful crystal whisky glasses will be unforgettable gifts.
Gift Ideas for Him...
Popular Father's Day Gifts
Celebrate Father's Day
Christofle is delighted to offer you a Saint-Honoré Cocktail Flacon
from Maison Alphonse
for any purchase from 500€ until June 20th 2021*
*A cocktail vial worth 39,90€ VAT incl. for any purchase from 500€, in the limit of the available stock. Alcohol abuse can seriously damage your health. Consume with moderation.
Our Favorites for Her
Sometimes the easiest way to tell her how much you love her is to share a nice meal and reminisce together sweet memories. What better way to embellish these moments of sharing than with the elegant Perles collection and its silver flatware or our iconic Mood flatware set and its variations? And if you're looking for something special, try the new gold finishes of our Jardin d'Eden collection, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Discover our special selection below.
The origins of Father's Day
Although not strictly speaking a "Father's Day", the tradition of celebrating dads seems to date back to the 15th century, when the Catholic Church instituted March 19 as St. Joseph's Day (who was the adoptive father of Jesus). The celebration of this feast developed from the end of the 16th century, Joseph gradually becoming the patron saint of fathers. To celebrate the event, children made small gifts or gave flowers to their fathers.
An American Renaissance
The idea was taken up in 1909 by an American woman: Sonora Smart Dodd realized that no official event existed to celebrate fathers, unlike Mother's Day. Wishing to pay tribute to her father who had raised his 6 children alone, she asked to organize a celebration in honor of fathers in the city of Spokane (in the state of Washington), on her father's birthday, June 19th. Under the initiative of President Calvin Coolidge, many American States adopted this idea, but it was not until 1972 that President Richard Nixon established Father's Day as a national celebration.
In France, the Flaminaire brand (now BIC) is credited with bringing Father's Day up to date in 1949. During large advertising campaigns, it invited its customers to offer fathers a lighter as a gift... Father's Day was thus reintroduced and quickly became popular and well-loved tradition.
Father's Day 2021 Dates
This year, the date of Father's Day is set for Sunday, June 20th both for France, the United States of America, and many other countries. One more occasion to celebrate spring!