Celebrate Father's Day
May 17, 2022

Looking for an original gift to celebrate his birthday, Father's Day or even to please your long-time friend ? It is the occasion to show him your love and to get together as a family around a festive meal! 

If you want to embellish this event with a lasting sign of your affection, Christofle proposes a wide selection of gifts that will accompany him on a daily basis.

CHRISTOFLE IS DELIGHTED TO OFFER YOU

A TOUR D'ARGENT GOURMET BOX

for any purchase from 1 000 € until June 18th, 2023 on Christofle.com or in store*

*Offer valid until June 18th, 2023, while stocks last, for any purchase from 1 000€.

Valid on www.christofle.com/eu_fr, www.christofle.com/eu_en and in European area Christofle boutiques (excluding UK boutiques). A Tour d'Argent gourmet box consisting of a red wine bottle (Bordeaux), Marco Polo Salt (green pepper), aspargus spread, virgin olive oil with matured olives.

Offer cannot be combined with othe current offers.

Barware Gifts

Help him prepare the prefect drink by gifting Christofle barware. 

 

Exceptional Gifts

This unique selection of gifts, will help pick out something just as special as he is. 

 

JEWELRY AND ACCESORIES FOR HIM

Sometimes a well-chosen piece of jewelry or accessory is all it takes to add a touch of timeless elegance to the outfit.

Designed to be worn on a daily basis, it's a great gift idea to make him happy.

 

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.


Father's Day Dates

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.

 

This year, the date of Father's Day is set for Sunday, June 18th both for France, the United States of America, and many other countries. For Spain, Portugal and Italy, it will be on March 19th. One more occasion to celebrate spring!