- Nearly 95 million Father’s Day cards were given last year in the United States, making Father’s Day the fourth-largest card-sending occasion. Did you get your Daddio card? You still can.
(Christmas, Valentine’s day and Mother’s day are 1,2, and 3)
- More than 68 million Americans participated at a barbecue in the last year — it’s probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Father’s Day.
- The idea of Father’s Day was conceived in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Dodd while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
- There are 64.3 million estimated number of fathers across the nation.
- There are 140,000 estimated stay-at-home dads in the country.
- 25.8 million fathers who are part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2008.
- Father’s Day was supported by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924.
- 1.8 million is the number of single fathers in 2008. Currently, among single parents living with their children, 16 percent are men.
- In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day with a presidential proclamation.
This week is mostly about Fathers. Yesterday we pretty much did the “fashion” with NUMBER:lab. So easy to like and to wear their clothing! Todays post is about other fun eco gifts for Dad. This is a fun list combined from Inhabitots Green Father’s Day Gift Guide (by Desmond Williams, 06/13/10) and Ecouterrs - 14 Green Father’s Day Gifts for Eco-Savvy Dads (by Jasmin Malik Chua, 06/12/11.) Although it may not be the right gift for your dad it makes for some fun reading!
“Dads have come a long way since the days of the stereotypical cigar chomping, garage tinkering, newspaper-at-the-breakfast-table men of the recent past. Nowadays more and more dads are becoming nurturing, early adapting, fashion forward, artistic, eco-responsible individuals. In other words, we’re not our dads dads. So on this Fathers Day let’s celebrate with green-minded, stylish, thoughtful gifts that fit the bill. From recycled necktie wallets to wooden harddrives, here are a few of our favorite eco gifts for the modern dad.” Pictures above- links below.
- iWood’s Eco Design sunglass frames
- Magno wooden radio
- You And Me The Royal We Belt Buckle
- Best Made Company’s new line of pocket axes
- Terra Plana Recycled Shoes
- Recycled Skateboard Cufflinks
- Recycled Necktie Wallets
- Thinksound™ Rain Headphones
- FREITAG Recycled Tarp iPad Cases ( will have to wait until Aug for this one!)
- Vers Wooden iPad Case
- The Red Hot Air hooey
- Hess Eco Surfboards
- Recycled Eco Skateboards from Pop Master Innovations
- Helmet B Bike Helmet
WHO’S YOUR DADDY?
- For the tree-hugging dad: Wood Thumb Necktie
- For the top-dog dad: Pork-Pie Panama by Billykirk
- For the alma pater: Golden Bear Varsity Jacket
- For the tough-cookie dad: Special Ops Backpack by Killspencer
- For the classic dad: Pinstripe pajamas by Coyuchi
- For the hipster dad: Athena Procopiou x ASOS Fair-Trade Scarf
- For the vegan dad: Westminster Brogue by Vegetarian Shoes
- For the geek dad: iPad 2 Smart Case by Temple
- For the preppy dad: Calico Jack Belt by Kiel James Patrick
- For the do-gooding dad: Classic 101 Sunglasses by TOMS Eyewear
- For the altruistic dad: “Wa” Woodblock Pocket Square by The Hill-Side
- For the organized dad: Adirondack Kit Bag by Lyndsey Hamilton for Fleabags
- For the dad on the town: Dusk Cologne by Herban Cowboy
- For the clean-shaven dad: Stellar Shaving Cream by Ursa Major
For more eco-friendly Father’s Day gifts, check out our 2010 gift guide.
Need a gift fast? This one is for the Grilling Dad- iGrillBLUETOOTH ENABLED GRILL
The iGrill is available at Apple stores and through the product website, for US$99.99. It currently comes only in white, although a black version is coming out in February, along with custom skins “in a variety of colors and styles to express your individual mood” (oh, brother). An Android version is also in the works. the iGrill also works as a stand-alone tool. Sealed controls allow you to enter the desired temperature directly on the device itself, which has its own LED temperature display, and which will beep when the meat is done. If you do take advantage of its Bluetooth feature, it will be able to communicate with your chosen i-whatzit from a range of over 200 feet (61 meters.)
I know my Dad is ”Worlds Greatest Dad.” Is yours?
Father’s Day is coming up – In case you need some inspiration to thank your dad..
The Dads below are from a NUMBER:Lab piece. “NUMBER:Lab offers a unique sportswear collection of ENGINEERED ESSENTIALS for the discerning side of the athletic man.” https://number-lab.com/
To see this VERY Lovely and sweet accounting of NYC Dads go to: https://number-lab.com/articles.php
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