Father's Day Around The World
Father's Day is a celebration honoring the influence of fathers in society.
In lots of countries Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June including the USA, Canada, the UK, France, India, China, Japan, the Philippines and South Africa. However, it is also widely celebrated on other days, for example on February 23rd in Russia, March 19th in Italy, Portugal, Spain and Germany, the first Sunday in June for Switzerland, the second Sunday in June for Austria and Belgium, first Sunday of September in Australia and New Zealand and the second Saturday of November in many Scandinavian countries.
Whatever day you celebrate as Father's Day cherish it! Sadly my Father died this year and if I had the opportunity again I would celebrate Father's day a number of times each year.
So whether you're celebrating Father's Day or just telling your Dad that you love them, we've pulled together some of our favourite gifts online at Bits of Australia to help you with your gifts for dad shopping.
Australian timber gadgets
Gifts made from natural materials like Australian wood are long-lasting and have that element of timeless beauty. We have three Aussie made wooden gifts we know fathers across the world will enjoy.
If your father is forever striving to create the perfect espresso he will jump for joy when you surprise him with the handmade Australian Red Gum coffee tamper. Your gift to Dad will be the perfect combination of beauty and functionality.
If your Dad is more of a fine stationery lover, the Australian River Red Gum Stylus Pen is perfect and made from recycled timbers from Australia's iconic tree. The wood from the Red Gum is used from fine furniture to fuel. The end of this pen has a soft rubber tip for use with touch screen devices allowing you to use the soft rubber tip instead of your finger to reduce screen smudging.
Give him something he'll treasure forever
Whether your Dad in an Aussie expat, longs to visit Australia or could simply do with a colourful piece to brighten up his work space, these Australian icon prints will put a smile on his face.
We have a range of exciting prints by talented Australian artists including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, MCG and Ayers Rock Prints, which are all based on artwork by Milana Wallace. Give Dad a small slice of Australian heaven this Father's Day!