Father’s Day possibly originated in Fairmont, West Virginia, after Grace Golden Clayton thought that it would be a wonderful idea to honour fathers and fatherhood. She had heard about the amazing response Anna Jarvis had to an event celebrating her late mother’s life; and thought she would organise a similar celebration. The celebration remained very low key, partially because Clayton was a shy person and Fairmont was a busy place with many events going on at the same time.
The concept of Father’s Day was reignited between 1910 and the early 1920s when Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired to celebrate Father’s Day after hearing a sermon about Anna Jarvis. By 1938 a Father’s Day Council was formed and it took a further 34 years of pestering congress before President Richard Nixon signed the bill proclaiming Father’s Day as a permanent National Holiday in 1972.
Father’s Day is honoured all over the world, with each country marking the day with a different date. In the United Kingdom Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, which is June 21st this year (2015). Deciding what to buy your father for a gift can often be challenging and require some considerable thought. If you bought your father a joke present last year or something you picked up from the local garage why not consider buying him an extra special Father’s Day gift this year.
As it happens we have a wide selection of beautiful Rowallan of Scotland leather bags and wooden valet boxes for you to choose from.
From the Rowallan Of Scotland Buchanan Range of toilet and wash bags, this soft cowhide leather wash is approximately 25cm x 15 x 12cm in size, has a two zip fastening, zipped internal pockets, waterproof lining and is available in brown or black. If your father likes to travel then this little bag would make a fantastic gift for £33.00. We have a variety of other models/colours available so don’t forget to check them out.
This Rowallan of Scotland 100% oil tanned buffalo leather holdall is eye catching to say the least. At approximately 59cm(L) x 21cm x 33cm(H) you are looking at the bigger version of the bag which is available in tan or vintage leather. With two zipped pockets and two pouch pockets your father will definitely be able to pack a lot of stuff into this holdall costing £110.00.
If your father likes to collect watches and cufflinks this Rowallan of Scotland wood lacquered valet box from the Venice Collection would keep all of his precious belongings safely together. At approximately 26cm x 7 x 14cm this dappled honey design made from fine lacquered veneer over hardwood with a lift out tray would make a beautiful gift for £49.00.
If your father is into gadgets then he is bound to have a laptop and where better to store and transport it than this beautiful leather briefcase with computer pullout sleeve from Rowallan. From the Verona range this 41cm x 28 x 14cm vegetable tanned leather bag is perfect for a computer buff father for £115.00.
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