Father's Day Fun!

This weekend marks the third Sunday in June: the date our nation has officially set aside to celebrate the hard work and dedication dear old dads. 

Washington was the first state to have an official Father’s Day way back in 1910, after a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd lobbied to get the holiday instated. You see, Mother’s Day -- though it did not become an official national holiday until 1914 -- had been kind of a big deal since the 1860s. Dodd was one of six children raised by a widower father, and thought it only fair that men like her dad should get their own special day of recognition. After decades of unofficial acknowledgement, in 1972 President Richard Nixon finally added Father’s Day to the list of federal holidays.

To celebrate your dad in style, we recommend treating him to some classic gentlemen’s accessories that are just a tad more luxurious then anything he might think to get himself. 

How about some swell cigar holders for your dad's favorite stogie?

 Vintage Sheffield Pewter Cigar Holders. Available at Gray & Davis. 

Vintage Sheffield Pewter Cigar Holders. Available at Gray & Davis. 

Or an engravable sterling silver matchbox?

 Art Deco matchbox in sterling silver. Birmingham marks c. 1920s.

Art Deco matchbox in sterling silver. Birmingham marks c. 1920s.

A fun pair of cuff links never hurt anyone. 

 Vintage fox's head cuff links 14k yellow gold and ruby. Available in the Gray & Davis online shop.

Vintage fox's head cuff links 14k yellow gold and ruby. Available in the Gray & Davis online shop.

And who could say no to a good jabot?

 Victorian Sword Jabot Pin in 14k yellow gold. Available at Gray & Davis

Victorian Sword Jabot Pin in 14k yellow gold. Available at Gray & Davis

Happy Father's Day!!!