Father's day is a popular celebration around the world, although for some countries it falls on different days of the year. The most popular day is around the 21st June or the third Sunday in June; this date is celebrated by people in the USA and the UK as well as 60 or so other countries. Other countries such as Austral and NZ celebrate it on the first Sunday in September.
It is always difficult to buy something for your Dad! So here is a quick round up of some good and alternative gift shops on the internet where you might find something interesting to treat the man in your life. All the stores listed here offer international shipping.
Not On The High Street aims to sell items that you can't by eleswhere, they try to be unique and a bit different. So they are a perfect choice for this list, and of course, they offer worldwide delivery.
They offer a good range of personalised gifts we particularly like the Notonthehighstreet.com Personalised Guitar Plectrums, which are a very simple and clever gift for a musical Dad!
International shipping cost is given at the checkout as it is calculated upon the product and the shipping destination.
Another alternative gift store with a good selection for men and Dads, is Uncommongoods.com. They claim to sell unusual and cool gifts, and they do! International shipping is provided by Borderfree and that means they deliver to most parts of the world.
Check out their ticket stub diary, which is a great way to preserve all his concert or sporting ticket and keep those precious memories alive!
Minted.com ship to over 200 countries, and sell a range of beautifully designed items in the art, stationery and homeware departments. Everything on the site oozes style and quality and therefore they are not all cheap, but you get what you pay for, right? Many itemsare personalised.
Check out these foil maps made from real gold foil. Minted sell a range of US cities and different countries around the world, such as Australia and Italy. Which is your Dad's favourite place?
Here is a shop that mostly sells clothes, for men and women, but also has a good lifestyle selection, where you might find an interesting gift for father's day, especially in their phone and tech, and audio departments.
The Marshall Stanmore II bluetooth speaker is an excellent example, with its classic looks and analogue buttons it is a must have
If your father like, or needs, a bit of grooming or a shaving gift then Mankind.co.uk id the destination for yoyr gift. Mankind.co.uk have a good international shipping policy, shipping to about 200 countries, and have a large range of health and beauty products perfect for Dad.
They stock a good range of shaving and beard trimming kits including this one from Wahl, the Wahl berad care kit. They are part of The Hut group and you can select your shipping destination and even a currency from the switcher onsite.
So if you are looking for the unusual, alternative or good quality gift for Father's day, we believe that this selection of 5 online stores that all offer good internationals shipping will be a good place to start.
When is Father's Day celebrated?
Here is a list of some of the popular days when Father's Day is celebrated in different countries around the world. In Catholic countries of Europe, Father's Day has traditionally been celebrated on March 19th as Saint Joseph's Day since the time of the Middle Ages, in many other countries it is a more modern invention, created to celebrate the influence of fathers on family and society. Popular countries are listed in the table.
|March 19th||Italy, Portugal, Spain|
|3rd Sunday in June||Most European countries, Canada, Japan, USA, UK|
|June 21st||Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, UAE|
|Secondy Sunday in August||Brazil|
|First Sunday in September||Australia, New Zealand|
|Second Sunday in November||Finland, Norway, Sweden|
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Happy Father's Day and happy international shopping!