It doesn’t matter what language it is, the meaning of dad is simple: fun, comforting, supporting and loving. This weekend, people from all over the world will come together with their fathers to celebrate everything that they have done for them. What will you do to celebrate? And how will it differ from sons and daughters across the world?
In Brazil, Father’s Day is a day to fill the stomach, feasting on barbecues of roasted beef, chicken skewers and sausage. In Japan, you will be eating a lunch consisting of prawn and crab dishes, whilst giving your father a personalised bottle of beer. Meanwhile in Thailand, it is traditional to wear a yellow outfit and gift your father a Canna flower, a sacred lily that embodies a spirit of masculinity and prosperity.
In Germany, beer is on the menu - and lots of it! Father’s Day is in fact a public holiday for Germans, so expect plenty of day drinking at the local beer halls or tents. In Mexico, they change up the pace with the Carrera del Dia del Padre, a massive running race held in the capital. And if you are an American, it is a chance for a family reunion with the sharing of gifts and the chance to indulge your dad with his favourite activities – whether that’s watching the baseball or going on a fishing trip.
One thing that is consistent all over the world on Father’s Day is the spirit of giving gifts to our dads, to show our love and appreciation for everything that they have done for us. And if you’re stuck at a loose end, don’t worry. We’re here to suggest some fantastic gifts that will be sure to delight your old man on his special day.
If your dad has a fine collection of timepieces, why not indulge him with the Quantum Quad Watch Winder. This cutting-edge watch winder will hold up to four watches, and keep them ticking and in pristine condition. We have sourced a quintessential metallic leather which covers the external case of the box, with a luxurious velveteen interior lining that oozes finesse and style.
Your father’s collection of watches may have grown quite large, having collected them over the course of his illustrious life. In this case, we can’t recommend the Brompton Ten Watch Box any more highly. This beautifully hand-crafted solid wood box has been finished with the finest printed crocodile pattern leather, and an exquisite suede interior. The Brompton holds up to ten watches and can be adjusted to fit any size, so if your dad owns an IWC, Omega, Tag Heuer or Panerai, you can be assured that it will keep his collection safe and secure.
What if your dad spends a lot of time on the road? Gift him the perfect travel companion with the Vantage Three Watch Roll. This uniquely hexagonal watch roll holds up to three watches in its plush suede interior, and comes in three eye-catching leather finishes – Ebony, Serpentine or Earth. Wherever you are in the world, and however you decide to celebrate this special day with your father, the whole team at Rapport wish you the very best for Father’s Day.