Mother's Day is revered world over, have Father's Day be celebrated with the same kind of pomp? Good question indeed. But then it is time to introspect. Rex Davenport writes a touching article in racinecountyeye.com, titled: Father's Day gift ideas your dad will love, Davenport throws few questions before quoting renowned authors about fatherhood. In the introduction, Davenport asks as to why is it the poets, essayist and social commentators fall all over themselves praising moms on Mother's Day, but a month later, when it is time to honor Dad on Father's Day, they turn snarky or sarcastic? The author goes on to say that for every sweet poem, quote or saying relating to mom, there are ten that take a shot at Pops!And it's nothing new, he says. One of America's renowned authors, Mark Twain, got the ball rolling two centuries ago when he wrote: "“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant; I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”Davenport writes that the snark has continued to this day! Again, he quotes comedian cum author Jon Stewart: “Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.” After quoting renowned authors, Davenport writes about the traditional teenager's opinion of Father's Day: "It's just like Mother's Day only, but you don't spend as much. He then suggests that the kids can still give Dad a sarcastic card if they wish, but if they stop there, there may be some payback in their future. Remember, Davenport warns that at some point, the kids may want to tap the old men for the deposit for their first apartment or to co-sign a car loan. "And when your car breaks down, he will drive to your rescue!" he writes.To recapitulate, the author urges the kids to give it a little thought and seek out a nice gift for their fathers. One need not spend hundreds of dollars, nevertheless, all one needs to do is to spend a little time and adds that it is lucky for the kids that a number of First Friday Downtown Racine Businesses have ideas for them. Let's figure out what are the best gifts for Father's Day.
Northern Lights GalleryA purely local source for artisan jewelry, fine art, home decor and unique gifts, Northern Lights Gallery offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, where the executives love to help you find something you or your loved ones will treasure. Get 25% off Stewart Stand Stainless Steel RFID Blocking Wallets, 20% off TokyoBay watches and up to 40% off select men's Koa wood rings for Father's Day! What is more, the store also offers layaway, custom framing, gift registry and complimentary gift wrapping.Dewey'sThe author asks what's better than all-day $5 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas? Why wonder when you can find them all day on Father's Day at Dewey's will have $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas all day. Furthermore, you can also build your own omelette at Dewey's omelette bar for just $8 from 9.30 a.m. to noon. Without a doubt, Dewey's is your Wisconsin Sports headquarters. Bring in Dad to watch your favorite team on one of the eleven big screen televisions and the humongous nine-foot screen! Its family-friendly restaurant has something for everyone to enjoy.UnCorktFather's Day falls on a Sunday, June 17. For every day the week before, June 11-17, UnCorkt is having a wine sale. The deal is that if you buy one to five bottles and get 5% off, buy six to eleven bottles and get 10% off. You might as well buy a dozen-odd bottle of wine and get 15% off. If you are a case club member, then you would get an additional 5% off. On Father's Day, UnCorkt is open from noon to 4.00 p.m., ideally, you can bring your Dad in and he will get a free glass of wine, a free flight of wine or a free bottle of beer!Art Metals StudioThis store has something for every father on your list! Art Metals Studio has titanium watches to fit every conceivable style. If you are looking to have something personalized, check out the collection of engravable solid Sterling Silver gentlemen's bracelets. Also, see the collection of Titanium rings, Meteorite rings, Damascus and Stainless Steel rings, Mokume Gane collection and more. Last, but not the least, mention Racine County Eye and receive $25 off ANY in-stock watch. Shop local, support local artists and make this Father's Day a memorable event.VepemeistersVisit the store at 420 Main Street, Downtown Racine and discover over 130 e juice flavors to choose from. Give Dad that new Mod or a new flavor for his special day. Vapemeisters is offering 10% discount for the entire purchase for all those super Dads. Hurry in..Vapemeisters is running this special the entire Father's Day weekend, June 15-17 only.Twice Baked PotteryWish Happy Father's Day with the gift of 'man pottery' from Twice Baked Pottery! Be it a traditional coffee mug, its new travel mugs, or the 'Dad Approved' microwave bacon cooker, come to the store to find the perfect Father's Day gifts.RAM Museum StoreOn Father's Day, Racine Art Museum (RAM) is treating Dads with free museum admission. Get your father a gift at the RAM Museum Store to make him more good looking and stylish. From June 12-17, receive 20% off on any regularly priced tie or a pair of men's socks at the store (RAM members receive a total of 25% off). Also, the store will gift wrap your Father's Day gift for free.Red MoonHelp dad celebrates Fathers Day with his favorite foods. Red Moon is a shop that specializes in opals, both Mexican Fire Opals, and Australian Queensland Boulder opals. In addition, they offer handmade candles, a large selection of honey from around the world and specialty, gourmet pantry items. Mention this and receive a FREE bottle of hot sauce of your choice with any $25 purchase!All you have to do it shop at the above-mentioned sites and leave the shipping to us. We help you ship your dad's gift anywhere in the world. Ship7.com