Father’s Day 2022: date, last minute gift ideas, origins…


FATHER’S DAY 2022. On this Sunday, June 19, 2022, we celebrate dads, in France. We offer you last minute gift ideas and messages for your father.

[Mis à jour le 19 juin 2022 à 15h20] This Sunday, June 19, in addition to the second round of the legislative elections, it’s Father’s Day! It’s a pure coincidence of the calendar since, in France, dads are celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Doing your civic duty by going to the polls is essential, but so is finding a gift idea for your dad. And it’s not always easy, which is why the editorial staff of L’Internaute is here to help you. We’ve put together a list of gifts for your dad. We also offer you ideas to mark the occasion of a first fathers day or offer a personalized gift to the first man in your life. Either way, we’re sure you’ll find your happiness – and above all, do your dad’s!

Addressing a present to his father is a beautiful intention. But a nice message, well written can be just as much fun! Only here, Victor Hugo does not reside in each of us. So we decided to be your Cyrano and help you unlock your pen. Find below our message templates or poems, but also our Father’s Day cards. Finally, go to the section dedicated to the commercial and religious origins of the date of Father’s Day to learn more about this celebration with roots older than you might think…

The date for Father’s Day 2022 is set for Sunday, June 19just three weeks after Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 29.

The average budget devoted to the present father is 49.98 euros. Here are some additional ideas for everyone! For dads who love comics, this is the perfect gift. Olivier Delcroix draws up his list of “100 cult comic book characters”, from Mafalda to Nickel-plated Feet via Gaston Lagaffe or Spirou.

  • An “I Love Dad” gift box of Wonderbox, so that he can choose his experience – gourmet dinner, first flight in a helicopter, oenology workshop, back massage, driving a Ferrari… (49.90€)… or go see a football game
  • An indoor plantsuch as the Monstera offered by Nature et Découvertes (€49.90, available online only, cache-pot optional)
  • The new Nespresso coffee machine Vertuo Next (149€)
  • A tasting box of 6 rums from around the worldat (€62.90)
  • A gourmet box “Stroll in Corsica”from (€34.95)
  • A free-standing aluminum photo frameby Smart photo (24,95€)
  • A subscription to a wine box 3, 6, 9 or 12 months, on Myvitibox (from 20€ / month)
  • Azzaro Chrome Aqua eau de toilette with grapefruit-basil-vetiver accords, 100ml (€47.24 on
  • An instant camera Fuji Instax brown, via La (€114.99)
  • A scratch card made by you to express your affection (explanations on France bleu)

It is not always easy to choose a present for a first Father’s Day with baby. Even more than for a “classic” Father’s Day, the personalized gifts are popular, like the aluminum hexagons from Smart photo (see here), which also offers photo books (see here), a photo on canvas (see here), a personalized cushion (see here) or even a printed bowl. As for Cheerz, which defines itself as an “easy photo printing site”, it offers a collection dedicated to both new dads and those who have had this role for longer: hexagonal photo magnets, photo album, photo on aluminum , or retro photo canvas (see their collection).

Sometimes the greatest gift comes simply from words. There are many ways to wish your dad a happy birthday. For children in any case, the poem for dad remains a timeless, which will always please! If you have a moderate desire to play Baudelaire, the message remains with your words or the little written attention. Finding a card or finding and decorating an original piece of paper shouldn’t be too difficult either, even on Father’s Day Sunday. Unsheathing his mobile to send a nice SMS to his dad either. Sending a virtual card remains a simple and quick exercise. also offers to wish a happy Father’s Day with special and often animated cards! Discover our cards and message ideas for Father’s Day below.

Although Christianity has no direct connection with Father’s Day, many sources have pointed to the glorification of fatherhood in this religious current. The “creator” God of the Bible is often referred to as “God the Father”. A state of affairs reinforced by the trinity of Catholic theology, which separates the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Moreover, the father figure is present in the place taken by Abraham, father of believers (19th century BC) and biblical patriarch. The Jewish, Arab and Christian peoples all claim his descent.

Otherwise, the father was once celebrated via the figure of the Roman “Pater familias”. This head of the family had undisputed authority over the wife, children or slaves. And was considered the cornerstone of ancient society. The motif has moreover crossed the centuries until our days: among the Christians, the fathers were of course the members of the clergy. The Pope himself is named Holy Father by Catholics.

March 19, the date of Saint Joseph, has long been the occasion to celebrate fatherhood in Catholic, Lutheran or Anglican worship. Indeed, in the Bible, Joseph is the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. He is engaged to the young woman when she finds herself pregnant by the action of the Holy Spirit. Described as a “wise man”, he accepts the child and educates him: he is recognized as a saint in the Christian tradition. In Spain, it is even this date that is retained as being that of Father’s Day.

The celebration of Father’s Day was born in the United States. Young Sonora Smart Dodd (1882-1978) was the daughter of long-time widowed Civil War veteran Henry Jackson Smart. In 1909, she heard about Anna Jarvis’ initiative to initiate a Mother’s Day during a sermon delivered at a Methodist church in Spokane, Washington. The young woman then calls for a celebration of paternity, in addition to Mother’s Day. She even offers the birthday date of her parent, June 5. The pastors of the region seized on the idea, even if they decided to establish the feast on the third Sunday of June: the first Father’s Day was organized in Spokane on June 19, 1910.

If the celebrations of Spokane quickly sink into anonymity, the idea of ​​Father’s Day is launched. In the 1920s, US President Calvin Coolidge tried to make it an official holiday, but clashed with Congress. Parliamentarians fear that this reminder of paternal virtues will become, like Mother’s Day, a commercial barnum. It was not until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson recognized the ritual in an official proclamation. Six years later, Richard Nixon signs a law that makes it a day of national celebration. Father’s Day is definitely set for the third Sunday in June.

Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time in France in 1952. As surprising as it may seem, we owe this arrival to a lighter manufacturer. The Flaminaire company, located in Redon, Brittany, is inspired by the American celebration and the windfall generated by the purchases of children and companions. On his posters, we can then read: “Our dads told us, for Father’s Day, they all want a Flaminaire”. Very quickly, companies and the media took up this motif, which responded a few weeks later to Mother’s Day.

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