Celebrating with dad on father’s day

Whether he’s dad, step-dad, grandad or even Uncle – Father’s Day is the day to show the father-figure in our lives just how much they mean to us.

The History of Father’s Day

In Europe, Father’s Day goes way back to the middle ages, when it was connected to St Joseph and was celebrated on his feast day in March. However, it wasn’t until the 20th century that Father’s Day became a secular celebration, started in the USA by Sonora Smart Dodd in the early 1900s, to celebrate her father.

The concept of Father’s Day gradually grew in popularity and some 60 years later, it was declared an official holiday in the USA… the UK soon followed suit.

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When is Father's Day?

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June and so the exact date changes year on year. See below for when we’re celebrating dad over the next couple of years.

    2024 – 16th June
    2025 – 15th June
    2026 – 21th June
    2027 – 20th June


Why do we give gifts on Father’s Day?

Dads are great and giving Father’s Day gifts on this special day is a way to show our love and appreciation. Father’s Day means different things to different families… it might mean a card, a day out or something delicious that’s a real treat.

Of course, Father’s Day is also a time to celebrate fantastic step-dads, fathers-in-law, grandads and father figures, whoever they may be… let’s not forget gifts for fathers to be!


Father’s Day chocolate to treat and gift

We’ve been crafting delicious gifts and treats ideal for dad for many years… and we like to think we’re among some of his favourites!

A bag or box of delicious chewy Special Toffee or creamy Fabulous Fudge might be the perfect choice, or perhaps a box of his favourite chocolates… or maybe really spoil him with one of our dad-tastic hampers, full of tasty Thorntons treats.


Why Thorntons

For over a century, Thorntons has specialised in crafting high quality chocolate, sweets, toffee, fudge and other confectionery.

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