Depending on which bit of the internet you believe Fathers Day is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year on June 16th. 

Apparently it all began when a young woman in Spokane, Washington sat in church in May of 1909 listening to a Mother’s Day sermon. Sonora Smart Dodd decided she also wanted a day to honour her dad;  William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran and a single parent who raised six children.

In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honouring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday in the US when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

So if you’d like to show your dedicated dad, or fabulous father figure that you love ’em. Here’s a little selection of the goodies we’ve got here in eclectica that might do the trick!

Lovely leather…

We’ve got a great selection of ethically & fairly traded leather bound notebooks bags, wallets, key rings & card holders, made from buffalo & goat leather that has been treated and oiled for a beautiful finish which is hard-wearing and designed to last and improve with age…just like our dads!

Outdoor adventurers…

If your dear old dad is the get-up and go type, they’ll love our extensive range of Aquapac Trailproof bags,backpacks, stuff sacs, & phone cases. All of these British made products are 100% waterproof so will keep your valuables try whatever your adventure…be it hiking the Himalayas, or perhaps just exploring Mortimer Forest with your faithful hound!

Perfect pampering…

We know discerning Dad’s are not averse to a bit of TLC time, and the new mens range from Heyland & Whittle smells wonderful. Choose from shampoo & beard bars, body wash & soaps. Spend £20 or more and we’ll gift wrap them in their own Fairtrade hessian wash bag.


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