Single Dads

Single Dads-According to, there were 4.6 million opposite-sex, unmarried-partner households in 2003.  They say that 18 percent are single dads.  Other recent surveys say up to 23 percent. 
And to those Grandpa's who are the single parent raising their grandchild or children...our hats really go off to you!  Congratulations for being the father who has come the farthest in life.  You have been chosen to share your "golden years" with someone who needs you most!

For those Single Fathers who have stepped up to the plate to be there for our next generation, we have found a great place to find
Single Dads Personalized Gifts.

Here is the History of Father's Day, and our tribute to single Dads everywhere!

Father’s Day: June 17

Fathers/Dad (Part 2 of 2)
Fathers/Dad Poster

The idea of Father’s Day was conceived by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration — June 19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of William Smart’s birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.

Remembering Dad
102 million

The number of Father’s Day cards expected to be given this year in the United States, making Father’s Day the fifth-largest card-sending occasion. (Source: Hallmark research)

Percentage of all Father’s Day cards that are purchased specifically by sons and/or daughters. Nearly 20 percent of Father’s Day cards are purchased by wives for their husbands; the remaining cards are bought for grandfathers, sons, brothers, uncles and “someone special.” (Source: Hallmark research)

Percentage of Americans who plan to celebrate or acknowledge Father’s Day. (Source: Hallmark research and National Retail Federation.)

  • Neckties lead the list of Father’s Day gifts. A good place to buy dad a tie or a shirt might be one of 9,189 men’s clothing stores around the country in 2003.
  • Other items high on the list of Father’s Day gifts include those items you may find in dad’s toolbox such as hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers. You could buy some of these items for dad at one of the nation’s 14,864 hardware stores or 5,795 home centers in 2003.
  • 92% of the Best Loved and most often kept as keepsakes Gifts were Engraved or Personalized
  • 61% of Dads liked having a "Great Dad" Award or poster depicting family and children in their offices.  Here are our favorite two choices.
    Positive Reinforcement
    Positive Reinforcement
    A Dad Is Love A Dad Is Love

    If you have a Dad who works outside, the perfect Gift idea is to help him organize.  It can also help your entire family to keep things cleaner and more tidy. See our Organizations pages for those ideas.

    One Of a Kind Gifts Under $30 from the Hammacher Schlemmer & Company.  Outrageously unique gifts!!


    Amazing Clubs
    Have you seen the Gift of the Month Clubs recently?  WOW have things changed since the Cheese of the Month Club!!

    Free slideshows from Smilebox are great fun!  Include your photos and videos, plus your own music. and send it to Dad or anyone else!


    Read more about Fun and Single Fathers, on our Family Fun Pages.


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