A gift idea for Father's Day

A gift idea for Father's Day? Do you know the origins of this holiday that celebrates our fathers every year on 19 June? From its origins to the choice of gift, Château de Berne invites you to discover this special occasion, which pays tribute to all the fathers in the world.

The origins of Father's Day

Originally a Catholic holiday, Father's Day is celebrated on 19 March, St Joseph's Day, the father of Jesus Christ. For some European countries with a strong religious heritage, such as Italy, Spain and Portugal, this date has been maintained over time. In the rest of the world, it was at the beginning of the 20th century that a young American woman suggested making this a secular holiday, intended as much to celebrate fatherhood as it was for mothers, whose day was established in 1905. It was a way of paying tribute to her father who, after the death of their mother, had brought them up alone with his brother. The date of 19 June was proposed and "secular" Father's Day was celebrated for the first time on 19 June 1910. It was in 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson institutionalised Father's Day on the 3rd Sunday in June.

From custom to Father's Day gifts

Today, on Father's Day, we celebrate not only the father, but also the man. It's a day of celebration, and whatever the country, the custom is to give your father a gift to show your affection. Pay tribute to your dad with a word, a gesture of course, but also a personalised present such as a mug with a family photo or message printed on it, an eau de toilette, a bracelet or any other object made or bought to suit your budget.

A gift idea for Father's Day

The list of possible Father's Day gifts is a long one, with items at all price points. But finding the right Father's Day gift can be a headache. Obviously, when the children are small, the mother or someone close to her often organises the creation of a pretty card with a drawing and a poem. Most of the time, she accompanies a present bought with the thought of the pleasure it will bring, and that's where everything gets complicated. Finding a gift that matches his personality or passions. For a dad who's a geek, crazy about high tech and electronics, you may find yourself limited by the budget. If he's a gourmet, the field of possibilities opens up to all kinds of cooking accessories. If your dad's a handyman, you'll have access to a wide range of tools, and if he's a car enthusiast, why not take him for a spin around the track in an exceptional racing car? Sports enthusiasts can choose from a wide range of accessories and sportswear.

Gift ideas for Father's Day at Berne Castle

And why not make this an exceptional day for the whole family, with dad the centre of attention. The team at Château de Berne in Lorgues, Provence, have a few ideas for Father's Day gifts. Food and wine lovers will love them. Make the most of a weekend and book a family room in the 5-star Relais et Châteaux hotel:
- offer a meal to Garden of BerneA Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant and a Green Star for sustainable gastronomy, with chefs Louis Rameau and Eric Raynal at the helm for an unforgettable culinary experience,
- offer a cookery class in a place full of charm and authenticity, benefit from the secrets of our chefs, and then taste what you've prepared,
- offer a visit to a cellar and a tasting to discover the secrets of our grands crus, the result of the work of our oenologist Alexis Cornu.
- treat yourself to a wellness or fitness session in our exceptional Spa partner 5 Mondes and Vinésime.

Finding a gift idea for Father's Day isn't always easy. Why not take advantage of this moment to offer a moment of family happiness around your loved one. The Château de Berne en Provence offers unforgettable experiences in the heart of nature.

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