Have you got Dad a gift yet?
Its the first time we have offered a discount for Fathers Day, we have decided to get rid of some of our woollen garments with Winter coming to an end, and our other products are on offer as well.
At Emu Ridge we are making it easy for you to find your dad the perfect gift this Fathers Day thanks to our wide range of gift ideas online. You’re sure to find something that will make your dad smile.
15% OFF EVERYTHING AT EMU RIDGE
As a thank you to our valued customers for supporting our family owned Business, we would like to offer 15% Discount on any of our Emu Ridge products. So stock up on this great offer it ends on the 23rd of August 2019.
Just pop DAD15 in the Coupon Code at checkout to receive your discount! *Excluding Specials. Shop link.
Thanks again and we look forward to your continued support.
Larry, Bev and team
We’ve added the KI Merino Wool and Possum for the first time to our shop something normally only available in our retail shop, great gifts for fathers day. Check it out here, only a limited amount of stock, SPECIALS are not included in the 15% off they are already a great price!
Gift Vouchers are always a great option to, you will find them on our online shop
We have a wide range of great gift packs and boxes for sale in store and online. They are a unique Australian made gift for that special someone. We will also expertly tailor a gift to suit your individual requirements, full of excellent local produce. We provide customised gift hampers as well. So if you have a special occasion for someone coming up and would like a gift basket and are not sure what to choose, we are here to help you with heaps of gift ideas. If you would like something delivered on Kangaroo Island we are happy to hand deliver your voucher or gift if it is within the Kingscote area. Otherwise we can arrange delivery for you at a small cost. All other orders are delivered by Australia Post.
How did Father’s Day begin?
In 1909, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd decided to create an official Father’s Day after listening to Anna Jarvis (an American woman who created Mother’s Day) giving a Mother’s Day sermon at church.
Dodd was a true believer in Father’s Day because she loved her father, William Jackson Smart who raised his six children by himself.
Dodd first suggested that the date of Father’s Day could be on her father’s birthday, 5 June. However, the first ever Father’s Day ended up being celebrated on the third Sunday of June, 19 June 1910.
Makers of ties, socks, hats, golf clubs and other gifts used Father’s Day to sell their product as the perfect Father’s Day gift (and still do today!).
Father’s Day around the world
Father’s Day is celebrated on different days of the year by different countries. Some countries celebrate in June, while others celebrate in March or September.
Father’s Day in Australia
In Australia, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. On this day we celebrate the love and dedication of fathers, step-fathers, guardians, fathers-in-law, uncles and grandfathers and thank them for being our teacher, carer, friend and role model.
In Germany, Father’s Day is the same day as Ascension Day, which is a public holiday on the Thursday, 40 days after Easter. For this reason, the day is sometimes also known as Vatertag meaning ‘Father’s Day’ or Maennertagor Herrentag meaning ‘Men’s Day’. Traditionally, men go on walks through fields, pulling wagons and praying for a good harvest.
In Italy, Roman Catholics celebrate fathers on Saint Joseph’s Day which is 19 March. This day is celebrated with a traditional feast of bread, soup, macaroni, stuffed artichokes and a Saint Joseph’s Sfinge (a cream puff filled with ricotta, topped with fruit such as cherries and orange).
In Thailand, Father’s Day is the same day as the King’s birthday. On this day, Thai people give a Canna flower (‘Dok put ta ruk sa’ in Thai) to their fathers or grandfathers and wear yellow (the King’s colour). There are religious ceremonies all over Thailand and at night there are fireworks and celebrations in the street.