Father’s Day 2019: When is it and what are the best deals?

Sabrina Barr

Father's Day – the international celebration of fathers, paternal guardians and other familial role models – is just around the corner.

Numerous people across the country will be spending Father's Day with their families and loved ones, going out for meals and exchanging gifts and cards to mark the occasion.

From the date to the best gift deals around, here's everything you need to know about Father's Day:

When is it?

This year, Father's Day falls on Sunday 16 June in the UK.

It always takes place on the third Sunday of June, as it also does in several countries including Uganda, Turkey, Bangladesh and Mexico.

Father's Day is commemorated on various different dates in nations across the globe, such as in Switzerland, where it always takes place on the first Sunday in June.

During the Middle Ages, an annual celebration of fatherhood was observed on 19 March in Catholic Europe, on the same date as the feast day of Saint Joseph.

The modern iteration of Father's Day as we know it today began being celebrated in the US in the early 20th century.

It began being commemorated as a result of the success of Mother's Day, which stemmed from the religious observance of Mothering Sunday.

The first observance of a "Father's Day" was held on 5 July 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia.

How is it celebrated?

Father's Day is widely regarded as a secular celebration, an occasion on which fathers and guardians are celebrated by their families and loved ones.

In the Roman Catholic tradition, fathers are honoured on Saint Joseph's Day, on 19 March.

It's custom on Father's Day to present your father or male guardian with a card and a gift as a token of your appreciation.

Some also spend their Sundays going out for meals with their fathers or going on days out with them.

Last year, stationery company Paperchase was praised for creating a line of Father's Day cards for single mothers.

Here are some of the best deals around for Father's Day

Enjoy some laughs

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Why not treat your dad by taking him to a comedy night this Father's Day?

This deal will give you your pick from a wide range of comedy nights taking place in the UK, during which you can expect up to three comedians to deliver hilarious entertainment.

You'll also be given access to an after-show party at selected locations.

Comedy night for two: £25, virginexperiencedays.co.uk.

Suave scent

The Perfume Shop is offering plenty of deals on selected perfumes in the lead-up to Father's Day.

The Hugo Boss eau de toilette "Boss Bottled United" is currently reduced from £87 to £42.99, while Ralph Lauren's "Polo Red" is reduced from £64 to £39.99.

For more information, visit the perfumeshop.com.

The ultimate pamper kit

Limited Edition Father's Day Collection (lookfantastic.com)

Lookfantastic is currently offering a limited edition collection of cosmetic products at a heavily discounted price especially for Father's Day.

Worth £136, this gift bundle includes a Molton Brown Tobacco Absolute Bath and Shower Gel, Refinery Eye Gel, an Elemis TFM Deep Cleanse Facial Wash and more.

Limited Edition Father's Day collection: £49, lookfantastic.com.

Capture the moment

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Camera Jungle is currently offering a 15 per cent discount across the site for Father's Day.

Using the discount FATHER15 at checkout, you can bag bargains on a range of photographic equipment.

For more information, visit camerajungle.co.uk.

Fancy a tipple?

In honour of Father's Day, Honest Brew is offering beer bundles at massively discounted prices.

A nine-beer bundle, worth £50, now costs £29.90 and includes the nine beers in addition to a £10 voucher, a beer glass and a pair of socks.

Meanwhile, a six-beer bundle has been reduced from £42.90 to £24.90.

For more information, visit honestbrew.co.uk

Unleash your inner superhero

This photo shoot experience is the ultimate gift for any father who shares a proclivity for superheroes with their children.

Reduced from £185 down to £25, Capow Portraits if offering fathers and their children the chance to dress up as their favourite superhero, take part in a photo shoot against realistic movie backgrounds and take home a 12" x 8" print.

Father and child Superhero Photo Shoot by Capow Portraits: £25, virginexperiencedays.co.uk.

Go for a drive

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If your father fancies himself a bit of a petrolhead, then he's going to love taking a supercar for a spin.

With this experience, reduced from £99 to £59, your father will given the choice to test drive elite cars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and more.

The experience lasts for approximately two hours, which includes an introduction and safety briefing.

Double Supercar Driving Blast with High Speed Passenger Ride: £59, redletterdays.co.uk.

Take your father to new heights

How do you like the idea of a three-course meal at an Italian restaurant before taking in the views of the capital?

For £89, reduced from £118.90, you can treat your father to a three-course dinner at Marco Pierre White, a short walk away from The Shard, before ascending London's famous glass skyscraper.

Your meal will also include a glass of prosecco each.

For more information, visit buyagift.co.uk.

For more Father's Day present inspiration, visit our IndyBest gift guide here.