The first Father's Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington in 1910. The day was created to complement Mother's Day and celebrate fatherhood and male parenting. Despite numerous attempts, it wasn’t until 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers and 1972 when the day was made a permanent national holiday by President Richard Nixon. Don’t wait that long to show your appreciation to dad. Select from one our many popular Father’s Day favorites.