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Unique Father’s Day Gifts for Medical Professionals

Published 08 June 11 11:36 AM
"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope."  ~Bill Cosby

Families have been celebrating Father's Day since 1910, although it did not become a national holiday until 1972. Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., is typically credited with coming up for the idea of Father's Day. Her father raised her and her five siblings after their mother died in childbirth. While listening to a sermon on Mother's Day in 1909, she reportedly was inspired to establish a holiday recognizing dads. Religious leaders in her community supported the idea, and the first Father's Day was celebrated June 19, 1910 - the month of Dodd's father's birthday.

Since then, children across the country have been showing their appreciation for dad with home-made cards, Belgian waffle breakfasts and golf outings.

If you're looking for unique Father's Day gifts, here are a few ideas. (And soap-on-a-rope is not one of them!)


Norman Rockwell Pharmacist Necktie: This 100 percent silk necktie features scenes from Norman Rockwell's beloved "Saturday Evening Post" illustrations. Dads in the medical profession will appreciate images of a pharmacist compounding ingredients. We also carry a similar tie depicting Normal Rockwell's Family Doctor. These ties are perfect for fathers with a passion for medical history.

Infection Awareness Necktie with Immunization/Flu Design: Note: a sense of humor is required for this tie. If dad is devoted to fighting infection, he'll get a kick out of this flu bug necktie. The pattern on this truly unique Father's Day gift was created from microscopic images of the Pandemic Flu of 1918. ADVANCE also carries other infection control ties showing close-ups of the rhinovirus, MRSA, H1N1 and breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds for this line goes to infection research and education.

Daddy and Me Double Heart Frame: This is the perfect gift if you're looking for something simple yet memorable. The pewter frame holds two 1 ¼ inch by 1 ¼ inch photos. The adorable frame is a great keepsake for displaying baby photos and school portraits. The dual heart-shaped frame fits conveniently on an office desk.

Proud Dad Ceramic Mug: Dad will think of you every time he pours himself a hot cup of joe with. ADVANCE created the art for this mug, so you won't find it anywhere else! Best of all, you can personalize the mug with your name and credentials for just $1. The mug is also available for dads of PTs, OTs, NPs, LPNs, licensed vocational nurses and clinical laboratory scientists.

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