Celebrate National Daughters Day in Style
This year, National Daughters Day falls on Saturday, September 25. Long considered a day to celebrate daughters and shower them with love, the holiday originally emanates from India, where it is celebrated on the last Sunday of each September.
A little background on the occasion: Daughters Day was originally created by the Delhi-based retailer Archies Limited to raise awareness and destigmatize the birth and treatment of the girl children, who are still viewed as an economic burden in India and many other cultures.
Today in the U.S, Daughters Day encourages parents to take pride in their daughters; to show them they are loved, wanted, and respected. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, as well as the gaping gender imbalance in the country (and while we’re here, let’s not forget about the wage gap!), Daughters Day aims to recognize systematic issues surrounding gender inequality. And, of course, invites us to celebrate all daughters in hopes of creating a better future for them.
This National Daughters Day, carve out some quality time to spend with your daughter, step-daughter, or future daughter-in-law. If you can’t see them in person, try calling them to express your appreciation. Or, better yet — send them a thoughtful gift to show them you’re thinking of them.
Here at SmartGift, we’ve compiled a selection of simple gifts for daughters to help you get started.
Handpicked and designed by local florists, this unique, one-of-a kind rose bouquet is guaranteed to embolden and inspire.
Let her know how special she is with a burst of color! These pink and lavender blooms come in a handmade mosaic vase that will continue to add sparkle to her space long after the flowers fade.
Daughters with green thumbs will cherish this gorgeous cluster of succulents. Easy to care for, these velvety auburn tips come in an elegant wooden wine barrel planter, and are sure to dress up any table, mantle, or desk.
Everyone loves chocolate-covered strawberries, and what could possibly be better? The answer, of course, is strawberries dipped and dusted in colorful chocolatey confection. Surprise her with these glittery delights to brighten her day.
Add a touch of seasonal magic to this year’s celebrations with Fall-themed miniature petits fours. Flavored with pumpkin spice, apple spice, chocolate, and all things autumnal, every daughter will appreciate this delicious gesture.
If you’re in search of father-daughter gifts, look no further. Stocked with garlic angel hair pasta, sun-dried tomato flatbread, fire-roasted bruschetta spread, and many more mouthwatering delights, this assortment of food is sure to bring a smile to her face. Nothing says “for my daughter” quite like a basket of Italy’s finest. Plus, when the meal is over, she’ll be left with an exquisite set of kitchen dishware and accessories for her home.
Gift her a picnic basket so the two of you can enjoy some quality time together outdoors! With an assortment of sweet and savory snacks, this neat selection of gourmet treats is sure to delight.
This Good Vibes tumbler comes with a handful of champagne gummies, making it the perfect, fun mother-daughter gift. Send this to your college-aged daughter, or your fresh graduate, so she can enjoy her beverages on-the-go!
A gorgeous mix-print tiered dress from vineyard vines brims with class, and will make an excellent future daughter-in-law, or daughter-in-law gift. And when you send with SmartGift, you don’t have to worry about things like sizing and colors — she’ll be able to confirm her preferences. Surprise her this holiday so feels all the more welcomed into the family.
If your daughter is of school-going age, she’ll love this girl’s rugby dress. With 100% cotton, elbow-length sleeves, and a notch neck, it’s a great gift that’ll keep her comfortable from school through play dates.
Let’s not forget about mom-and-daughter matching outfits! This year, spend the holiday lounging on the couch with your daughter in these adorable polka-dotted pajamas from Hanna Andersson.
If you’re one of the parents who missed out on birthday gifts for daughters due to the pandemic, now’s the time to make up for it with some gorgeous jewelry! She’s sure to love this enchanting silhouette pendant necklace, or silver stud earrings from Kendra Scott, plus she’ll think of you whenever she puts them on.
This National Daughters Day, why not commemorate your everlasting bond with some mother-daughter jewelry? This gorgeous two-toned daughter heart charm from Pandora pairs perfectly with the love you mom heart charm, and is a wonderful way to showcase your love to the world.
Whether you spend the day showering her with gifts, watching an old movie together, or catching up over the phone, it’s important to show daughters just how much value they add to your life, and the world.
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From all of us at SmartGift, happy National Daughters Day!