Gifts

Shopping For Gifts

When thinking about flowers as an idea for a gift, it will usually be Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or sometime when we are in a hurry, and didn’t shop for a gift in advance. However if you have had the opportunity to look at the florist online web sites you will know they have some great ideas and some of them don’t even have to include flowers!

When it comes to special occasions, online florists have a floral arrangement for just about every occasion you can think of. If Father’s Day came to mind, yes, they have floral arrangements for Father’s Day and ‘For Him’ on Valentine’s Day too.

Not everyone wants flowers. There are people who would prefer a plant. Florists have plant arrangements also. In fact if you will check out their web sites you will see they have all sorts of gift baskets. There is the spa gift basket, the chocolate lover’s gift basket, the fruit baskets and of course the new baby baskets. Some of these baskets will include flowers and some will not. It is your choice as far as what you will be sending to that someone in need of a gift.

Some where over time the flower shop has transformed into a great gift shop, and if you haven’t checked it out lately you are missing out on a great place to get gifts when you are in a crunch and need something fast. Many florist offer same day delivery and that includes the florists who are online.

The next time you go to work and find out today is a co-worker’s last day, and you need to get something to be delivered (as if you had planned it for months,) check out the florists online and have them deliver something that day. You are sure to find the perfect parting gift at a moment’s notice.

Father’s Day Flowers

Fathers Day Flowers

Father’s Day occurs on the third Sunday in June and it’s a great time to celebrate your Father. Fathers Day has been officially recognized since 1972 and if you were wondering “When is Father’s day?” well it’s on Sunday June 15th in 2008, June 21st 2009 and June 20th in 2010.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Unless buying your Dad another tie is a running family joke, consider something different this Father’s Day. Ideas for great gifts are plentiful, and this Father’s Day go ahead and get Dad flowers. Flowers are a wonderful gift of nature. Everyone likes receiving them – including your Father – because flowers represent love, happiness, joy and all the other positive emotions.

And contrary to popular myth flowers are not just for women – many men enjoy the gift of flowers too. Flowers – specially well structured and strong looking varieties – appeal to mens masculine nature. Bold, bright colourful flowers are also popular with men and tropical or exotic varieties are a good choice that fits this description.

Traditional Father’s Day Flowers

Traditionalists might select a bold rose arrangement for their Father because the red rose is the official Fathers Day Flower. A white rose is worn or given to commemorate Fathers who are deceased. Other Father’s Day ideas may include humorous arrangements like the ever popular bright yellow “Be Happy Mug” flower arrangement and of course the cactus collection (draw your own conclusions from this gift!)

All joking aside, men do have a softer side – admitted or not. Gardening or getting fresh flowers for the home are common male past-times. The next time you are at the local garden centre, pay attention to what men want and you’ll see that they’re not always shopping for their wives!

If you must continue the Father’s Day gift idea of a tie (or some other item like a baseball cap, or socks) at least speak with your local florist about incorporating these Father’s Day ideas into a Father Day flower arrangement he will likely never forget.

Father’s Day History

Father’s Day is a celebration introduced in the early twentieth century to complement Mothers’ Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father’s Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide and typically involves gift-giving to fathers and family-oriented activities.

The history of Father’s Day dates back to the turn of the century, however President Calvin Coolidge recommended Father’s Day as a national holiday in 1924. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson made Father’s Day a holiday to be celebrated on the third Sunday of June however the holiday was not officially recognized until 1972, during the presidency of Richard Nixon

Teacher Gift Ideas That They’ll Love

Teacher gift ideas – give them flowers and stand out from the crowd!

Like them or not, teachers are a part of our lives from a very young age and often well into our adult years. They are important because of the role they play in organizing our education, and because of the dedication they show to ensuring the success of each and every one of their students. It’s only natural to feel gratitude for their hard work, so what better way to thank them than with unique and creative gifts? Let’s face it – the apple is getting a little old, so that’s why we’ve put together some teacher gift ideas for your perusal. Giving a card is always a good basic move, especially when you add in a customized personal message. Combine that card with a bouquet of flowers, a box of chocolates and a gift basket and you’ve got yourself something that every teacher will love. Not only that, but it’s fun and easy too! There’s no sense mulling over a billion potential teacher gift ideas when something as simple and enjoyable as flowers are available to you. When you add up the benefits, you can see how an idea like this will not only guarantee your professor’s happiness, but bump you to the front of their favorite list at the same time! Continue reading