3 Creative Gift Ideas to Honor Dad this Father’s Day

by Rachael Priest on June 7, 2013

Father’s Day was established as a complementing holiday to Mother’s Day. Washington State was the first place to celebrate an official Father’s Day, but it was not until 1972 that the day received national recognition.

Today, however, most everyone is in agreement that dads deserve a special day to be honored for all they do. From protection to providing for their families, fathers work hard nearly every day of the year.

Whether your dad enjoys cut flowers or prefers to view nature in its original environment while hunting or fishing, there are hundreds of creative ways to make this day truly special for him. Here are our top three ideas:

1.  Design a personalized gift basket. Did you know there’s more to be found at your local florist’s shop than merely flowers? Most florists carry a wide selection of masculine gift products that you can purchase individually or as a bundle.

Moreover, if you have an assortment of small gifts that you’d like to present in a creative way, your florist can arrange and wrap them in a gift basket that Dad is sure to love. From cookies and candy to fishing lures and guitar picks, you can create a custom gift basket that reflects the individuality and specialness of your father.

2.  Send flowers…with a twist. While most people don’t usually associate flowers with men, you might be surprised to learn that many men love to receive fresh flowers. In fact, some of the most talented florists in the nation are men!

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers, hypericum, iris, and even roses all have a masculine feel to them. An arrangement of bright and bold colors complements the essence of masculinity. Everyone, men included, can appreciate the sentiment behind the gesture of sending flowers.

If you’re really looking for a way to customize fresh flowers to your dad’s personality, however, consider ordering them in a specialty container, such as a miniature Barcolounger or old step-side Ford. Ask your florist if he or she can add in a few special touches such as a tiny golf club, deer antlers, footballs…or whatever your dad is interested in.

3.  Create a coupon book. This is a great DIY project that the kids can get in on. Think of tasks around the house that dad normally does, and which of those tasks could be realistically handled by the children. For example, a 6-year old could probably empty the trashcan, while a 12-year old could handle moderate lawn maintenance.

Compile these ideas into a book of coupons such as “One Free Grass Cutting” and “Good for Four Hours of Stick Picking Up.” Make sure to include fun things for dad, too, such as “Redeemable for One Good Back Rub” and “Free Hugs, No Limit.”

The kids will have fun making them and dad will love the gesture. Drop by your local florist to pick up embellishments such as ribbon and balloons to tie it all together. You can even make your own special booklet to give to the father of your children as an expression of thanks for being a great dad.

Whatever you choose to do this Father’s Day, spending some time thinking about what dad truly likes will mean more to him than any necktie ever could. If you need some help with gift ideas, or with packaging your gift just right, come see us at Buds ‘n Bows Flower Shop in Crawford, Ga. Or, you can give us a call at 706-743-5830.

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