Guest Author - Connie Krochmal
Looking for that perfect Fatherís Day gift? Flowers are the answer.
Men like to get flowers too. This is the best kept secret around.
About Flowers, a site maintained by the Society of American Florists, has a page devoted to helping you choose flowers for men.
They have the following suggestions to make. When choosing flowers for Fatherís Day, select bright, hot colors, such as red, orange, and yellow.
Pay attention to the design style as well. According to About Flowers, natural, linear, and contemporary ones are best.
So far as flowers are concerned, most any type of bold colored ones are well-suited to this occasionófrom roses and daisies to exotic tropicals. If youíre buying roses, realize men prefer red ones. (On the other hand, women like pastels.)
I checked out some of the florists websites to see if they were offering anything special for Fatherís Day.
At Florist.com I found some very nice arrangements that would be suitable. Among these are a fire truck bouquet, and a Weber grill bouquet. Both feature brightly colored flowers. The ďDadís an AceíĒ bouquet has a replica of a U.S. Army plane. The 8-Ball bouquet comes in two versions, one with red roses, and the other with yellow daisies. The container for the 8-Ball is a large ceramic mug in the shape of a giant 8-ball.
FTD has an FTD Bouquet for Dad with vivid red and yellow blooms in a brown willow basket. It is nicely accented with ivy and other foliage.
Depending on your dadís hobbies and interest, it should be possible to select a suitable container for the floral arrangement. If his pastime is racecars or sports, a replica of a car, items with his favorite teamís logo, or golf-related ones are all suitable.
Various accessories can be added to a bouquet or arrangement that will bring
to mind his favorite hobby. Examples are fishing items, lawn and garden tools, golf tees, and golf balls.
What if he is a gardener or handyman? Buy him that tool heís been needing. Attach a red and yellow bouquet on the outside of the box.
In addition to floral arrangements, dish gardens containing foliage and flowering plants are very suitable for Fatherís Day. Potted plants would also work well.
Fatherís Day became an official national holiday under President Nixon in 1972. This is celebrated in both the U.S. and Canada.
Fatherís Day was originally proposed by Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington in honor of her father. The first Fatherís Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910.