Unique Gifts for Him: Celebrating Father's Day with McArdle's!

Hi friends,

This week, we want to chat about Father's Day gifts. Now, we know what you're thinking... "don't florists handle Mother's Day? Father's day is a day for craft beer, ties, and such." That's true to some extent, but just like Mother's Day, we want to make Father's Day exciting and unique. So, without further ado, we'll outline some cool gift options that celebrate our dads.

 Gourmet Goodies:

Father's Day Sweet Treats Basket

All right, these gifts are best for dad's with a taste for life, and all the delicious treats it has to offer. The first is fairly straightforward, our Father's Day Sweet Treats Basket. Really, we should call it our sweet and savory basket because along with delicious local chocolate and fudge sauce, the basket also includes fig spread, smoked pepper mole sauce, artisan crackers and more. We also select a charming Father's Day greeting card for the basket so you and dad can share a laugh. If dad loves to grill for the family, or entertain guests over a scrumptious dinner, this gift basket is a great option for him.

Garden Chef Gift Basket

On the other hand, if you've got a foodie father with green thumbs, get him the Garden Chef Gift Basket. This gift includes a terra cotta container garden bursting with different varieties of herbs, which dad can then harvest for the dinner table. It also includes some organic Espoma fertilizer and a guidebook on how to grow fabulous herbs in case dad needs any guidance. Of course, we're happy to answer any questions too, but The Cook's Herb Garden is a great source of information for hobby gardeners and farm to table planters alike. They say that variety is the spice of life, but sometimes herbs and spices are literally the spice of life.

Gifts for the Gardening Dad:

Pollinator House

If Dad is a gardener, you could stop by the garden shop and restock his supplies. Gloves, fertilizers, tools and more are all available through our garden shop. You might also consider getting Dad something a little more unique like a Pollinator House. These houses attract butterflies, solitary bee species, and other pollinator insects that are vital to the health of our gardens and our ecosystem. There are, you should know, a couple of features that make our pollinator houses unique. First, they have a closed back, which protects any insects making a home within. If the back were open, those little friends would be blown right out when the wind rises. Also, ours do not contain any glass or plastic, which create a lot of condensation. Roaming pollinators need dry conditions to make their homes. Even though bees typically live in matriarchal social structures, their impact on the health of our environment means we welcome them on any day.

Succulents:

Succulents on the Half Shell

For dads who love a little green in the house, but aren't so much fans of flowers, we recommend succulents. Succulents are exactly what the name implies, stout succulent plants that require minimal care as long as they have good light. They can tolerate bright, indirect light, but prefer take six or more hours of sun. Succulents need to be watered when their soil is completely dry to the touch. If dad can manage that, succulents can be a beautiful accent to his desk or a table in his bedroom. I've chosen to feature a garden called Succulents on the Half Shell that comes in a clam shaped pot, and adds some whimsy to a space. Also, I designed it myself, and I'm here to tell you that it's cool.

We hope we've given you some interesting ideas for Father's Day gifts! Don't forget that Father's Day falls on this coming Sunday, June 18th, so time is limited, but there's still time for an amazing gift. Stop by, give us a call, or shop online, and we'll be happy to help you choose the perfect way to celebrate dad.

Thanks for reading as always!

Justin Lievano works in the Flower Shop at McArdle's. He respects the necktie as a fixture in men's fashion, but he wants people to consider other awesome gifts for dad as well.

justin

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