Fathers come in all shapes and sizes from handy dads to techie dads, from single-dads to uncles, grandpas, stepdads, and all manner of wonderful people filling in the important role of “dad”. The role of dads has changed drastically over the last couple of decades. Once upon a time dads had fairly strict gender roles and stereotypes to live up to. In 2021 things have evolved and we are happy to see dads being able to fill all kinds of roles rather than just those outdated stereotypes. We see dads today who are doing it all from changing dirty diapers, middle-of-the-night feedings, helping with homework, making dinner, and taking the kids to soccer practice. Dads and the men who care for our children today are on speed dial so their kids can call anytime for guidance, advice, and yes even to rescue them when they are stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire.
One thing that we hear in our shops that seems to be a common theme amongst all kinds of dads is how difficult they can be to buy for! We hear it at Christmas, birthdays, and especially on Father’s Day. If your dad is particularly difficult to shop for then let us help you. We may not sell tools or barbeque supplies but we have some really special gifts to show the dad in your life how much you love and appreciate them.
1. Gift Baskets
We’ve talked about our gift baskets in previous blogs, and we mention it again here because we’ve worked hard at coming up with gift baskets that are truly special. We’ve even curated some gift baskets specifically with him in mind. Check out our website under Fathers’ Day and you’ll see our favourite picks for dad. Spa Day for him, Wine and Cheese Party, and our Beer Tasting basket all make our top three favourites for Fathers Day! We’ve sourced local products for these baskets that we think he will love. Our gift basket supply is limited and we often sell out so be sure to order early!
They’re not just for the ladies! Flowers are one of life’s little luxuries that bring joy and convey messages that are sometimes hard to put into words. Perhaps your father or father figure would like flowers that are a little different and unique such as the tropical Pincushion Protea, or perhaps they’d love to bring that west coast beauty indoors with locally grown garden flowers. June is a pretty spectacular time of year for flowers so the choices are nearly endless! Our website has floral choices that fit all different preferences and all different budgets.
For the green thumb dads out there we’ve got plants galore! Simple and easy plants that work well in offices for those who love plants but don’t want to spend a whole lot of time looking after them, or more delicate plants that require a bit more attention and care for those who love tending to their plants. Not sure what will work for your dad? We’ve got beautiful choices on our website. Sometimes choosing a plant online can be hard, so if that doesn’t work for you many of our staff are real plant enthusiasts who would be thrilled to help you pick something out! We can help you choose something appropriate for the space and for the level of care that will be given.
These are just a few of the offerings we have available to help you with your Father’s Day shopping. Swing by one of our shops to check out our selection of greeting cards, chocolates, balloons, and more!