Pick This Up For Dad This Father’s Day

A friendly PSA from Peoples Flower Shops: Father’s Day is June 17, just a couple of weeks away. No pressure or anything, but you’re meant to get him a gift. We’re going to go out on a limb and say it should be a gift he is both surprised and delighted by. No small task, we know.

If you’re of the mind that you can’t give dad flowers for Father’s Day, think again. Who says they don’t enjoy something fresh, green and beautiful? Especially when it comes in such a fun container.

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Father’s Day Gifts to Thank Dad

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We know that you’d love to give great Father’s Day gifts – but after walking the aisles of hardware and sporting goods stores looking for something he will truly enjoy, it can seem an impossible task. Peoples Flowers is coming to your rescue, however, with bold, dramatic, and unique gifts that you may not have thought of- but that will catch his eye and his attention. This year, think out of the box and out of the ordinary, and shop at Peoples Flowers for Father’s Day.

Don’t Forget: We will deliver across Albuquerque and across the nation, so once you make your choice you can sit back and relax! We’ll take care of the rest.

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You may not have considered flowers for Dad, but these are no ordinary flower! The anthurium plant is striking and bold, and presents a confident masculine air. Bright, easy to care for, and long-lasting, this potted plant will add fire and spice to your Dad’s home or office. For a similar tropical aesthetic, consider a Bromeliad plant or garden.

Father's Day giftsShow a your Dad how sweet he is, with Peoples Flower Shops’s most popular chocolate and cookie basket. Featuring gourmet luxury chocolates, cookies,  candies, trail mix and other luscious treats, he’ll be in snack heaven. Pull up a chair and ask him if you can share – because quality time together is the sweetest gift of all.

Father's Day giftsDid You Know? Father’s Day is only 51 years old, having been made an official holiday in 1966.

Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be predictable and boring – browse our collection and find the perfect gift or your unique dad. From gourmet treats to bold and beautiful flowers, Peoples Flowers has something for every Dad in Albuquerque and beyond.

Memorable Dads this Father’s Day

father's dayIn 1908, the first Mother’s Day was celebrated, and it was only a few months later that people began to rally for a similar day for Dad. From West Virginia mining communities to Pacific Northwest churches, people tried to get the observance some traction. During and after World War II, retailers marketed a day for fathers by positioning it as a way to honor returning soldiers. But it wasn’t until 1972 that President Nixon signed the day into law, finally giving the United States an official Father’s Day.

Long before the day was official, of course, there were outstanding dads in history. Here are a few interesting stories that we unearthed in honor of the day.

father's dayGeorge Washington, known as the Father of the Country, was not able to have children of his own due to the effects of several illnesses. He did, however, adopt and raise the two children of his wife, Martha.

A.A. Mile’s classic children’ tale Winnie the Pooh was inspired by the author’s adventures with his real-life son, Christopher Robin. The pair enjoyed spending time at the London Zoo, where a bear named “Winnie” was one of the favorite residents. The “Pooh” portion of the moniker was after the name of Christopher Robin’s pet swan, and the title character was fashioned after the boy’s teddy bear.

Frank Sinatra did it his way and was entered into the history books as being the only father to hit #1 on the Billboard chart with one of his children. “Something Stupid,” recorded with daughter Nancy, was top of the charts in 1967.

Rick Hoyt, who has cerebral palsy, has finisher’s medals from hundreds of marathons and triathlons despite his condition. This is because of the determination of his incredible father, Dick – who uses specialized bikes and apparatus to compete with his son. They ran their first five-mile race together when Rick was in high school, and when the boy expressed his joy in competing, his father became dedicated to giving him that joy throughout his life.

father's dayEach dad who invests time and energy into the life of their children is an everyday hero. On June 19, honor your special dad with a unique gift from Peoples Flower Shops – whether a gourmet gift or long-lasting green plant – we have the Father’s Day gifts he will enjoy.

How to Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day

Father's DayCelebrated in June, Father’s Day was introduced to the nation in the early 20th century after several towns around the United States began celebrating the holiday independently. The holiday grew swiftly in popularity in the years after the establishment of Mother’s Day. Today, families visit Peoples Flower Shops for fun and memorable gifts for dads on Father’s Day.

The Interesting History of Father’s Day

Historians believe a woman in West Virginia was inspired to create Father’s Day after she saw the success of a similar campaign by another woman to establish Mother’s Day. The earliest known celebration of Father’s Day was in July of 1908, but the holiday initially had some difficulty gaining popularity because of its closeness to Independence Day.

Over the next few decades, additional cities would create their own Father’s Day celebrations. The holiday would gain national attention, but it wouldn’t be until the 1960s when then-President Johnson would proclaim that Father’s Day would be held on the third Sunday in June each year.

Did You Know? Some countries also celebrate “Men’s Day,” which is to recognize men and boys who aren’t fathers. Men’s Day is celebrated on November 19th.

Croton Plant

Croton Plant

Celebrating Father’s Day Today

There is no right or wrong way to celebrate Father’s Day, and it’s fun for the family to think up ways to honor dad with activities and gifts. With the proliferation of smartphones and video capturing devices, one of the modern ways that families have begun celebrating Father’s Day is through video compilations shared on social media or as a movie night with the family.

The videos may include funny slices of life from the family’s past year with dad including playing with the kids, funny things that have happened on camera, and big events like the birth of a child or a graduation from school. The videos can be as light-hearted and fun or as meaningful and memorable as you want.

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Pothos Plant

Have You Chosen Your Card and Gift?

Does the dad in your family have a green thumb? Does he work in a cold, gray office building? You might think about giving him a nice plant for his desk. Maybe a simple Porthos plant that can sit in the corner of his office. They’re really easy to care for and only require minimal watering and attention.

You can also think about a plant that can eventually go in the ground somewhere around your home. Maybe a colorful croton plant that can decorate the porch for a few months and then head into the ground as part of the home’s landscaping.


Time to Celebrate Dad!

jan15p2Are you ready for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 15? We are and are also here to help you with a new collection of flowers, plants, and gifts for that special father, stepfather, or father-in-law. This is the time of year to recognize all that those special dads have done for us.

While we may have a fun day planned for dad, it doesn’t hurt to throw a gift or two as well to treat him like a king!bossp1

Father’s Day Collection of Flowers and Gifts

This year’s collection for Father’s Day includes many flower arrangements that have been designed with a focus on the masculine. There are even many tropical flower arrangements that are dramatic and offer a look dad will be sure to love. We also have green plants and blooming plants.

Of course, what dad wouldn’t love a basket full of munchies or some delightful gourmet meals? This Father’s Day collection features such delectable items as King crab legs, surf and turf dinners, Lobster Gram dinners, the Harborside soup sampler and various gift baskets with everything from fresh seasonal fruit to snacks and sweets. There are so many delicious choices that it may be hard to decide! You may even request that dad share with you!

Of course, there are other items that are great as add-ons to go with the flowers, plant, or gift basket. These include such Father’s Day items as greeting cards, balloon bouquets, and other gifts. Check in store to see the entire collection of fun add-ons for dad.tropicalp4

Create a Custom Look for Dad

Custom Father’s Day flower arrangements are also available at all of the flower shop locations in Albuquerque to create something special for Dad. Other flower options include orchid plants, roses, tropical flowers and blooming plants.foodp1

Father’s Day Deliveries

Peoples Flower Shops offers hand delivery service on Father’s Day. We recommend that you order now to ensure the best selection and to receive the preferred delivery time for the Albuquerque area.

You can order by phone, online, or in our store. We look forward to helping you celebrate that extraordinary father in your life! We also want to take a moment to recognize all the dads in our lives that support us!

Time to Order Father’s Day Flowers and Father’s Day Gifts to Honor Dad on June 16th

dadp1With Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16th there is not much time left to order Father’s Day gifts and Father’s Day flowers! We are still taking Father’s Day gift orders for delivery on Sunday, but this is the time to make that selection and honor Dad with a special gift that says how much you appreciate him.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas for your dad, stepdad, or father-in-law that include everything from gourmet food to fresh fruit to flowers and plants! Check these ideas out that are sure to please and surprise Dad this Sunday:dadp4

  • If Dad loves seafood, then he will be sure to love our selection of crab legs, lobster, and surf and turf dinners. For example, the Original Lobster Gram Dinner for 2 features two one-pound lobsters, lemon, clarified butter, shell crackers, seafood forks and bibs.
  • To keep Dad fit and healthy, consider giving him a fresh fruit basket or a fruit and cheese basket. Dad may also enjoy the chocolate selection to satisfy his sweet tooth!
  • Dads still love flowers and plants, including our wide selection of sophisticated and dramatic flower arrangements, tropical flowers and plants, and basket and dish gardens.

Father’s Day Custom Designs and Extras

The floral design team and staff at Peoples Flower Shops can also custom create anything for the special Dad in case you are not sure he will like what is available online or in our store.dadp2

Additionally, we offer special Father’s Day add-ons that make shopping for Dad quick and easy, especially if you are waiting until the last minute. We have Father’s Day greeting cards, Father’s Day balloons, and Father’s Day collectibles to make sure Dad knows just how much you love him!

Father’s Day Delivery Scope and Schedule

For Father’s Day, Peoples Flower Shops delivers throughout the country and New Mexico, including deliveries available for Albuquerque, Cedar Crest, Corrales, Los Lunas, Nob Hill, Placitas, Rio Rancho and Westside.dadp3

Connect with Peoples Flowers by calling 1-800-727-1600 or http://www.peoplesflowers.com/. Be sure to order early as supplies are limited for Father’s Day.