Here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts, we’ve never met a dad who didn’t love to grill and also cherish the accouterments that come with the grilling lifestyle. Father’s Day is about celebrating our dads, but it’s more largely about celebrating generations and families. When we take the time to honor the patriarch of the family, we’re also gathering that family around him. We love the idea of giving him a gift that is designed to bring people together and to make them happy through the food that he prepares.
There are over 71 million fathers in the United States, but none is so handsome, funny, adventurous, caring, or amazing as yours. On June 18, you have the opportunity to celebrate your special dad – and even though he may not seek out the fanfare and accolades, we still think he deserves them.
Statistics tell us that the most common places that people start looking for their Father’s Day gifts are clothing stores, electronics stores, and sporting goods stores. This year, how about surprising Dad with something completely unique and unexpected from Billy Heroman’s Flowers instead?We have gifts that may surprise you. Continue reading
When thinking of what to get dad for Father’s Day, sometimes the list can seem a bit cliché. With a closet full of ties and a garage packed with power tools, this Father’s Day may be the one that you should consider treating Dad a unique gift and an unexpected adventure. Dads say that their #1 desire is to spend time with those he loves, so why not create some memories that will make their way into the family photo album?
This year, Father’s Day falls on June 19th and that weekend is the ideal time to explore Baton Rouge. From the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center to the Shaw Center for the Arts to hot air balloon rides – there is something to fit every dad’s personality! Make sure no one goes hungry while you are exploring the city – before you leave, give dad one of our Tasting and Toasting treat baskets, filled with gourmet wine, cheese, nuts, and chocolate. These delicacies will provide great food whether running around Baton Rouge or relaxing on the couch watching a game.
You may want to consider giving Dad the gift of better health – did you know that green plants have been proven to improve air quality and function as a stress reliever? And if your dad is hard working and focused, then maybe the gift of a lush green plant would be a great addition to his office space to bring about some serenity and vitality. Some of our favorite green plants for Dad include the Chinese Evergreen, Nepthytis, and the Dracaena family of plants. Plants are also a great gift to send across the miles, so if you cannot be with your father, check out our wide variety of green and flowering plants.
The expert designers at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts know just had to add the perfect touches for gifts for any occasion – to celebrate Dad on June 19, start right here with us.
Fathers have been revered in many cultures since the beginning of history. However, the modern day celebration of Father’s Day began in the United States. The holiday can be traced back to 1909, and a young lady by the name of Sonora Smart-Dodd of Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Dodd’s father, William Smart, had raised 6 children alone after his wife passed away, and Sonora felt that he should be honored like mothers were. The Spokane Ministerial Association and the local YMCA got behind the efforts, and the first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910.
Father’s Day was celebrated to varying degrees throughout the years, but was not declared a national holiday until 1972. It had some trouble gaining complete acceptance for many reasons, most originating from the men themselves. The day was seen as overly sentimental, as well as a commercial gimmick to sell more product. But by the end of World War II, honoring dads was established as a national celebration, if not officially.
While a florist might not be the first place you think of for Father’s Day gifts, we have a great variety of wonderful gifts for him. From gourmet dinners, to plants perfect for home or office, these gifts are sure to make him smile. If Dad has a green thumb, you can also choose to send a cool and dignified Tropical Planter to brighten his office.
If you are looking for gift ideas for Dad that go beyond neckties, look no further than Billy Heroman’s Flowers and Gift of Baton Rouge. We have three locations, or call us directly at (800) 272-7673 to place your order!