Although Father’s Day has only been an official holiday since 1972, it was first celebrated in Spokane, Washington in 1910. But that date in no way marks the beginning of our admiration for our Dads. Archaeologists tell us that nearly 4,000 years ago, a Babylonian boy carved a message to his father in clay. The tablet wished his father good health and a long life; thus becoming the very first Father’s Day card. Now Father’s Day ranks as the 4th most popular day to send greeting cards, with over $100 million in sales yearly.
If you want to raise the bar and send more than a greeting card, the most popular gifts for fathers include shirts and ties; tool sets and high end tools; and fishing rods and golf clubs. This year, how about surprising your Dad with something different that he will really love? If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, as the adage says, you may want to consider one of our gourmet gift baskets. The Gourmet Delight Basket is overflowing with cheese, crackers, fruit, chocolate and even wine or champagne. He’ll know how much you love him with every bite.
For a visual gift that will warm up any office, a Bromeliad in a natural look container is a great choice. In shades of red or orange, it brings subtle color and sophistication to any space and reminds him long after the day is gone that he is special to you.
Regardless of how you choose to honor your dad this Father’s Day, Ah Sam Florist of San Mateo has a wide selection of gifts created with in mind from the indoor gardens, terrariums or gift baskets.