Posts Tagged ‘Surprise’

He’s been your hero, your rock, the voice in your head, comic relief.  Your dearest friend, your dear old dad.  And for all these things (and so many more!) our desire on Father’s Day is to reflect even the tiniest glimmer of the love, admiration and respect we feel for the old man.  Unfortunately, it usually goes something like this:

“Dad, I love you so much that I have combed the world over to find you the perfect… new tie?”   Wowee.  Now, that’s love…  Really, if that’s all you got, don’t even bother.  Nobody wants another tie.  I don’t think I’m wrong about this.  For the love of  God, get some  inspiration!  Try just a modicum of thoughtfulness.  Really, it’s the least you can do.

Ok, so what does dear old dad like to do?  What would he do if he had the time?  What makes him smile and laugh for days?  Think.  How about a momento?  Something that will remind him of great times you have shared, dreams in the making or an inside joke he can’t live down.  Or something just really cool.  Or really anything at all besides another tie.  Really.

(By the way, I was testing this hypothosis with a dad I know around here (we refer to him as “Papa Color”, but that’s a whole other story…), and he agreed.  “No, not a tie.  Nothing practical.  Get me something I would never get for myself.”  So there it is.)  Here are a few unique and super cool gift ideas to get you started.  You’re welcome, dads.


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Flowers that won't die, Marble heart paperweight, and Delicious candles... Just a taste of the gift ideas we have up our sleeves.

“It has been said that we need just three things in life:  Something to do, Something to look forward to, and someone to love.”  Well, you’re on your own finding the object of your affection, but once you have that under your belt, we recommend keeping said wonder-boy (or girl).  Hmmm… how to do this…..

Flowers? Cliche.  Lasting? Hardly.  Here’s a secret.  Flowers are always sweet, but really only make an impact when they are unexpected.  Let’s get motivated, lovers!  Think outside the box.  We’re here for you.  In that spirit…

Always keep them wanting more.  This is sage advice.  Everyone wants something to look forward to.  And it feels so good to be a thoughtful sweetie-pie!  Shower them with periodic and unexpected gifts and gestures.  Valentine’s Day is nice, and I recommend celebrating with flair.  Skip the common, the expected, the flowers and dinner.  How about something as one-of-a-kind as he is? Something she’ll see everyday that’ll take her back to that moment?  Or, for even greater impact, the weekend after Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to surprise your love-bug with a teensie memento of your amore.  We are abloom with original art, unique gifts, sexy scented candles, pretty/statement jewelry and plenty of ideas for creating memorable moments.

Whether you are a traditionalist, sticking to the hallmark holiday, or prefer to celebrate anything but, we are once again here to make it easy to be thoughtful and romantic.  Come by for ideas, inspiration, gifts, and, (we know you might need it!) help.

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