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Gift Ideas for Him and Where to Find Them

Posted by Fri, Jun 24, 2016 @ 03:38 PM


Birthdays, Christmas, Father's Day...these are the days which can be excruciatingly difficult for those of us who are clueless on the perfect gift for "him". You know who I'm talking about....that important guy or guys in your life.  

The only guy in my life I don't have to melt my brain creatively in the gift department is my dad. Without fail, he is most delighted with sweaters and sweatshirts. He loves receiving these from me to the point where someone compliments him on any sweater, he will say "Kelly bought it for me" when in fact, it's possible one of my other siblings did. After a few incidents they have left the sweater purchasing to me. Gifts for my dad? Done and Done. Everyone else? Oh, the agony. But never fear, I've compiled a list of gift ideas to make your next gift for him a little bit easier! 


Finding the right gift can be hard to find and if you google "gifts for him" your search is far from over! Is your gift for the great outdoorsman? Sports enthusiast? Geek? So many searches, so little time therefore let's start with a winning list with something for everyone! Dads, brothers, husbands and friends. I love's Top 100 Best Gifts for Men because it's there's a great range in price, lifestyle, age. After scanning the list I was surprised to find quite a few items that I would purchase for the guys in my life! My top three items were the The Official John Wayne Way to Grill (for the foodie); Pyle SoundBox Splash Waterproof Portable Speaker (for the music lover); and the Vivere Double Space Hammock (for the outdoorsman). Great variety and price points for a variety of lifestyles all in one list. BOOM. DONE.
Let's say DIY is your style! I know it's mine and the very first thing I do is look at my favorite pinterest boards. Sometimes going to the place with a billion pins is overwhelming therefore take a short cut to  The Art of Manliness list of DIY projects is overflowing with great ideas which you can DIY or give to him as a gift to do! I especially love the altoid tin survival kits and all the ways you can personalize it and the best beef jerky in the world because...beef jerky and I want to make it for myself post-haste! 
My three kiddos always want to take part in gifts for dad! Every once in awhile we carve out a large block of time to work on a special gift! One of our favorites is painting ceramic bowls. Breakfast time is always bonding time with dad so cereal bowls have been a big hit!
Not feeling the painting? Try one of these Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas from! From cute candy cards to pretty cool bicycle brake clocks there is something for everyone. I can't say my favorite on this list because it's bound to be a birthday gift pretty soon! 
Of course I'm going to mention Gillespie Florists! Flowers do not seem to be synonymous with gifts for him but have you seen what we can do? Planters or flowers for the home, office, and man cave in fun containers like jeeps, Ford trucks, sports balls and even grills! Snack baskets, gourment food baskets, stones for the garden. Send a "Just Because" surprise bouquet, just because. The kids can join in the fun, walk the red carpet and select flowers for the important guys in their life! 
Let's bring it back home. I've shared some of my favorite "For Him" lists with you as well as ideas I've personally used! These ideas serve as starting points to get you going in the right direction for the perfect gift for him. Online, hand delivered, DIY, whatever your style; as long as the gift is thoughtful and from the heart, it is sure to be a hit with him.  Happy Gifting!
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What Your Dad Doesn't Know He Loves

Posted by Thu, Jun 09, 2011 @ 05:51 PM

Della Gillespie Mendenhall What You & Dad Don't Know.

 Father's Day is coming up on Sunday June 19th and most people don't know that flowers are not only a totally appropiate gift but that Dad will love it!

Weber Grill in Indianapolis IN, Gillespie FloristsEvery year we work hard to come up with unique designs for Dad that he will love! Like this Webber Gill Bouquet pictured to the right. It is a mini grill made by Webber filled with flowers! How cool is that?

Not Hooked?

Just because we work hard on making interesting designs for Dad doesn't mean you are hooked on the idea of flowers for Dad this year.

Blitz in Indianapolis IN, Gillespie Florists Men are actually stimulated by color and are visually oriented. Research shows that men prefer vivid colors such as yellow, orange and red. Men also enjoy plants and blooming plants! Pictured to the left is a perfect example of a planter filled with green plants that are easy to take care of!

Try having us incorporate a favorite hobby of Dad's into your Flowers for Dad. We have an assortment of sports, trucks, coffee mugs, grill, fishing containers and gifts!

Tailgate Party snack basket for dad

Not Just Flowers.

Still don't want to send Dad flowers? That's OK! Send him what he craves! Junk Food! We have Junk Food baskets, Fruit baskets & Gourmet baskets!

Make your gift more personal by giving us something to add into your bouquet! Is Dad a golfer, barbecue king, fisherman, ect? Bring us a box of golf balls, grilling utensils, fishing lures or whatever is going to make your gift extra special!

Get Dad flowers this year and he will absolutely love it! He will love getting something totally different this year!

Check out our entire Father's Day selection!

Father's Day flowers

Thanks to for the great info!

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