With Father’s Day celebrated this year on June, 18, comes the big question. What Father’s Day gift for dad should you choose to demonstrate your sincere love and utmost care? There are plenty of obvious choices like watches, wallets, socks, wine & champagne, gift baskets, or chocolates. But there’s one gift that is often underappreciated and overlooked, yet enjoyed by men (who may not always admit it) as much as by women. We’re talking flowers here.
Some may find it a surprise to learn that even guys can’t resist the charm of a vibrant green potted plant or the cheerful burst of a colorful bouquet. Despite the fact that some of the best gardeners are male, flowers and plants have always been perceived as feminine. Perhaps it’s the delicate, curvy lines and soft pastel shades of some plants that are often associated with femininity. However, there are many bolder plants out there that have a strong masculine air about them and are guaranteed man-pleasers.
Let’s say you’ve decided on Father’s Day flowers this year. How do you choose the manly plants for dad that are appropriate and will work well in even the manliest abode? Here are two main rules to follow when choosing flowers for dad:
Flowers should be appropriate for men. If you’re looking for a macho flower to match your dad choose a plant with sharp, clean lines and bold, vibrant colors that will complement any decor and inject life into an all-male space. But keep in mind some dads do enjoy a softer touch. And those soft pink roses or white bouquets you thought of as “girly” may actually suit him. Basically you want to pick flowers that will compliment his personal space.
When choosing plants for men look for those that are easy to care for. The ones that require little light, water, and attention will make the best choices. Too good to be true? Trust me, there are plenty of plants that can cope with a little unintended neglect from time to time and stand up to tough situations.
Here are the 6 best Father’s Day flowers & gifts for men:
Most Ornamental Succulent: Jade Plant
A symbol of good luck, a Jade Plant is quite easy to care for and simple to grow. It takes little to no maintenance to thrive which makes it the perfect plant for just about any man. The plant loves direct sunlight and don’t need a lot of water. If watered regularly and not allowed to completely dry out, the Jade Plant can live over 100 years.
Best Windowsill Plant: Ponytail Palm Tree
The Ponytail Palm Tree has a reputation as one of the best plant gifts for men and it’s easy to see why. A sleek, bulb-shaped trunk that reminds one of hair tied back in a ponytail with a bunch of long leaves looks attractive and stylish. Pair this with the fact it’s very simple to look after, and you’ve got the perfect house plant for men. Originally from Mexico, the Ponytail Palm Tree needs lots of sunlight and very little water. It’s best suited for windowsills or brightly-lit corners. With that said, the plant is also very forgiving and will be perfectly happy even if kept in low light most of the time.
Most manly plants don’t have blooming flowers but the Orchid is a beautiful exception. Popular around the globe for their distinctive beauty and diversity, orchids are the largest family of plants in the entire world. There are around 30,000 different species of orchid out there that come in every shape and a variety of masculine shades. Despite the fact that they seem so elegant and fragile, Orchids are tough house plants that are surprisingly easy to care for. Most orchids can flower for several months at a time every year, grow best in low to medium light, and require very little water, which makes them the best house companion for any man.
Most Useful Plant: Aloe Vera
The Aloe Vera plant is an attractive succulent with thick, fleshy, sword-shaped leaves that appears to have some heft to it. Men tend to like its bold, sharp lines and are attracted by the fact that this plant, unlike many others, serves a purpose. When broken off, the juice from Aloe Vera leaves can be used topically to soothe and heal cuts and burns. Aloe Vera is easy to maintain, too. Just keep it in indirect sunlight, water every 1 or 2 weeks and the plant will thrive for many years to come.
Best Air-Purifying Plant: The Peace Lily
Looking for the perfect office plant? Look no further! The Peace Lily is not only pleasing to look at, easy enough to take care for in a busy office space, but they are also one of the most powerful natural air purifiers in the world! This lovely lily is named after its flowers, which look like white flags and bloom twice a year (two months at a time). They’re native to South American rain forests and prefer humid environments with just a few hours of sunlight a day.
The Toughest Plant: Cactus
If you’re afraid your male recipient is not going to appreciate a gift of flowers on Father’s Day, or even consider this as an attack to his male ego, we know what to do. Present him with a cactus plant to point out his strength, stamina and will-power to face the world, much like the cactus itself. Cacti in general are often seem masculine. Tall, unapproachable, and tough, they are prickly just on the outside, but quite easy to deal with.
If you’re really worried about how dad will take his bouquet, you can try pairing it with something. Flowers and chocolates work just as well for men. Or perhaps flowers and a bottle of liquor. Whatever Father’s Day gift you choose, choose it with love and it’s sure to be a hit!
Well that was interesting. What now?
– Order a manly plant for Father’s Day right now or choose among hundreds of gifts for men in our catalog.
– Surprise your dad or husband with a delicious breakfast in bed. Go ahead and try this amazing recipe of Traditional Russian Pancakes.
– Make sure your friends remember about Father’s Day by sharing this article. Go ahead and click the social media buttons.