Jun 10th, 2016

Thank Dad with Father’s Day Gifts from the Garden Shop

Make him feel like a king with a gift from the Garden Shop.

Dad. He’s your hero, your mentor, your role model, your friend. How can you ever thank him? Well, probably you can’t repay him for all he’s done for you, but why not try?

Treat him to Father’s Day Weekend at the Garden with just you and your family? Check.

Take him to lunch in the Tea House? Check.

Give him a token of your affection — a gift from the Garden Shop at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden? Check.

We’ll make it easy for you! Here are some of our favorite Father’s Day gift ideas. …

gardening tools for Father's Day gift

Professional gardeners worldwide have favored Swiss made FELCO tools since 1945. Your discerning dad will, too! The forged aluminum handles, with their trademark non-slip red grip, are ergonomically shaped for lightweight, sturdy performance while the powerful hardened steel blades make a clean, precise cut. All parts are interchangeable for a lifetime of demanding use.  Pull stroke saw $45;  One-handed pruning shear $86.50;  Two-handed pruning shear or lopper tool $150;  Leather holster $13.95

neckties for Father's Day gift

If your dad likes to add a lighthearted touch to a serious suit, this is the gift for him. A silk necktie: sartorial splendor at its best. Kick it up a notch with an echelon of racing cyclists or an orderly swarm of ladybugs. Necktie $42

Lawn Gone! book for Father's Day gift

The grass is always greener, unless you have to cut it. If mowing the lawn is not your dad’s idea of a good time, he’ll love “Lawn Gone.” A colorful collection of low-maintenance, low-cost alternatives to growing grass, it’s the perfect book for the busy dad who wants to save time and honor his commitment to the environment.  Written by Pam Penick . “Lawn Gone” book $19.99

pens for Father's Day gift from the Garden Shop

Traditional penmanship meets contemporary style in an elegant ball point pen. Hand-turned from curly maple, red Narra or Katalox wood, these are writing instruments with a masculine flair worthy of passing on to the next generation. Pen $50

cuff links for Father's Day gift available in the Garden Shop

Dress your nature loving dad in a pair of natural wood cuff links and honor his love for the outdoors. Two rectangles of fine, deep grained wood are polished to a warm luster and framed in contrasting chrome. Cuff links $40

crew socks for Father's Day gift

This is serious fun: a pair of crew socks sporting a palindrome of colorful bicycles or a collection of creepy bugs. Perfect for the sharp dressing dad with a sense of humor, these are made in a Pima cotton and nylon blend for comfort and durability. Machine wash. Crew socks $10.95

Volunteer Susan Higgins writes about what she learns and loves in the Garden.

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