Inspire Dad to Take a Break With 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® This Father's Day

World's Leading Florist and Gift Shop Helps Consumers Celebrate Dad with Unique Gift Ideas!

Jun 15, 2010, 06:00 ET from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

CARLE PLACE, N.Y., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this Father's Day marks the centennial of the first observance of Father's Day(1).  With 58,000 stay at home dads(2), 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC. (FLWS), the world's leading florist and gift shop, encourages Dad to take some time for himself this Father's Day.

"1-800-FLOWERS.COM is dedicated to helping our customers express their appreciation for the Everyday Heroes in their lives," said Jim McCann, CEO and Founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. "Father's Day is the perfect time to show Dad that he can take his cape off for a break every now and then."

The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Father's Day collection is your one-stop shop for all your Father's Day needs.  Whether he is grilling at the barbeque or found lounging on the couch watching sports, the Father's Day collection features gifts that are in-tune with what Dad really wants this year, including:

  • The Sauza® Tequila Grilling Steak Sauces Gift Set- Get Dad's taste buds going with the three delicious bottles of tequila-based sauces which are sure to liven up his next summer barbeque.
  • Dad can't leave for the green or the range without the Cool Golf Bag Cooler with Snacks. With golf tees, golf balls, bottled water, and an assortment of salty and sweet snacks, this cooler is essential for every golf outing.
  • The Fishing Creel Full of Fisherman's Favorite Snacks is perfect for Dad's next trip to the lake.  Not only will the wide array of snacks fill him and his friends from sunrise to sunset, but this real creel can be used to bring home the catch of the day.
  • If Dad has a knack for gardening, the Father's Day Dish Garden, includes a variety of green plants and a regal decorative suede box, which is a great way for him to get a little taste of the outdoors inside his "man room."

1-800-FLOWERS.COM offers a wide selection of gifts, from nut crackers to delicious meat and cheese sets suited for the home or office.  To learn more about the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Father's Day 2010 collection, visit www.1800flowers.com.

About 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world's leading florist and gift shop. For more than 30 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has been providing customers with fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, balloons and plush stuffed animals perfect for every occasion.  As always, 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has earned the 2009 Gold Award in the Online Flower Delivery category from TopTenREVIEWS; was listed as a TOP TEN MOBILE RETAILER by Internet Retailer magazine in 2009; and was recognized by Computerworld magazine as a Premier 100 IT Leader for 2010. The Company's BloomNet® international floral wire service (www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. "Gift Shop" also includes gourmet gifts such as popcorn and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 or www.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl&Co.® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cherylandco.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® confections brands (www.fanniemay.com and www.harrylondon.com); wine gifts from Ambrosia® (www.ambrosia.com) and Geerlings&Wade(SM)  (www.geerwade.com); gift baskets from 1-800-BASKETS.COM® (www.1800baskets.com)  as well as Celebrations® (www.celebrations.com), a premier online destination for fabulous party ideas and planning tips. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is involved in a broad range of corporate social responsibility initiatives including continuous expansion and enhancement of its environmentally-friendly "green" programs, various philanthropic and charitable efforts and special private-sector skills training programs for military veterans. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.

(1) http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff11.html

(2) http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff11.html

SOURCE 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.



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