A Highlight From Our Gift Guide

While it’s very hard to narrow it down to some of Gordon Boswell’s favorite things during this time of year, we’ve done it. See our very best seasonal blooms, arrangements and more in our Holiday Gift Guide, a real one-stop shop in that you can find something for anyone in its pages – we promise.

One of our most beloved lines, Coton Colors, makes a spectacular gift for the holidays. Once filled to the brim with bright winter blooms and arranged with a touch of whimsy, these distinctive floral containers become the gift that keeps on giving.

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Make Your Secret Santa Gift The Happiest

Secret Santa is a popular gift swap in a work setting or amongst a group of friends, and for good reason. The cloak of anonymity on the part of the giver lends a lot of anticipation and just plain fun to the exchange. When everyone finally gets their gifts, it’s a riot to try to figure out who gave what to whom. On the other hand, Secret Santa can lead to a lot of gimmicky gift choices, a fate we here at Gordon Boswell would love to help you avoid this year.

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Deck the Office Halls with Poinsettias

It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . for poinsettias!

This winter-blooming plant is all the rage when holiday time hits because of its classic Christmas color palette, true red against perfect green leaves. But this beauty is available in lots of colors, including white, pink and even orange. What makes the red version so coveted when it comes to workplace decor is that most businesses and offices desperately need holiday color but have a lot of open space, too. Clusters of poinsettias cover some of that ground and make a huge impact, all with little effort on the part of you and your colleagues.

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Take Secret Santa to the Next Level

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Many people love choosing gifts, but for some it can be challenging to decide upon the perfect gift for each person on the list. If you are involved in a Secret Santa gift exchange, you may even be faced with selecting a gift for someone you don’t know very well. How do you come up with something unexpected and different, that is the right size and color, and they won’t want to return? It’s easier than you think when you check out the Holiday Gift Guide from Gordon Boswell. This year, take Secret Santa gifts from boring to extraordinary.

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Custom Wreaths for Christmas

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The Christmas wreath is one of our most symbolic and traditional pieces of holiday decor.  Whether hanging on the front door or over a fireplace, the wreath adds ambiance and charm to any seasonal setting. At Gordon Boswell Flowers, our designers have been hard at work creating custom wreaths – as well as beautiful holiday florals and poinsettias – for you to spruce up your home or office with aromatic Christmas festivity.

custom wreathsWhere Did the Tradition of the Wreath Come From? Ancient people groups believed that elements of nature had spirits and powers. Evergreen trees, thought to have protective qualities due to their resilience, were used to make wreaths they believed absorbed the sunlight during short winter days, allowing the eventual spring thaw. Early Romans gave evergreen branches shaped into wreaths to represent health and victory.

The evergreen wreath’s circular shape represented unity, perfection, and eternal life to early Christians. Drawing in part from the Roman significance, wreaths were thought to signify Christ’s victory over death.

Centuries later, a wreath displayed on the door or a window of a home was considered an invitation to the spirit of Christmas to come in and bestow good luck. However, in modern times, the wreath is purely decorative, and the many variations and creative interpretations of the wreath are a festive holiday tradition.  Although some people choose the artificial variety, purists know that nothing beats the amazing fragrance of a fresh cedar or douglas fir evergreen wreath.

The professionals at Gordon Boswell Flowers utilize berries, pinecones, greenery, vibrant ribbons and ornaments to adorn our handcrafted creations. If you have a special place of honor waiting for just the right Christmas decor, we recommend a custom wreath. Come in today and speak with us as to the perfect wreath for your home’s style – we believe that it will become a new tradition. To all of our friends and neighbors across Fort Worth, we wish you the happiest of holidays.

 

Seasonal Decor and Corporate Gift Giving

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The holiday season is nearly upon us, and now is the time to start preparing for the festivities. Whether decorating your office, planning the company holiday party or considering seasonal corporate gifts, Gordon Boswell Florist is the best place to begin. We have been adorning Fort Worth homes and businesses with holiday and seasonal decor for nearly a century.
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Gordon Boswell Holiday Centerpieces 2015

holiday centerpieceIf you aren’t counting the days until Christmas, we’re willing to bet that your children or grandchildren are. The holidays can be an anxious time for people, especially when your entire family is depending on you to put on a grand celebration and to do it all on a lavish scale. After all, as a self-respecting Texan, you’ve got to Texasize it. Every Texan knows that that’s just how we do things around here. You can always count on the Gordon Boswell team to help you turn your decorating vision into a reality the likes of which you’ve never dreamed.

 

When Texans gather with their family members, dear friends, colleagues and others to celebrate any holiday, you can be sure that they spend a lot of time around a table, feasting on all the wonderful foods that are so much a part of holiday traditions. It may not feel like a northern winter with frigid temperatures, snowy landscapes, and outdoor evergreen trees with their snow-covered needles and branches, but we still like to capture the essence of the season in our decorating at home.

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Happy Holidays Centerpiece

If you’re looking for something that’s really unique, but that doesn’t short change you on glitz and glam, our Happy Holidays Centerpiece gives you the elegance and sophistication you want for a special holiday like Christmas. We chose to use white lilies, white orchids, and dark red roses. We add gold painted pine cones, gold-colored faux berries, gold dusted preserved leaves, traditional greenery and two pillar candles in the center. One is short, the other is tall, but they’ll give you all of the drama and fanciness you hope to have for a traditional Texas Christmas gathering.

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Winter Reds

We may not experience winter in Texas the way our northern neighbors do, but we can still appreciate the warmth of winter colors such as the Winter Reds we used in this elegant centerpiece arrangement. We combine red roses, red carnations and a pinkish-red orchid with red berries and Christmas greenery to give you this sophisticated centerpiece. It wouldn’t be complete without a short bright red pillar candle in the center.

 

Don’t wait to get your Christmas centerpieces. Our Holiday Centerpieces are perfect for any decorating theme. Come in, call us or order your special holiday decorating flowers online today. Christmas will be here before you know it.

 

Holiday Food Gift Baskets

holiday gift basketHave you started your holiday gift shopping yet? Are there people on your gift shopping list who make you dread the process? We don’t think anyone should think of Christmas shopping as a horrible chore. We’ve used all of our resources to come up with some fantastic food gifts that we know are going to please those finicky gift recipients who take the joy out of the holiday shopping experience.

 

Texas-Size Gift Packages

Our Holiday Gift Extravaganza is a basket that’s filled to the brim with an assortment of the yummiest goodies anyone could want. We include Le Grand truffles and Jacquot truffles, hot cocoa, chocolate wafer cookies, Brie cheese, Ghirardelli dark chocolate squares, Cashew Roca, smoked almonds, chocolate mocha almonds, smoked salmon, bruschetta, and many other delectable treats.

 

If you’ve got a lot of people you want to send a gift to, our Alpine Delights is the ideal solution to your dilemma. This gift tower consists of red boxes that are covered with silver snowflakes. The boxes include delicious treats such as cupcakes, Walker’s Shortbread biscuits, chocolate covered cherries, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate truffles, Jo’s peppermint bark, Godiva dark chocolate peppermint truffles and a dark chocolate bar filled with raspberry.

 

Cookie lovers will be thrilled to receive the Holiday Striped Tower. The red and green-striped boxes are filled with an assortment of different types of delicious and festive holiday cookies. There are three boxes in the tower, one of which is filled with chocolate chocolate chip cookies, another consists of fortune cookies that are dipped in white or dark chocolate, and the last box contains white and milk chocolate covered sandwich cookies. The tower is pulled together with a lush velvet red bow on top of the top box.

 

There is no need to feel stressed at the prospect of having to shop for gifts for difficult recipients or urgent situations. Our gourmet delicacies are the ideal solution for any last minute holiday gift emergencies. Our staff at Gordon Boswell is ready to help you with all of your holiday gift shopping this season. Come into our store, call us, or order your gifts from our Holiday Gift Guide on the website.

 

Gordon Boswell Holiday Decor

holiday decorNow that you’re able to unwind from all of the preparations involved in a Texas-size Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to put on your thinking cap and start to gear up for Christmas decorating. We all know how much bigger everything is in Texas, so your Christmas decor, whether inside or outside your home, shouldn’t be any different. You can count on our floral design team here at Gordon Boswell to help you create lasting memories with this year’s holiday decorating – no matter where you do it.

 

Don’t Forget About Hanukkah

 

This year, Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 6. It ends at sundown on December 14th. The Menorah is the focal point of Hanukkah celebrations, but most people don’t put it in the center of their tables. You let the candles burn until they burn themselves out. With the Menorah serving as the focal point of this holiday’s celebrations, you want to provide holiday decor in other places throughout your home.

 

Blue and white are traditional colors associated with Hanukkah. Our Hanukkah Favorite is a beautiful tribute to this Festival of Lights. It consists of blue delphinium, white larkspur and white lilies. We add some feathery greenery to provide texture and contrast. Perfect for a mantel, console table behind a sofa, or a console table in the foyer of your home.

 

Gingerbread House Cookie Jar

We love the idea of using unusual or unexpected objects as vessels for flower arrangements. Our Cookie Jar is a perfect example of this. We chose a delightful gingerbread house cookie jar to be the container for a flower arrangement that consists of different types of greenery, including pine boughs, fir sprigs, red berries, white berries and red and white flowers. The keepsake gingerbread house cookie jar will bring you and your family many years of lasting memories.

 

The Amaryllis – A Christmas Classic

Although the name comes from the Greek, this beautiful blooming bulb has come to be associated with Christmas. Add some attractive color and a touch of exoticism to any office, spare room, or just about any space in your home or workplace. An amaryllis is a delight to the eyes, as you watch the fast rate at which the stems emerge and the flowers open. Each stem produces many luxurious looking beautiful flowers.

 

Don’t wait to start decorating your home or office for the holidays. When you want to do it on a grand scale, like we Texans do with everything, you need to start very early so you can do it a bit at a time. Happy Holidays from the Gordon Boswell Family to you and yours.

 

Gordon Boswell Holiday Gift Guide

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The holiday season is upon us and it is time to think about gift giving and holiday decor! Gordon Boswell Flowers has everything you need to do just that. From holiday centerpieces to bouquets, we have something for everyone! This year we are making holiday shopping and gift giving easy! We have created a holiday gift guide of our seasonal items. Here are a few of our favorites!

Hanukkah

What a thoughtful gift to warm up those frosty days.  White gerbera daisies, light blue hydrangea, and white roses come together in a blue glass cube to create our Frosty Twilight design. The blue glass ornaments give it extra shine that will brighten up anyone’s Hanukkah.

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Frosty Twilight

Holiday Centerpieces

This is a glorious addition to any holiday table. This centerpiece is full of red roses and carnations, pinecones, and mixed Christmas greenery. The holiday ribbon and two red taper candles add a warming touch.  Everyone at your Christmas table will enjoy our Christmas Glory centerpiece!

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Christmas Glory

Gift Ideas

For the candle lover in your life we have our Deep Forest Classic by Belladonna. Its scent is a fresh and cool combination of essential oil consisting of black pine, balsam fir, oak moss, and other secret fragrances. This gift burns for 45 hours and comes with its own matches.

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Deep Forest Classic

Holiday Bouquets

It’s a holly, jolly Christmas indeed with this lovely collection of flowers.  Our gathering vase holds fluffy white hydrangea, red roses, red berries and mixed Christmas greenery.  The frosted pinecones add a special touch that will have you wishing it was Christmas every day.

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Holly Jolly Christmas

Our holiday gift guide has something for everyone. Let Gordon Boswell help you in find the perfect seasonal centerpiece, gift, basket, or bouquet for all of your holiday needs this year!