Been to our store lately? If not, we welcome you in to see all of the goodies we're working on, many of which can be found in our Holiday Gift Guide online. Bagoy's Florist & Home is definitely trimming its shelves - both physical and virtual - and striving to offer a range of floral and decor gifts that not only reflect the season but bring new meaning to it. Bouquets especially have the ability to express so much, and that's why we're highlighting them in this week's post. Read More about Gifts From Our Holiday Guide »
We've all played Secret Santa (or some variation on the theme) before, whether at work, among a group of friends or at a holiday party. And whatever we call it - Yankee Swap, White Elephant, or, if you're in Latin America, "Amigo Secreto" - the group gift swap has one objective, to make sure that everyone gets a present.
It's also tons of fun and an older practice than you may think. Its origins can be traced back to Scandinavia, where a Santa Claus-like figure would knock on doors and when they were answered, toss his present inside before he could be seen. Anonymity is still a key part of Secret Santa today. At Bagoy's Florist & Home, we can't help you with the staying anonymous part, but we can help with the gift part. Read More about Surprising Secret Santa Gifts »
If you're looking for ideas as to how to really deck those halls at your workplace this year, you've come to the right place. We at Bagoy's Florist are stocked with holiday riches - winter greens and wreaths, poinsettias and gorgeous seasonal arrangements - as well as ideas. We'll provide the inspiration and the items; all you have to do is wow your colleagues, customers and clients with your holiday decorating prowess. Read More about Festive Ideas for Office Holiday Decor »
Posted by bagoys on November 17, 2017
| Last Updated: November 5, 2020
November is one of our favorite times here at Bagoy's Florist & Home. As we usher in the holidays (and the season's rich, luxe blooms), there are so many occasions to design and deliver flowers for, we can hardly keep track. Dinners, parties, office events, community celebrations, school festivities - all of these require decor, and lucky for us, that's often in the form of flowers. Holiday flowers are a big deal, not just for us, but for millions of people who will be using them on their tables this season or offering them as gifts.
But the biggest big deal of all is the Thanksgiving centerpiece. If ever there was a time to make a statement with flowers, it's now. Read More about Statement Centerpieces for Thanksgiving »
How will you honor your vets or active military this Veterans Day? Will you treat them to the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra's Veterans Day Salute? Make a nice dinner, with your patriot occupying the seat of honor at the head of the table? Attend the parade? Gather with friends? Send some stars?
Let us at Bagoy's Florist & Home explain. There are so many ways to show our gratitude for the ones who have put themselves on the line to protect and defend our country. And we believe in doing all of them. But don't you think your valiant vet deserves to get some stars? Read More about Send Some Stars This Veterans Day »
Almost exactly 100 years ago, a group of candy executives in Cleveland had a sweet idea - to hand out boxes of candy to orphans, shut-ins, and the elderly. Dubbed "Sweetest Day", the inaugural event saw 26,000 boxes of candy distributed. However, the idea was met with some cynicism, as many thought that perhaps the executives were attempting to start a tradition that would benefit their pocketbooks more than the people receiving the sweet treats. Still, Sweetest Day persisted, especially in the Northeast and Midwest, and is still a tradition in much of our country.
And although some still choose to give candy, Sweetest Day has grown to include any act of kindness benefiting someone who may be down on their luck. On October 21, people across Anchorage will be making their friends and family smile - and Bagoy's Florist & Home will be helping with beautiful floral designs and bouquets. Read More about Sweetest Day Gifts & Flowers »
Posted by bagoys on October 3, 2017
| Last Updated: October 6, 2017
Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends — and hardly ever our own grown children. ~Ruth Goode
The bonds which are created when a new baby is born extend beyond parent and child. In fact, any grandparent will tell you that the relationships with their grandchildren are among the strongest they have ever experienced. But once parents become grandparents, studies also indicate that the relationship with their grown children improves as well - indicating that building a strong inter-generational connection is one of the best things you can do for your family. National Grandparents Day is a time set aside to recognize how important the older generations are to our legacy, and Grandparents Day flowers are a great way to celebrate. . Read More about Grandparents Day Flowers & Gifts »
Posted by Chanda Mines on August 26, 2017
| Last Updated: July 23, 2021
It's nearly the 4th of July, and Anchorage is preparing to paint the town red, white and blue! Whether you are having the barbecue at your house or headed to visit with friends and family, July Fourth florals from Bagoy's Florist & Home are a great way to bring the party!
Did You Know? On the back of the actual Declaration of Independence - written upside down and backward - are the following words: “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.” The person who wrote the words is not known. As parchment would have been rolled up, it is believed that the words were meant to distinguish the message inside from among other deliveries. Read More about July Fourth Florals for Your Party »
Posted by Chanda Mines on June 17, 2017
| Last Updated: December 9, 2020
4th of July
There is nothing better than an awesome dad. And on June 18, we have the privilege of helping you in thanking the coolest, most loving, funniest, most helpful, most amazing Dad- yours! There may be over 71 million fathers in the United States, but he belongs to you - and the floral designers at Bagoy's Florist & Home have the collection of Father's Day gifts that you need to show him how much you love him.
Did You Know? The most popular Father's Day gifts are ties and shirts, electronics, sporting goods and tools - but if your Dad has enough power drills, we suggest surprising him with something a bit more colorful this year. Read More about Father’s Day Gifts to Celebrate Dad »
Posted by Chanda Mines on May 24, 2017
| Last Updated: May 26, 2017
There are some days of the calendar year that are more somber than others. On Monday, May 29, we celebrate a deeply meaningful day both for America and for many people personally. Memorial Day asks us to stop and reflect on those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy. Bagoy's Florist & Home is glad to help you honor friends and loved ones on this day. Read More about Memorial Day Flowers to Honor Them »
Posted by Chanda Mines on May 15, 2017
| Last Updated: October 12, 2020