By: Susan Erler | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2010
Heather Dillard, along with her mom Karen Ray, offers gift items galore at Heather’s Flowers & Gifts in Owasso.
If you are looking for some truly different and unique gift items, don’t waste your time traipsing through the mall and the big box stores. Everything you are looking for and more can be found in one location. Gifts for your two-year-old niece, your 89-year-old grandmother, and everyone in between can be found at Heather’s Flowers & Gifts, located at 9540 N. Garnett Rd., Ste. 103 in Owasso.
You will be amazed at the huge selection of gifts offered inside. “We specialize in items that you can’t find just anywhere,” says store owner Heather Dillard. “We work with vendors that have high quality merchandise and one-of-a-kind pieces, so you can be assured you’ll find treasures here that you won’t find anywhere else.”
Heather’s Flowers just celebrated their one year anniversary in business, and they are thrilled at the response from the community during their inaugural year. Before opening the store, Heather had 18 years experience in the floral industry, and her mother, Karen Ray, also had previous experience as a florist. They finally decided to join forces and open their own shop, and it has been a wonderful partnership ever since. Both enjoy being able to work together, and keeping it in the family makes work even more fun. For Heather, she had always worked in Owasso but never lived here. Now she gets to do both, and she states that it was the people that brought her here. “The people of Owasso really drew me into this community,” says Heather. “I have had such a great time here, and I really enjoy the sense of family that Owasso offers.”
Speaking of family, Heather’s Flowers & Gifts is proud to have been the official florist for the recent “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” that was filmed in Tulsa with the help of Simmons Homes. “We had a great time working with the design team from the show,” says Heather. “I had some experience with making floral arrangements that show up well in pictures, so I was excited to see a lot of my creations made it into the final cut of the program. It was a lot of fun!”
Heather attributes a lot of her success to understanding her customers’ needs. “I always take the extra time to really talk with my customers to see what their vision is, and then I do my best to deliver that to them. Whether it is a fresh floral arrangement or a home décor item, I focus on meeting and exceeding their expectations.”
With Christmas just a few weeks away, one of Heather’s services is helping with your holiday decorating. “I know that it is hard to get everything done this time of year,” she laughs. “I love helping people complete their Christmas look for their home. I can come in and put the final touches on their décor, and suddenly their entire home looks pulled together, polished, and ready for holiday guests.” And, she offers this service for a minimal cost.
Heather’s holiday open house is a great time to come by and visit. She will be offering storewide discounts, refreshments and door prizes. It will be held Sunday, December 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and is the perfect time to get ideas, browse and have fun.
The shop offers a large selection of inspirational gifts such as crosses designed with names on them. “These are by the company Elijah EC Crosses. A lot of mothers and grandmothers come in and special order these. They are just a special gift that touches your heart.” Heather’s Flowers also sells Willow Creek clean burning soy candles as well as Dirt Candles, which are made with botanicals that are perfect for those who are very sensitive to scents.
Authentic metal frames and tons of holiday decorating items cover every inch of the store. A word to the wise: be sure to give yourself plenty of time to browse and discover everything they have to offer, and be prepared to leave with several bags filled with your holiday gifts. No worry though! With all your Christmas shopping done, now you can sit back, relax, and truly enjoy the Christmas season.
Outstanding customer service, thousands of fun and unique items to choose from, and fabulous prices – what more can you ask for? Do yourself a favor and make a trip to Heather’s Flowers & Gifts. You will be glad you did!