Valentine’s Day Flowers & Gifts Feb 14 2009

This year, Valentines Day is Saturday, Feb 14, 2009.  Time to think about Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for your loved one and for those you admire.  Given the economy and the fact that it is Saturday, think about spending the day and evening at home. Saves a  lot money compared to going out for an expensive Valentines Day dinner or going away for the weekend to a hotel or resort, which is even more expensive. To make your stay at home Valentines vacation, plan on candles, music, wine, order in food and of course flowers.

Valentines Day Flowers include a whole range of choices. Red is the most popular color and roses are the most popular flower.  So the florist will receive more orders for red roses than any other flower or color. But that is traditional and one that most men dare not stray from.  But truth be known, most women prefer pastel colors and they certainly do not consider roses to be the only romantic flower! In fact, most will gush over any gift of flowers and the man that sent them.  So men, try a flower gift that might use  pinks, mauve’s, purples, creams and whites…..not all of those of course but some pleasing combination,  There are many beautiful flower varieties including alstroemeria, lilies, freesia, orchids, snap dragons, iris, daisies, birds of paradise, anthuriums, gerbera, calla lilies, tulips and lisianthus.

Best idea is to order early and ask your florist to make a bouquet with your loved one’s favorite color and favorite flowers.  Hopefully, you know at least one of those, either the color or the flower. But if not, do not despair or worry too much. Your florist will know just what to make for Valentines Day! Flower delivery is also available of course.  Remember that this year Friday, Feb 13th will be the busiest day of the year for the florists. Most office orders will be delivered that day and those have severe time limits.  If you order Valentines Flowers early you will be able to send your Valentine’s Flowers with no problem.

To the lassies, we say, men do love receiving flowers and floral gifts. Any man will be wowed if his lady sends him, Valentine Gifts Men even flowers!  But there are other floral gifts that will carry your Valentine message too.  Plants are very useful and will be very long lasting.  Fruit baskets, Gourmet Baskets and Chocolate baskets will work too………the way to a man’s heart is throigh his tummy!  All of these Valentine gifts can be trimmed for Valentine’s Day.

It is best to have your gift delivered Feb 11 or Feb 12th. Avoid that last minute frantic crunch on Feb 13 and 14th when the florists are rushed off their feet.  And you will be an even bigger hero because the first delivery to any office is highly prized.  You can be the first to show your love to the envy of everyone else in that office. Talk about Brownie Points!