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Flowers make up almost two thirds of all Valentine spending in Britain – but with such an enormous range of online florists, it’s difficult to know where to begin. And how do you know whether you’re getting the best deal?
Whether you’re after a classic bunch of red roses, an assorted bouquet or maybe even something a bit different, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to order from.
One of our favourite discount sites, Groupon, are currently offering this fantastic bouquet bargain – pay £19.99 to get £34.99 to spend on Valentine’s Day gifts, including a dozen roses. Order right here. This is a great opportunity to get value for money and buy that something special for your loved one!
M&S, John Lewis and Arena Flowers all offer some great presentation ideas. This lovey Pink Rose Hamper from M&S contains a beautiful soft pink rose, a bottle of sparkling rosé wine and some luxury Swiss chocolates all in a contemporary patterned gift box with gold lid features for just £40.
Pink bouquets are a great alternative to traditional red roses, and just as romantic. Arena Flowers are taking care of Valentine’s with their very own Sweet Valentine Kisses arrangement for £36.98, which includes delivery. There’s a mix of velvety red and white roses, combined with delicate spray rose blooms to remind you of Valentine kisses.
Let’s face it, for some ladies only the biggest bouquet in town will do. Anything less and you’re guaranteed a front row seat in the dog house. Ring any bells? Credit cards at the ready….
For really special roses look no further than Interflora. Sure, their Valentine’s bouquets might start at £25 for this Valentine’s Gift Bag, which is presented in a really cute red bag, but they go up to a whopping £999 for this 200 Red Rose Arrangement!
They do have a decent range in the middle though, so you’ll be sure to find something suited to your budget.
Interflora also offer a beautiful fair trade range of flowers for those passionate about the movement.
If you’re planning a recession-busting Valentine’s Day or have already splashed out on a big trip and want to save on flowers, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives around to lavish your loved one with.
You can get a dozen red roses from Tesco for just £20 or if you want to spend a little more then you can buy a beautiful mix of roses, tulips and germini for just £25.
If you fancy something different from a conventional red rose, Serenata Flowers are offering 12 beautiful pink roses for £24.99 including free delivery. The pink rose is a symbol of grace and beauty and this pick will certainly show your special someone how you feel about them.
Sometimes less is more and nothing screams romance like a single red rose. Simple, classy and generally cheaper than a massive bouquet, if you’re on a budget this could be the way to go. Most of the big supermarkets sell single red roses for under a tenner, but get in fast as they sell like hot cakes.
Lidl lead the way in the single red rose stakes with their price of £2, but these are sure to fly off the shelves when they go on sale on February 11th, right before Valentine’s Day.
If you’d rather order online and have your rose delivered, Interflora is a good choice – £22 not including delivery. Your rose will arrive in a classy black Interflora gift bag and includes a gold facet single stem black ceramic vase trimmed with a filigree heart tag.