Bunches not brunches this Galentine’s Day

As we head closer to the middle of February, thoughts will typically turn to all of the cards, flowers (think red roses!), chocolates and romance of Valentine’s Day. However, there’s a new kid on the block vying for attention – Galentine's Day!

This new ‘holiday’ – although we prefer to call it a celebration – is quickly becoming a popular event in the calendar. And it’s easy to see why. This female-friendly holiday, which falls every year on February 13th, is the ideal way to celebrate the love you have for your lady friends, whether they're single or not.

The concept for Galentine’s Day dates back to 2010 and an unlikely source; US sitcom “Parks and Recreation”. The show’s protagonist Leslie Knope, played by former Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler, celebrated her friends with a brunch in an episode called “Galentine’s Day”. In the episode, Leslie explains: “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.”

Galentine's Day - 13th Feb

Galentine’s Day 2021 will no doubt take on extra special meaning, given the continuing restrictions placed on mixing with friends thanks to COVID-19. Whether you're gleefully single, happily coupled or somewhere in between, taking a day to recognise the importance of friendship can only help strengthen some of the most important relationships in our lives.

As a result, Direct2florist is expecting to see a marked increase in Galentine’s Day flower deliveries this year – with florists across the country reporting early orders ahead of the big day. While gals will no doubt connect over Zoom, WhatsApp or whatever, flowers will be a popular choice when it comes to celebrating friendships and personal messages of love. You could say this year will be all about bunches, not brunches!

When it comes to having Galentine’s flowers delivered, Direct2florist is expecting to see a wider, more creative selection than you would normally see on Valentine’s Day. Whereas 14th February will be all about red roses, it’s likely that gals will be sending bold and bright mixes of flowers, often choosing their best friend’s favourite blooms or flowers to match their homes. Think gerberas, tulips or roses in a variety of hues. Often delivered with flowers for that extra special Galentine’s Day gift.

Finally, we also expect plants to be popular gifts. Orchids topping the list for a little bit of exotic elegance this Galentine’s Day – Saturday 13th February 2021.

 Order Galentine’s Day Bouquet flowers

Galentine’s Day Bouquet

Send this beautiful bouquet to celebrate Galentine's Day. The female-friendly holiday, which falls every year on February 13th! An ideal way to celebrate the love you have for your lady friends.

 Order A New Day flowers

A New Day

Flowers to put a smile on their face. Let them know that you're thinking of them with this fun petite collection of flowers and foliage to send same day.

 Order Mamma Mia flowers

Mamma Mia

Make their day with this bright and vibrant collection of flowers, beautifully presented in a gift box / bag.

 Order Ashleigh flowers


A budding delight, complimented by greenery and presented in a gift box/bag.

 Order Hello flowers


Say hello in style with this fabulous hand-tied. Why not take the opportunity to be spontaneous and surprise them today with a stunning flower delivery by their local florist.

 Order Sunrise flowers


Energise their day with a stunning surprise. A warm collection of seasonal flowers artistically arranged by an artistic florist.

 Order Cool Breeze flowers

Cool Breeze

This classical stylish collection of flowers, make this hand tied the perfect gift. Professionally arranged and delivered by a local florist.

 Order An Elegant Vase flowers

An Elegant Vase

A graceful host of our finest flowers and greenery, encased in an elegant glass vase.


By Austin Clark 21 January 2021