A guide to failsafe flower sending this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day flower deliveries

The epitome of romance, it’s no wonder flowers are an absolute must when it comes to mastering Valentine’s Day gifts. No matter who you’re buying for, classy and stylish flowers are the perfect romantic gesture – but only if you get your Valentine's Day flowers delivered right.

While it’s clear a week-old bunch of fading blooms from your local garage is no-no, faced with a seemingly endless list of flowers it can feel far too easy to get it wrong – especially to first time flower buyers or those who only treat their loved ones to flowers once a year. To help make your Valentine’s Day flower sending run smoothly, here’s some timely advice to help you bag the perfect bouquet.

Go for the tried and tested

According to the Society of American Florists, more than 80% of the cut flowers given at Valentine’s Day are roses. And most of them are red. Therefore, as long as you buy well – avoiding the too good to be true cheap deals – you’re on pretty safe ground with the traditional red rose. In 2019, a whopping 28% of American adults (37% of men, 19% of women) purchased flowers or plants as Valentine’s Day gifts and retail sales totalled $1.9 billion. An estimated 80% of those sales involved red roses – proving that traditional can be best.

Whether you opt for a classic single red rose, a dozen of the Valentine’s favourite or a bouquet featuring a single rose mixed with other flowers and foliage, Direct2florist will ensure your gift is delivered beautifully packaged and presented with your personalised message card.

Or, opt for seasonal stems

While red roses are undoubtedly lovely and brilliant romantic, there are loads of other fabulous flowers that will wow your loved one on the big day. Tulips are an obvious choice for February 14th, along with other bulb flowers. Alternatively, look out for ranunculus, anemones, hyacinths or mimosa – if in doubt, let a florist do the hard work for you by allowing them to choose from the best available seasonal flowers. Look out for Direct2florist’s Florist Choice option.

Use colour to make the arrangement personal

If flowers are not your thing – and you don’t know your roses from your ranunculus – think about choosing flowers by colour. Choose a colour scheme that’s a firm favourite, or choose something that’s a representation of the person receiving them. Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be red. Fun flowers like gerberas come in a rainbow of assorted colours – and there are variations of rose colours, including pink.

Don’t just wait for Valentine’s Day

And finally, it’s worth remembering that flowers make everyone happy all year round, so why wait until Valentine’s Day. Sending flowers to say I love you can have even more meaning and be all the more surprising when sent spontaneously.