Five ways to ensure a successful Valentine’s Day

Give roses – but be smart

Come home with a tired, dog-eared bunch of whatever they had left at the local grocer or garage and you’ll be sleeping on the sofa! There’s a reason why roses are a perennial Valentine’s Day favourite – bring home or send these seasonal lovelies and you’re onto a winner. However, use your head when choosing a gift. If you meet your loved one out, a single rose might be better – she doesn't want to lug two dozen long-stems around town. Likewise, if you're looking to have Valentine's Day flowers delivered straight to a home, go big and bold. And don’t forget to add a vase or container if he/she doesn’t have one!

Valentine's Day flower deliveries

Get in the kitchen

Save some bucks, hassle and overpriced set menus by dining in with a romantic dinner a deux. Dim the lights, light some candles and switch off Sky Sports – and then conjure up something simple but tasty (you don’t want to spend all evening behind the stove). If you want to keep the rose theme going, why not scatter some petals on the table – or get your hands on some edible rose petals?

Send love from afar

Out of town on Valentine's? Can’t be with loved ones because of a pesky global pandemic? Rather than being off the hook (you’ll be in the distanced doghouse) plan several days in advance and make sure you send Valentine’s Day flowers. Call first thing that morning—not at midnight and when you do get to be together, go out for dinner. You won't have to endure the aforementioned prix-fix menus or share your evening with other loved-up couples.

Find their colour match

Yes, red is undoubtedly the colour of Valentine’s Day, but don’t feel you have to follow the rules. Yes, a dozen red roses are failsafe, but how about going for pink roses, white ones or even a mix of colours. Find out what your special one’s favourite colour is, or try and match flowers to their personality, or their home décor.

Price isn’t everything

Valentine’s Day flowers come in all shapes and prices it seems – so how do you achieve the best value for money? If a bunch of cheap roses seems too good to be true, it probably is. Pile them high, sell them cheap offers usually use lower quality flowers that won’t have the impact or last as long. At the same time, there’s no point spending more than you have to. Unlike most of the big-name flower delivery companies who take huge commissions – often 25% or more of your money – Direct2florist passes all the money you pay for flowers to the florist who will deliver your order. This means they can offer bigger bouquets, use the best quality flowers and ensure your Valentine’s Day flower delivery has the biggest possible impact.

The Direct2Florist Valentine's Day Range will be available to send flowers online with local florists in the weeks leading up to the 14th of February.

 Order Making Me Blush flowers

Making Me Blush

Make your special someone blush with joy thanks to this sumptuous design featuring half a dozen red roses opulently arranged in a gift box.

 Order Love Letter flowers

Love Letter

Send a message straight from your heart with this delightful arrangement of romantic flowers delivered in a fun gift box.

 Order A Little Treasure

A Little Treasure

Leave a lasting impression with this single red rose, presented in a glass vase. Handmade & hand-delivered to the one you treasure.

 Order Pucker Up flowers

Pucker Up

A duo of sumptuous red roses delightfully partnered with the finest foliage in a glass vase.

 Order Smooch flowers


Roses and carnations make the perfect couple when combined in this timeless and romantic gift that's sure to impress.

 Order Ps I love you

Ps I love you

Pinks and purples make this a striking romantic gift with a difference.

 Order Mrs Kisses flowers

Mrs Kisses

Send lots of love and kisses with this classic hand-tied bouquet featuring a selection of romantic flowers finished with a luxurious single red rose.

 Order For My Sweetheart flowers

For My Sweetheart

12 luxury red roses and fabulous foliage are all you need to make a grand romantic gesture this Valentine's Day.


By Austin Clark 08 December 2020