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.

The Direct2Florist Valentine's Day Range will be available to send flowers online with local florists in the weeks leading up to the special day.

 Order Valentine’s Florist Choice

Valentine’s Florist Choice

Let the experts work their magic with a unique Valentine's Day gift.

 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 Stolen Heart flowers

Stolen Heart

Send their heart into orbit with this lovely petite gift bag of romantic flowers.

 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 Forever Yours flowers

Forever Yours

Show your affection with this fabulous hand-tied featuring white oriental lilies and foliage.

 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.

 Order Hot Tropics flowers

Hot Tropics

Ignite the passion with this unique, unforgettable romantic surprise of tropical flowers and foliage.

 Order Kissing Booth

Kissing Booth

Who could resist you after receiving this selection of the beautiful red roses matched to the finest seasonal foliage?

 Order Spring Kisses

Spring Kisses

For that fun person in your life that likes to be different, this glass vase filled with beautiful tulips sends the perfect message.

 Order A Secret Admirer

A Secret Admirer

Send this beautiful collection of romantic flowers, expertly arranged to say I love you in an unforgettable way.


By Austin Clark 08 December 2020