Want Valentine’s Flowers Delivered On The Day?
In 2023, Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, 14th February.
Nothing beats the thrill of receiving Valentine’s Day Flowers and there’s no better time to arrange your surprise delivery than now. Order flowers or plants from the timelessly classic single red rose, romantic luxury flowers, or your special someone’s personal favourite flowers - maybe that's pink roses or carnations (also known as the flower of love.)
Finding The Perfect Romantic Gift Made Easy
When you need to send romantic flowers for Valentine’s Day – Direct2florist makes finding the perfect gift easy.
Whatever Valentine’s Day flowers you’re looking to send, whether the timeless long-stemmed dozen red roses, a luxurious and romantic single rose perfectly gift wrapped, or a pretty bouquet made using your special someone’s favourite flowers, Direct2Florist’s florists have the perfect gift that will sweep them off their feet.
Direct2florist’s network of highly skilled professional florists have oodles of romantic gift ideas for you to choose from and they can even add teddy bears, chocolates and balloons to make your gift extra memorable.
When you order flowers for Valentine’s Day through Direct2florist, every single bouquet is handmade to order by a talented local florist using only the best flowers for Valentine’s Day. Your chosen florist will add your personalised card message, beautifully package your gift and deliver it by hand, ensuring it arrives in pristine condition.
Sending romantic flowers through Direct2florist is quick and convenient. Just let us know where you need the romantic gift to be delivered and we’ll show you which florists can design your perfect valentines bouquet. You’ll be able to read details of the floral designs available for delivery on Valentine’s Day and we’ll even share the latest reviews of that florist, meaning you can relax safe in the knowledge your Valentines flower delivery is in safe hands.
Sending Valentine’s Day flowers to offices and workplaces
Sending flowers to a special person’s place of work can be the ultimate surprise and statement of love. It can also be a brilliantly public declaration of love!
Every time you send Valentine’s Day flowers through Direct2florist, your order will be delivered by hand by a local florist – and it’ll be beautifully packaged and often arrive in water to ensure it stays fresh all day long.
If you’re sending to an office or workplace, your delivery driver will take the time to ensure your dozen red roses, luxuriously romantic bouquet of mixed flowers or single red roses will reach the right person every time. Compare that to the flower sending companies who use couriers – where a tatty cardboard box full of flowers will be dropped in reception by a delivery driver in a hurry!
The history of Valentine's Day Flower Delivery
For romantics everywhere, Valentine’s Day is the time of the year to celebrate the special person in their life. Hundreds of years of traditions and customs have made it into the holiday that we observe today, with flower sending – particularly red roses – at the heart of celebrations.
Here at Direct2florist, we’re often asked when is Valentine’s Day? The answer of course is February 14th every year. But why do we celebrate it on this date?
There are various stories, but perhaps the most popular belief is that Valentine`s Day originated during the third century in Rome, after Emperor Claudius II banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. A young priest named Valentine was furious with this injustice and defied Claudius by continuing to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. Claudius eventually discovered Valentine’s actions and sentenced him to death. During his time in prison, he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14th February, 270 AD, he sent her a love letter signed "from your Valentine".
The date was key at the time – the Romans had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February – officially the start of their springtime. As part of this celebration, boys drew names of girls from a box. They'd be boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival and sometimes they'd get married. Later on, the church wanted to turn this festival into a Christian celebration and decided to use it to remember Valentine too.
Gradually, Valentine's name started to be used by people to express their feelings to those they loved and some 200-plus years after Valentine’s death, Pope Gelasius declared the date as a day to honour Valentine, who by that time had become a saint.
Why do we send flowers on Valentine’s Day?
Flowers are synonymous with Valentine’s Day – with red roses the most popular Valentine’s Day flower delivery for Direct2florist’s customers. But just why do we send red roses for this romantic of days?
The story goes that the tradition of giving Valentine’s Day flowers dates to the late 17th century, during the reign of King Charles II of Sweden. During a trip to Persia, King Charles II was exposed to a new art – the language of flowers. This expressionist art focused on the ability to communicate using flowers without uttering any words at all. The Swedish monarch took the tradition back to Europe, where it spread widely, with lists of flowers and their meanings widely distributed.
The red rose, as you may have guessed, translated to deep love, and took on this meaning because of its affiliation with Aphrodite, the goddess of love. In Greek mythology, it is said that rose bushes grew from the ground through Aphrodite’s tears and the blood of her lover, Adonis. The Romans, who turned Aphrodite into their goddess Venus, kept the rose as her symbol of love and beauty.
As a result, when Valentine’s Day became the mainstream holiday we know today, the rose was an obvious choice for an extremely fitting gift – a tradition that shows no sign of slowing down today as Valentine’s Day flowers remain just as popular as ever.
How many roses should I send for Valentine’s Day?
Red roses will always be the most popular romantic gesture come Valentine's Day, but how many roses should you send? Here at Direct2florist we’ve seen customers send 100 red roses, others have opted for a delivery of 50 wonderful red roses. However, the most popular red rose gifts for Valentine’s Day are the classic 12 red roses and a single stem. Here's a quick rundown of what Direct2Florist's network of talented floristry professionals deliver for Valentine’s Day every year.
The classic 12 red roses
A firm favourite for Valentine's Day, a dozen red roses is the classic romantic gesture. When ordering, consider how long you would like the rose stems to be – longer stems make for the ultimate gift, whilst shorter stems offer better value. And, contrary to myth, longevity of the roses will be more or less even whatever stem length you go for. If ordering for delivery to an office or other workplace, opt for a hand-tied design where the roses will be delivered in a water bubble, ensuring a long life.
The stylish single red rose
Single red roses, delivered in beautiful gift-wrapping or even a gift box look a million dollars. As well as superb value for money, a single rose is an excellent choice for when the lucky recipient will be carrying the gift home on public transport, for example, or if you're looking to combine flowers with chocolates, balloons, champagne or even a cuddly toy.
For the ultimate lasting gift, go for a rose plant. Direct2Florist's professionals have some beautiful rose plants, complete with stylish containers and adorned with those magical Frisch touches, just crying out to be sent to that special someone.
What red roses should I buy for my Valentine?
Valentine’s Day is a day for extra special gifts. That’s why, for the celebration of love on February 14th, our florists will only use the freshest, most beautiful red roses for Valentine’s Day. They’ll choose the rubiest red, long-stemmed and large headed varieties. Premium red rose varieties used in Valentine's Day gifts include:
Described by some as the most perfect red rose variety, Ever Red Roses are an ideal choice for the day of love. Thanks to a lovely symmetry, a velvety deep red centre and a lovely long life, these roses are simply perfect for Valentine’s bouquets.
One of the most popular red rose varieties for a long time now, Freedom is large in size, velvety in texture and, as a bonus, has lovely green foliage with a more matte finish than you would perhaps expect. All-in-all, this makes it a luxurious rose perfect for designing Valentine’s Day bouquets with the wow factor.
Another velvety red rose, Naomi has large petals that look a million dollars. An added bonus is a subtle scent that just adds to the feeling of luxury, making it a florist favourite when it comes to Valentine’s Day flower arrangements.
Premium Grand Prix roses are a longstanding first choice for many red rose buyers thanks to their long stems, large heads, an abundance of petals and the richest shade of sumptuous ruby red.
The Balthazar Rose features velvety petals are as rich, dark and extremely glamorous! So perfect for Valentine’s Day.
It’s all about the message card
When ordering a Valentine’s Day rose delivery, the message card – sent with every bouquet of Valentine’s Day flowers delivered by our network of local florists – is just as important as the flowers.
We appreciate that getting the message right can be a tricky, so if you're not sure what to write in a Valentine's Day card, start by thinking back on why this individual is important to you. What about them makes your heart go pitter-patter? What do you most appreciate about them? When in doubt, you can't go wrong by sharing a beloved memory, funny story or inside joke that brings you two together. The best card messages for Valentine’s Day are often the most personal ones, so remember, by ordering online you won’t have to face the embarrassment of sharing your message face-to-face with the florist, meaning you can be as risqué as you like!
Classic Valentines card messages include:
- Like you and me, some things are just meant to be.
- So happy we both swiped right.
- I’m yours. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges.
- I love that you're my emergency contact.
Another point to consider in your Valentine’s Day message is whether you want to remain anonymous. That is, of course, a very personal choice, but some Direct2florist customers choose to remain anonymous but use a really personal message that leaves no doubt about the flower sender. Others just go for a simple ‘I Love You’ but add their name!
Why use local florists this Valentine’s Day?
We might be biased, but we believe the Direct2florist service simply cannot be beaten and is simply the best site to send Valentine’s Day flowers. At the heart of Direct2florist’s game-changing business model is technology-led innovation. For customers, this means a best-in-class user experience and exceptional value for money.
This means you order Valentine’s flowers in less than two minutes in one click, selecting your preferred florist based on real customer reviews. Once the order is placed, unrivalled customer service comes into play, providing contact details, personalised support provided by real humans, confirmation of delivery and, where possible, photos of delivered products. That’s a service unrivalled in our sector.
Value for money
Ever ordered flowers for someone special and felt there should have been more blooms for your money? You’re not alone! That’s why Direct2florist is here. Unlike the traditional big-name players in the flower sending sector, Direct2florist provides a unique new way to order, with transparent fees and more money ending up with the florist than you they would get on orders placed via the big names. That means more for your money this Valentine’s Day.
The local florist experience at Valentine’s Day
Whether you’re sending Valentine’s Day roses flowers to London, Manchester or Birmingham, need a delivery of gifts for Valentine’s Day in Durham, Glasgow or Exeter, or want to send a Valentine flower arrangement in Leeds, Cardiff or Edinburgh when you send flowers through Direct2florist you’re guaranteed to benefit from the local florist difference.
When you order flowers through Direct2florist – at Valentine’s Day and every other day of the year – we’ll connect you directly with a local florist in the lucky recipient's area. As a small business, it means your Valentines roses will be handmade and crafted with individual care and attention, rather than put together on a production line in a warehouse where your order is just another number.
The personalised service extends to delivery too. Your florist will deliver your gift by hand using their dedicated delivery team – specialists who take pride in ensuring the delivery is as amazing as the flowers themselves. Every romantic gift of flowers from Direct2florist arrives beautifully packaged, never in an unsightly cardboard box. The special day of love deserves levels of service you’ll adore.
When should I order Valentine’s Day roses?
As you can imagine, Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest times of the year for florists – and red roses are in high demand. That means placing your order as early as possible is helpful. That way, the local florist that will design and deliver your beautiful gift can secure the roses (or other flowers if you prefer) well in advance.
That said, Direct2florist does offer a same day delivery service where possible for those who have left it late or those who a re looking to impress a new love. Order before 2pm local time and our florists will do whatever they can to create Valentine’s Day flowers that will impress using the flowers they have available.
How can you make your Valentine’s Day gift stand out?
Every gift of Valentine’s Day flowers delivered by one of Direct2florist’s talented local florists will be extra special, but if you would like to stand out from the crowd you could perhaps trying different flowers, or different coloured roses. Pink roses, for example, look brilliant and are cheaper in some cases, meaning you could order a bigger bouquet. The dozen rose option is popular, with your florist hand crafting a design using 12 of the best roses and complementary flowers and foliage, but perhaps you could go for an extra opulent 24 pink rose bouquet?
What extra gifts can I add to my order?
Chocolates are a tasty Valentine’s Day add-on, but perhaps you could try a balloon or even a romantic cuddly toy. Another great option and a long-term winner is opting for a flower design that comes complete with a vase. When placing your order, look out for the add-on gift options offered by your florist.
Do women send roses at Valentine’s Day?
In short, yes! Roses are for everybody at Valentine’s Day – a hand-delivered gift of flowers makes anybody’s day special, especially when done well through a local florist.
What is Galentine’s Day?
While Valentine’s Day on February 14th is all about celebrating romance, February 13th or Galentine's Day as it has been titled, celebrates platonic friendships, usually among women. At Direct2florist we’ve seen a rapidly rising interest in this day and, over the past years, more and more women are sending roses – often pink – to their best friends to mark the occasion.
How much does it cost to send a dozen red roses?
The cost of sending roses for Valentine’s Day can vary enormously. From year-to-year prices of roses can fluctuate according to the costs related to production, including fluctuating weather. Then, on a local level, supply and demand can cause prices to vary. It’s therefore hard to say what the cost of a dozen red roses will be.
Instead, at Direct2florist we focus on quality and value. We want your Valentines gift to be the best, and when you order a Valentine’s Day design through us you’re guaranteed unbeatable value. Unlike some big-name organisations, we don’t take huge commissions from your order. That means more money for your local florist and bigger, better bouquets for lucky recipients, every time.
What’s more, our florists will only ever use Grade A long-stemmed flowers that look great, are luxurious and last longer. They may be more expensive than a bunch from a garage forecourt or supermarket, but flowers from a florists will provide far greater impact and a gift to remember for all the right reasons.
How can I be a Valentine’s Day hero?
Yes, we’re really asked this question! You’re already halfway there by ordering through Direct2florist and having a talented local florist handcraft your Valentine’s Day flowers. Otherwise, plan well in advance, consider whether you want your gift to be delivered to an office for people to see, or to home for a more intimate gesture. Think carefully about the card message and any extra special add-ons that will make the flowers even more special, and then make sure the gift of flowers isn’t the end of it. Cook a favourite meal (or grab a takeaway) and make the whole day extra special – and one they’ll remember.
Can I send Valentine’s Day roses to Australia or New Zealand from the UK?
The Direct2florist network stretches around the world, so if you sadly can't be with your loved one on February 14th you can send them flowers with your special card message. We deliver across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Brazil, South Africa and Mainland Europe – just let us know where you need your roses delivered and we’ll help you order online in just a couple of clicks.
Is it easy to send Valentine’s Day flowers?
Sending a gift of red roses (or pink if you prefer) couldn't be easier for Valentine’s Day when you use Direct2florist. Simply tell us where you would like flowers delivered and we’ll provide a choice of florists who are ready and waiting to handcraft the perfect Valentines bouquet for the big day.
In just a few clicks our straightforward and fully secure ordering process allows you to select the florist of your choice from our network of local, independent specialists – having read hundreds of real customer reviews – and place your order.
And finally…please be patient
We understand how important Valentine’s Day is to you, but it’s an incredibly busy day for florists. That’s why, on February 14th, we ask for your patience. Your florist is working hard on your order, and it will be delivered – where possible we’ll even send a notification of when your Valentine’s Day roses have arrived – so please just bear with us!!
Find the perfect Red Roses For Delivery On February 14th.
Whether you’re sending Valentine’s Day flowers to a long-term love or celebrating the first flush of romance, red rose flower bouquets are the failsafe choice packed full of romantic symbolism. When it comes to finding gifts with roses.
Direct2Florist’s trusted independent florists are ready to create a gift that will help make your Valentine’s Day truly memorable complete with your personal message card. With over 29,000+ official UK Feefo reviews and 25,000+ official Trustpilot reviews, you can be confident that Direct2florist provides an excellent online shopping experience and our approved member florists can provide a service you can trust this Valentine’s Day.
Our collection includes are veriety of stunning bouquets and gifts options with 1 red rose, 2 red roses, 3 red roses, half-a-dozen roses bouquet, full-dozen, or even a double dozen - with many pink rose options also available! All beautifully arranged with on the day delivery by professional local florists!
Our Top Tips To Guarantee Success with Valentine’s Day Flower Delivery.
- For Valentine’s Day, send your sweetheart flowers that will make their heart melt. Our top pick for this occasion is Mwah!. If you’re not sure what to choose, leave it to the experts: our “Florist Choice” option lets you choose the local florist to hand-deliver a surprise that will melt your sweetheart’s heart.
- Order early to guarantee your reservation of the best blooms for your Valentine. Don’t leave your Valentine’s Flowers last minute and settle for a bunch of wilting leftovers from your local garage; our florists stock only the freshest of blooms and, as you’re ordering directly with a florist local to your loved one’s location, you can ensure the Valentine’s flowers they deliver will be the freshest and most long-lasting you’ll see.
- All of our flowers include a hand-written card message, delivered as part of the bouquet. The message card is just as important as the flowers, so think about what you want to say. Remember, by ordering online you won’t have to face the embarrassment of sharing your message face-to-face with the florist, meaning you can be as risqué as you like!
International Valentine's Flower Delivery
Wherever you’re sending flowers this Valentine’s Day, Direct2florist can help. Our network of local florists across the globe are ready to help you spread some love through the flowers – delivered with your personal message. Simply let us know where you would like your flowers delivered and we’ll connect you with the local experts, ensuring Valentine’s Day is remembered for the right reasons.
To send Valentine’s Flowers to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or any other of our 22 flower delivery destination countries, simply find a florist using our easy to use search menu above.