Our fave 2024 Valentine’s Day Gifts
We’ve been wooing our loved ones with romantic gestures for thousands of years, with Valentine’s Day dating right back to the Roman festival of Lupercalia. And with such a long tradition of giving the perfect gift, it’s no wonder we feel the pressure to get it right.
So to help out, we’ve rounded up our favourite Valentine's Day presents from our amazing 2024 collection. There’s something for every special someone here, whatever your budget or style. Just call us Cupid...
For the lover of tradition
Red roses are a classic that can’t easily be beaten. Their cultural history is long, starting out (we think!) in ancient Greece with the myths of the gods and their many love affairs. They pop up in the bible too, and all through the Victorian era, where they were used as code. The many different colours were used to signal different emotions – a belief that still holds today, with plenty of people believing red roses signify love and passion and yellow signifies friendship. Today a dozen red roses are also seen as a symbol of love. Why? Well, some have suggested it implies completeness or perfection thanks to 12 being the number of months in the year, and number of signs in the zodiac.
For us this all adds up to one thing: when it comes to Valentine’s, the red roses have to be just right. It means the roses our florists use must be truly exceptional. They check every single bloom for its beauty, looking for symmetry, perfect velvety petals and rich colour. They only use large-headed varieties too, so the roses look quite different to what you might get in the supermarket. In fact, we’re so committed to the best quality roses that we actually created a whole page on our website about them, and we’ve written an ultimate guide to the flower too. To put it simply, we’re rose nerds and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
beauty, looking for symmetry, perfect velvety petals and rich colour. They only use large-headed varieties too, so the roses look quite different to what you might get in the supermarket. In fact, we’re so committed to the best quality roses that we actually created a whole page on our website about them, and we’ve written an ultimate guide to the flower too. To put it simply, we’re rose nerds and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
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For the Secret Romantic
They might say they don’t want anything, or they don’t want flowers, or ‘it’s just a day’, but secretly they’re thinking that a little something might be nice. Good thing we’ve got lots of lovely somethings to help. We know not everyone wants a giant teddy or the dozen red roses, and we definitely know that love comes in every imaginable shape and size – so we think the blooms should too. And that’s where we call on our superhero florists (at Valentine’s they really do work harder than cupid). You can choose a bouquet that has some rough guidelines for the florist, and they’ll work from that to handcraft a fresh, one off bouquet using stunning seasonal blooms. You can even include special requests – maybe they have a fave flower, or love a particular colour (or hate one!) and the florist will do their absolute best to bring that to life in the bouquet.
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For the Foodie
As the old saying goes, the way to someone’s heart is through the stomach... It’s just one of the reasons we work with some exceptional suppliers to stock our hampers with all sorts of gourmet goodies. For Valentine’s we’ve got a few favourites that should fill their heart (and belly) with love.
One of our new arrivals is The Box of Indulgence, and the clue is in the name. Packed with luxury salt and sweet treats, it’s making this writer’s mouth water just thinking about it. We’re particular fans of the vanilla fudge bar, made by the House of Fudge team in lovely Devon – it’s absolutely delish. But if your budget is a little tighter that’s okay our Delectable Delights box should do the trick. Perfectly sized so it fits through the letterbox (no need to worry about missed deliveries) it’s filled with scrumptiousness, including a bar of GNAW chocolate made by sustainable chocolate experts in Norfolk. Or maybe this year you can pull all the stops out, in which case you’ll be after The Extravagance – a glorious basket of gourmet goodness including opulent Holdsworth truffles handmade in the Peak District.
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For the Green Fingered Guru
Are they passionate about all things green? Do they love a bit of the outdoors inside? Does caring for a potted beauty make their heart sing? Then of course it’s got to be a new plant pal. We’ve got all sorts of gorgeous growing things for them, and our specially designed packaging will make sure any plant arrives safe and sound. We’re particular fans of the monstera, those rich green leaves go so well with the blue and natural ceramic pot, and it’ll tolerate a little benign neglect (you can leave it 1-2 weeks between waterings) making it a great one for the budding indoor gardener. Or, if they’re a little more experienced, why not treat them to not one, not two, but a trio of new plants! We love the dream team of crassula, calathea and happy bean in their beautiful co-ordinating pots. We reckon they’ll be one happy bean if this shows up on Valentine’s. Or if you want to send them something really special then it’s got to be an orchid. Stunning and showy, it’s like a grand romantic gesture in a pot.
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For the one who’s always thoughtful
If they’re someone who always nails those lovely little extras or special touches when they give a present, then Valentine’s might be a good time to repay that thoughtfulness. With all our bouquets and gifts you have the option to add extras just before you pay. Maybe it’s a cute card, maybe it’s some bubbles or something to cuddle. Whatever it might be, our florists are always happy to add that special something that’s the cherry on the cake.
Still looking for the perfect pressie? No worries, we have plenty.