Whether you’re reading this when Valentine’s Day is weeks away or just a few days, don’t worry! There’s a solution to get your flowers delivered in time for Valentine’s Day. Obviously, the sooner you order your flowers, the better, so if you’re checking out this article with more than a handful of days before heart day, kudos to you! We still recommend ordering your flowers now, just to be safe.
I’m Late, I’m Late For A Very Important Date!
If you’re a little late to deliver flowers to your other half on Valentine’s, not to worry. Some online floral boutiques offer same day delivery, so check around. But still use caution: ensure that the seller you’re buying from is not only speedy, but high quality and reliable. And keep in mind that you’ll likely pay (a lot) more for immediate delivery.
If it’s not even February yet and you’re wondering when you should place your order for flowers, you may be surprised to hear that it’s probably still not too soon to order. Some experts recommend ordering your bouquets as soon as mid-January to get the best deals. Of course, you’ll need to remember to set the delivery date for February 14th (or whenever you’d like it), so your beloved doesn’t accidentally receive a bouquet of red-hued blooms on a random Tuesday in January.
What About Other Gifts?
Once you’ve got the flower situation locked down, it’s a good idea to think about a small Valentine’s gift to pair with the flowers. Some online floral retailers allow you to get all of your Valentine’s gifting done in one fell swoop by selling special package items like flowers paired with jewelry, chocolates, candy, candles and even quarantine-relevant items like games and puzzles.
If you don’t choose to go that route, you can order a special gift for your sweetheart online to continue with the delivery to your door process. If you’re not sure what to get them and the classics like chocolate and jewelry don’t appeal to you, we suggest thinking about what they’re into. If they’re big workout fiends, get them some new workout apparel, a yoga mat or a medicine ball in a cheery red color to stick with the Valentine’s Day theme. If they love to eat sweets, order cupcakes covered in pink frosting or heart shaped sprinkles from an online artisan bakery.
If they spend most of their time outdoors, invest in a great pair of hiking boots or trail shoes for them, or get them that nice piece of outerwear that they haven’t indulged in for themselves. (Bonus points for slipping a sweet note in the pocket; they’ll be totally touched when they find it one day while out on the trail.)
Make It Personal
When in doubt, go for something custom. Etsy has a treasure trove of handmade items that you can customize with your lover’s name or, even more Valentine’s appropriate, the date of your anniversary. Try to include a thoughtful element that reminds them how much they’re loved, like an item in their favorite color, a graphic tee representing their favorite band, or something else that’s a subtle nod to the special bond the two of you share.
The same goes for selecting the type of flower you’ll be ordering. If you’re unsure what to get them, just think about their personal taste. If your lover is minimalistic and modern, opt for a cool succulent. If they’re more of the classic type, stick with the good old red roses.
Whatever you choose, make sure to order it sooner than later. It’ll be well worth it when you get to see your Valentine’s face light up on the big day.