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What A Guy Wants – Flowers Of Course!

Flowers For HimYou know there is song about what a girl wants, how about what a guy wants? Most men and women all want one thing – appreciation. Yes, it is that simple. Everyone wants to be appreciated.  But, how do we show appreciation to the men in our lives? With flowers of course! Think about how you love to receive flowers, the way they make you feel appreciated and loved.  Not to mention, research has demonstrated the mood boosting power of flowers for both men and women.  So, a bouquet of flowers will give him the same wonderful feeling you get from a special flower delivery.

How To Find The Right Gifts For Men

Finding the right gift for your guy doesn’t have to be difficult. It just takes a bit of thought as to what he might enjoy and an element of surprise. An unexpected gift such as flowers will surprise him and keep him thinking of you all day. As you know, flowers come in a plethora of varieties, colors, textures and fragrances. So, when deciding what to send, think about his favorite color, scent, hobby and other personality defining things. Then call your local florist and describe your guy and the flower ideas that you think he will like.  Not sure about what type of flowers to send? Don’t worry, your florist has a million ideas and they will be happy to create something perfect for your guy. In fact, florists have containers, colors and textures that have a masculine appeal.

Special Occasion Gifts For Men With A Twist

Looking for a gift for a special occasion such as Valentines Day or your anniversary? Send him a dozen roses in his favorite color.  If roses aren’t available in his favorite color, have the florist wrap them in paper or ribbons in that color.  For a special twist add an element of anticipation when sending flowers.  Before delivery remove three or four roses from the dozen with a note on the enclosure card that says “To my love, this is really a dozen, the ones missing are with a special surprise that will be waiting for you at home tonight.” The surprise at home is up to you; let your imagination go wild. I guarantee your man will feel very loved and appreciated as he anxiously awaits his evening surprise.

Flowers For Dad

Flowers For Dad

Gifts For Dad That Say “I Love You”

When distance keeps you from celebrating with dad in person, a special gift is needed to show him how much you love and miss him.  Sending dad flowers is great way to say “I love you” and “I’m thinking of you.”  Flowers will brighten his day adding to the special memories he has of you. Every time your dad walks by or looks at the flowers, he will be reminded that you are always thinking of him. Nothing is better than that feeling. It’s as near to a hug as you can give.

Gifts That Boost Morale

Is the man in your life having a work problem? One that a boost in problem solving energy might fix? A 2003 Texas A&M study found that flowers in the work place boosted a man’s creative problem solving skill (reading productivity) by 15%.  This is only one of the morale boosting benefits of flowers.

According to the Society of American Florist 60% of men surveyed said they enjoyed receiving flowers. Think about it 60% of men want you to send flowers to them. That means if you know 10 men, 6 of them want flowers. Maybe your boss,  your husband or boyfriend is one of the six.  It could even be your co-worker who covered for you during that long lunch break. I suspect the other 4 guys simply don’t know how good it feels to receive flowers or are afraid to admit they want flowers. So boost some morale and send flowers today to a guy you know.

Really? Send Him Flowers

Still apprehensive about sending a man flowers. There is no need to be. Sure it’s out of the ordinary and not at all expected. Those are the very reasons why you should send flowers. Giving flowers to men is great way to say “I love you,” “I’m sorry,” “Thanks,” as well as any other reason you can think including “just because”. Remember flowers will let him know that you are thinking of him.

Father Day FlowersFor the first timers, here are a few guidelines to follow. Men tend to like less elaborate flower arrangements. Stay more in line with linear arrangements and  nothing too “frilly” or delicate. Roses are an excellent choice, as well as carnations and daisies. Men enjoy tropical flowers like Bird of Paradise or flower arrangements with an outdoorsy feel.

This type of arrangement is a man pleaser with its a rectangular glass vases strong foliage (pittosporum and hosta leaves), peach lilies, bi-colored rust peach roses, gerberas and fantastic texture with blades of lily grass and dried lotus pods. This rich and intense arrangement speaks to men.

Still a bit shy about sending men flowers? Don’t be. However, you can always test the waters by sending a blooming plant. The most important thing to remember is that men, just like women, want that feeling of appreciation, love and that feel good feeling that somebody was thinking of them.

With the many types of flowers that a florist can use to make a fun, flirty or even a friendly arrangement for a man, you have a multitude of gift giving options and opportunities. There are so many reasons to send a man flowers: for his birthday, for fathers day or “just because.”  My personal favorite is the “just because.”  Why? Because it lets my husband know I’m thinking of him and it gets me something in return – an extra special hug and kiss from a very appreciative husband.  Remember flowers are a way to send a hug. So, contact your local florist and send flowers to your guy today.

How To Lovingly Say ‘You Have My Heart’

"You Have My Heart" Romantic Bouquet

"You Have My Heart" Romantic Bouquet

I can’t stop staring at this arrangement. There is too much to love about it! From the architecture of the design to its color scheme, I’m as much in love with this arrangement as can be which is why I’m choosing the “You Have My Heart” bouquet as February’s featured flower arrangement.

I’m not one of those women that gets caught up in chasing romantic things, but I’m definitely moved by the “awww” factor. Sweet and kind gestures still mean the world to me. When I first saw the “You Have My Heart” arrangement among our Valentines Day bouquets, so many things flashed in my mind.

This is one of those romantic gifts that I could instantly picture being presented to me by my sweetie. The romantic atmosphere, his sweet and nervous smile as he waits for my reaction—all of these things sprang forward. I found myself instantly smiling. I called him at work just to say, “I love you” and all he’d done was grace my imagination!

Being not a sickeningly sweet person by nature, we both knew that it took something big to make me feel inclined to act like one. We shared a giggle as I told him that it was actually a very pretty arrangement that I’d just stumbled across while looking at romantic bouquets in the photo gallery.

As far as the design scheme goes, transforming calcynia into a colorful pink heart is a great and simple idea. All it takes is a wood pick with floral wire. Heather also works really well and has a slightly softer look. Pink roses, well, just about every girl loves pink roses. I’m delighted by the simplicity of tasks and the beauty of simple things, so this arrangement stood out to me instantly. I know your sweetheart will love it too!

Flowering Up Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Don’t Know What to Give on Valentine’s Day? Your Florist Has the Answer!

Valentine’s Day draws a blank in many people’s minds. Be creative! Don’t be cliché! Be romantic! Make it memorable! Before you know it, February 14th is around the corner and you have nothing prepared! Time to call your local florist.

How Your Florist Can Help

Valentines Day Tulips With FernsA florist can help you create a custom creation, inspire you with new Valentine’s Day gift ideas, or steer you toward the ideal, customized gift for your loved one! Whether your special someone is eight or eighty, your local florist has the perfect gift!

Dim the lights, light a few candles, and bring a dozen roses for the perfect romantic evening. The rich, heavenly smell and the deep scarlet red of the roses ooze romance. It’s nearly impossible to envision a traditional, romantic Valentine’s Day without presenting your loved one with a gift that has been a symbol of love throughout the ages.

Don’t Forget Your BFFs on Valentines Day

If your love for someone is more like Lucy and Ethel and less like Romeo and Juliet, yellow roses signify friendship. Also, any cheery bouquet of a favorite flower will bring a smile to face of a dear friend. Daisies, tulips, and lilies are bright, sunny blooms that will show your best pal they are special to you. You and your florist can team up and bring a smile to the face of a friend who is always there to return the favor!

Going Above & Beyond

If a bouquet alone doesn’t seem like enough, then it’s time to get creative! It’s as simple as taking your loved one’s interests and incorporating them into a spectacular personalized gift! For example, if your other half is loves food, ask your florist to incorporate gourmet treats such as Valentine cookies into the arrangement or create a gift basket to make a gift to treat all the senses! The delightful smell of flowers, the dazzling arrangement, the mouth watering delicacies, and the proof that you took the time and effort to create something so unique will mean the world to your Valentine.

Send A Gift That Shows Their Interests

Florists can incorporate almost any interest into a Valentine’s Day arrangement. Most florists have already designed arrangements and gift baskets complete with stuffed animals, candy, and balloons. They can also take into consideration a favorite color or flower and create a spectacular bouquet to match! However, sometimes it takes going that extra mile for someone when you want to make a Valentine’s Day gift to remember.

Dating a musician? There are numerous musical touches your florist can add to personalize your arrangement. Sheet music, decorative music notes, and replicas of their preferred instrument are all available and easily incorporated to create a song in the heart of your most beloved musician! It’s little touches such as these that transform the traditional into something truly extraordinary!

Proposing? Your florist can also slip in a ring box, a special photo, a darling teddy bear, or whatever gift you have in mind. Everything looks better surrounded by professionally arranged flowers! A teddy bear can hold tickets to a play, a love note, or a balloon. Imagine your loved one sitting at work on the 14th and receiving an adorable bear holding two tickets to her favorite play!

Gift Ideas Keep Love Blossoming

Valentines Day BalloonBalloons are another great option to send to your partner at work, a child at school, or anyone else who you think deserves something fun and festive for their Valentine’s Day! Young or old, a jolly balloon will make their day! Your florist is stocked with balloons ranging in colors and messages. Everything from the saccharine to the silly can be sent to your loved ones via your favorite florist!

Married or single, going out or dateless, young or old, Valentine’s Day can be wonderful for everyone! No matter the budget or the message, your florist can create something truly exceptional for the people in your life you care about the most! Send a little love to those who make your heart skip a beat everyday!

You Can Now Have Valentines Day Flowers With A Great Message

Flowers sent on Valentine’s Day should express the feelings of the sender. Did you know that the Victorian Era gave each flower a special meaning? Florists can creatively arrange a bouquet of flowers using these meanings in order to convey a special message. But that’s only good if the flowers are delivered to someone who understands the flower meaning of each flower in the bouquet. What’s tricky is that flowers can have more than one meaning (sometimes a positive one and a negative one). If the person sending flowers has a different perspective than the person who receives the flower arrangement, interpretation becomes a risky proposition. It is of utmost importance that the message is not lost in the translation. That’s where florists come to the rescue.

Local florists understand this predicament and are willing to help. Every flower arrangement, delivered by a florist, includes an enclosure card that states who sent the flowers along with flower delivery information. But enclosures cards are more than that; they give you the opportunity to send a special message to the recipient. Since we are not all blessed with a poetic voice or even the gift of gab, I asked several florists what they thought were good Valentines Day Card Messages.

Florists Voted These As The Top 40 Valentines Day Cards Messages:

  • A message for my Sweetheart. Everyday with you is Valentine’s Day for me. I Love You.
  • Everywhere you go love and beauty just seem to follow. Happy Valentine’s Day
  • Life is filled with lots of things that make it all worthwhile, but none is better than the love found in your little smile.
  • You are my partner, my sweetheart, my confidant and advisor, my comforter and friend. You are my quiet place away from the rest of the world.
  • With all my love
  • Darling, words cannot begin to express how much I appreciate you for bringing a spark of excitement, a touch of tenderness, the light of love to every day of my life.
  • Thank you for filling my life with love.
  • May your life be filled with the kind of heartfelt beauty that you bring to mine.
  • Remembering you and the many reasons you’re so dear to me.
  • For Valentine’s Day, let’s have a nice, romantic candlelight dinner for two. I’ll find the baby-sitter. You pickup the pizza and beer.
  • Even in a fairy tale where every dream comes true, I could never hope to find a husband/wife as sweet as you.
  • Wishing someone close to my heart a warm and wonderful day.
  • Have the most delicious, super-duper, stupendously fantabulous Valentine’s Day ever! Did I get carried away again?!
  • How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Everyday is Valentine’s Day when I’m with you.
  • I think you’re really precious and cute! In a studly, manly kind of way, of course.
  • It’s a joy to share my heart with you!
  • Warmest Valentine’s Wishes
  • Know what I like about you? Everything! Happy Valentine’s Day
  • May your every heart’s desire come true for you today.
  • Right from the start you stole my heart. Happy Valentine’s Day
  • Thank you for all the countless, caring ways you’ve filled my life with love.
  • Thank you for being a constant source of laughter and love, strength and support.
  • The laughter, the smiles, and the tears, the memories we’ve shared through the years, a love on which I can depend, my sweetheart, my forever friend.
  • Wishing you a day filled with happiness because you’ve filled my life with love.
  • You’re always on my mind and in my heart. Happy Valentine’s Day
  • You fill me with passion and desire.
  • Your face lights up my world.
  • Without you my world would be empty.
  • Together our passion grows.
  • You will always be my heart’s strongest weakness.
  • I love you more everyday.
  • Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with you. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • There aren’t enough words in any language to express how much I love you.
  • 1. Me – 2. Your family – 3. Everyone who recognizes kindness, caring, and generosity of spirit. Just a short list of the people whose lives you’ve touched. Happy Valentines Day.
  • Sweetheart these tulips should suffice until my two lips can touch yours.
  • Although the beauty of these flowers will diminish, your beauty never will in my eyes.
  • You + Me, That’s all I need.
  • These flowers are the closest thing to the natural beauty of our love.
  • You Know.

These Valentine cards messages express a multitude of emotions and sentiments. You’ll find sweet, romantic, sentimental, funny and simple messages. All you have to do is choose the one that fits your emotion. When you send Valentine flowers with one of these messages, you won’t have to worry about your sweethearts interpretation of your loving gift.

Ease Your Mind By Ordering Valentines Day Flowers Early

Now while you’re not entirely out of luck if you wait until closer to Valentine’s Day, last minute orders are a bad idea for this holiday. This is one of the busiest holidays of the year for florists. When placing your order for Valentines Day bouquets and gifts, keep a few things in mind that will save you a lot of hassle later.

"Floral Attraction" Bouquet

"Floral Attraction" Bouquet

*The delivering florist creates a lot of arrangements for Valentines Day. Many highly popular flowers such as tulips and roses go quickly under such large demand. Even if some are still available, the amount may be reduced. This is not always the case as florists try to prepare ahead of time for last minute rushes, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

*The busy days surrounding Valentines Day may prevent last minute orders from being delivered on or before Valentines Day. To keep this from happening to you, place your order well in advance (2-7 days). Relaxing is easy once the stress of picking out and picking up the gift has been removed.

Placing your order in advance is a great way to keep your stress level down and your happiness up during this romantic holiday. With Valentines Day just around the corner, you’ll be taken care of. It’s a great feeling to have and all it takes is contacting your local florist!

Top 5 Flower Arrangements for Valentines Day

When you’re a man, buying a Valentines Day flower arrangement for your sweetheart is like a roll of the dice. You know her inside and out or maybe this is the first romantic gift that you’ll have to buy. Rest assured that it’s not the last so here is a list of romantic bouquets that can’t go wrong this year.

Top 5 Valentines Day Flower Arrangements

Perfect Love Bouquet

Perfect Love Bouquet

#1:  Perfect Love Bouquet
This Valentines Day arrangement is great for your sweetheart who knows all of your faults and loves you anyway.

Classic Dozen Roses

Classic Dozen Roses

#2:  Classic Dozen Roses
Better than a greeting card, this arrangement says, “I’m tried and true and so are you. What’s for dinner?” Now that’s real sentiment.

Tempting Tulips

Tempting Tulips

#3:  Tempting Tulips
This Valentines bouquet is too beautiful for her to notice if you happen to forget the card or the chocolates. Well, try not to forget the chocolates.

A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

#4:  A Dream Come True
The colors of these Valentines Day flowers reflect a light and airy romance. Now if only hips would think that way about chocolates.

You Have My Heart

You Have My Heart

#5:  You Have My Heart
Your stomach may be in knots. You might forget your own name. But you’ll have pretty flowers to help you through that nervous excitement-induced stuttering problem that all women just love.

The Secret Of The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift

Christmas is over and the new year has begun. The countdown to Valentine’s Day can now begin. Cupid is gearing up for this loving holiday. But what cupid doesn’t have in his handy little quiver is the most fantasmagorical (best of the best) Valentine’s gift around. Love and affection you already have so now is the time to figure out what to give the object of your sweet emotions. If you need ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

Don’t Know What to Give on Valentine’s Day?  Your Florist Has the Answer!

Need a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift idea? Drawing a blank on what to give? Be creative!  Don’t be cliché!  Be romantic!  Make it memorable!  Before you know it Valentine’s Day will be here.  With February 14th just around the corner, make sure you are prepared to give ultimate V-day gift.  Now is the time to call your local florist.
"Box of Love" from Oasis Floral ProductsRomantic Valentines Gift Ideas

A florist can help you create a custom creation, inspire you with new Valentine’s Day gift ideas, or steer you toward the ideal, customized gift for your loved one!  Whether your special someone is eight or eighty, your local florist has the perfect gift!  For years florists have created the ultimate Valentines gift and they are always willing to share the fruits of their experience.  Try a few of these excellent V-day gift suggestions.

Dim the lights, light a few candles, and bring a dozen roses for the perfect romantic evening.  The rich, heavenly smell and the deep scarlet red ooze romance.  It’s nearly impossible to envision a traditional, romantic Valentine’s Day without presenting your loved one with a gift that has been a symbol of love throughout the ages.

Valentines Gifts Aren’t For Lovers Only

If your love for someone is more like Lucy and Ethel and less like Romeo and Juliet, yellow roses signify friendship.  Also, any cheery bouquet of a favorite flower will bring a smile to face of a dear friend. Daisies, tulips, and lilies are bright, sunny blooms that will show your best pal they are special to you. You and your florist can team up and bring a smile to the face of a friend who is always there to return the favor!

It’s All About Your Lover

"Romance In Bloom" from Blue Vue FlowersIf a bouquet alone doesn’t seem like enough, then it’s time to get creative!  It’s as simple as taking your loved one’s interests and incorporating them into a spectacular personalized gift!  For example, if your other half is a foodie, ask your florist to incorporate gourmet treats, such as Valentine cookies or chocolates, into a flower arrangement. Or create a gift basket that is a treat for all of the senses like a basket full of spa products, rose petals and a cd of their favorite music!  The delightful smell of flowers, the dazzling arrangement, the mouth watering delicacies, and the proof that you took the time and effort to create something so unique will mean the world to your Valentine.

Florists, Your Valentine’s Day Super Store

Florists can incorporate almost any interest into a Valentine’s Day flower arrangement.  Most florists have standard V-day flower arrangements and gift baskets complete with stuffed animals, candy, and balloons. However, customized Valentine’s Day Gifts are their specialty. They can design a personalized flower arrangement by considering a favorite color or flower and incorporating those elements into a spectacular bouquet!  Remember, sometimes it takes going that extra mile for someone when you want to make a

Valentine’s Day Gifts Worth Remembering

Creating The Ultimate Valentines Day Gift Especially For Them

What if your Valentine is a movie buff?  Take their favorite movie, meet with your florist, and see if you can create a theme for your arrangement.   This is particularly handy when shopping for a husband or a boyfriend.  Guys are notoriously difficult to shop for on Valentine’s Day, and giving him a one-of-a-kind arrangement will show him how much you care!  Take, for example, The Godfather.  It’s a hit among many men, and your florist may be able to create a gift with the classic movie in mind. Red roses, black ribbon, hints of gold, and maybe a DVD gift set on the side will be perfect for your movie-loving man or woman!

Dating a musician?  There are numerous musical touches your florist can add to personalize your arrangement.  Sheet music, decorative music notes, and replicas of their preferred instrument are all available and easily incorporated to create a song in the heart of your most beloved musician!  It’s little touches such as these that transform the traditional into something truly extraordinary!

Your florist can also slip in a ring box, a special photo, a darling teddy bear, or whatever gift you have in mind.  Everything looks better surrounded by professionally arranged flowers! A teddy bear can hold tickets to a play, a love note, or a balloon.  Imagine your loved one sitting at work on the 14th and receiving an adorable bear holding two tickets to her favorite play!

Balloons are another great option to send to your partner at work, a child at school, or anyone else who you think deserves something fun and festive for their Valentine’s Day!  Young or old, a jolly balloon will make their day!  Your florist is stocked with balloons ranging in colors and messages.  Everything from the saccharine to the silly can be sent to your loved ones via your favorite florist!

Married or single, going out or dateless, young or old, Valentine’s Day can be wonderful for everyone!  No matter the budget or the message, your florist can create something truly exceptional for the people in your life you care about the most!  Send a little love to those who make your heart skip a beat everyday!

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Mom Is Still Son’s Number 1 Valentine – Florists Help Spread The Love

Like most people in the floral industry, Valentine’s week is a busy time for the Flower Shop Network staff. We work long hours and are only passing blurs at home. Luckily, we all have wonderful families who understand and support us. Family members drop-by to check on us and there is an abundance of snacks to keep us going when exhaustion hits.

Valentines Day Flowers From SonYesterday afternoon, Loranne Atwill (Flower Shop Network owner) received a beautiful Valentine’s Day flower arrangement from her nine-year-old son, Luke – I’m sure his dad probably helped. English Garden florist in Paragould Arkansas delivered the flower arrangement with Luke’s hand written message. Basically the note said, although his mom was working late every night this week, she was still his number one Valentine. This delivery, as well as some of the other Valentine’s Day flowers received by other FSN staff member, reminds me of the real reason for sending flowers – to express our feelings and create memories.

After all, isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about; letting those we love know how much we love and appreciate them. Whether it is a grand gesture like Luke’s or the simple gesture of purple tulips in a silver vase, sending flowers to someone on Valentine’s Day is a magnificent way to express your love and create a lasting memory.

For all you florists who are exhausted, frustrated and pondering the big question “why am I in this business”, remember the world needs florists to do their magic with flowers; so, we can create memories, express our affection and look like heroes to our loved ones. So, from the bottom of mine and Flower Shop Network’s heart, to all of the florists and their staffs who have work so diligently to make everyone’s Valentine’s Day dreams comes true — THANKS.

Sending Valentines Flower Early – Make Them Feel Special

Valentine’s Day came early to the Adams residence. Last night my husband presented me with a silver vase filled with purple tulips. It was a sweet and loving gesture. After all, tulips are one of my favorite flowers. The truly amazing thing, in this whole early Valentine’s Day gift, is that I realized my husband does listen to me. At lunch yesterday, I told my husband about a couple of wonderful blog posts I read that morning. Oak Hill Florist in Scarborough Me had a post called “Tell them you can’t wait”. In her blog post, Jenny explained that sending Valentine’s flowers before the actual day will make your sweetheart feel extra special. Then in their blog, Everyday Flowers – a florist in Tustin CA had a fantastic idea “…have your order delivered earlier. So that your loved one can enjoy their Valentines Gift all Week long.” It is evident that he was actually listening to me; I usually don’t get flowers before Valentine’s Day.

Putting a unique spin on a Valentine’s gift is sometimes difficult; both of these florists have an innovative, yet simple way to make those Valentine’s Day flowers extra special. One of the guys I work with takes this concept a little further. He is sending his wife flowers everyday this week. I feel a little sorry for the husbands of his wife’s co-workers; they have a lot to live up to. Of course, any Valentine’s gift that comes from the heart is special and unique. Luckily, my gift came not only from his heart but from his ears as well.

3 Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Involving Chocolate, Flowers, and Wine

Chocolate that tasty little mood-lifting relaxing treat seems to be the focus of everyone’s attention at the moment. In fact, the latest issue of Fine Cooking has an interesting article featuring the pairing of wine and chocolate.

The combination of wine and chocolate creates a sensuous pleasure for our taste buds. A little port wine with a piece of dark chocolate is a culinary experience that shouldn’t be missed and one of my favorites. Fine Cooking pairs different kinds of chocolates with the appropriate wine to ensure a delicious experience. But, wine isn’t the only thing you can pair with chocolate to create a sensory delight. Pleasure is multiplied when you include more than one sense. Pairing flowers with chocolate involves our sense of smell, taste and sight – a triple indulgence.

The Flower Shop Network February newsletter, The Mystique of Chocolate & Flowers, describes the allure of pairing flowers with chocolate particularly for Valentine’s Day. Guys or gals looking for Valentine’s Day gift ideas will find a multitude in this newsletter. Creating the ultimate romance with chocolates and flowers is detailed in length; all you have to do is go for it.

With all this talk of pairing chocolate with flowers and wine, it occurred to me the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift lies somewhere between the Fine Cooking article and the FSN newsletter. Flowers, wine and chocolate – what more could your sweetheart ask for? You might ask, shouldn’t the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift appeal to all of the senses? With the right combination of wine, flowers and chocolate – bells will go off and hearts will be touched. So, here are three ways to combine wine, flowers and chocolate to achieve the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift this year:

The ultimate luxury Valentine’s Day gift idea – Send a dozen red roses and a large box of milk chocolates to your sweetheart; include a note suggesting an evening sharing the milk chocolates over a bottle of Pinot Noir.

The ultimate dreamy Valentine’s Day gift idea – Send a bouquet of ‘Stargazer’ Lilies to your sweetheart; include a note suggesting an evening viewing the stars while sharing a semi-sweet chocolate mousse and a bottle of Shiraz.

The ultimate romantic Valentine’s Day gift idea – Meet your sweetheart at the door with a silver tray containing a vase of tulips, two glasses of a fine ruby port and a bowl of gourmet bittersweet truffles. Be sure to whisper, “Just a little something for the finest two lips in the world”.

With these ultimate Valentine’s Day gift ideas, amore will definitely be in the air along with the aroma of fresh flowers, the taste of chocolate and wine, the expression of love and the warmth of the heart. The possibilities are endless and I’m sure everyone has their own ultimate combination. So with Valentine’s Day just around the corner – let your imagination go wild with flowers, chocolate and wine.