Lovers of the world, look lively! Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and if you have not already started thinking about gifts, now is the time. Of course, McArdle’s will have a broad selection of beautiful flower arrangements for Valentine’s Day – imagine roses numbering in the thousands! – but for those of you who want to break out of the red rosy box, here are some suggestions for unique Valentine’s gifts all of which can be found right in our store.
Orchids for your Valentine!
We always carry our standard Phalaenopsis orchids, but at the moment we have a number of more exotic varieties like Brassia, Vanda, and more. We guarantee all of our arrangements for one week, but Orchids will last for three weeks or more. The longevity of those blooms will be a beautiful reminder of your Valentine’s day fun and a symbol of your long-lasting (hopefully!) love. As a Valentine’s gift, we can dress any of our orchids up in a beautiful pot, and add a little visual impact with some well-placed moss or curly willow. We can even create terraria around our orchids. Speaking of which…
Succulent Gardens and Terrariums - Valentine's Gifts for HIM!
We know what you’re thinking, “Succulents? That doesn’t seem romantic.” But it can be! Succulents and terraria are super trendy right now, and having, say, a custom terrarium made as a gift for your valentine really shows that you’ve put a lot of thought into this gift. Also, both of these gifts can be dressed up or down depending on what kind of Valentine’s celebration you are planning. Pair it with some chocolates to celebrate serious romance, or keep it simple and causal for a budding romance. Either way, we promise your valentine will think it’s a very cool gift.
Green & Blooming Plants for Valentine's and Every Day!
In her hit 2007 song, No Air, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks described the feeling of being without love as like being without air. Don’t subject your Valentine to either condition this Valentine’s day!
Green plants like Pothos, Dracena, and Ivy can purify the air in your Valentine’s home or office.
Put together with a lovely arrangement and some gourmet chocolate, this gift says, “We can both breathe easy because we have one another.”
Custom and Ready Made Gift Baskets
Treat that special someone to luxury and comfort this Valentine’s day. A gift basket of scrumptious cookies, a scented candle, and some soothing hand crème is a great as a standalone gift and even better as a finishing touch presented with flowers. A Valentine’s gift basket is also a way to offer your Valentine a little bit of indulgence and self-love on a holiday so dedicated to loving others.
So, think about it, friends. Maybe something on this list has inspired you, and you’ll break the mold a bit this Valentine’s day. Maybe we’ve got you excited about a holiday that you normally find tedious. Maybe you just have a question about something you’ve read here. Whatever the case, give us a call so we can help make your Valentine’s day special. Until then, thanks for stopping by!
- Justin Lievano is a gift expert at McArdle's Florist and Garden Center in Greenwich CT.