This past week, I’ve started getting calls at the shop asking about specials on Valentine flowers. People are starting to shop around for the best deals.
If you plan on sending flowers for Valentine’s day, I’ve got an important suggestion…
Order early. You will save money, avoid possible disappointment, and ensure timely delivery.
Most online floral sites offer attractive “early order” Valentine discounts, but I’m not sure how long they will last. If you plan to send flowers, here are several sites currently offering special discounts.
Teleflora has a stunning collection of Valentine flowers. All of the flowers they feature are available for same-day delivery. Each is arranged and hand-delivered by a local member florist.
Currently, you’ll get 20% off all Valentine’s Day flowers with the code AFLS1726. This offer is good through February 15, 2017.
View their entire collection of gorgeous Valentine flowers here.
For Valentine’s Day, 1-800Flowers.com also has very attractive offerings, starting under $30.
They offer a wide range of bouquets that are hand-delivered by a selected local florist, or shipped overnight direct from the farm.
You can save 20% when you order early! Just choose delivery between February 8 and February 14 and use
Promo Code EARLYVDAY20 at checkout.
You can see their entire selection of Valentine flowers here.
FTD is one of the most well-known and well respected floral brands in the world. This year, they are featuring a wide selection of beautiful Valentine’s Day flowers, including the best-selling “The FTD® Sweethearts® Bouquet” bouquet shown here, an FTD exclusive.
In addition, they also have a wide range of beautiful gifts, sweets, jewelry and more! They are currently offering a number of money-saving offers that are definitely worth checking out.
With all of the gift choices FTD.com has available, they are truly a one-stop shop for all of your Valentine gift-giving needs.
You can see their entire collection of Valentine flowers and gifts here.
If your budget is tighter, Proflowers might be your best bet. Their flowers are arranged in a cellophane sleeve and shipped in a beautiful gift box.
Currently, Proflowers is offering 15% off all flowers site-wide, although I’m not sure how long that will last.
You can view their catalog of budget-friendly Valentine flowers here.
Harry & David
Image:Harry & David
If you are looking for a Valentine gift idea other than flowers, why not consider sending your special someone a delicious box of chocloates or a Valentine gift basket.
Gift baskets are a great Valentine gift, and can be filled with all sorts of delicious gourmet sweets and confections including cookies, candies, chocolates and more!
You can find more information about gift baskets and other sweet treats as well, by visiting Harry & David.
Why You Should Order Flowers Early for Valentine’s Day
According to statistics from the Society of American Florists,
- Valentine’s Day is the No. 1 holiday for florists.
- Valentine’s Day also ranks first for the most fresh flower purchases.
- Last year, twenty-three percent of adults purchased flowers or plants as gifts for Valentine’s Day
As you can see, it’s a very busy day for florists.
Frankly, I don’t think the discounts on Valentine flowers will disappear altogether. But experience tells me they won’t get any better, either.
If you do wait until the last minute to order, the flowers you want may no longer be available. Substitutions may be necessary. It’s a matter of supply and demand and lower inventories. To avoid disappointment, I encourage you to order early.
Another way to save money is to be flexible with the delivery date. Consider having your flowers delivered a day or two earlier. The demand for delivery on Valentine’s Day is extremely heavy, so many florists offer incentives for early delivery.
Winter weather, especially this year, can also adversely affect delivery, so allowing your florist a larger window for delivery may save you some aggravation as well as money.
So if you plan to send Valentine flowers, don’t wait. Order now and pocket the savings.