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What to Buy for Valentine’s Day 2017

Valentine’s Day, a day filled with romance, love and being in love. There’s no doubt love will be in the air on 14 February! Even though some might not celebrate this special day for couples, it can be quite contagious, and there’s no better time to ask someone special on a date or send that Secret Admirer note.
Updated: 6 February 2017

Valentines Day Flowers & Gifts

Of course, sending and receiving flowers, gifts and hampers on Valentine’s Day is sure to get you in the spirit, but picking the right gift for your Valentine can be a daunting task. To make things easier, we’ve put together this handpicked list of our favourite Valentine’s Day gifts and those that are popular with our customers.

Valentine’s Day Flowers

We recommend red and pink roses, and that you select your flowers of choice from our Valentine’s Day category mainly because those are the flowers the florists will be stocking up on. Our standard Red Rose bouquet comes with 12 red roses, going bigger to 24, 36, 48 and 100 which can either be arranged in a vase or wrapped in cellophane with a bow.

For that extra special touch, add a teddy, balloon, chocolates or a little bubbly from our ‘Add something’ section on the right of the product page or at the bottom in your shopping cart.

Note: If you’d like to order Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts for delivery in Durban, please order from our Durban Valentine’s Day page.

Our Most Popular Valentine’s Day Floral Gifts

 

Note: If you are ordering flowers online, take some time to think about what you want to say in the card before you place your order. It’s not a good idea to ask the florist to think up a message for you (we often get this request believe it or not). They don’t know you, your partner or the kind of relationship you have. It’s better coming from you than a complete stranger.

The Meaning of Red Roses

Number of Roses Meaning
Single Red Rose Love at first sight or I still love you
2 Roses Mutual feelings
3 Roses I love you
7 Roses I’m infatuated with you
9 Roses We’ll be together forever
10 Roses You are perfect
11 Roses You are my treasured one
12 Roses Be mine
15 Roses I’m truly sorry
20 Roses I’m truly sincere towards you
21 Roses I’m dedicated to you
24 Roses Forever yours
50 Roses Unconditional love
99 Roses I will love you all the days of my life
108 Roses Will you marry me?
999 Roses I love you till the end of time

Valentine’s Day Gifts

We’ve carefully selected the gifts we think he or she will love the most. It’s not always possible to add everything though, so if you are looking for something specific, but can’t find it on our site, give us a call or send us an email, as we may be able to source it for you.

Perfume

We have a number of perfume brands ranging from Paco Rabanne, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Gucci and more... If you aren’t sure what you are looking for or what the person would like, we recommend you find out the name and brand of your Valentine’s favourite perfume or go to a department store and smell different kinds of perfumes before you order.

 

Note: All gifts and perfumes need to be ordered at least 2 days in advance as they need to be couriered.

Hampers

Chocolate & Nougat Hampers

You can’t go wrong with a nougat or chocolate hamper as even the most disciplined weight watcher will find it hard to resist the temptation of delicious melt in your mouth Lindt chocolates or soft creamy nutty Sally Williams nougat. My Last Rolo has been a hit year after year, not only do you get chocolates with creamy toffee centres, but a silver Rolo keepsake in its own little pouch as well. Not sure whether to get flowers or chocolates, we have the perfect in between gift, Love is in the Air Edible Chocolate Arrangement.

 

Bubbly & Liqueurs

The Moet & Chocolate Surprise hamper is a definite gift to consider. It might be a little more than you had in mind, but since Valentine’s Day only comes around once a year and won’t be a celebration without a little bubbly, you might consider stretching your budget a little...

To get in the mood, calm the nerves or as a night cap to end off the perfect night, perhaps a liqueur gift like the Amarula & Chocs or the Bells, Chocolates, Biltong & Snacks Hamper will do the trick. Want to rekindle the passion, feeling a bit naughty or just looking for something more unconventional, the Chocolate Bondage gift might just light that spark and turn it into a flame... ;-)

 

Bath & Body

Since Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday, a day off work for most, there is no better way to relax and unwind after a long week than with a romantic candle lit bath. Soaking in luxurious bath oils or bubbles not only relaxes you but leaves your skin silky smooth and feeling like a million bucks! The Charlotte Rhys pamper hamper contains the essentials you need for a quick pamper session before an unforgettable night of love and romance.

Fun Hampers

Why not make a day of it, and take her out for a romantic picnic in the park? The Picnic for Two hamper will be the perfect Valentine's Day gift to get you all set up... it comes complete with a bouquet of red roses, a bottle of wine, a teddy, Ferrero Rocher chocolates and assorted snacks, all neatly packed in a picnic basket along with plates and cutlery...

For useful tips on buying Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts and avoiding disappointment, take a look at this article.

May you get struck by Cupids love arrow, fall head over heels in love or rekindle an old flame, and your heart be filled with love and happiness... Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

 

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