Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

We hope you don’t need this post because ideally you’ve called us, and we’ve taken care of beautiful flowers, candy and a gift for your Valentine. (You can still call, do it now. 760-778-7111) BUT …what if you <gasp> waited until it was too late to get flowers? (Yikes! don’t do that! Call us now!)  If all the stores are closed, what’s a lover to do? Have no fear, try these three standbys from your local 24 hour drugstore or grocery. They have many items that look great with the right paper and bows.

1) Chocolate: nothing beats a big Toblerone bar. Tie a big red ribbon around the gold triangular package, and it’s welcome anywhere

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By WestportWiki (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2) Wine or spirits: many grocery stores are stocking decent wine selections these days. Go for a producer you know in the $10+ price range. Insider tip- check the sale flyer in the front of the store- all their wine & liquor sales info is there, and you could score a great deal.

3) For the Valentine who doesn’t like chocolate or wine, check out the natural/organic skin care area, specifically hand lotion. Nine times out of ten there will be pretty, high-end looking scented lotion in the $8-10 range. Go for an herbal scent like lavender or lemon verbena over the berry stuff.

Whatever you choose, definitely hit up the gift wrap aisle, or if you’re super smart, buy some gift bags at the dollar store and put then on your car trunk for emergencies.  And of course, if you’re reading this in advance, as we’ve mentioned, your very best bet is to call us now and let us put together a beautiful arrangement and box of chocolates for you.  We can be reached at 760-778-7111.

Good luck romancing tomorrow!

Be well, and love well

-Dinah

My Little Flower Shop is the premier Palm Springs florist. We have been providing the finest flowers and event services for weddings, parties and delivery in the Desert Cities since 2010. 

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Holiday Proposals!

Did you know that a large number of engagements happen during the holidays? The majority happen between now and Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure which came first, the romantic holiday ideas or the jewelry industry push, but you will see diamond commercials galore, romantic comedies about girls getting engaged, it’s enough to make a girl waiting for a ring go out of her mind.

So what if your guy wants to wait until spring? (As mine did) well, all you can do is grit your teeth, and wait out the marketing blitz. And I recommend skipping the rom com – our year it was Amy Adams in Leap Year- my husband still has not forgiven me. Enjoy your courtship, and have faith. Diamonds will come when they will come.

Be well and love well.

-Dinah

A Happy Valentine’s Mom!

Stephanie shared this adorable shot of her mom with her Valentine’s flowers.  Don’t you want to take her on a tip-toe through the tulips?
From: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: mylittleflowershopps@gmail.com
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:37 PM
Subject:
Thank you so much Gregory you made my mom’s 82nd Valentines Day so special!! Thank you again Stephanie

 

Valentine's Day tulips. Lovely!

Valentine’s Day tulips. Lovely!