That mean's it's that time of the year again where stores transform into something extra cheesy, selling things that would make the perfect gifts for every couple out there. Ask anyone what they're currently planning to give their SOs on February 14, and most of them will probably give you flowers as answer. It's been one of the staple gifts during the season that - sometimes - it could get a bit repetitive.
Luckily, some stores have already come to the rescue for anyone looking for a gift that's just the perfect mix of romantic and unique! From personalized boxes to Ferrero bouquets, here's a rundown of shops in Manila where you can get these gifts:
A "pioneer luxury flower boutique" in the Metro, Te Amo Floristeria believes that flower arrangement is one of the best ways to express love. They come up with different kinds of flower arrangements every year, but what remains to be their bestseller is the ones arranged and placed in mini glass houses. Also available are giant preserved roses inside a rotating music dome for those sweet folks who want to say their love is undying.
Fiora Manila is known for offering personalized flowerbuckets with Ecuadorian Roses, which are considered to be the most beautiful roses in the world for its big heads, high petal count, and longer vase life. This Valentine's Day, Fiora is also offering bucket packages if you also want your SO to receive some good Auro Chocolates with the flowers.
Contact Number: 0977 846 1888 Delivery: Nationwide // Free delivery within Metro Manila
For the practical ones who would want something they could eat than something that would eventually wither, there's Flowers for Mariaclara which arranges Ferrero Bouquets that are perfect for those with a sweet tooth. They could even arrange for someone to sing haranas or "singing telegrams" to make it more memorable and romantic!
Bloomiere is one of the pioneer stores to ever specialize in preserved flower arrangements. The flowers they use come from Colombia and Ecuador, preserved with Japanese techniques so its texture, shape, and color remain for years.
Available in their online shop are Boxed Blooms which come in different collections: Solitaire Royalty and Classical Cubes which already includes a message card if the flowers aren't enough to send your message across. You may choose between 4 colors - red, pink, purple, and multicolor; however, you may have to reserve some of it in advance.
A phrase which literally translates to "living flower", Flora Vida is Marian Rivera's shop offering special arrangements for preserved flowers which could last up to 2 years. All flowers are personally designed and arranged by Marian herself, and you get to choose the design you want from her online catalogue. Her collections include boxed and multi-toned arrangements, as well as large roses presented in glass domes.
The Glass House is famous for their fresh and preserved flower arrangements in different kinds of boxes to act as vases, with their crystal box as their most popular one. They only use Ecuadorian and Holland roses and use the traditional Japanese methods when preserving them for it to last 2 years. The shop offers pick-up and same-day delivery as long as it's within Metro Manila.
Contact Number: 0917 932 1921 Delivery: Nationwide (Mini Fleur) // Same-day delivery within Metro Manila (Signature Collection, TGHF Surprise Box, Belle Series)
Sure, Aesthetic Flowers have all the prettiest bouquets and is famous for the Beauty and the Beast inspired Enchanted Rose, but what caught our eyes is this box of treats with everything that you might need and want for Valentine's Day! A box includes a mix of imported and local tulips and roses, a box of Royce' Mild Cacao, a Rose Jam bath bomb, a scented candle, and - get this - a bottle of Rosé. The package is called "KAHIT 'MAY ONTING' PUTI NA ANG BUHOK MO" and is probably for the oldies, but who wouldn't love getting this, right?
Fruits in Bloom is all about edible arrangements. They always have something pretty and delectable on their catalogue no matter what event it's for - anniversaries, birthdays, or corporate parties. Their arrangements would have both chocolates and fruits, and you can even decide whether you want it to come with a teddy bear and/or a bottle of wine for an additional fee.
Customization and personalization of arrangements are also possible, so if you want to choose your fruits or arrange it a certain way, they could help you with it.
Contact Number: 805 82 64 // 0956 372 2044 // firstname.lastname@example.org Delivery: Within Metro Manila only