All I want for Christmas is…our Festive Gift Guide!

25 November 2018

With the festive season fast approaching we’ve definitely got into the spirit already! Designing our Christmas window display is something the team and I really enjoy doing. And, this year, I think we’ve out done ourselves; creating a classic and elegant winter wonderland, featuring lots of crisp whites, lush greens and succulents, and not forgetting magical, sparkly unicorns, fluffy owls and a sleigh filled with beautiful gifts from our Christmas range.

For the first time we also decorated the outside of the shop with lots of green spruce and fir, tinged with silver – all courtesy of the amazing team at Irish Green Guys. I can’t believe how many compliments we’ve had! The supersized unicorn will be getting her own Facebook page soon!!

It seems the rest of the world is also looking forward to Christmas and beginning the love it or loathe it process of organising Christmas gifts. This year, we’re unveiling our Christmas Gift Range slightly differently. I’ve asked the people who know the range best; our unbelievably talented and award-winning Flower Lounge team! to single out the items they love and offer some advice and inspiration for those embarking on their Christmas shopping.

The Flower Lounge Christmas Guide

Steve

Q: Favourite Christmas Flower or Plant?

A: Definitely Red Poinsettia, it’s classic Christmas!

Q: Favourite piece from The Flower Lounge Christmas range?

A: Totally new for this year are our living baubles. Just choose your favourite flower head or succulent and you’ll have the best looking Christmas tree!

Q: Recommended Christmas gift?

A: African Haworthia Fasciata ‘Big Band’ in the silver birch natural planter. A bang-on-trend succulent that looks festive and will last the whole season!

Q: What’s on your wish list?

A: Christmas is really busy so I’m looking forward to spending time with friends and family…and lots of good food!

 

Emily

Q: Favourite Christmas Flower or Plant?

A: Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without spruce; that distinctive smell and the sap on my hands is inexplicably festive to me.

Q: Favourite piece from The Flower Lounge Christmas Range?

A: Our frosty artificial wreaths are so pretty -  and they look so real!

Q: Recommended Christmas gift?

A: The Frankincense and Myrhh or Spice and Sparkle candles that we stock from the Naked Candle Company. They smell divine, like Christmas is in the air.

Q: What’s on your wish list?

A: Is it too much to hope for a pony?? Or a pair of hiking boots.

 

Mark

Q: Favourite Christmas Flower or Plant?

A: I love working with White Amaryllis at this time of year.

Q: Favourite piece from The Flower Lounge Christmas Range?

A: Everything in the window! But really, it’s got to be the glittery unicorns. Such a magical item that people of all ages have been enamoured by.

Q: Recommended Christmas gift?

A: A beautiful, festive, hand-tied bouquet. It’s such a classic gift, that every host or lucky recipient would be over the moon to receive.

Q: What’s on your wish list?

A: I’m off to Japan shortly so a wad of Yen would certainly help!

 

Grace

Q: Favourite Christmas Flower or Plant?

A: Ruby red Ilex berries, they make any bouquet, arrangement or wreath look so beautifully festive and give a wonderful pop of colour.

Q: Favourite piece from The Flower Lounge Christmas Range?

A: Our fresh garlands. They are so versatile and look fabulous on stairs, mantle pieces and tables, as well as bringing the scent of Christmas into your home.

Q: Recommended Christmas gift?

A: I’ve got a soft spot for the completely adorable fluffy owl decorations! Perfect for a Secret Santa gift.

Q: What’s on your wish list?

A: Top of my list is an adventure holiday…somewhere warm!

 

Me

Q: Favourite Christmas Flower or Plant?

A: It has to be all the amazing winter foliage this year. Fir, spruce, eucalyptus, thistle…they are the epitome of what makes stunning festive arrangements.

Q: Favourite piece from The Flower Lounge Christmas Range?

A: If you haven’t managed to attend one of our Christmas Wreath Workshops, then our made to order, fresh Christmas wreaths are the next best thing. Each wreath is bursting with seasonal flowers, foliage and berries and is totally unique.

Q: Recommended Christmas gift?

A: We’ve had so many people buy a workshop place as a gift this year. I can’t believe how quickly we sold out!  An ‘experience’ gift is really something special so in the next few weeks I’ll be sharing our workshops for 2019. These workshops make an ideal Christmas gift and are perfect for complete novices and budding florists alike. Make sure you sign up to our e-newsletter on our website to be the first to hear what’s coming up.

Q: What’s on your wish list?

A: Time off with the family, friends and Charlie my black lab. And perhaps a Dyson Airwrap – I may be out walking Charlie but there’s no reason my hair can’t look amazing!

We hope we’ve given you a bit of inspiration for your Christmas shopping this year. We’d love you to drop by and take a look – even if it’s just to admire the unicorn!  In the next few weeks our fresh Christmas range will be available to purchase online, so sign up to our newsletter or watch this space for the first peek.

Sian x