Make That Last Minute Christmas Gift Amazing!
The unstoppable force that is Christmas Day is rolling towards at a hurtling speed. You may be one of those super-organised types that had all their Christmas shopping purchased and wrapped by the end of November. However, if you’re more like me, and there are just a couple of pesky people left on your list that you’re struggling to buy for…DON’T PANIC!
Simply take a breath, and read on, as The Flower Lounge comes to your Christmas rescue with some festive inspiration.
First things first, avoid large high streets and shopping centres! It’s going to be busy! The likelihood is it will be full of people in the same positions as you, rushing around, panicking and desperate to find that perfect gift. Instead, retreat to the calm oasis of your local high street. With a manageable number of shops, expert guidance, and hand-picked and unusual gifts, this is the perfect place to find the gift that has been alluding you.
Here are just a few ideas from The Flower Lounge Christmas range that could make the perfect, thoughtful and original gift you’ve been searching for.
A gift experience can be truly memorable. It’s the chance to experience and learn new things or spend some guilt-free time doing something you love. A Flower Lounge Workshop is perfect for a budding florist or a complete novice, as small groups are expertly guided to create the most beautiful and freshest seasonal displays. We have Workshop Gift Vouchers or you could opt for our Floral Fix Gift Experience which combines the voucher with a copy of the coveted coffee table book, ‘The Flower Fix;’ full of wild inspiration and modern arrangements. Want to see what workshops are coming up? Take a look here.
Flowers can be a very personal thing, evoking memories through smell and touch, so sometimes it’s a lot easier to let them choose themselves! The Flower Lounge Gift vouchers can be bought in various denominations and redeemed in store or online to purchase a bespoke bouquet of your recipient’s choice or any of the other beautiful items in store.
Fresh Festive Bouquet
However, if you know the palette of colours the lucky recipient of your gift likes, or the type of flowers they enjoy, then choosing a bouquet is a lovely, thoughtful gift. And, to make things even more convenient, we have a range of bouquets to buy online that are available for collection or delivery. This year's collection is inspired by classic Christmas themes but with in a contemporary Flower Lounge style. Expect lots of textures, an abundance of festive foliage and carefully chosen luxurious, seasonal blooms. You can of course also ring us and pre-order a bespoke bouquet or visit us in store where one of our award-winning florists will give advice and create a beautiful hand tie or vase arrangement while you wait.
Chic and contemporary houseplants continue to be an incredibly popular gift, working well for hosts, teachers, neighbours and the males in our lives. Stock is continually changing in store so we recommend you popping in to see what takes your fancy. You may spy a handsome pot to put it in too! We do have a few favourites available online and as part of our Christmas collection, we have our heavenly Snowy Hyacinth Planter and our Festive Plant Lovers Set which combines the popular Monstera plant in a beautiful Calico Collective pot, alongside our Indoor Plant Food & Atomiser Set, relaxing Himalayan bath salts and luxurious chocolate truffles.
Our fresh table arrangements, filled with seasonal berries, foliage and flowers make a stunning statement in any home, wowing guests during the festive season. The aromas of fir, eucalyptus and spruce epitomise Christmas and are enhanced even further by candles in the display as the gentle heat releases the gorgeous smell. This is a wonderful and unusual gift to receive, likely to hold pride of place in the centre of the table during Christmas lunch for all to admire. This year, we've gone all out offering our biggest range yet; there'll be one for every taste and budget! There's our Trio of Christmas Vases, a modern alternative to the classic centrepiece. Or you could chose one of our modern round table centres, complete with twisted dinner candles - available in Cranberry, Warm Latte or Winter White. Or for a gift with real WOW factor, our elegant slim Table Centrepieces will truly deliver- choose from Ruby Red or All is Bright. You can even let our florist's decide with our NEW Festive Florist Choice Table Arrangements; one less gifting decision to make!
Candles and Scents
The divine soy wax candles and diffusers from The Naked Candle Company make a stylish and affordable gift, perfect for a Secret Santa or to level up your gifting game. The Christmas range has been filling the shop with deliciously festive aromas since the beginning of December! We also have some gorgeous wintery scents from Cedar in the form of candles and essential oils for burners and relaxing Himalayan Bath Salts from local artisan, Francesa Giomarelli. All make wonderful stocking fillers or thoughtful gifts for that frazzled friend you know needs to relax!
There! Aren’t you feeling more relaxed already? And remember, if you prefer to shop from the comfort of your sofa, we have a range of fresh flower and plant arrangements to buy online as well as our workshops, although you must order by 12pm Friday 22nd ensure delivery or collection before Christmas. After that, we will still have a beautiful selection of flowers available to pick up but the arrangements will be Florist Choice rather than being able to offer specific designs.
If we can help ease the Christmas stress or ensure that everything (and everyone) gets ticked off your Christmas shopping list, please get in touch!