Make That Last Minute Christmas Gift Amazing!

17 December 2018

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.

Workshop Experience

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 like. 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. This year, my Christmas workshops sold out in record time, but I still have dates available for my 2019 workshops – check out the themes and book here.

Gift Vouchers

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 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 delivery. Alternatively you can ring The Flower Lounge 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 bouquet in front of your eyes.

Houseplants

Chic and contemporary houseplants have been incredibly popular in 2018 and that trend looks set to continue next year, our Christmas range features a wide variety of festive plants in beautiful pots. Succulents make a perfect gift and a trendy alternative to the usual, host’s bouquet. They are long lasting, easy to look after and an impeccable addition to any stylish home. As stock is continually changing, we recommend you popping in and taking a look at our plant wall.

Table arrangement

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.

The Naked Candle Company

The divine soy wax candles and diffusers from The Naked Candle Company make a stylish and affordable gift, perfect for a Secret Santa or Mother-in-Law. The Christmas range has been filling the shop with deliciously festive aromas since the beginning of December. We get lots of lovely comments from customers whenever we have Frankincense and Myrrh, Spice and Sparkle or Black Orchid burning.

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 on Saturday 21st December to ensure delivery or collection before Christmas.

Alternatively, you can telephone The Flower Lounge on 0161 446 2556 to make an order, please do this by 12pm on Monday 23rd December in time for final collections from the store on Christmas Eve. And finally, you can pop into the store to see our full Christmas range, receive some help and advice from our expert florists and see our Christmas window display that has just been voted the best in West Didsbury by the Didsbury Traders Association.

So, there’s just one thing left for me to say – I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and thank you for all the custom and support you’ve shown The Flower Lounge in 2018.