Where to Get Flowers for Valentine’s Day
Say it with flowers! Here's our list of flower shops and specialty florists in Manila that offer floral Valentine specials.
(SPOT.ph) Valentine's Day is always marked with a surge of flowers. Whether it comes in a box, basket, or arm bouquet, ladies always find themselves in awe every time they receive one, while the guys never fail to panic thinking where they could get their wife, girlfriend, or ka-it's complicated a nice, pangpa-pogi points set of flowers.
We’re helping you beat the holiday rush by rounding up 10 flower shops and florists who can help you express your V-day love:
"Lisianthus in a Box" by Spruce Floral Designs
Spruce Floral Designs
Event stylist Patricia Pastelero of Spruce Floral Designs presents a sophisticated alternative to the typical Valentine's Day gift. Instead of the usual arm bouquets, Spruce offers lush and compact floral arrangements in containers, such as pots or ceramic vases. "I always think arrangements (with containers) are better than bouquets as sometimes the flowers don’t get to the recipient until the end of the day and by that time there’s hardly any water left in bouquet’s water receptacle and you end up with coma flowers. Arrangements in containers can last for days," Patricia explains.
In terms of the flowers they use for their arrangements, Patricia shares, "Forever popular are red roses. Although my regular clients have found that arrangements always turn out more beautiful if they give me a little creative liberty, they just have to give me a color or flower preference and their budget and I’ll put something together." Spruce's Valentine offerings range from P400 to P5,000.
For more information on Spruce Floral Designs, check out http://www.sprucefloraldesigns.com
One of the most sought-after florists in the wedding industry, Teddy Manuel, will be at the second floor of Cash & Carry in Makati from February 11 to 15 to provide charming alternatives to the usual Valentine bouquets. Aside from single-stem to by-the-dozen roses, Teddy also presents sophisticated floral arrangements in vases and even rustic terrariums. Teddy's Valentine floral products range from P100 to P3,500.
For orders, text (0916) 554-8993.
A Valentine fruit bouquet from Fruits in Bloom
Fruits in Bloom
While most opt for fresh flowers, there are some who'd rather receive something edible for Valentine's Day. Those who would like to have the best of both worlds can try Fruits in Bloom (FIB). FIB offers delectable arrangements of sliced fresh fruits dipped in chocolate. This quirky alternative can range from P850 to P2,000. You can even have the option to add a bottle of champagne to go with the fruit tableau. FIB will have a stall at the North Hall of Rockwell Powerplant Mall from February 8 to 14.
For more information on Fruits in Bloom, check out www.fib.com.ph
L. Carlos Florist Inc.
Among the most established flower shops in Manila is L. Carlos Florist. Opened in 1911, they have established a name for providing fresh flower arrangements for special occasions. They have online purchasing and nationwide delivery services. Their Valentine bouquets range from P1,000 to P5,000.
For more information on L. Carlos Florist, check out http://www.lcarlosflorist.com/about.html
Classics with a twist at Blue Barn
Blue Barn offers flowers that come in bouquet form, canisters, woven baskets, and patterned boxes. The charming packaging options Blue Barn offers create a unique dreamy look that girls are sure to swoon over. They have flowers-on-the-go, which feature unusual sayings, such as "I Love You, Pare." They also have potted cactus, which come with the witty label, "Ang Tinik Mo." Their Valentine offerings range from P2,000 to P3,500.
For more information on Blue Barn, text 0917-860-8796 or visit https://www.facebook.com/bluebarn.flowers.
"Pretty in Pink" at Tecson Flowers
The arrangements at Tecson Flowers come in quirky bold-patterned wrappers that add a refreshing character to the bouquets' overall look. They have bouquets that are alternatives to roses, such as lisianthus, gerberas, and lilies, which are equally lovely and romantic. Aside from arm bouquets, they also have arrangements in mugs. Their Valentine products may also be ordered online, where they offer special deals. They also have products that may be ordered and delivered on the same day.
For more information on Tecson Flowers, check out http://www.tecsonflowers.com/
Flowers by Sylvia
Flowers by Sylvia boasts nationwide and worldwide delivery services at any time of the year-giving you an assurance that the flowers you order get to its recipient. Aside from having a slew of branches located in Makati, Katipunan, and Alabang, Flowers by Sylvia also presents their clients with an online purchasing system. They have Valentine packages that feature bouquets that come with either a box of chocolates or stuffed toy.
For more information on Flowers by Sylvia, check out http://www.flowersbysylvia.com.ph/.
Designer Blooms has outlets in Alabang Town Center, Eastwood City, Glorietta 3, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Place Ermita. They also have an online purchasing service that offers a special 15% discount for those who will place their orders by February 11. Their bouquets, which may delivered nationwide, range from P2,000 to P6,000. Their chic one-flower arrangements come in arm bouquets or vases.
For more information on Designer Blooms, check out http://www.designerblooms.com.
A bouquet of red roses by The Flower Farm
The Flower Farm
Flower Farm features more than your standard red-rose bouquets. The Makati-based shop, which sources its flora from Bukidnon, uses a variety of wildflowers, orchids, herbs, and gerberas to creating stunning and unique arrangements for every occasion. Simple bouquets cost around P2,000 while more elaborate ones start at P1,800 to as much as P6,000. If you’re looking for something a bit more hard-wearing and practical, Flower Farm also sells potted herbs for around P800. You may also order your flowers online.
For more information on The Flower Farm, check out http://www.theflowerfarm.com.
Farmer's Market, Market! Market!, or Dangwa
Those looking for other options on a set budget can scour Dangwa, Farmer's Market, or Market! Market!, where there are strips of floral shops that sell different kinds of bouquets starting at P900.