How to Make the Most of Your Gift

You’re main goal as a gift-giver is (usually) to make your gift as meaningful and as memorable as possible. 

No matter the occasion, you want your gift to not only stand out but to make your recipient feel happy and loved. 

The same idea applies when sending flowers!

The two age-old questions are, how can you make your floral gift as meaningful as possible AND be sure your loved one feels special and loved. 

We’re so glad you asked!

To help you and your loved one get the most out of your floral gifting experience, we’ll be covering:

  • Helpful floral tidbits to share with your recipient 
  • The meaning behind your gift
  • Simple ways to elevate your gift without breaking the bank
  • How to see their reaction without being obvious about it… 🙂
  • Fun social media shoutouts!

Without further ado...

Share Some Helpful Floral Tidbits

To help make sure your recipient gets the most out of their locally crafted flower arrangement—sharing a few simple ways they can prolong the vase-life of their blooms can really elevate your gift and show how much you care.

Let’s check out some easy ways to do just that!

  • Fresh water: While every flower is different, your freshly cut stems will always benefit from clean water, floral preservative, and a little trim every few days. 
  • Soda: Pour about 1/4 cup into the water in a vase full of cut flowers. The sugar in the soda will make the blossoms last longer.
  • Hairspray: Just like it holds your hair, a spritz of hair spray can help your cut flowers stay fresh longer. Stand about a foot away from your blooms, and give them a quick spray—just on the undersides of the leaves and petals.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Mix 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons sugar with the vase water before adding your flowers. 
  • Vodka: Yup, you heard that right! Break out the vodka! The secret to keeping cut flowers looking their best is to minimize the growth of bacteria in the water and provide nourishment to replace what the flower would have gotten had it not been cut. Add a few drops of vodka to the vase water for antibacterial action, along with 1 teaspoon sugar. Change the water every other day, refreshing the vodka and sugar each time. 

Discover the Meanings of the Flowers You Sent

A Lovingly Flower Encyclopedia

Find out the meanings of the flowers you sent to share with your loved one!

Flowers have meanings! Find the various meanings of the flowers you sent to give a bit of added tender love and care to your gift. 

Or, get ahead of the game, and base your flower picks around their meanings to ensure you’re sending the perfect sentiment and the perfect blooms. 

Check out our Flower Encyclopedia to find the flowers you sent, along with their symbolism, history, and so much more! 

Elevate Your Gift Without Breaking the Bank

The simplest of sentiments can really help take things to the next level, ensure your recipient feels extra loved, and create a one-of-a-kind gift.

The best part? It doesn’t have to cost much (if anything at all)!

  1. Include a heartfelt card message. We know, this can sound a bit daunting. This is why we’ve made the most difficult part of gifting, the easiest. With Lovingly’s card message suggestions along with your own personal twist, coming up with a well-written card message from the heart has never been easier. 
  2. Lovingly Thanks! Lovingly Thanks! is a first-of-its-kind feature designed to revolutionize the floral gift-giving experience, while helping celebrate special moments and strengthen relationships (what we’re all about!)How does it work? When your loved one receives an arrangement, the message card will include a personalized, one-time-use QR code. They can then scan this code with their smartphone to upload a smiling selfie with their gift and send a heartfelt “Thank you!” email to you, the sender! Plus, you get to see their reaction (without being so obvious about it)!
  3. Throw in a bottle of wine, artisanal chocolates, or their favorite snack! 
  4. Donate to a cause close to their heart. Nothing makes someone feel more loved than showing you care about something they’re passionate about. 

Fun Social Media Shoutouts

Who doesn’t love to show off their beautiful flowers!

Using Lovingly Thanks!, your loved one is easily able to share their gift on social media! Have them tag you in their post so you can re-share and get in on the fun too! 

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