Best last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and this is the one day of there year when expressing your love through those three little words simply won't cut it. Whether your gal admits it or not, she's expecting something special this February 14. Here are a few last-minute gift ideas to consider in order to avoid the look of disappointment from your love.

Surprise her for lunch
A great way to enjoy the entire day with your lady is to plan a surprise lunch date with her. Make sure to call her office ahead of time to ensure the time you're thinking of going won't interfere with a meeting or another important aspect of her workday. 

Send flowers all week
Most ladies love receiving a bouquet of flowers from time to time, so getting them every day for a week might be even more joyous for the recipient. Purchasing inexpensive Valentine's day flowers to be sent your wife's work the entire week leading up to Valentine's Day is sure to impress. Ending the week with a collection like Loving You Bouquet by Teleflora will certainly showcase your love. The six roses are delivered in a golden mercury glass vase that helps the red flowers pop.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Loving You Bouquet

Opt for orchids this Valentine’s Day

When it comes to showering a loved one with flowers this Valentine's Day, most guys go for the traditional roses to say "I love you." Even though such blooms are gorgeous and appropriate, it may be nice to gift your lady with a unique, yet beautiful bouquet of flowers to mimic your unconventional love. Sending your girlfriend a collection of orchids this Valentine's Day may help you stand out from the crowd.

Gifting your best gal with orchids on February 14 is a lovely gesture. The flowers are representative of perfection and beauty as well as love, Buzzle reports. Unlike other blooms, orchids' petals come in geometric shapes,and have long represented symmetry and rare beauty, a description every girl hopes for. Orchids are also a common symbol of relationships due to the fact that the flowers are able to grow easily and thrive under even the most strenuous conditions, similar to true love.

Having a bouquet of orchids for Valentine's Day delivered to your better half's work is a great way to declare your love. An arrangement like Teleflora's Divine Orchid Plant is sure to impress as the two miniature lavender phalaenopsis​ orchids are gorgeous on their own, but are even more beautiful thanks to the footed planter and green moss they come in.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Divine Orchid Bouquet

Top ways to give back in January

January is not only the start of the new year, but also a time for people to try and improve their lifestyles - whether by going to the gym or making resolutions to be kinder to strangers. A great way to get into the swing of giving back is to honor people who always help you out, as January is National Thank You Month. Here are a few ways to say thanks:

1. Offer to babysit
If a friend or relative has had your back every time you needed help, then it may be a nice gesture to finally offer your services to him or her. If your friend is a busy mom, it could be a great idea to offer to watch her kids for her while she goes on a date with her husband, or even to an exercise class.

2. Take a friend out
Another thoughtful way to say "thank you" to a friend this month is to treat them to a night out. You could get tickets to his or her favorite concert or sporting event, or do something more low-key, such as taking the friend to a movie.

3. Send gift baskets
If you don't have time or the funds to go all out with a thank you gift, it might be a nice gesture to instead send a flower gift basket to a friend's house. An arrangement like Teleflora's Secret Garden Basket might be the perfect option since the mix of Boston ferns and colorful pink hypoestes comes in a gorgeous and reusable wicker basket.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Secret Garden Flower Basket

Say ‘you’re still the one’ with flowers

Couples who have been together for years may not always make time to show one another how crazy in love they still are. Even if you assume your loved one knows just how much she means to you, surprises that show your affection are always romantic and appropriate. Here are a few ways to show your wife she's still your dream girl.

A great way to infuse some fun into the relationship while sweeping your wife off her feet is to be spontaneous. Instead of sitting home this Friday night, look up a restaurant or club for dancing and take your lady there. Not only will the thrill of a night out get her excited, but the fact that you took the time to plan something she'd love will concrete the notion that she picked the right guy.

Another possibility for rekindling the romance with your sweetheart is to send love and romance flowers to her office. Getting an over-the-top arrangement like Teleflora's Heart and Soul bouquet is sure to put a smile on your wife's face. The collection of red roses or red carnations comes surrounded by baby's breath shaped into a heart.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Heart and Soul Bouquet

Top ways to embrace Secret Pal Day – January 11th

Everyone has a best friend and others who they trust with their deepest secrets. Even though you may tell your buddy how much you appreciate her on a regular basis, it might be fun to offer her some praise in secret this January 11. This date represents Secret Pal Day, here are a few ways to show some love for your friends.

1. Send anonymous cards
An easy way to express your feelings for your friends is to send one or a few of them an anonymous card that details how much you care for them. Make sure to add in one or two details that may clue them in on who sent the gesture.

2. Give them gift cards
Another perfect way to show your friends how important they are to you, is to leave a gift card in their mailboxes. Chose a place like a spa or a nail salon so they can pamper themselves for helping you out so many times.

3. Send flowers
Most ladies love to receive flowers, so sending meaningful, yet inexpensive flowers to their home or work may be a perfect gesture. A unique arrangement like Teleflora's Zen Artistry may be a great option as the mix of purple dendrobium orchids, green carnations and dark pink Sweet William come in a funky kiwi-toned dish.

See also flowers for Friendship Day - August 4, 2013

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Zen Artistry Bouquet