20 Days of Nice – NetFlorist 20-Year Campaign Launch!

20 years ago, NetFlorist delivered its first Valentine’s Day gift to someone special and brought a smile to the face of a loved one for the first time. Since that wonderful day, we’ve helped countless people express feelings that were beyond words to someone they loved beyond measure! Today, we are the country’s beloved flower and gifting service. In celebration of an extraordinary 20 years of sending smiles and connecting loved ones, we’d like to remind people of the very purpose of sending a gift: to just be nice and bring a smile to the face of someone special!

As we look back on the relationships we’ve strengthened, the friends we’ve connected and the sparks of romance that we’ve ignited, NetFlorist invites people across the nation to remember the ones that were nice to you when they never had to be. It’s not what they did for you that matters, but how that incredible deed made you feel. It could be the lovely old lady who held the door open for you even when she’s the one with the bad knees, or the rare kind of boss that gave you a second chance to make a first impression, the act of kindness comes in many different forms and each one is worth celebrating.

 

Why ‘Just Be Nice’?

It is only when kindness has been shown that the world can be changed for the better. In February 1999, just before Valentine’s Day, NetFlorist brought flowers and a smile to someone for the first time. Since then, we’ve delivered over 4 million orders, which means 4 million people have had someone remind them how special they are. To NetFlorist, being nice is a simple way to let someone know that there is still love to be found in the world.

Today, there are many ways to show kindness, and to just be nice! Our #20DaysOfNice campaign seeks to look beyond the kindness shown through flowers and gifts, but to honour the simple deeds of kindness that don’t happen on special occasions. We want to celebrate the acts of kindness that happen on a daily basis, from moment to moment, and in most cases, from stranger to stranger. Being nice is a wonderful legacy to leave behind and is a stepping stone toward making the world a better place. The golden rule is to treat others the way you’d like to be treated, and if one person experiences a moment of kindness, it changes the way they see the world, they pass on that feeling to another person. At NetFlorist, we believe that changing the world is nice, but changing the world of one person every day is even nicer!

#20DaysOfNice Campaign

As we celebrate 20 years of smiles, and two decades of kindness, we invite South Africans to share stories of people who have redefined what it means to just be nice, and through kindness, have made the world a better place. Those who have witnessed or even experienced such kindness can share their stories on social media using the hashtag, #20DaysOfNice. Choose your platform, and whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, NetFlorist is here to listen and together, we can send a well-deserved thank you gift to our modern heroes and spread a little positivity to the world.

For 20 days, at least 20 people behind these amazing acts of kindness will receive a thank you gift from NetFlorist. Whether random or not, the simple act of being kind is more than just nice, it reminds a person that they matter. If there’s a person you know, a person you’ve heard of, or if it’s a person you love, this campaign of positivity will shine a light on their incredible act of niceness and remind South Africa that no nice deed goes unnoticed. Even as South Africa’s largest sameday gift service, we understand that a thank you gift doesn’t have to cost that much, because it can accomplish very much. No act of niceness, no matter how small, is for nothing, because it’s not that one moment that matters, but what that one moment meant to that one person!

In celebration of our 20th birthday, NetFlorist wants to dedicate 20 days wherein which we could shine a light on the extraordinary South Africans who personify the simple act of ‘just being nice’. Even when a person has very little, kindness is a gift that anyone can give to as many people as possible. During #20DaysOfNice, in addition to giving these special people the recognition they deserve, you can also become the nice person that you’d like to meet, and create a nicer world that you wish to see. Send a simple personalised gift, surprise a colleague with flowers, with #20DaysOfNice, you can also be the reason that someone else smiles, because in a world where you can be anything, it’s always worth it to ‘just be nice’!

 

5 Modern Anniversary Milestones – What Gifts Should You Give?

A wedding Anniversary is a celebration of unconditional love, eternal devotion to another, and the divine bliss in knowing that you’ve found one you get to spend the rest of your life with. Depending on how many years you’ve spent together, there are a variety of Anniversary gifts to give the one who holds your heart. Modern wedding Anniversary names also exist for all Anniversary milestones, and with each name, the gifting experts at NetFlorist give you the guidance you need to give your significant other the Anniversary gift that they deserve.

 

1st Anniversary – Clock

The beauty and importance of the first Anniversary is signified in the way you celebrate the thriving romance that you have today, how you look back on the beautiful memories of yesterday, as well as how you express your undying hopes for tomorrow. The modern name for the 1st Anniversary is the Clock Anniversary. This represents hope for an endless love that would stand the test of time. Explore our extraordinary personalised home décor gifts range and find a timeless design of personalised clocks that will honour the love that will soon transcend time. If you’re looking for an Anniversary gift for him, delight him with a personalised gift that is reminiscent of the time that you’ve spent with him this past year and the time that you still wish to spend together for years to come. For the 1st Anniversary gift that would make your house a home, we have a wide range of clocks, magnificently personalised with their name or even the date of your wedding day, to ensure that you would always be reminded of the moment they made your heart their own!

 

5th Anniversary – Silverware

Enchant your significant other with a wonderful Anniversary gift that is worthy of half a decade of awe-inspiring togetherness. Beautifully named the Anniversary of silverware, the 5th Anniversary represents a growing home and the promise of a loving family. Celebrate your 5-year Anniversary with a breathtaking Anniversary gift that is reminiscent of home. Silverware is the modern gift to give your significant other on your 5th Anniversary, and at NetFlorist, we have an extensive range of silverware Anniversary gift ideas. Silverware comes in a vast myriad of forms, so we ensure that you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to celebrating 5 years with the one you love.

If you’re looking for a silverware gift for the home, look no further than our incredible range of personalised homeware gifts, ranging from gorgeous cutlery sets, to personalised kitchen utensils. Make your household a place that they can call home and explore tableware which ranges from serving dishes, spoons, forks, knives as well as trays. With our kitchenware essentials, you are spoilt for choice on silverware, so you can spoil the one who loves you the most.

 

10th Anniversary – Diamond Jewellery

Shower your soulmate with love of an endless nature and set your love among the stars with a gift that shines just as bright. If they are the stars to your sky, give them a love that will sparkle through time with an Anniversary gift that celebrates 10 years of a union like no other. The 10th Anniversary is known as the Anniversary of diamond jewellery, and represents the unsurpassed beauty of a love between two people who have found meaning in each other, through the madness in the world! Like diamond jewellery, they have endured nearly a lifetime of hardship to find in each other, an eternal beauty.

Explore the luxuriant brilliance of our NetJewel range, and celebrate 10 years of love and devotion with our extensive array of precious diamonds. If you’d like to renew your vows and remind yourself how it feels to gaze into the eyes of the one you love at the altar, declare your undying love with our incredible range of diamond rings, ranging from silver, blue and even red diamonds. For a 10-year Anniversary gift for her, look no further than exquisite diamond earrings that will complement the unextinguished beauty in her eyes. Let your 10-year romance shine bright and put the stars into alignment with the radiant sparkle of diamond necklaces for her that will go perfectly with her diamond earrings. Enchant the one you love with the amazing elegance of our NetJewel charms for the Anniversary of Diamond Jewellery!

 

15th Anniversary – Watches

Where has the time gone? The 15th Anniversary is named after the worldly timepiece that is the watch. The 15th Anniversary represents the time that has passed, and the time that is yet to come. At NetFlorist, we have a wonderful range of watches from NetJewel, ranging from classic timepieces with an antique allure to an extensive array of innovative wrist accessories with a modern touch. Whether you’re exploring 15-year Anniversary gift ideas for him or Anniversary gifts for her, NetJewel boasts a cutting edge variety of watch brands. For him, browse through our intricately detailed Police watch brands with a daring look and exquisite style, the adaptive versatility of our Timberland watches, or the high quality excellence of our Hallmark watches with a classic and contemporary beauty. Give him a Happy Anniversary with extraordinary watch brands from NetJewel.

Love is a two-way street, and for every Anniversary gift for him, there’s an Anniversary gift for her. Celebrate your 15 years of marriage and remind her that the best thing she can ever hold on to is you. For her, we have the stylish minimalism of QQ watches, the subtle elegance of Sissy Boy, seamlessly crafted to complement her beauty, as well as the expressive vibrance of Tomato brands to complement her outgoing lifestyle. On your 15-year Anniversary, send happy Anniversary wishes and thank your loving spouse for being your partner, your family, and your friend.

 

25th Anniversary – Silver

If after 25 years, what was, still is; celebrate it with a 25-year Anniversary gift and ensure that it will always be. The 25th Anniversary is named after the precious metal, silver, and represents the timeless and precious achievement of a union that has endured 25 years of marriage. NetFlorist has a remarkable array of Anniversary gifts that will ensure a one-of-a-kind celebration for this extraordinary milestone. If you’re looking for a scrumptious variety of Anniversary gourmet gifts for him, or you’d like to caress her taste buds with Anniversary bakery gifts for her, It’s also important that you honour this special occasion with silver charms from NetJewel, which range from a wonderful array of our silver Pandora compatibles to a magnificent variety of silver bracelets.

Our NetJewel range ensures that your 25th Anniversary is filled with happy memories of a love that has grown tremendously through time and represents bright hopes for a love that will thrive magnificently over time. Explore our finely detailed range of silver, and whether you’re surprising your significant other with silver bracelets which boast an unsurpassed feminine elegance for her, or you’re indulging them with silver watches for him, celebrate a quarter of a century with the silver simplicities that NetJewel has to offer. Saying Happy Anniversary after a quarter of a lifetime, is a spectacular feeling befitting two imperfect people who have refused to give up on one another. If you’re looking for Anniversary gift ideas that you’ll share with the one who holds your heart, NetFlorist has Anniversary gifts that will brighten the home that you’ve built, including silver frames from our home décor range, personalised with a lovely photo of that breathtaking moment when you knew that they will always be your forever!

At NetFlorist, we believe that whether you’re celebrating 7 months, or 7 years of marriage, every Anniversary is a special occasion, and is just as important a day as the one you’re spending it with. So order Anniversary flowers online and the special touch of either delectable chocolate gifts or our palatable array of fine alcohol straight to the one you love, and keep in mind that South Africa’s largest sameday gift delivery service will always be there to ensure that your Anniversary is a happy Anniversary!

Africa

Why we celebrate Africa Day

The 25th May is a day used specifically to celebrate Africa’s independence, freedom and liberation strife from colonial powers. The event commemorates the Organisation of African Unity, which is commonly known as the African Union – 25 May 1963. The move was originally inspired by Ghana’s independence. Ghana was the first country in the South of the Sahara gaining its independence on March 6, 1957. Ghana’s independence inspired other countries to fight against colonial rule.

“The evolution of humanity says that Africa reaffirms that she is continuing her rise from the ashes. Whatever the setbacks of the moment, nothing can stop us now! Whatever the difficulties, Africa shall be at peace!” – Thabo Mbeki former President of South Africa, “I am an African” speech delivered on 8 May 1996.

The day is celebrated annually, in many different countries across the continent. Events include formal gatherings and panel discussions, street marches, speeches by political and social leaders, and rallies featuring cultural entertainment, poetry and speakers. Choose to celebrate Africa Day the NetFlorist way. Honour the day by surprising a special someone with an Africa-themed gift. Keep the memory alive among the ones you love most.

One of our favourite options for the day reads:

“Africa is one of those places where you get to see the glory of the Lord, the wonder and miracles of restoration just, quite literally, unfold before your eyes.”

We loved the quote so much, we put it on a piece of wall art!

Personalised Africa Board With Poem

R499.95

Africa

This special gift will add some meaning to any home! An Africa board features a special poem design in English or Afrikaans and is also personalised for that special touch. This piece of wall art will look great on any wall, so send now!

Here are some of our top picks for the day:

LAID BACK WEATHERED OAK AFRICA COASTERS

R369.95

Africa

Spoil a loved one to a piece of Africa in their own home. These stunning weathered oak coasters in the shape of Africa shows the heart of South Africa engraved at the bottom and will make a statement piece in any home. Included in this set is 4 coasters tied together with twine and is the perfect gift for celebrating a housewarming, saying thank you or any other special occasion!

DIANA CARMICHAEL CHEETAH AFRICA PICKLE FORK

R269.95

Africa

This beautiful Cheetah Africa Pickle Fork from the talented Diana Carmichael is the perfect addition to any table or home, with its unique pewter African Cheetah handle design, and highly polished finish. This quality gift is perfect for any loved one, so send now!

CAFFELUX AFRICAN COLLECTION GIFT BOX

R639.95

Africa

If you don’t want to settle for one flavour, why not choose them all? This Caffélux African Collection Gift Box is a coffee lover’s dream, as it contains an assortment of the continent’s finest coffee pods, with a box of each variant (10 capsules per box). The six variants are African Blend, Ethiopian, Kenyan, Tanzanian, Ugandan and the newly launched Rooibos Espresso. Send this gift to a friend or family member and make them smile.

AFRICAN BREW COOKBOOK HAMPER

R489.95

Africa

Struggling to find the perfect beer-ific gift for a friend? The African Brew cookbook hamper is the answer! Starting with the history of beer and taking the reader on a journey of discovering the best beers paired with a gastronomical feast by top chefs, this cookbook will surely delight! The hamper consists of the 2013 Gourmand SA’s Best Beer Cookbook, African Brew, Steph Weiss Craft beer and Barrets Ridge beer bread. Spoil a beer-loving friend or family member and send this gift from NetFlorist.

 

Congratulations

Crazy Amazing Congratulation Gift Ideas

Saying the word ‘Congratulations‘ truly matters. It is a joyful exclamation people use when someone has reached a milestone of some sorts. Offering congratulations is one’s way of commending someone on achieving a goal or accomplishing something difficult. We, therefore, congratulate someone if they have graduated, or have received a promotion at work they worked incredibly hard for. Saying the words ‘congratulations’ is also a way of recognising and supporting someone’s happiness and good fortune. This is why we congratulate people when we hear they have gotten engaged or have tied the knot!

See more: SAY IT WITH THANK YOU GIFTS

When good things happen, we should react positively and acknowledge the event because it’s polite. It is also important to recognise the good things. Bad things happen daily. It’s very easy to get caught up in the negative and consequently cultivate a cynical attitude towards life. Be grateful for the positive things in life and celebrate the blessings of others. After all, “The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” – Martin Luther King Jnr.

So, congratulate someone today, whether the milestone overcome is large or small (or maybe somewhere in between). Employ NetFlorist’s expert skills to execute the task with proficiency! Here are some of our top Congratulations gifts for any and every occasion:

WELL DONE SPEECH BUBBLE CANDY JAR

R299.95

Congratulations

Say ‘Well Done’ with a candy jar full of sweetness! A clear candy jar has been personalised with a bright and beautiful speech bubble design, complete with the lucky recipient’s name. Inside the jar are mouth-watering Lindt Milk Truffles (30). Send this congratulations gift for him!

CONGRATULATIONS CUPCAKES

R369.95

Congratulations

Send a loved one your best wishes with the Congrats Cupcakes from the Bakery at NetFlorist! Decadent chocolate cupcakes with vibrant red butter icing are decorated with fun edible toppers with sayings like “Congrats” and “Cheers to you” as well as cheeky sparkling wine glasses! When a loved one has done something super special like graduate, start a new job or gotten engaged then these special cupcakes are the perfect gift to send them. Order these delicious cupcakes from NetFlorist today!

CONGRATS HAT BOX

R249.95

Congratulations

Say congrats to that special someone with this treat-filled hat box which has a unique ‘Congrats’ sticker design. Inside, is a selection of yummy chocolates including Milo Bar (80g), Milky Bar (80g), Aero Milk (85g), Tex (40g), Smarties (70g), Peppermint Crisp (49g), and Bar One (3 x 21g).

CONGRATULATIONS MIXED ROSE AND BALLOON BOX

R449.95

Congratulations

Say congratulations in style with this colourful and vibrant Mixed Rose & Congrats Balloon Box. Twelve gorgeous roses in a variety of colours are nestled among ruscus and green tissue paper in a polka dot occasions box. Accompanying them is a playful congrats banner balloon, making this a gift that will show the recipient just how proud you are.

PERSONALISED GOURMET CONGRATS HAMPER

R399.95

Congratulations

Say congrats with this fantastic gourmet hamper which consists of mixed nuts (100g), sliced biltong (100g), Lindt Coconut Truffles (8), and a bottle of red wine with ‘Congrats’ label design which is also personalised with a message.

CONGRATULATIONS PLANT BASKET

R1199.95

Congratulations

You can’t say congratulations without popping a bottle of bubbly. At NetFlorist, we have the perfect gift for congratulations – white gift basket with an areca bamboo, a bouquet of roses and chrysanthemum, a Congrats balloon, a cute and fluffy teddy, Ferrero Rocher chocolates and a bottle of non-alcoholic J.C. Le Roux bubbly is the perfect way to celebrate special achievements!

PERSONALISED GENIUS BRO BUCKET

R299.95

Congratulations

Surprise that Mr Know-it-all in your life with this awesome Bro-Bucket! This bucket is branded with a unique ‘Genius’ label design which is personalised with his name, and inside you can choose from two amazing variants: An alcoholic option which includes Pringles (110g), Aero (85g), Japanese Crackers (100g), Droewors (100g) and Nederburg Baronne (250ml) OR a non-alcoholic option which includes Oreo Cookies (175g), Aero (85g), Japanese Crackers (100g), Droewors (100g), and Pringles Hot & Spicy (110g). Either way, this is one gift that is sure to impress!

See more: 2018 MUST-HAVE GIFTS ACCORDING TO YOUR ANNIVERSARY

 

Notebook

Notebook Day: What is Bullet Journaling?

This international holiday is worth taking note of! Today, 17 May 2018, is officially Notebook Day. Everyone has tried journaling of some kind, in their life. Whether they actually stuck to the practice, is a different point entirely. Journaling involves writing down your thoughts, ideas, feelings, goals and more. By putting them down into words, you are able to understand them better. There are numerous benefits associated with journaling. These are five of such benefits:

PERSONALISED NO MATTER NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Encourage a loved one with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘No matter how you feel’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves to jot down their thoughts!

Stretching your IQ

According to various studies, language learning has a positive correlation with intelligence. Journaling gives you the chance to explore language in a meaningful way. If you spend a lot of time writing, you will eventually find the need to expand your vocabulary in some way. The extent of one’s vocabulary is often directly related to a person’s intelligence.

Achieving Goals

A journal becomes the context of your dreams. A journal is not only where you record your insights and inspirations, it is also where those insights become solidified and real. The ‘achieving goals’ aspect comes into play once you begin strategising a plan to execute those insights and ideas. Writing your goals down signals to your brain that ‘this is important’. Your brain will, therefore, flag any opportunities and tools to achieve that goal.

PERSONALISED DON’T QUIT NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Encourage a loved one with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘Don’t Quit’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion!

Emotional intelligence

We’ve already discussed the benefits that journaling has on your IQ, but let’s take a look now at the benefits it has on your EQ. Among other things, EQ relates to your ability to perceive and manage your emotions, as well as that of others’. By journaling, you are working through your emotions and are, therefore, increasing your self-awareness. This internal familiarity will help you to relate better to others.

Healing

Translating events into language can actually affect the brain and immune functions. It helps lower stress levels, reduces anxiety and depression. By describing negative emotions in moderation correlates with improved health. Once events are organised, they become smaller and smaller, and then they eventually become easier to deal with.

PERSONALISED GOAL DIGGER NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Help them reach those goals with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘#GoalDigger’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves to jot down their thoughts!

Creativity

Writing brings out thoughts and ideas that you never even thought you had. Journaling helps you exercise those expressive muscles. Practice free thought writing when you can. Giving yourself the opportunity to think freely without judgement will improve your ability to generate ideas.

What is bullet journaling?

Bullet Journaling is a method of journaling and note-taking that uses bullet form as the core structure. The main idea behind the journal is that you jot down quick notes instead of writing long sentences – rapid logging. There is not a specific journal you need to use to do bullet journal although, if it is too small, it will be impractical. It is ultimately a combination of a To-Do List, a Planner and a Diary. When you’re jotting down your quick notes, you’ll use a few symbols to mark them:

PERSONALISED EVERYTHING TOGETHER NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Product Description: Spoil that organised someone with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘Keeps everything together’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion!

  • Write an “x” over the bullet to mark to-dos that are now complete.
  • Write the less than symbol (<) over the bullet to show that that task has been scheduled
  • Write the greater than symbol over it (>) to show that the task has been “migrated”. This means that you didn’t finish it today/this month and that you’ve therefore moved it to another day/week/ month list.
  • Use a dash for quick thoughts, notes, or smaller events.
  • Write an open circle to mark big events.

Whatever way you look at it, journaling is beneficial. It has a way of organising your thoughts, processing your feelings and achieving your goals. The process helps clear the mind and keep calm in times of chaos. It helps with memory retention and comprehension. It just helps. NetFlorist also helps in that it delivers personalised stationery (journals, notebooks, pencil cases and more) to customers, nationwide! Do it now. Place your order and try your hand at journaling this Notebook Day!

PERSONALISED FRIENDSHIP NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Show a true friend how much you value them with this special gift. This A5 or A4 60-page blank ring-bound notebook is branded with a unique friendship cover design, which is personalised with a name. Make your bestie’s day with this special gift!