Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day: 10 unexpected things you see at NetFlorist

Every year, the NetFlorist bunch spends a lot of time mentally and physically preparing for Valentine’s Day. The special occasion is one of our busiest occasions (next to Mother’s Day, of course). Permanent staff work overtime to ensure that the day is a success for all. Temporary staff are also employed to help make some sense of the Valentine’s Day mayhem! Here are just 10 unexpected things you will see- if you had to walk into our warehouses- at NetFlorist over the Valentine’s Day period:

Stacks of pizza boxes

From pepperoni to mushrooms, peppers and onions, to a good old Margherita; our paper recycling bins are filled with empty cardboard pizza boxes!


Stripes, laces, thicker platforms and spongy soles keep NetFlorist employees on their toes.

Yellow highlighters

Delivery sheets are painted yellow as they are covered in highlighter markings. Also, instead of the usual Bic pen in your pocket, NetFlorist employees sport yellow fingers and yellow highlighters instead.

Portable showers

With the number of late shifts, warehouse runs, sweaty foreheads and tired eyes, NetFlorist has set up 20 portable showers for employees to make use of.


Yes, you read right. NetFlorist has beds for employees to take precious and crucial naps in-between their shifts.


Hydration is key during Valentine’s Day.

Coat racks with winter jackets

With thousands of extra rose stems, delicious choccies, plants, and not to mention an addition of dozens of temporary employees, NetFlorist has to boost up the cooling system in the warehouse. The result is a winter wonderland!

COFFEE truck

Everybody needs some good juju! Caffeinated motivation is available throughout the course of the day.

Other modes of transport

If your order needs delivery, we’ll find the means to deliver it whether it means using bicycles, razors, roller skates, or more!

Giant audio speakers

For NetFlorist employees, Valentine’s Day is a time of celebration. Smash-hits will be pumping throughout the course of the day. The music helps keep spirits up, hands moving, and bums grooving!


Celebrate Secretary’s Day 2017 with NetFlorist!

When it comes to office life and the day-to-day chaos of being ‘the big boss’, it just wouldn’t be the same without those office superheroes, otherwise known as secretaries. For this reason, it’s only fitting that 6 September 2017 is a day which has been devoted to secretaries! Secretary’s Day is nearly upon us, and NetFlorist is here to help you spoil that special secretary of yours in style!

You can’t go wrong with Secretary’s Day flowers:

Flowers are always a definite winner, which is why our range of Secretary’s Day flowers are a real must-send. From rose bouquets, to plants in a vase, to flowers in a mug, we really have it all. If subtle is your style, we have some beautiful petite arrangements for your secretary, and if you want to really make a statement, we also have some more extravagant flower baskets, boxed flowers, and more.

Flowers in a mug

Chocolates and Sweets for your Seccie:

If your secretary has a sweet tooth, then best you go the sweet route and send them something tasty from our range of Secretary’s Day chocolate gifts. From candy jars filled with nougat or Lindt balls, to delicious hampers, to yummy bakery treats, your secretary will be totally bowled over!

Secretary's Day Cupcake Jar

Keep it personal:

If you really want to make your secretary feel special this Secretary’s Day 2017, then you can opt for one of our personalised Secretary’s Day gifts! For example, every seccie loves a good notebook, right? So how about a personalised notebook with their name on it? We also have some great personalised candy jars, bakery goods and floral treats.

Candy Jar

No matter which Secretary’s Day gifts you choose to send him or her, NetFlorist is here to make it ultra easy! Simply log on, choose, and let us deliver it straight to your seccie’s desk! Smooches!

Celebrate Easter 2017 With Egg-Citing Gifts!

Easter  2017 is around the corner, and NetFlorist has egg-ceptional and egg-stra-ordinary Easter gifts with which to spoil your loved ones over this special time! Read on for some exciting Easter gift ideas from NetFlorist:


Make it a happy day with this yummy and special gift! A tray of twelve assorted Belgian truffles is housed by a sleeve with a unique ‘Happy Easter’ design which is also personalised with a name.


Hop right to it and send that lucky someone this cute and useful jewellery holder! With its pink ceramic rabbit design, it will easily store rings and other jewellery, while looking great too!


Wish those near and far a Happy Easter with this special wine gift! A bottle of white wine (750ml) is branded with an adorable ‘Happy Easter’ label design which is personalised with a message for that special touch.


Remember the days of hunting around the garden looking for all those delicious Easter eggs? Why not bring those memories flooding back when you send this stunning cookie 
bouquet to your loved ones? This beautifully decorated cookie bouquet comes with 4 Easter bunny cookies and 8 Easter egg cookies! The best Easter gift!


This Easter Sunday, why not spoil your nearest and dearest with a beautiful flower basket from NetFlorist? Made up of bright and beautiful pink and yellow roses and hand painted Easter egg decorations that come presented in a woven basket, this is a delightful gift that anyone will love receiving!


Wish a loved one a hippity hoppity happy Easter with this exquisite arrangement of white roses and pink and yellow daisies in a glass vase filled with the Easter bunny’s favourite gifts – beautiful decorative Easter eggs. Spoil them with flowers filled with hugs, kisses and Easter egg wishes from NetFlorist today.

No matter how you choose to spoil loved ones this Easter, make sure you do it with NetFlorist! We have a wide range of unique Easter gifts, meaning there is no excuse not to hop to it!

Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Day Of Love

After the never-ending month of January, February is finally here and we all know what that means.. Valentine’s Day 2017! Yes, the day of love is nearly upon us, and that means hearts and kisses and all things rosey. It’s the day on which couples get to display their affection for one another with Valentine’s flowers and gifts and messages of love and romance. NetFlorist has you covered on any occasion, but Valentines Day is a particularly big one for us, as we want to make it our duty to make you, our loyal customers, happy and in the good books on this special day! Read on for some awesome Valentine’s Day ideas for him and her which will knock their socks of!!

Valentine’s Day gifts for her:

Whether it’s your wife, your girlfriend or your crush, you need to be very prepared when it comes to the V-day rush. Last minute flowers from granny’s garden just won’t cut it. You need a gift for Valentines Day that screams ‘I LOVE YOU’ and we have just what you need! Let’s start with Valentine’s Day flowers. Flowers online are our speciality, with every colour and flower type under the sun available for Valentine’s Day 2017 in South Africa. Surprise your lovely la
dy with a bunch of floral beauties and she will love you forever (or at least on the day).

If your honey bunch is more into the gifting side of things, win her over with one of o
ur many Valentine’s Day gifts which include chocolate bouquets, snack hampers, apparel, and bakery treats! To make it even more special, you have the option of sending her a personalised Valentines gift which will really make the gift all the more meaningful.

Valentines gifts

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him:

Believe it or not, guys are also suckers for romantic gifts for Valentine’s Day. They may try to act like the day is no big deal, but deep down we know they are really yearning for a prezzie from their special loved one. So, what to get him? Well, what about one of our fab alcohol gifts? He will be able to crack open a bottle of something tasty while thinking of you, and best of all- you can even have it personalised! We also have a variety of awesome snack hampers with treats such as biltong and chocolate, as well as bakery treats which are perfect as a Valentines Day gift for him or her!

Valentines Day gifts

So what are you waiting for? Make Valentine’s Day 2017 extra special and get shopping with NetFlorist!


NetFlorist: Changing Lives One Cake at a Time

On Wednesday afternoon, the 9th of November, NetFlorist hosted a very special birthday party at The Sands in Sandton. This party was not to celebrate NetFlorist’s birthday, but rather the birthday of all the children at The Johannesburg Children’s Home.

JHB Childrens Home

NetFlorist and The JCH’s relationship started on none other than Mandela Day this year, bringing even more meaning to what bloomed into the most extraordinary bond. On Mandela Day 2016, NetFlorist set out to make 670 sandwiches in their 67 minutes. These sandwiches were then dropped off at various children’s homes, 200 of which were delivered to The JCH. Meeting Annette Brokensha, the Managing Director of the Home, resulted in the creation of a connection that neither organisation wanted to let go of and Mandela, the man who taught the world how to give, would have encouraged for more to be done.

During the holiday season, one custom that is shared across many religious and cultural traditions ranging from Christmas to Chanukkah, is the act of giving to others.

The phrase that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” is heard and quoted a lot during this time of year. Although holiday gift giving has often become associated with shopping aggravations, long queues (if you don’t use NetFlorist) and an empty wallet or purse, everyone can surely agree that giving truly is a gift.

With this in mind, NetFlorist asked for the Home’s birthday list, and since August 2016 every child at Johannesburg Children’s Home has received a personalised gift on their birthday delivered by one of NetFlorist’s dedicated drivers. This gift is not a typical hamper that you would find on among the thousands listed there, but rather a package filled with stationery, deodorant, socks, books, crayons, toys, an item of clothing and sometimes a special something that that child would specifically love.

You know that feeling of anticipation you get when your recipient is opening their present? If you’ve ever felt that, then you know it’s true: it really is better to give than to receive.

Many can agree that one of the most important parts of your birthday is the cake. Obviously opening presents is a highlight too, but there’s just nothing like the blushing red cheeks on a child’s face as their friends sing happy birthday tunelessly, the wishes that fly through the air when they blow out their candles, the loud and excitable screeches when that knife gets to the bottom of the first slice, and of course the arguments over who gets a candle!

Celebrations jhb

Unfortunately, most of the children at Johannesburg Children’s Home have never experienced this feeling. They have never had their birthdays celebrated. They have never received gifts. And they have never had the privilege of blowing out the candles on a birthday cake made especially for them. These are all these things that we take for granted, knowing that our loved ones will always ensure that each birthday is one to remember forever.

Just like a birthday boy or girl give their candles to only their closest of friends, the guests at NetFlorist’s event were all chosen to be the inner circle of these children. Everyone was given the opportunity to sponsor a birthday cake from NetFlorist’s Bakery for each child at JCH to receive on their special day, along with their gift. They have also been given the option to go along to deliver the cake and sing Happy Birthday to their chosen child! Although taking photos of or with the children is not permitted, it is guaranteed that this will be a moment that will be documented in the giver’s heart forever.

24 cakes were sponsored at the event, and many generous party-goers still need to sign up and have also offered to distribute the list, ensuring that every single child will receive a birthday cake on their special day.

Thank you to everyone who attended our top trending #LifeChangingParty and for helping NetFlorist to continue changing lives, one birthday cake at a time.