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 www.netflorist.co.za 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.

 

Spook-tacular Halloween Gifts from NetFlorist

As you are most probably aware, Halloween 2016 is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for spooky costumes, haunted houses, and trick-or-treaters knocking at the door. With all the Halloween hype, there is also the exciting aspect of Halloween gifts. Who says Halloween treats need to be for the kids only? Us older folk also want in on the action, which is why NetFlorist is her to take care of all your Halloween gifting needs!

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Bakery goodies for Halloween

Halloween is all about the sweet stuff, right? Well we suggest you check out some of our yummy baked goodies and chocolate gifts. Why not surprise a loved one with a delicious and spooky Halloween cake? It can be enjoyed by all, and can even be personalised for the occasion! Our Halloween cookie tins and cupcake bouquets are also perfect gifts for Halloween, and will really fit into the festivities.

Halloween Flowers

Who says flowers don’t go with Halloween? When you see what we have to offer, you will realise that they make for perfect Halloween gift ideas. We have a selection of orange flowers for Halloween, in a variety of awesome arrangements. If you are going to a Halloween party, why not bring an orange Halloween bouquet along and set the tone for an awesome night? The floral arrangements are both beautiful and haunting!

Trick or Treat?

Whether you choose trick or treat, gifts or flowers, or black or orange, we can guarantee that your Halloween will be made extra spook-tacular with our awesome Halloween gifts. We are more than just an online florist, so simply log on, choose the gift of your choice and we can have it delivered to the lucky recipient in time for the big night!

Halloween is coming soon, so be prepared!

Smooches,

The NetFlorist Bunch

SA Marriage week – Focusing on the wellbeing of your marriage

GIFTS TO SPOIL YOur BETTER HALF THIS MARRIAGE WEEK

One of the most beautiful quotes about marriage is something we came across in the book turned movie, The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks: “Marriage is [about] becoming a team. You’re going to spend the rest of your life learning about each other, and every now and then, things blow up. But the beauty of marriage is that if you picked the right person and you both love each other, you’ll always figure out a way to get through it”.

Since we’re at the start of SA Marriage week, which will be 1 – 7 September 2016, we decided to join in on the theme of “Do something, give something”. This is not just in terms of buying gifts for your significant other, this is also about the smaller things in life, such as making a sandwich and sharing it while sitting on the couch and watching a movie. With this in mind, we thought of a few ideas in which you can incorporate romantic gifts from NetFlorist to show your better half how much they mean to you.

Love and marriage

A happy marriage is about spending quality time together.

  1. Show your romantic side when you buy a dozen blood red roses and hide them from her all around the house. Start off with a little note at the door, leading her to the first rose and take her through the house until she finds the last rose which will be in your hand, as you smile like a silly loon!
  2. Escape the everyday life by packing a picnic basket filled with snacks and bubbly and take your significant other away to a beautiful place where you can enjoy the treats and each other’s company. In the end, that is what love and marriage is about – spending quality time together.
  3. The key to a successful marriage is doing things for one another. If you know that your significant other has had a rough day, fill up a bath with bath oil, a fizz ball and have a glass of wine handy for when she comes home. Little gestures like this can go a long way!
  4. Celebrating your six-month anniversary? Order a box of six doughnuts to celebrate the half dozen months together and make a toast to the next six months in a happy marriage.
  5. In married life, one sometimes has to stop amidst the hustle and bustle and make time for each other. Buy a couple’s moonlight spa voucher and enjoy the night getting a few treatments, dinner and just enjoying each other’s company.
  6. SA Marriage Week is about creating harmony in the home, and this includes sharing. Why not kick back and relax in the comfort of your love nest, and share a delcious dinner, complete with snacks and wine? We have a wide variety of snack and booze hampers for you to set the mood and give you a real chance to reflect.

All in all, we want you to make sure that you use this week to reflect on your marriage, focusing on its wellbeing and creating harmony in the home. A successful marriage takes work, which is why doing small things for each other really goes a long way. No matter what you decide to do during SA Marriage Week, NetFlorist is here to help you make it beneficial!

Happy marriages is about the small things in life

SA Marriage week – Celebrate your love with presents

Mandela Day at NetFlorist

This year, NetFlorist decided to celebrate Mandela Day (18th of July) in a different way. Instead of giving away cake, we decided to #FeedAFriend by making yummy sandwiches.

Mandela Day celebrations

Here is a video of our #FeedAFriend for Mandela Day. All our employees  had so much fun to spoil 4 lucky children’s homes with delicious sandwiches!

The 4 lucky Children’s homes were:

Impilo Child Protection & Adoption Services

Impilo

Johannesburg Children’s Home

*Image from their website

*Image from their website

Princess Alice Adoption Home

Princess Alice

and last, but not least: TAG.

It was so much fun to make childrens’ day and see the smiles on their faces.

Here is a video of NetFlorist employees doing their 67 minutes for Tata

and some photos of the fun:

#FeedAFriend1

What did you do for 67 minutes to make a difference?