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

 

Daffodils

Your fill of dandy Daffodils!

Daffodils are currently in season in South Africa and we’re absolutely loving it! NetFlorist has an entire range of dandy daffodil plants ready to be delivered, sameday. The golden blooms commonly symbolise rebirth and new beginnings.

It is officially the March birth flower and the 10th wedding anniversary flower. A daffodil plant gift is said to ensure happiness. It is, however, believed to be bad luck if you gift someone with a single bloom. A single daffodil bloom can supposedly foretell misfortune.

DAFFODIL PLANT IN SMILEY POT

R169.95

Daffodils

Be the sender of smiles and happiness with this vibrant daffodil plant, which comes presented in a unique ceramic smiley pot. It will certainly brighten any day so send now!

Daffodils fall into the genus Narcissus. Narcissus was the name of a Greek god that fell in love with his own reflection. He didn’t realise that the reflection was his own. Every time he bent down to kiss it, the reflection would disappear. Narcissus grew increasingly thirsty, but would not leave or touch the water for fear of losing sight of his reflection. Eventually, he died of love and well, thirst… On that very spot he died, a narcissus flower grew.

See more: PROTEA FLOWER CARE TIPS

Daffodil Plant in Round Ceramic Pot

R169.95

Daffodils

Spoil someone special with these classic daffodil blooms which come presented in a lovely round ceramic pot with moss and raffia. It will look great in any setting! Colour of the plant may vary. Flower arrives in bud Get this Daffodil Plant In Round Ceramic Pot delivered with NetFlorist.

Daffodils are grown in cold rooms, in crates, here in South Africa. The crates are stacked on top of one another to get the right temperature they need to grow. When they are about 3-4 cm, they are put outside to grow. From this point onwards, they are easy-to-care-for flowers. Here are some expert tips for growing daffodil plants:

DAFFODIL PLANT IN YELLOW BUCKET

R169.95

Daffodils

This bucket full of beauty will lift anyone’s mood, with a blooming daffodil plant which is presented in a yellow bucket tin with moss. Send now!

  1. Daffodils give off a sap that can be deadly to other plants. It is, therefore, advisable to plant them separately from other flowering plants. They are also poisonous to pets! A positive is that the plant is also rodent-resistant.
  2. Be sure to water the plant generously while the daffodils are blooming.
  3. Provide a handful of bulb fertiliser or any general-purpose fertiliser when shoots poke through the ground.
  4. When a bulb becomes ‘bloomed out’, more are produced to continue the plant. Divide daffodils every three to five years, or whenever you begin to notice that the flowers are smaller in size. Divide the bulbs when the foliage has died as the dead foliage will ensure healthy bulbs. The bulbs will have plenty of stored sugar for the next year’s growth.
  5. Use mulch to protect the flowering plant from cold, drying winds.

See more: TOP 6 TIPS FOR IRIS CARE

Visit netflorist.co.za and have a look at all of our daffodil plant range. Place your order today for delivery nationwide. NetFlorist will complete your plant gift delivery on your behalf!

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!

 

Iris

Top 6 tips for iris care

An iris is a flower that is usually blue, purple, white and/or yellow in colour. The ornamental bloom is native to Eurasia and North America. The name ‘Iris’ originated from Ancient Greek Mythology. The goddess who personified the rainbow was named Iris. The legend says that irises were planted over the graves of women. By doing this, Iris was summoned to help guide said women on their journey to heaven. The Egyptians adopted this legend in their own way; Irises have commonly been depicted in Egyptian palaces. With a history like that, it’s easy to see why the iris is still a bloom of stature in the 21st century!

See more: PROTEA FLOWER CARE TIPS

STATELY IRISES IN A CEMENT POT

R339.95

Iris

The stately iris flower is known for having the meaning of royalty. It also represents wisdom and respect, which makes for the perfect of appreciation. The iris flowers are bedded in moss and ruscus in a stylish cement pot. Show a loved one your appreciation by sending them this stunning Stately Irises In a Cement Pot.

Among other things, the Iris is the birth flower of February, the national flower of France and is the 25th wedding anniversary flower. Some of the most common meanings of the flower include royalty, faith, wisdom, hope, and valour. So, the iris is beyond a doubt a popular flower choice for nearly every occasion.

ARTISTIC IRISES IN A BOX

R489.95

Iris

Forget ‘Starry Starry’ night, the ‘Irises’ paintings by Van Gogh and Monet are truly the stars of the show. Much like their painting equivalents, this stunning artistic arrangement of Irises and yellow roses in a special occasions gift box, will steal the show for any and every occasion! Spoil a loved one with this breath-taking arrangement from NetFlorist today!

Now that you know more about the history and symbolism of the iris, let’s get down to the core of the blog post – iris care. Despite its fairly ‘divine’ origins, the flower is fairly hardy, reliable and easy to grow. There are over 300 variations of the species iris although the most common iris is the bearded iris. An iris is made up of 3 large, outside petals and 3 smaller, inside petals. The outside petals are known as ‘falls’ and the inside petals are known as ‘standards’. A bearded iris is so named because they have soft hairs along the centre of the falls. Below are our top 6 tips for iris care:

  1. Plant them in a sunny spot, in late summer. The plant needs to be planted in well-drained soil and so, it must get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
  2. Prepare their beds. Low-nitrogen fertilizer is recommended. The soil also needs to register at a pH level slightly less than 7 (neutral). A granular fertilizer should be used twice a year – in early spring.
  3. Air to breath. A beared-iris needs good air circulation. Plant them about 40-45 cm apart from one another.
  4. No mulch! Mulching retains soil moisture. This is the last thing you want for your iris plant. The good news is that the iris is therefore also drought-resistant!
  5. Don’t trim iris leaves. Don’t trim iris leaves after they have finished blooming. Leaves carry on photosynthesis for next year’s growth. You can, however, cut off the brown edges of the leaves.
  6. Transplant. After 2-5 years clumps might become congested and stop blooming. Divide and transplant the rhizomes in fresh soil. The best time to replant irises is straight after bloom.

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TULIP SHAPED VASE OF ROSES IRIS AND TULIP

R739.95

Iris

Show someone special how much you care with this gorgeous White Tulip Pot Treat. A vibrant arrangement of yellow roses, orange tulips, blue irises and ruscus is displayed in an elegant white tulip pot which will certainly be the focal point of any setting. Make someone smile and send this floral arrangement with NetFlorist!

NetFlorist boasts a variety of cut and planted iris flower gifts. The irises have been arranged in vases, ceramic pots, baskets, moss baskets or more. Stunning combination bouquets and flower arrangements can also be found on the site. The blue and yellow iris has been paired with tulips of different colours, yellow roses, lilies, latifolia and more! Visit netflorist.co.za and place your order today. NetFlorist will also complete your Mother’s Day flower delivery. You know, just in case the special occasion has managed to slip your mind…

See more: TULIPS ARE BETTER THAN ONE!

Jewellery

Jewellery as guaranteed go-to for Mother’s Day!

Jewellery is ultimately purely aesthetic. Although jewellery doesn’t just qualify as a gift for women, it is traditionally thought of as one. Jewellery is the ultimate go-to gift for special occasions. Many may claim that jewellery is a generic gift void of meaning, but we disagree. It has no productive value but, to many people, it can embody great sentimental value. This sentimental value, therefore, makes it a great Mother’s Day gift idea! NetJewel – NetFlorist’s sister – has completely embraced this fact, this Mother’s Day.

SILVER HEART SET WITH CUBIC ZIRCONIA

R299.95

Jewellery

All you need is love, but a little jewellery never hurt anybody! Order this Silver Heart Outlined by Cubic Zirconia ahead of time and have it delivered just in time for Mother’s Day. The sterling silver heart-shaped necklace has an adjustable sterling silver chain and it is set with cubic zirconia stones. The jewellery piece has been placed on a long life rose in a glass jar. The unique, yet beautiful packaging is sure to take her breath away!

It is difficult to pinpoint when exactly women began cherishing precious gems, but one thing is for sure, the tradition is not a new one. Women love to look beautiful, this is why many of them choose to adorn themselves with sparkling accessories. The link it inherently biological and it helps reminds us that we are ultimately animals! But that topic makes many feel a little uncomfortable so, let’s not dwell on that for too long.

SILVER CUBIC PAVE RG HEART STUDS

R449.95

Jewellery

A good pair of earrings illuminates the skin and accentuates the jawline. These studded earrings serve both functions perfectly! The heart-shaped studs are fashioned from sterling silver and are rose gold plated. The earrings are further detailed with 62 x round clear cubic zirconia stones. Illuminate and accentuate your mother’s beauty by sending this gift to her via NetJewel. Order today for nationwide jewellery delivery!

Mother’s Day lends itself to gifting jewellery with meaning. There are a variety of jewellery options available in NetJewel’s Mother’s Day range. There are generic options, personalised jewellery options, and occasion-themed jewellery. Take time to browse through our extensive collection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, charms, watches, and more!

SILVER 925 HEART MOM RED CUBIC CHARM

R579.95

Jewellery

This mom-themed charm perfectly embodies the Mother’s Day sentiment. The heart-shaped charm is fashioned from sterling silver and is detailed with small red cubic zirconia stones. The charm is also considered a Pandora compatible charm. This fact ensures that you most definitely can’t go wrong with this jewellery purchase!

A common symbol in the Mother’s Day range is the heart. There is no love greater than that shared between a mother and her child. Respect for this love demands to be shown throughout the course of the year but, most especially on this special occasion. Another symbol is that of the infinity sign. The infinity sign generally symbolises eternity, empowerment, and everlasting love. Again, it is clear that a jewellery piece that sports this symbol, is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, 2018.

JENNA CLIFFORD SILVER INFINITY BRACELET

R569.95

Jewellery

The infinity bracelet is master crafted in Argentium silver (960) and features the age-old symbol of eternity and boundless love. The bracelet is available in two lengths. This ensures that the bracelet is guaranteed to fit your mother’s wrist perfectly. The bracelet measures 19cm or 16cm. Place your order for this Jenna Clifford Silver Infinity Bracelet today, and have it delivered with NetFlorist.

 

If your main concern is that the jewellery piece won’t successfully communicate your appreciation and the sentimentally you generally strive for, opt for a personalised jewellery piece.  The Memi brand is particularly perfect if you are looking for a jewellery brand that has a vast range of personalised jewellery. A personalised jewellery piece can be treasured for years to come. Every time your mother wears it, she will be reminded of this day and her children’s love!

9KT ROSE PERSONALISED INITIAL DISK ON BLACK SILK

R1499.95

Jewellery

The bracelet is a black silk cord wrap bracelet with a sterling silver button clasp. The bracelet is detailed with a  9KT rose gold round 15,0mm disc. The disc is available for free personalisation. Upload your mother’s initial to be engraved into the precious metal. The metal thickness 0,80mm. Get this 9Kt Rose Personalised Initial Disk On Black Silk delivered with NetFlorist.

Whatever way you look at it, you can’t go wrong with a Mother’s Day jewellery gift! And with the large variety, you are bound to find a piece that will perfectly suit your mother’s jewellery taste. Be sure to place your order ahead of time to ensure that there is no disappointment on your side or your mother’s. If jewellery just doesn’t cut it, have a look at NetFlorist’s complete NetFlorist’s Mother’s Day flower and gift range!