Celebrate International Cat Day

International Cat Day comes on the 8th of August 2019 and aims to honour the most ‘a-meow-zing’ creatures in the animal kingdom. And, no, I’m not covering this because of all the cat puns! Benny loves his puns, but he loves his ‘pur-fect’ furry friends most of all. International Cat Day is a special day to recognise and celebrate of one of the humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets. At NetFlorist, cats are arguably the best pet to have (or is that just my own bias?) Either way, explore our range of pet gifts from NetFlorist and ensure that this International Cat Day is a ‘pur-fect’ day to show your love towards your cat.

 

What Is The History of International Cat Day?

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) created International Cat Day in 2002 to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet. International Cat Day is a day to raise awareness for our feline friends and learn about ways to help and protect them. NetFlorist likes to be on the forefront of world conservation, so don’t let the cat puns fool you, we take this day as serious as we do our biggest occasions! Cats have been domesticated for nearly 4,000 years, but today, they are valued for their fellowship and loving behaviour.

Though not well known, the collective nouns used for cats and kittens are a clowder of cats or a kindle of kittens. Our domestic cats are called as little cats. But International Cat Day doesn’t just refer to our household furry friends, though. These beautiful animals usually vary from large cats such as lions and tigers which are strong and predatorial by nature, to cheetahs and panthers which are fast and cunning. Whichever cat is your favourite, whether big or small, dangerous or adorable, NetFlorist wants to help you celebrate International Cat Day the best way possible!

Today, cats are the most popular pet animal in all countries, at nearly 500 million domestic cats in the world. Being around cats has been shown to improve one’s mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. With NetFlorist, you can make sure that International Cat Day is an annual celebration of one of the world’s favourite animal companions.

 

What Can I Do For International Cat Day?

Hmm… What can you do to impress your fantastic feline? Well, it won’t be easy… You know how cats are.

“Feed me and get out of the way.” – House Cat

But, we love them anyways. Celebrating International Cat Day with your adorable feline has never been so easy! First, you can dress for the part. NetFlorist has an extensive variety of cat-themed T-shirts that are sure to make a statement…

 

Cats Do What They Want

If your ‘pawsome’ pet friend loves to do live his life to his heart’s content, then this is the T-shirt gift for you! Whether it’s your cat that loves to live his life at his own pace, or a friend’s cat, this terrific T-shirt will make a great gift for them or for you. Printed with a cheeky cat silhouette, this T-shirt is printed with the words, “I do what I want.” This delightful Cats Do What They Want T-shirt is one of our favourite T-shirts online!

 

Cats Love Ladies’ T-shirt

This adorable ladies’ T-shirt is sure to melt the heart of the cat owner! If you’re the cat owner, then this is just the gift you need to celebrate International Cat Day. This wonderful white T-shirt is printed with a cat silhouette with a red heart over it. It is available in Small, Medium, and Large. Order this Cats Love Ladies’ T-shirt online from our range of clothing gifts.

 

Yin And Yang Cats Ladies’ T-shirt

At NetFlorist, time spent with cats is never wasted! From the cute and loving, to the shy and stand-offish, all our feline friends deserve to be loved and celebrated. This Yin and Yang Cats Ladies’ T-shirt is sure to honour your favourite pet animal in sleek style. This marvellous black T-shirt is printed with a black cat and a white cat curled up together, creating the appearance of the yin and yang symbol, which symbolises balance and unity. It conveys that just as there are cats that are large and scary, there are also cats that small and loving, but all deserve love and appreciation, anyway. It is available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large!

 

What Else Can I Do For International Cat Day?

Dress up your cat in a comfortable and safe costumes and turn these little moments with them into incredible memories. If you don’t have cats in your home, you can adopt them from the nearby shelter. After Dressing Up your cat, you can take photos with them and share them on the social media’s by using the hashtag #InternationalCatDay.

 

What Gifts Can I Give My Cat This International Cat Day?

This one is far easier and much more fun to explore! Our pet store features an incredible variety of pet gift ideas that’ll make your cat extremely happy (or whatever passes for joy in the cat world). Keep them close to your heart with phenomenal ID tags and collars which can be personalised with your cat’s name, as well as a message from you.

But wait, that’s not all, we have pet bedding that will ensure remarkable comfort for your cat. Let them celebrate International Cat Day by taking it easy and sleeping their worries away (cats feel worry, too). Our pet store has an extensive variety of pet gifts that will make their International Cat Day unforgettable in every way.

 

Final Thoughts

This Cat Day, NetFlorist is your one-stop online pet gifting store and includes an exceptional range of pet gift ideas that is sure to make their little hearts warm. Don’t let their Cat Day be a ‘cat-astrophe’… ‘Pampurr’ them with ‘pawsome’ gifts online from South Africa’s largest sameday gift delivery service. Celebrate your favourite feline in the best way possible!

Our Favourite Winter Warmers

We’re mid-way through winter and whether you’re starting to feel the summer warmth or still conquering the bitter winter winds, explore our winter warmers and be sure to melt their heart! Whether you’re sending a winter thank you gift or need a way to tell someone that they are warmth to your heart, make their day with our amazing winter gifts from NetFlorist!

As a connoisseur of the flower and gifting industry, Benny Bloom is here to help you warm their heart as the days get colder. At NetFlorist, a warm smile is the universal language of kindness, so no matter how many smiles you send this winter, NetFlorist has the sweetest chocolate gifts to caress their taste buds as well as soft personalised gowns which will convey a love that’s beyond measure.

 

Winter Clothing

 

Embrace them in themed clothing that is seamlessly sewn with your love and kindness; from magnificent ladies’ hoodies for your sister, or your wife or our phenomenal range of men’s hoodies for the man with a heart of gold. Our hoodies can come in a wide variety of designs to suit their taste, or you can add a personal touch by adding their name or personal message. Does NetFlorist have personalised hoodies? Yes! NetFlorist has the most amazing winter hoodies online to put their name on.

Looking for long-sleeve T-shirts, instead? Don’t worry, we have an extensive range of personalised long-sleeve T-shirts to cater to their individual style! Are you more on the lookout for themed graphic clothing? Am I asking way too many questions that you need the answers to? Well, my dear gifters and giftees, at NetFlorist, we have some on the most amazing themed hoodies, T-shirts, and long-sleeve T-shirts. From gamer clothing for the brilliant people of the gaming community, golf clothing for the talented golfers (or even not so talented), cycling clothing for the avid cyclist and even running T-shirts for the runner!

 

Winter Indulgence

From coffee and tea delights to winter baked goods, turn the coldest season into the sweetest one. Our magnificent range of food and drinks are as delicious as they are fulfilling! Turn the winter blues into little rays of sunshine with our coffee and Wedgewood hamper; this delicious gift set features an assorted variety of easy-to-love Pure Cup coffee bags and Wedgewood biscuits. Indulge their winter sensibilities with a coffee and Lindt hamper, which is a delicacy made to tug at the heartstrings. Wake up to the sweet aroma of Pure Cup Ethiopian coffee, as well as the melt-in-your-mouth Lindt chocolate cornet.

Speaking of chocolate, would you like to bear the winter winds with delectable chocolate gifts? Whether you’re looking to indulge yourself or touch the heart of the one you love, you can never go wrong with our various chocolate gifts from NetFlorist. Here’s food for thought, how about an enticing variety of personalised chocolate gifts to convey the fact that they are as unique as they are sweet. Whether you’re getting a chocolate gifts hamper consisting of chocolate nougats, or sending a thank you gift in the form of a personalised chocolate hat box, we have a world of chocolate to get lost in this winter!

Winter Apparel

Let the cold winds blow but don’t let the frostbite bite! Our winter apparel gifts are here to ensure that winter is a season of welcoming and not one of shivers. Browse through our apparel blankets and keep them warm with our stunning range of personalised fleece blankets. For her, you can spoil her with a sensational personalised modern woman grey blanket that is will ensure that they feel the sun’s warmth in winter. In addition, our personalised time to unwind gift set is a perfect gift idea for the modern woman. For the man of taste, you can delight him the personalised modern name blanket and cushion to ensure unparalleled indoor comfort. Alternatively, touch his heart with the personalised modern man grey blanket!

Want winter baby gifts for your little bundle of joy? Our baby fleece blankets are sure to keep away the cold bite of winter. Treat the little princess with a personalised heart baby blanket that provides remarkable comfort during sleep, or even in play. The little prince deserves a winter gift that will encompass the blissful role that he plays in your life. Warm his tiny little body as well as his big little heart with a personalised blue air balloon baby blanket!

Elsewhere, our winter apparel gifts also include personalised socks which are delicately crafted to ensure unsurpassed comfort. Because your family’s feet deserve the best, our personalised you knock socks and personalised do not disturb make for a unique gift idea to embrace your loved one’s quirky nature. Since Women’s Day 2019 is near, spoil an amazing and empowering woman in your life with scarves and scarf hampers from our marvellous range. Give her an extraordinary experience of luxury with a floral scarf with Charlotte Rhys gift set, which comes with, you guessed it, a Charlotte Rhys candle (50g) to set the mood, luxurious vanilla soap bar (180g) and Charlotte Rhys hand cream (75ml). Whether she’s a Charlotte Rhys kind of girl or a Lily & Jasmine faithful, we have a wide variety of brands that come with a stylish variety of scarves!

 

Final Thoughts

So, still wondering what gifts to give in winter? Turn the bitter winter cold into an enchanted winter wonderland with a phenomenal winter gift set to help you bear the winds of winter. Wrap yourself or someone special in a world of bliss and welcome the summer warmth in the most remarkable way possible. Whether you’re looking for birthday gifts, thank you gifts or maybe you’re on the hunt for Women’s Day flowers and gifts, let NetFlorist help you convey the feelings that are beyond your understanding this winter. Let NetFlorist bring all the smiles, and all the warmth to a friend, family, or spouse this winter!

Because at NetFlorist, every day is a gift, that’s why they call it, the present!

Nelson Mandela Day – Give With All Your Heart

At NetFlorist, only through giving are we able to get more than we receive. Our way of life has always been dependent on a person’s ability to give and to love. Whether it’s through the gifts that we deliver or the smiles that we create, South Africa’s largest sameday gift delivery service has always strived to change the world of someone, no matter the occasion! Now, Benny knows exactly what you’re thinking, “Why is he referring to himself in the third person?” and, “Who in heaven’s name is Benny?

But more importantly, you’re probably thinking, “What’s the best way to honour Nelson Mandela this Mandela Day?” Charity begins at home, and before you could change the world, it is necessary to change the world of one person near you! Whether it’s your neighbour, your friend, a traffic stop officer, a street vendor, or an active job seeker on the side of the road, there are a number of ways to make someone’s day as special as possible.

Give “Just Because…”

Celebrate the life of the man who strived for equality, and gave everything he had when it seemed like he had nothing else to give. Just as love comes in many forms, so does the act of giving. Explore our exceptional variety of gifts from the Bakery, from our plants range, our flowers range, our clothing range, or even our bath and body range. Sometimes, giving nothing more than your time is enough to remind someone special that they matter, just as Nelson Mandela sought to remind us in our struggle.

Is your friend or colleague going through a difficult time? Are they struggling to make ends meet? Do they smile less than they used to? Give them your time and understanding, and even if you have no money for a gift, you have all the time in the world to lend an ear, and a shoulder to cry on. 67 minutes of your time can go a long way to changing someone’s life for the better, even just for a little.

Give to A Stranger

The dreams of Madiba are fully realised when we give people a piece of our heart each day; even if it’s just a stranger! From the security guard whose very presence gives you peace of mind when you enter your home, work, or place of business, to the garbage man who ensures that the place you call your home is kept clean, always. Giving is a natural response of love, and sometimes, love from a stranger can mean more than you’ll ever know!

Volunteering at your nearest orphanage, animal sanctuary, or humanitarian organisation can make the perfect gift idea to fill someone’s world with unsurpassed love and affection. This is the most valuable way to give your time to someone in need. Volunteering may have positive benefits for you, as a person, but more importantly, it will leave an impact on the person or community that you’re serving.

Give A Donation

This Mandela Day, how about donating a gift to a charity organisation of your choice? A donation may come in many forms, including services, experiences, or even goods such as clothing, toys, such as teddy bears, or food. In more extreme cases, a donation may satisfy medical needs such as blood or organs for transplant. Charitable donations of goods or services are also called gifts in kind.

You can either buy clothes online to donate to a person or group in need or you can donate the clothes you already have. You can also go on over to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and support the children of Madiba with either your childhood clothes that no longer fit, or alternatively, if you have children, you can donate old clothes that they’ve outgrown. This Mandela Day, you’re spoilt for choice in the many ways that you can honour “uTata Mandela!”

Be the change that you want to see in the world this Mandela Day. Since Mandela Day takes place during the cold winter season, you can warm more than just their heart by donating old jerseys, hoodies, long-sleeve T-shirts as well as soft blankets. You can donate old winter warmers or buy online from NetFlorist for someone near and dear to you! Delight them with an unsurpassed coffee and tea drinking experience with our delicious winter warmer delights.

In conclusion

On the 18th of July 2019, let a stranger or even a loved one believe in the will of Madiba. From giving money to giving your time, there are many ways to touch their heart. Give back and ensure that you touch lives, change minds and foster an understanding that will echo through time. This Mandela Day, no matter what you choose to do to honour this wonderful man, give just as he did; for only 67 minutes, give with all of your heart!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodbye Harold, Hello Benny!

The NetFlorist bunch have finally said goodbye to Harold Flowers. The quirky and sometimes-out-of-line gifting genius will always be in our hearts, just as he was always in the spotlight! Wondering who could ever fill the shoes of one who walked the edge of overwhelming love and overwhelming shock? Need to fill the hole that Harold left behind? Am I going too far and not making my point soon enough?

Well, beloved gifters and giftees, I’m here to scratch that itch, or my name isn’t Benny Bloom! Did I forget to mention? My name is Benny Bloom, and I’m the new voice of the Rambling Rose. I hope you’ll find my ramblings just as informative and as fulfilling as the ones that Harold prided himself to presenting.

 

About Benny Bloom

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
  • I’m an avid reader of romance novels (a little too much for my own good).
  • I am fun, flirty and quirky but unfortunately, I can be very clumsy. I’ve been told I’m blind to the real world, but I still don’t see it!
  • I’d love to think I’m funny, but not to worry, it’s usually at my own expense (Mother told me never to be mean)!
  • As a hopeless romantic, I’m somewhat of a relationship expert and will ensure to give the best advice for flower gifts that will get you out of any sticky situation, no matter the occasion!

 

YOUR FAVOURITE FLOWER?

Mhmm… It’s difficult to choose. On one hand, the rose is the flower and handmaiden of love, so it’s as radiant as the day is long. But the lily, to me, is the emblem of beauty and purity. I love the rose for its various shades of floral brilliance. Whether it’s an anniversary gift or a love and romance gift, you can never go wrong with a radiant rose bouquet or rose vase. Pink roses represent admiration and hopeful love and affection, white roses convey virtue and unity, whereas red roses symbolise true and endless love.

I love lilies for their subtle beauty; since lilies come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and colors, they are the perfect flower gift for any special occasion. So, whether you’re looking for a thank you gift that will express heartfelt gratitude to the one you value the most, or a birthday gift that is sure to melt the heart of a graceful woman, lilies are an extraordinary gift to give.

 

YOU CAN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT?
  • The finest bottle of wine after a long day (or at the beginning of one)!
  • A good romance novel; maybe something by Nicholas Sparks?

 

MOST USED WORD(S)?

“Love” and “Radiant.”

 

FAVOURITE DAY OF THE WEEK?

Fri-yay, at exactly wine o’clock!

 

FAVOURITE NETFLORIST RANGE?

Definitely, the flower gifts range! NetFlorist is South Africa’s largest sameday flower and gifting delivery service for a reason, and from the exquisite pink midi orchids to the exquisite elegance of white lilies, our flowers are top-tier and are sure to melt the heart of someone special, just as they constantly melt mine!

I simply can’t get over the clothing range as well! For a floral company, NetFlorist sure brings it with their phenomenal personalised clothing essentials. From activewear clothing for the avid runner, or quirky gaming T-shirts for the gamer with a love for their geek culture!

 

what to expect from benny bloom?

Love and laughter! Whether you value more informative writing about your favourite NetFlorist ranges, or maybe you’re at a loss for the perfect gift for Christmas or Secretary’s Day, just come on over to the Rambling Rose and let Benny help you find a gift that is sure to make their hearts smile.

Don’t worry, The Rambling Rose is still your one-stop online site for the best flower gift ideas at NetFlorist. Benny Bloom hopes to be the vehicle through which to narrow down your options in a vast variety of flower and gifting options. Whether your loved ones stay in another region, or close enough to your heart, Benny Bloom will bridge the distance between you and the ones you cherish the most!

 

 

 

 

Best Flower Gift Ideas for Hopeless Romantics

At NetFlorist, we’re all hopeless romantics at heart; explore our extraordinary variety of flower gifts and celebrate a tale as old as time: romance. The beauty of flowers is that they make a perfect gift for any occasion, so whether you’re looking for a thank you gift, to show heartfelt gratitude or you’re looking for a radiant array of birthday flowers, you can let NetFlorist cater to all your flower gifting needs.

Looking to express endless love to someone who holds your heart? At NetFlorist, love and romance is our favourite flower gifting occasion that is sure to tug at the heartstrings of the one you love the most. Whether you’re looking for Anniversary flowers or stunning birthday flowers, explore our radiant array of flower gifts online no matter the occasion!

Tulips

Extend warm wishes to the one who’s captured your heart; our terrific variety of tulips from NetFlorist are picked at the peak of their perfection, to shower them with love beyond their wildest dreams. Our extensive variety of tulips carry distinct meanings for a wide variety of feelings and emotions. Carefully selected for their elegant grace and radiant variety, tulips are a perfect flower gift to express your boundless love and affection.

Red tulips signal everlasting love, making them the perfect flower gift to celebrate a love to that will stand the test of time. For NetFlorist, the true measure of love is to love beyond measure so our phenomenal range of red tulips are sure to make their heart smile. Our yellow tulips symbolise cheerful thoughts, and are exquisitely arranged to enchant someone special in the soft sophistication of this wondrous arrangement.

Add ‘de-light’ to their day with fantastic white tulips, which convey forgiveness, as well as purple tulips which are reminiscent of royalty. If you’re looking to order flowers online, look no further than our delightful range of tulips!

Roses

Enrapture the one who holds your heart with our beautiful variety of roses. Add warmth to their cold mornings with our fantastic range of roses, which boast a stunning variety of meanings to take their breath away! Red roses are the universal symbol of love; boasting a deliriously rich fragrance to imbue their home or workplace with a sense of magic. At NetFlorist, you’re spoilt for choice with the perfect rose for your perfect person; our stunning cherry brandy roses consist of beautiful bi-colour blooms that feature an extraordinary composition of red-orange on the outside and almost sun-yellow on the inside. We also have a wonderful array of white roses were once a symbol for true love, an association which would later become the hallmark of the radiant red rose. Also known as the bridal rose, the white rose is a traditional wedding flower which is reminiscent of purity and innocence.

Peach roses boast a subtle colour that indicates modesty. It is the perfect flower gift to convey earnest emotions to the one who means the most to you. Confess your deepest feelings and emotions, or say “I’m sorry” with these amazing peach rose flower gifts with a luxurious touch and a fragrant aroma. You can also send a message of appreciation and joyful love with our sensational range of yellow roses. We also have pink roses which stand for elegance, and refinement. Our range of deep pink roses can convey gratitude, appreciation, recognition while a light or pale pink roses convey grace, joy and happiness and are reminiscent of a gentle nature.

Lilies

Symbolising humility and devotion, lilies are the 30th anniversary flower, while lilies of the valley are the 2nd wedding anniversary flower. Capture the untold bliss of unconditional love with the luxurious elegance of our lovely lilies, which range from extraordinary lilies in craft paper, which are a cross between Asiatic and trumpet lilies, making them a true sight to behold. Spoil her with these phenomenal bouquet of sunset lilies which are combined with safari and elegantly wrapped in gorgeous red tissue paper with raffia.

We also have pink lilies which are known to represent devotion and friendship. Delight someone special with these vibrant pink lily sensations which are come nestled among golden rods and beautifully presented in a pink sheet with raffia.

Orchids

Known as the most highly coveted of ornamental plants, these delicate, exotic and graceful orchid blooms represent love, luxury, beauty and strength. Among our different types of flowers online, orchids are the most unique that you can give to someone special to you! Whether you’re making her day with a Mini Phalaenopsis Orchid in Wrapping, or you’re filling his heart with a world of colour in the form of Midi Orchids In A Vase. NetFlorist has an extensive array of orchids and with each different orchid blossoms, comes a wide variety of feelings that you can convey!

Set the stage for unconditional love and affection with these unique orchid arrangements. Browse through our plants range which consists of a stunning range of plant delights, ranging from amazing Two Stemmed Orchids to our decadent sensations of Mini White Orchid in Stone Filled Vase. Spoil your significant other with the awe-inspiring variety of orchid blossoms!

Silk Flowers

Redefine what “Forever” means with our radiant array of preserved silk flowers from NetFlorist. Reminiscent of eternal love and romance, a preserved Pink Rose can emphasise that your appreciation for your loved one will not waver. Looking for the perfect silk flower to warm their heart? Luxuriate them in the exquisite beauty of this Small Cylinder Vase With A Preserved Rose, which is guaranteed to stand the test of time, while retaining its captivating beauty.

Give them a happily ever after in the form of this graceful Rainbow Rose box! This stunning rose arrangement is made up of 20 long-life roses in a wooden box that have been studded with diamante gems. Tug at their heartstrings with this exceptional Red Silk Rose Stems in a Tall Clear Vase, which is beautifully presented to capture the essence of “Happily Ever After” in one stunning arrangement!

Romance lives on with South Africa’s largest flower and gift delivery service! There are as many flowers as there are stars in the night sky; find the perfect flower online and melt the heart of the one you love the most. Whether it’s radiant roses for your Anniversary, or carnations for your Wedding Day, NetFlorist boasts a phenomenal variety of flower gifts online!