Women’s Day Gift Guide

Women’s Day is near, take the time to appreciate her with Women’s Day gifts that are beyond compare. No one gift would ever come close to conveying a woman’s worth. As delicate as a rose, as graceful as divinity and as beautiful as the first day of spring, a woman is one who gives everything to the world, and asks for nothing in return. Phew, forgive me, you caught me in the moment there…

NetFlorist has a remarkable range of flowers and gifts for Women’s Day 2019; make all her Women’s Day wishes come true with amazing gifts and bakery treats from South Africa’s largest sameday gift delivery site! 

 

Gifts To Give

What is the ideal flower for Women’s Day?

Looking to order amazing flowers online? Explore our radiant variety of Women’s Day flowers that will capture the wondrous grace of women of all kinds. NetFlorist boasts a sensational range of delightful daisies that will inspire joy of a wonderful kind, sensational sunflowers that will brighten her home and marvellous mixed roses that are sure to make her heart smile. Send flowers to her and celebrate Women’s Day in the most amazing way.

 

What is the ideal plant for Women’s Day?

Imbue her home with the air-purifying essence of peace lilies, or touch her heart with the extraordinary array of tulip plants. Add exotic beauty to her home, her office or even her garden with phenomenal Women’s Day plants from our enchanting range of lovely plants. Captivate her with the hardy beauty of begonia plants, or warm her heart with the exquisite beauty of orchids. If you want to convey a strong Women’s Day message, you can say “happy Women’s Day” with a plant gift that will bring the sunshine to her day!

 

What is the ideal corporate gift for Women’s Day?

Are you looking for Women’s Day gift ideas for employees? Exceed her expectations with a diverse range of corporate gifts for Women’s Day. Perfect for a wonderful woman of industry, NetFlorist has an extensive range of corporate gifting ideas, such as stationery, apparel gifts with a corporate touch as well as corporate cakes from the Bakery. Give women in the office a memorable Women’s Day celebration, so whether it’s for a colleague, a partner, a manager or one of your clients, spoil a woman that’s brimming with ambition with a gift that’s worthy of her.

Put her ahead of the curve with gorgeous gadgets from South Africa’s largest gift delivery service, which range from stunning power banks to amazing desk fridges. This Women’s Day, be sure to melt her heart by choosing any of our special Women’s Day gifts for a truly special woman.

 

What is the most unique gift for Women’s Day?

You want something out of the ordinary for a woman that’s truly extraordinary? Well, not to worry, just browse through our range of flowers and gifts for Women’s Day and be sure to find something that will remind her how valued she is. You can delight her with our magnificent winter warmers and warm more than just her kind heart. We have clothing gifts that range from the remarkable of comfort of personalised hoodies, personalised gowns with a soft touch, as well as graphic long-sleeve T-shirts.

Moreover, our fine alcohol gifts will make Women’s Day an occasion worth celebrating for a woman worth praising. Our palatable assortments of fine alcohol gift hampers such as the celebratory bubbly feature a scrumptious array of Lindt chocolate among other special additions. Alternatively, send her a bottle of the finest Musgrave gin crate. But, that’s not all! For a lovely woman that’s still young at heart, we have a personalised cellphone covers that will feature her name and photo.  We also have personalised journals, personalised gourmet gifts as well as personalised hampers. Whatever gift speaks to her heart, we have everything and more this Women’s Day 2019!

 

Can I surprise her with gifts for the home?

Yes, you certainly can! As a matter of fact, NetFlorist boasts a marvellous range of home décor and homeware essentials. For the home, brighten it with exceptional clocks, scattered cushions, and delightful doormats. Turn mere moments into treasured memories with stunning photo frames with a personal touch; these can be personalised with her name, her date of birth or anything that will make it a unique gift just for her. Speaking of a personal touch, there’s nothing more breathtaking than personalised gifts from our range of Women’s Day gift ideas.

For her kitchen, our amazing range of homeware gifts will turn her kitchen into her ideal playground. From personalised mug and coaster sets to fantastic personalised aprons, don’t let her forget how important she is. NetFlorist has homeware gifts online that will convey the message that she’s the most amazing, articulate, and beautiful woman that you’ll ever know.

 

Final Thoughts

A woman’s worth can never be measured. Mark your calendars for the 9th of August and be sure to honour women of kinds with terrific Women’s Day gifts from NetFlorist. Women’s Day in South Africa has always been a special day in the hearts of many; from the luxurious array of bath and body gifts to the delectable variety of chocolate gifts, there are a myriad of ways to make a woman’s day with NetFlorist. For the woman who inspires change, and defies expectations, NetFlorist has an extensive range of gifts for Women’s Day!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Tulips – Fun facts and caring tips

Taking care of your cut tulips and plants

Tulips are known for their beauty, popularity and being a favourite all year long. Today there are over 3000 varieties of cultivated tulips and a whopping 75 wild tulip species! Every year Holland grows and exports billions of tulips around the world. In this post, we are going to share some fun facts, and tell you how to care for your tulips, as fresh cut flowers and potted plants.

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Fun Facts:

  • Few know this, but in South Africa, Tulips are actually wintering flowers. They are rare in the warmer months of the year when they are grown in cold rooms.
  • Worldwide they are the third most popular flower, only beaten by Roses and Chrysanthemum.
  • They are the only cut flowers that grow in water!
  • Tulips feel the drop in temperature at night and close their petals.
  • The tulip’s petals are edible! Depending on the colour, they range from being sweet, to tasting a bit bland. PS. If you want to try this, the pink, white and peach petals are the sweetest, and the red and yellow the most flavourful.
  • About 90% of South Africa’s tulips are exported.
  • Tulip bulbs multiply when dormant.
  • Tulips are one of few flowers that have pores along the stem that absorb water!

Tried and tested myths that actually work:

  • If your tulip’s head flops to the side, simply pinch it through the neck with a needle or pin. The head will lift up soon after that and you might get an extra day or two of its beauty.
  • Or, you can drop a coin in the water. The reaction from the water and the copper has the tulip lifting its head up again.

Taking care of your cut Tulips:

  • First off, always buy tulips while they are still in bud. By the time you get home, they might have already opened, especially in the South African weather!
  • The first thing to do with your cut tulips is to cut down the bottom of the stems as its pores have closed. When you cut the stems, you open the pores again for the stems to absorb the water.
  • Once placed in a vase, only add about 5cm of water. Only top water up once a day. Don’t over water it, as it absorbs the water faster, causing the head to flop sooner.
  • Fresh tulips don’t need plant food – it simply needs fresh water to stay alive.
  • Fresh tulips are better on their own in a bouquet, as they only have a five-day life expectancy.
  • REMEMBER: Tulips thrive in a cool environment as they are fragile.
Tulips in vases

Spoil someone special with a beautiful tulip flowering plant or bouquet from NetFlorist.

See more: PROTEA FLOWER FUN FACTS

Caring for your Tulip Plants:

  • Tulip plants are grown in cold rooms in South Africa.
  • Keep the plants away from heat as it causes faster development.
  • Only water your plant twice a week. If you want, you can put water in a drip tray and place your tulip pot in there so it can absorb the water as needed.
  • Once the colour of the tulip flower starts showing, the life expectancy of the tulip plant is around a week to a week and a half.
  • Once the flower dies, you can cut it down and take the bulb out of the soil. Place it in a dry and dark place, or plant in a dry area in the garden.
  • The bulbs multiply in the ground in their dormant state.
  • In the late summer, you can plant your bulbs again for them to bloom during the winter season.
Tulips potted plants and bouquets available.

NetFlorist has the most amazing range of potted plants and flowering plants, like these beauties: Tulip flowers.

Tulips are beautiful flowers and although they don’t have an exceptionally long lifespan, they are beauties you want in your home and office! NetFlorist has tulips that come in just about every shade of colour and we know that these amazing flowers are an awesome gift for just about any and every occasion.

Wedding bouquets and traditions

Why do we have wedding bouquets?

We have celebrated weddings with long and beautiful wedding dresses, wedding bouquets, veils that cover the blushing bride’s face and the bridal party supporting the bride and groom at the altar while vowing to love one another for eternity. But, where these things come from? Where did the whole wedding bouquet and wedding flowers come from? Here at NetFlorist we just love our flowers, so it is important for us to have the ins and outs of all things flowers. So, for today we are going to share the history of wedding bouquets and the tossing thereof with you. Also, what to keep in mind when choosing your flower types and colours.

 

Wedding bouquets:

In ancient times a bouquet of strong smelling herbs and spices were carried by the bride to drive away evil spirits, bad luck and ill health. During Roman times, the tradition expanded to include flowers in the bouquet, as a symbol of fertility. The bride and groom wore floral garlands to signify their new life and the hope of fertility. The bride adds her floral garland to her wedding bouquet whereas the groom adds the same flowers as the bridal bouquet to his buttonhole – stemming from the medieval times of the Knight wearing the traditional colours of the lady, declaring his love for her.

In the olden days where superstitions etc. were popular belief, the bride was considered to have tons of good luck. Thus started the tradition of tossing the bridal bouquet.

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Perfect Wedding Bouquets for the blushing bride and her bridesmaids!

Tossing of bridal bouquet:

Being the bride and having tons of luck also meant that you where the target of people wanting a piece of whatever luck you had. This ended up badly as sometimes the gown and flowers where torn piece by piece from the bride by the crowd. As a distraction technique, brides later on started a tradition, that stems from England, to toss her bouquet into the crowd and make a run for it. Today, in a more civilised era, the bride tosses the bouquet at the reception to the single women that form a crowd, with the belief that whoever catches it will be the next to get married.

When choosing flowers for your wedding, the type of flower today may not be as important as finding the flower who’s colour matches your colour scheme perfectly.

 

Beautiful arrangements of wedding flowers

Beautiful floral table arrangements that will make a statement!

Choosing the perfect bouquet of flowers:

In the old days when thinking of flowers for your wedding, like the bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids and the centrepieces, one tended to choose flowers whose meanings had some significance to you. While flowers with a love connection, like roses and carnations, were (and still is) popular, there are many other flowers that have powerful meanings like daffodils (new beginnings), iris (faith), and calla lily (holiness) to consider.

Colour also plays a significant role in a flower’s meaning too. The favourite wedding flower, the rose, has different meanings depending on the colour. Red roses symbolise passion, the bridal white rose means happy love and the yellow one signifies joy and a promise of new beginnings. The same goes for the chrysanthemum: the red symbolises love; the white kind symbolises loyal love and truth.

Weddings are something special as it marks the start of a new beginning with your significant other. Choosing the flowers for your bouquet is something that needs to be thought about, although it shouldn’t be the very axis your world turns around. Now that you know why there are bouquets, why they are tossed and what are the significance behind them, go forth and choose beautiful flowers from the NetFlorist range that will be perfect for your wedding, from rustic to classic – we have them!