We’ve all been there… You’ve just given your loved one a gift that you’ve rewrapped four times and spent the better part of your weekend choosing. But instead of the delighted expression you expected to see on their face, they look at you with a forced smile and utter a perfunctory “Thanks, it’s great,” when it’s perfectly clear to see that your gift is not in fact “great”. As we said, we’ve all been there. And with Halloween, Diwali, Christmas and New Year’s Day just around the corner the pressure is on more than ever to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Not to mention that flocking to a busy mall and waiting in a long queue is probably the last thing that you want to do right now. But don’t panic just yet. We at NetFlorist have got you covered with amazing gifting hacks and our nationwide gift delivery service! From birthday gifts for mom to Valentines gifts for men and anniversary gifts for her, we’ll deliver the perfect gift for them. So, you have no excuse not to spoil them with something special!

Choosing the perfect prezzie

People will probably tell you that when it comes to gifting, the worst thing you can do is wait until the last minute. Well, we’re here to dispel that myth. Even if you just remembered that tomorrow is your 20th wedding anniversary or that today is your second cousin’s birthday we will make sure that they get a wonderful gift in time for the celebrations with our sameday delivery service. Our Gift Wizard, which you will find on the left hand side of your screen, allows you to filter prices and dates on gifts. This means that you won’t waste any time browsing through items that cannot be delivered to your required address or on your preferred date. Plus, you can save all of your important dates on the reminders tab on your NetFlorist account. This will ensure that you never miss a special occasion again.

Finding that ‘gift’-spiration

After you’ve remembered the occasion it’s time to choose the perfect gift and you will be spoilt for choice. Our gift ideas are sorted into categories to make your shopping that much more convenient. Start off by making a list of things that your special someone would like. We’ve got them covered, no matter what their interests are! If you truly have no idea what to buy, you can always browse through our occasion categories for some topnotch inspiration. Alternatively you can use the search bar to find something specific. Still not sold on any of those options? Here are some fail-safe ideas to set you in the right direction:

Sunflowers:

These perennial favourites are now back in season! And are the perfect way to add a little sunshine to your loved one’s day. With their radiant deep yellow petals, it’s not difficult to see why these blissful blooms are often regarded as a symbol of optimism and joy. Call us biased but we believe that there’s no better gift than a stunning bouquet of fresh flowers. Psst, everything you need to know about sunflowers is right here!

Chocolate:

Let’s face it, everybody loves chocolate so you simply cannot go wrong with a melt-in your mouth chocolate hamper or edible arrangement. These delectable chocolate gifts are good for every occasion and everyone. Trust us, even the ever-fussy in-laws won’t be able to resist the sweet temptation of these treats.

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Something practical:

At the end of the day there’s nothing like a gift that has a practical use. Practical gifts can be enjoyed well beyond the special occasion. A knife set or chopping board is a gift that the recipient will be able to use over and over again.

Personalised gifts:

Most people love seeing their names, so a personalised present is the way to go. From apparel to homeware gifts we have a wide range of items that can be personalised, which is a lovely way to make your present unique and one that your loved one is sure to cherish for years to come.

Top tip: Save items that you love to your favourites tab on your NetFlorist account by clicking the heart on the top of a product image. That way you’ll already have some gift ideas lined up next time you’re shopping for a special occasion. Or even, when you want to spoil yourself − hey, we’re not judging!

Placing your order

Once you have selected your gorgeous gift it’s time to place your order. Simply click add to basket, select your shopping basket and then click checkout. After that you will fill out your delivery information, have the option of adding a special greeting card and then proceed to our secure checkout. The rest is up to us!

PS. You can visit your profile to track your order status.

We have also introduced a new credit system that can be used to buy gifts in the place of money. You can use these credits on the basket summary page during the checkout process, or on your profile page. Credits don’t expire so you don’t have to feel pressured to use them within a certain time frame. Plus, they can be used on all products even exclusive floral specials and discounted items.

Something else to consider

If you’re an FNB customer, this is for you! FNB has recently changed the way they approve online purchases. If you have the FNB App you can simply log into your profile and approve or decline the payment, replacing the standard OTP. To reduce the risk of fraud OTPs will no longer be sent via email. However, a temporary OTP can be sent to your phone number via SMS if you do not have the App.

A closing note:

Whether you’ve left it to the last minute or are planning months in advanced, NetFlorist is the best place to find stellar gift ideas for every occasion! Thanks to our awesome gifting hacks you’re guaranteed to find a gift that will make your special someone feel even more special, without the stress!

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