Hello and welcome to The Blog at Main Floral! We hope that summer is treatin’ you all well, so far. (It’s good here…that’s for sure. 🙂 ) Lately, we’ve had lots of folks poppin’ into the storefront, looking for quick, and cute, gifts for whatever event it is they’re off to. Lately, it seems to be a lot of graduation and housewarming parties, birthdays, thank you gifts, retirement parties, wedding and anniversary stuff and lots of little ‘just because’ gifts. Most of the folks we talk to are looking for something cute, unique, bright, and different–those just happen to be some of our favorite things. 🙂 There are just so many great things to celebrate in the summer–and, I think we all feel a little happier. ❤ Anyway, we definitely have a few, favorite, summery time gifts that we’re gonna share today. In no particular order…here’s our top six favs to make your recipient feel super special.
Succulent Gardens, as well as succulents in general, are trendy, cute, and affordable. They have been the darling of Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr, for the last couple of years now and show no signs of stopping anytime soon. If you’re buying for anyone, especially a younger person moving into a new place–succulents are a great idea. The care is minimal and photo ops are endless.
Any houseplant lover has always told you how awesome plants are–but, now, more than ever, science is backing that. Whether it’s air purification, tranquility, health or beauty you’re hoping to pass on to your recipient, houseplants are an awesome, and in our mind, often overlooked, option. (Reminder..if your recipient has kids and/or pets–double check that the plant you pick out won’t be toxic to them.)
Home and Bath Products
Treat your recipient to small batch, artisan-made, natural products that are hand crafted locally. Literally, anyone can go over to Walmart, or Bath and Bodyworks, to find candles that smell good and bath products that feel good–but, that’s just it, anyone can do that. Do something different, and something that feels so much more thoughtful, and special, to someone. Pack up a little care basket–it’s a sure hit with anyone.
We have such an awesome line of jewelry that we stand super loyally by. Each piece is so unique, charming and shimmery. Whether you’re shopping for an artsy, off beat, person who doesn’t care to match a thing–or, for someone who loves a sophisticated look, with jewelry to coordinate, this Firefly line is perfect. Prices run from roughly 40, to 120, dollars.
Sure. Yes. We HAVE to say this because we are a flower shop–but, the power of a professionally created collection of fresh, bright, eye-catching flowers goes such a long way. (As you know even if you AREN’T a flower shop. 🙂 ) If you’ve ever received a fresh flower arrangement, you understand, fully, just how special they make you feel. (If you haven’t…you should really treat yourself one of these days. 🙂 ) Celebrating an anniversary with flowers, getting someone who ‘has everything’ some fresh flowers, or sending them as a thank you gift is so simple, and so thoughtful. You can stop in to pick some up–or, order online.
Some folks think a gift card is a cop out, or just not very thoughtful–but, we don’t feel like that at all. Placing a Main Floral gift card into a regular card, with a little note asking your recipient to treat themselves to their favorite, fresh, flower arrangement when things calm down/when they get settled in/when they get back to work/when they come back from the honeymoon/etc., is not only thoughtful, but it will assure that your gift doesn’t get lost in the shuffle–and that your recipient will have something beautiful to smile at sometime in the future.