When I first met Jeff, he used to bring me roses frequently. Like almost every weekend. Pink ones. Yellow ones. And then finally, my favorite shade, coral. Now that we’ve been together for about 12 years, he brings roses for my birthday and Valentine’s Day, and I love getting them…I just wish they came a little bit more often 😕
So how happy was I when I was given the opportunity to choose flowers from a vast array of options to be delivered to my home? Not from Jeff this time, but from a new company called thebouqs.com (get it: bouquet?! I don’t love the name, but whatever. I love their flowers).
I went to their website, and I was amazed at how many beautiful and stylish options there were to choose. There was a variety of flowers and bouquets — really something for all tastes. Often online florists have rather dowdy-looking arrangements, and they are usually really expensive too. Thebouqs.com is incredibly affordable and each bouquet comes in three sizes: $40 Original (a dozen), $50 Deluxe (2 dozen) and $70 Grand (3 dozen). And that includes delivery! No extra or hidden fees. That’s it. Plus once you become a customer, they have specials, discounts and even free bouquets for referring friends.
If you or your special person is exceptionally generous, thebouqs.com has a Concierge Service where you can arrange to send flowers on a regular basis! Oh, I need to meet someone who will do that for me!
So let me tell you about my flowers. I took my time looking at all the offerings and all the colors. Not surprisingly, I went with roses in my favorite shade, coral! They call them Dawn.
I ordered the Original bouquet. The flowers were delivered within a week by Fedex. They came in a box which is my favorite way to receive flowers. Receiving roses in a box reminds me of old black & white movies with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers during the glamour days of New York. Plus, eons ago when I was in college in New York, my friend Don sent me roses in a box to thank me for putting him up for a few days. That’s elegance!
The box from thebouqs.com was a state-of-the-art box designed to protect and nourish the roses during transit. You can see them below, tucked in their little bed for shipping.
There was even a note from the company.
The flowers either come from sustainable, eco-friendly farms near an active volcano in South America (that makes for rich soil!) or from California for next day deliveries. Thoughtfully, they include two extra roses in each box in case of injury. I took my roses out, followed the instructions for cutting the stems and adding the life-extending powder pack.
I had the perfect vase to arrange the roses in. Here are my roses on Day 1. I think the color is just perfect for my house! I love ’em. In fact, they exceeded my expectations. What do you think?
I took one of the extras and brought it upstairs to my bedroom vanity table. Stunning!
Here’s Day 2. Slightly more open than Day 1.
I had to go away for a long weekend, and I couldn’t take my roses with me. I expected to come back to wilted roses, but instead this is how they looked when I returned on Day 6.
What a surprise! They looked almost the same as when I left three days earlier. At that point, I changed the water.
On Day 10, I removed a couple of wilted stems and changed the water and vase. I’d say they still look great!
Here’s Day 14. They were beginning to look dry, so I threw them out two days later on Day 16. Have you ever had roses that lasted more than 2 weeks????
I was so happy with my roses from thebouqs.com that I ordered yellow roses to be sent as a birthday gift to a friend who has everything. (He loved them!) They were even 15% off through the AUTUMN15 promo. Sold!!
With the holidays and gift-giving season coming up, I think thebouqs.com is just the service to consider for hostess gifts, gifts for loved ones who are far away, or just for whatever — anyone who needs a lift including yourself. And if you do, I’d be so happy if you’d place your order through the ad below or the banner at the top of the homepage where you can save 15% or through the pink links where you see the brand name in this blogpost. You can also check out The Bouqs on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @TheBouqs to find out about special offers.