Have you got a flower lover to buy for this Christmas? We pick our top five floral festive gifts to make your shopping just that little bit easier and reveal how you can say it with petals...
Vic Brotherson’s book Vintage flowers; choosing, arranging and displaying focuses on flower arrangements with traditional, seasonal blooms and foliage, just like our style here at 89 Petals. So there’s no surprise it’s our floral designer Megan’s favourite flower book!
The book shows just how easy it is to transform fresh flowers into eye-catching arrangements, from posies to garlands. It also guides you on getting the most from your budget, tips on caring for flowers to help them last longer, using flowers for hair styles and everything from wreaths, hand-tied bouquets and table centrepieces. Suitable for beginners, amateurs and professionals alike.
Floral gift subscription
There's only one thing that beats receiving a bunch of flowers, and that's receiving a bouquet of flowers, time and time and time again.
89 Petals offers floral gift subscriptions, which allow you to send your special someone a seasonal designer bouquet every two weeks. You simply choose if you'd like to treat them to 3, 6 or 12 bouquets, and they will arrive fortnightly until their gift runs out. And because we create new designs every two weeks, each one will be different from the bouquet before.
Floral bath bombs
Get yourself down to Lush and choose their Peony for your Thoughts bath bomb. The lucky recipient will be able to lie back and revel in floral waters as this romantic bomb releases a bundle of fresh petals and beautiful essential oils into the bathwater. Delicately fragranced with ylang ylang, rose and neroli.
Treat your flower lover to some flowering teas. The Tea Makers of London have this perfect gift set including 10 hand-tied flowering teas and a glass teapot so you can watch the flowers bloom before your eyes. As the little tea balls steep in boiling water, they unfurl like a flowering bud. These artisan teas are handmade in China and offer a sweet fragrance.