Tips for Gifting a Classic Valentine’s Day Present: Flowers

Sometimes it’s best just to go with a classic – like roses on Valentine’s Day. Simple and elegant, they never go out of style. The only problem is, supermarkets and florists charge far more for a bouquet on the 14th of February than they do on any other day of the year.

Here we give you a couple of tips on how to avoid being taken to the cleaners when gifting flowers on Valentine’s Day. 

First of all, buy your flowers the day before – it’s amazing the difference a day makes! Heading to the store a day early will save you a lot of money, and also take the rush out of shopping. 

Secondly, arrange and doll them up yourself. When you buy a ready made bouquet in a special vase, you’re paying, not only for the flowers, but also for the labor and the extra service. With this mason jar bouquet, you can give flowers in a beautiful and unique vase with a heartfelt message, and not be brought to your knees in the process. 


  • Mason jar
  • Flowers
  • Paper doily
  • Print out of the phrase: “Merci, Gracias, Thank You…… for your Love”


  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Water
  • Hot glue gun


1. Cut your phrase into a strip of paper and roll up each side to create a scroll.

2. Glue it to the center of a paper doily, then glue the whole thing to the center of the mason jar.

3. Add water and flowers to the jar.


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