A bouquet of flowers is the traditional Valentine’s Day gift and so the high demand on that one day means that prices charged by florists will be higher than usual. If you include a vase with your purchase the cost will be even greater. There is a DIY alternative which has the added benefit of being more of a personal gift. I found this article by Tess Panzer on the Yahoo Makers website which gives instructions on how to do it.

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.

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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.

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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

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