We know a bouquet of flowers—best if they’re red roses—is a classic, no-fail gift for Valentine’s Day. But you know what’s better than a gift that lives in a vase and wilts after two days? Something you can eat or drink or actually use. But that’s just us. In case you agree, here are fun, not-your-usual bouquets we don’t mind receiving even after the day of hearts.
A brand first thought of gourmet arrangements made with colorful fruits, then others got the idea of putting food together in a bouquet: there was a chicken nuggets bouquet that went viral years ago, then came chocolate bouquets usually consisting of Ferrero Rocher.
Food bouquet has now evolved into those that include your loved one’s favorite fast food grub, chips, and beverages among others. Honey and Hive Food Bouquet MNL offers customizable food bouquets that may include burger, pizza, fries, fried chicken, and milk tea; or chocolate bouquets featuring a variety of brands. Price starts at P880; search them on Facebook or contact 0921-400-9479.
Food Bouquet PH (0917-817-2057) likewise has a variety of food bouquets composed of sweet and/or savory treats; some variants include flowers. It delivers in Metro Manila and select areas in Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas. Other brands that offer edible bouquets are Food Bouquet Delivery and Surprise MNL.
Who says you cannot put booze and bouquet together? Definitely not the people behind Liquor Bouquet PH (0917-776-0810 or @liquorbouquetph on Instagram). The online store offers a variety of customizable boozy gifts for any occasion. Senders can choose from different brands and different kinds of liquor—beer, whisky, rum, soju, and tequila, among others.
Since the bouquet contents are not really lightweight—being in bottle and all that—the brand’s liquor bouquets usually come in boxes or wooden crates. Liquor Bouquet PH also has a non-alcoholic variant, the bottled coffee bouquet.
Earn lots of love points with a bouquet filled with cash. Now that’s something you can really use. Florista Flower Shop (florista.com.ph), located in Manila and Boracay, offers money bouquet with flowers wrapped in Philippine peso bills. A service fee of P2,500 will be added to a bouquet with less than P15,000 in it; P3,000 for P15,000 and up.
Also part of its surprise delivery service, BFC Flowers and Gift (0905-758-8398) offers flower arrangements with cash. PhilFlower.com likewise offers money bouquets, catering to clients overseas. Do check with your provider, and look for customer feedback before ordering a money bouquet.
Others: Makeup, anti-COVID bouquets
Other interesting bouquets we’ve seen include makeup bouquets filled with cosmetics and/or skincare products, and anti-coronavirus bouquets which come with pandemic essentials such as face masks, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, and tissue, among others.
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