Another February, another moony V-day and yet more gimmicky adverts out to earn your cash. No doubt bouquet prices will surge if they haven’t already, but I’ve learnt that you simply can’t beat festive-spending. Especially if your choices are as such: a sullen girlfriend followed by a night of solo Netflixing; or you, having played your cards right and being awarded a night of romance. I think you know what to do.
So, in the spirit of posterity, here’s a list of places you can nip in to get a bouquet for your lady love.
Or if we’re being progressive and all—here’s looking at you feminists—no harm done buying a bouquet for your stud. Equality and all that.
A long-standing boutique founded in 2003, Blossom Floral Design is a nondescript hole-in-a-wall spot in Marina Bay Link Mall. Despite its central locale, Vday prices here are still pretty standard, ie. three stalks for ($60); six for ($120) and 12, ($240). The beauty is that if you’re looking for a regular bouquet, you can order it on the spot, but they have a Vday order cut-off of Feb 13. Fillers include the usuals, think, Baby’s Breath and Euphorbia.
Marina Bay Link Mall, 8A Marina Blvd., #B2-27;
Floral Moments is a stalwart when it comes to occasion-gifting. They proffer bouquets for proposals, new births and everything in between. This Valentine’s day they’ve gone all large and in charge and bunches range from luscious red roses to Ferrero Rocher indulgence. A classic choice is the saccharine “My Heart Belongs to You” encased with a spray of baby’s breath (from $98, pictured). Your sweetheart is anti-romance? Try the head-turning bouquet of psychedelic roses (from $159).
1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-48;
Lily Florist & Gifts
Those in the Chinatown area, rejoice, because at Lily’s customisation and flexibility appears to be the names of the game. The smallest Vday bouquet is a three-stalk one with quality fillers for ($50). Let the veritable experts guide you along as they did me, when I phoned—loose flowers or bouquet? China or Indian roses, she pressed, the first one is better she confirmed, but also more expensive. Although they recommend classic red roses, you have carte-blanche over your purchase. Order and pay in two days in advance. Delivery option available. and that applies to a dozen roses for ($120).
531 Upper Cross St., #01-45;
For frenetic romantics and confounded stoics alike, affable Adrian at SO Blossom will guide you to the right bouquet. Trust that you’re in good hands. For now, there are still delivery slots for an additional ($20-25); otherwise self-collection with a cut-off ordering date of Feb 13. A three-stalk rose bouquet will set you back by ($65); a medium ($100) and a large ($150), but sweets for the sweet, and you can never really put a price on romance. Customisation available, just ask.
1 Raffles Link;
Looking to switch things up with your girlfriend and that fresh flowers no longer doing its thang on her anymore? Look no further than this modern spot at OUE downtown where their preserved capsules will do you a solid. The large one (in black, $130) will keep for six months to a year if kept in a cool place without direct sunlight. That’s longevity you won’t get in fresh buds. But if you’re hellbent on being a purist, fresh flowers range around ($18) for a stalk and foliage to ($58) for three roses. There is a ($15) delivery fee, with slots still available for now but we suggest you don’t bank on pure luck, and start making solid plans.
OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, #03-14;
Tucked under the tall ceilings of Telok Ayer Market is this humble rustic-looking florist. Relative to other spots on the list, the three-stalk rose—with other wild flowers—is a tad bit pricey at ($88). Depending on your budget, switch up your flower of choice to, say, hydrangeas or consult them for any personalised requests.
Telok Ayer Market, 18 Raffles Quay #01-42;