I order in flowers from Cornwall and the Dutch Auctions several times a week to meet my customers' specific requests. I list below some ideas for floral gifts but please ask if you would like something different. If you would like an add-on gift with your flowers, I have plenty to choose from as you can see further down the page. All orders are available for no contact collection from my home or doorstep delivery (a delivery charge is applicable, details of which are on my Contact page)
EVERY DAY SHOP WINDOW
SEASONAL SHOP WINDOW
It's definitely not too early to get in your Valentine's Day order with me. I will have hatbox florals, flower wraps and handtied bouquets, vasefulls of fresh flowers and plants - either cyclamen or mixed coloured orchids - both in Valentine's pots and giftwrapped. My hatbox with a drawer will have the option of Sabine's Valentine's macarons in miniature, Vegan Organic Skincare's artisan soap with a heart embedded in every gorgeous slice or your choice of sweets from DaffyDownDilly. I am also more than happy to secrete your special choice of gift within the drawer. Delivery and Collection can take place on either Sunday, 14th or Monday, 15th February.
ARTISAN/SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES ADD-ON GIFTS
I am also able to offer gift ideas to accompany your flowers or planted gifts. The items below are all made by West Country artisans I know personally and whose products I have used myself and love. All are individual or small family businesses working from home and passionate about their products. I do not take commission from these lovely people - I am more than happy to shout out how wonderful their products are. I also now offer some scrumptious products from local small family-run shops in Sidmouth, collaborating with them on the same no commission basis so that customers can their fare from the comfort of their own homes - a little taste of Sidmouth, wherever you live (within reason!).
Sue of The Vegan Organic Skincare Company (www.vosconline.co.uk) My passion for making skincare products is a very personal one. Due to ill health, I was compelled to make drastic changes to my diet and skincare products. As a chemistry teacher, I understand in depth the best combinations of ingredients to use without unnecessary additives, preservatives or chemicals which is why we only use the finest of ingredients. I initially started making bath bombs, body butters and face creams for myself. I shared these products with friends and family and from there interest in my products grew. Our skin is our biggest organ - it absorbs everything we put on it. I like to make sure I feed mine the best I can.
I am happy to supply any of Sue's products given some notice. Please feel free to browse her online shop and order whatever you would like though Floralities provided you are ordering flowers, etc from me. Alternatively, Sue can post anywhere in the world.
I have a shop in a box (or two) for VOS and am happy to display it at any of my workshops.
Please refer to Sue's online shop for all the details - or feel free to ask me.
UPDATE - LARGE CANDLES NOW 2 FOR £20 - A MAHOOSIVE SAVING OF £4 SMALL CANDLES NOW 2 FOR £13 - SAVING A WHOPPING £3
DaffyDownDilly (www.daffydowndilly.co.uk) Natalie has an amazing range of confectionery. I am happy to provide anything from her website, given enough notice, when accompanying floral and plant orders.
Sabine Macarons (Instagram: Sabinemacarons) I fell in love with French patisserie 40 years ago when I lived in my little village in Northern France. I made my life in England and started baking when the children grew up. Macarons are challenging to make and because of that, they became a passion then an obsession. The colour and flavour combinations are endless! I produce amazing tasting Macarons by using fresh fruit, quality chocolate and free range eggs from my little flock of hens!
Little Orchard Alpacas (Facebook: @Littleorchardalpacas, website: wwwlittleorchardalpacas.co.uk) Little Orchard Alpacas was born in 2016, starting with five wonderful alpacas – Jorvik, Monty, Nutmeg, Cloud and Bryony. A few births and sneaky additions later we now have a herd of 22, who kindly grow the beautiful, sustainable and immensely soft fibre, with which we make our range of hand made alpaca products. Each alpaca is a member of the family to us, all with their own personalities and quirks and we put as much love into caring for our animals as we do designing and producing our unique alpaca gifts. Victoria Lee. I keep a shop in a box supply at home with me but any gift idea from Victoria's website can be incorporated into a floral gift and collected from or delivered by Floralities. The shop in a box can also feature at workshops run by Floralities.
In addition to the above businesses, I am also able to supply confectionery from DaffyDownDilly (www.daffydowndilly.com), fairy cakes, medium and large cakes from Angelchops (www.angelchops.com), occasional treats (picnic box style) from 14 Miles East (www.14mileseast.co.uk) and have a limited supply of beeswax candles from Beespoke of Devon (www.bespokeofdevon.co.uk).
PLEASE NOTE THAT I TAKE NO COMMISSION FROM ANY OF THE BUSINESSES WHOSE PRODUCTS ARE LISTED ABOVE - IT IS MY PLEASURE TO SUPPORT THEM AND MY JOY TO OFFER THEM TO CUSTOMERS ALONG WITH MY FLOWERS AND PLANTS.