Flowers—like synchronized swimming and frantically waving two on-fire oven mitts in the sky—express emotions that words cannot. Convey the unconveyable with this Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of flowers and plants at Blossoms Flower Shop in the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo. Though not included in this Groupon, delivery may be purchased starting at $9.95; visit the store’s FAQ for delivery zones and policies.
The skillful florists at Blossoms Flower Shop employ their 27 years of collective experience, imported roses from South America, and blooms gathered from the San Francisco Flower Mart to handcraft modern and traditional designs for nearly any occasion. The How Sweet It Is bouquet ($37.95+), filled with hot-pink asters and carnations, overflows with more color than a crayon-stuffed microwave. The Harvest Happiness centerpiece’s ($42.95+) bronze-hued chrysanthemums dress up Thanksgiving dinner tables, and sunny yellow tulips ($34.95 for 10 flowers) recall spring on even the gloomiest of winter days. Instead of wooing a loved one with a self-portrait made of M&M’s, unveil a romantic Fall in Love arrangement. Teeming with pittosporum flowers and salal foliage, the Sweet Tranquility basket ($47.95+) treats eyes to a picnic of calming hues and shapes.
Blossoms Flower Shop
Blossoms Flower Shop is hard to miss. Surrounded by unassuming storefronts, the shop’s windows extend into the sidewalk to greet passersby with views of the colorful blooms inside. Many of those blooms, which arc in clusters toward the sunlight, trace their origins to the nearby San Francisco Flower Mart’s local growers. Inside the shop, florists busily arrange orchids, lilies, and exotic flowers into bouquets to celebrate special occasions such as weddings or pet bees’ birthdays.