What You'll Get
A sweet-smelling nosegay cheers up a cherished friend's day—or sets up bitter rivals for cruel disappointment. With today’s Groupon, $30 gets you $65 toward anything at Flower You, a family-owned floral boutique located in the Flatiron District. Flower You specializes in beautiful bouquets, but also offers a variety of gifts, from chocolates to teddy bears, which you can buy in person or order for delivery. Your Groupon is not good around Mother’s day (May 6–May 11) or Valentine’s Day (February 11–February 16); don’t think of this as a restriction, but rather as a reminder that sending flowers and gifts doesn’t always require a predefined holiday like Sweetest Day or Arbor-American Remembrance Day.
One of its best-selling arrangements, Enchanted Roses, consists of 18 pastel roses dusted with a touch of love potion #9 and tightly arranged in a low-cylinder container ($135). For a slightly less petite arrangement, check out the serenity orchids, a lush albino peacock of all white orchids in matching green vase ($87). There are plenty of other options that won’t overextend your Groupon, such as a romantic cluster bomb of white Oriental lilies and red roses ($62.99) or the Make A Wish—a rainbow explosion of sunshine and purple rain ($59.95). If you want something more personalized, you can always talk to a skilled florist who will help pick out the right arrangement for your needs (which bouquet is best for apologizing to a dog, etc.).
Less flowery options such as Mylar balloons ($5), teddy bears ($10–$25), and chocolates ($10–$25) are also available. No matter what option you choose, the recipient will be overjoyed to receive an unexpected token of appreciation. Show your secretary, spouse, or mail carrier how much you care with a special delivery from Flower You.
Flower You offers an impressive delivery policy. For spontaneous gift givers, orders placed by 2 p.m. in the recipient’s time zone will likely be delivered the same day, otherwise expect next-day delivery. Of course there are circumstances where delivery may take longer. You’ll want to plan ahead to account for holidays, hard-to-reach destinations, and the scientifically proven Groupon Effect. All orders are hand-delivered by an industry professional, unlike some services that rely on robot storks to do their bidding.
Citysearchers give the services of Flower You a blossoming five stars.
- Several months ago, I decided to try Flower You after having walked by the shop one day. I now use Flower You exclusively for my personal as well as professional needs. The one thing I really like about them is that whether I want a contemporary or more traditional arrangement, they come up with something spectacular. – mannpr
- Thanks to everyone at Flower You, not only did you make a fantastic arrangement for my best friend you guys went above and beyond the call of duty when it came down to the delivery. The arrangement for my friend was a surprise and when she wasn't at home the first time to receive the delivery you made sure to keep trying until she got home. – tommienogun
Groupon’s Customizable Missed-Connection Ad Generator
A bouquet of flowers is a great gift for a longtime love or a first date with a missed connection. If you missed your chance to chat with that special someone the first time, turn to the local paper’s Missed Connections. To submit an effective Missed Connections personal ad, follow Groupon’s mad-lib-style I Missed You Personal Ad:
I saw you at the (location). You were wearing a (color) (name of band) (clothing item). I was the (description of height) (gender) (verb)-ing against a (model of car from the mid ’90s). We made eye contact, but I was too (synonym for scared) to talk to you. I badly (verb)-ed myself on that samurai sword that someone hid in the (unlikely place for a samurai sword). (Modal verb) (pronoun) like to (verb) (noun) at (non-threatening neutral location) and (verb) (our imagined mutual interest in name of band from clothing item)?
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 18, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per order. Not valid for online redemption. Must redeem in single order. Tax and delivery not included. Delivery available in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx only. Not valid 2/11/10-2/16/10 or 5/6/10-5/11/10. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.