A delicate work of floral art is the best way to bribe your paper boy for free cable or sell your boss on Free Taco Fridays; without floral and gift shops, there'd be no reason to throw dinner parties or break hearts with abandon. Apologize, say thank you, or wink and nudge your loved and useful ones with today's Groupon to Gitché Yah Yah: $20 gets you $40 worth of floral arrangements, plants, garden accessories, and gifts.
Dress up your Thanksgiving feast with the perfect floral centerpiece, or swing by your sweetie's work with a bountiful bouquet of romance. Gitché Yah Yah specializes in distinctive arrangements, so it will be clear you didn't buy flowers from a grocery store, and each inspired arrangement will brighten your overcast morning or underground dwelling. Because Gitché Yah Yah's arrangements are anything but cookie-cutter, the friendly and accommodating staff will be happy to design an arrangement to meet your price. For $40, you can expect an arrangement that stands approximately two feet tall with vase. The helpful flower gurus will snip, fold, clip, and fluff a living work of art that suits your needs. Celebrate fall with orange Gerber daisies and intricate yellow spider mums. Make any occasion elegant with sensual lilies. Whether you want something fun and funky or dramatic and stirring, Gitché Yah Yah can fulfill your needs with an aromatic arrangement.
Gitché Yah Yah also has an impressive stock of gifts, from candles and trinkets to teacups and jewelry. Pick up a distinctive handmade belt buckle ($42–$50) or protect your bathtub from shampoo-sucking drain-tentacles with an army of rubber duckies ($7.99 each) and a tray of five assorted French Jardin soaps ($22). Funky and elegant door knob wine stoppers ($32) are a hostess gift that's actually useful, and vintage cameo rings ($21) could complete your favorite ensemble.
- Alana is so easy to work with and creates the most beautiful and unique floral arrangements I've seen. – bonbrus, Citysearch
- Their flowers are always impressive and they carry a variety of unique gifts as well--great for a last-minute thank-you or hostess gift. – Maya G., Insider Pages
- You can browse in this store for hours. From flowers to cards to incredible garden art, there's always new stuff. – jackkirkwood, Citysearch
Gitché Yah Yah concentrates on a traditional approach to flowers: colorful, beautiful, smell nice. Shops competing in its shadow, however, are increasingly forced to rely on gimmicks to peddle their petals. Here are a few competitors who are struggling to stand out from the bouquet:
- Amy LeLane’s Cruelty Free Chrysanthemums: Believing in the sovereignty and sanctity of the floral kingdom, Amy LeLane only sells flowers that have already died of natural causes. Now available in plastic bags!
- Screaming Rick’s Haunted Greenhouse: Only open from September to November, this usually vacant storefront becomes a one-stop destination for all horrific floral needs, from black roses for gothic weddings to rapidly growing man-eating flytraps. Rumors that Rick himself is a sentient stalk of daylily creeping stealthily among us as a scout for an invading army of Triffids remain unsubstantiated.
- Captain Hal’s Aqua-Blossoms: When this old salt opened up his shop, he had a singular vision: all ocean-based flowers. In addition to a variety of beautiful and highly illegal endangered coral, the Captain offers seaweed bouquets in black, greenish black, and new X-treme Blackish Green with salt!
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