Like cuss words in Mandarin, flowers can convey more meanings than can possibly be documented here, including "Happy Holidays," "Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again," and "I Told You Krakow Was Once Poland's Capital." Today's deal lets you formulate a floral communique to anyone in the country, and help people who need it the most in the process. For $30, you get $50 worth of plant and floral arrangements from Touched by Flowers. TBF will give a percentage of the proceeds to a charity of your choice from more than 30 different nonprofit organizations. Your Groupon also covers the $9.95 service and transmission fee, for a $60 total value. Shipping is included.
Start by browsing through a wide variety of flowers and plants on the TBF website. Leave no petal unturned and no leaf unleafed through, unless it turns out to be a totally amazing secret leaf insect. Make a statement with an artistic arrangement of bi-colored roses ($75) or go springy with a peacock's plume-inspired cascade of color ($55). For something leafier, you might prefer a blooming bromeliad ($65), with its rosy peak and easy-to-love personality. And if your giftee is notoriously absent-minded, go with a bouncy, low-maintenance rubber plant ($65).
Once you make your selection, each order is hand-arranged and delivered by the florist nearest to your recipient. Your request will be quickly processed and delivered anywhere in the United States (including the original 13 colonies) on the date of your choosing, up to and including ASAP.
This Groupon can be redeemed starting November 29, 2010. If you want to send a bouquet of Valentine's Day flowers to your present, future, or past (don't do it) significant other, you must place your order by Thursday, February 11, to ensure on-time delivery.