A bouquet of flowers can say what the tongue cannot, especially when you're trying to declare, "Those peanut-butter cookies you baked made my mouth swell up." Commemorate more of life's awkward moments with today's Groupon: for $19, you get $40 worth of floral arrangements and more from Turpin's Florist in Norfolk.
One of Hampton Roads' oldest family-owned florists, Turpin's Florist has been tending to Virginians' flower needs since 1959. Whether you order online or in the store, the design staff guarantees its flowers will stay fresh and fragrant for seven days. Customize a bouquet for a special someone, or choose from one of the popular prearranged options, such as half a dozen roses ($39.99), which come in a variety of colors, or a Spirit of Spring Basket ($35.99), a vibrant collection of bright, be-petaled beauties that include purple iris and lemon-yellow Asiatic lilies. Though aromatic and gorgeous, flowers sometimes lack essential sugars and nougats, so gifts such as a box of chocolates ($10), or a Mylar balloon ($3.95) can be added to any order to give buoyancy to gravity-ridden gardenias or height-fearing hyacinths. Opt for a fruit basket (starting at $44.99) or a long-living houseplant (starting at $39.95) for special occasions when flowers aren't appropriate, such as the anniversary of Grandma's first pollen attack.