MANILA – Tired of giving the usual bouquet of roses this Valentine’s Day? Here are some sweet gift ideas for the day of hearts.
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Flower-shaped fruits are healthy and practical since these can serve as both snacks and decoration.
Fruit bouquet bundles can be bought at stores such as FruiQuet, which also offers a variety of fresh and chocolate-covered fruits for that personalized touch.
FruiQuet has stores at 221-D Katipunan Avenue and at Eastwood Mall in Quezon City. For inquiries, call (02) 794-5999 or 0915 451-9999.
Another store that sells fruit bouquets is Fruits in Bloom, which has a shop at the ground floor of Frabella Building in Legazpi Village, Makati City. For inquiries, call (02) 812-0380.
If your special someone has a sweet tooth, she may want to receive a chocolate flower – or even a bouquet of them – this Valentine’s Day.
One of the many shops selling chocolate flowers is Sweet Blooms, which has chocolate roses priced as low as P25 each.
For more information about Sweet Blooms Candy, call (02) 352-0051, 0932 883-9301 or 0917-507-3997. You may also e-mail them at [email protected]
Another sweet option is a beautifully decorated cupcake, which is easy to eat and does not leave a hole in the pocket.
Sweetielicious Home Made Goodies, for instance, has cupcakes at P50 to P60 each, and slightly bigger ones at P175 each.
The store also has cake pops at P50 to P60 each, and a pack of edible flowers at P225.
For more information about Sweetielicious Home Made Goodies, call 0917 599-7143 or visit their Facebook page.
Ideal for the young ones, balloon bouquets last longer than fresh flowers and are not as expensive.
Items sold at 10K Events, for instance, start at P90 for a line of flower-shaped balloons. The store also sells balloons with stuffed toys inside them, and bigger bouquets made with the extremely flexible bag of gas.
For more information about 10K Events, visit www.10kevents.ph.
Bags and accessories
Those who have a bigger budget may want to buy fashion items for their special someone this Valentine’s Day.
Check out the television show O Shopping for bags and handcrafted jewelry from Korea, which are priced at P3,995 up. The items come with special deals such as freebies and discounts.
Teddy bears and other stuffed toys have always been a hit during the Valentine season.
One of the more known shops selling stuffed toys is Bear Huggs, which has anything from small teddy bears to giant animal plushies. These are priced from P200 to P7,000.
For more information about Bear Huggs, e-mail [email protected]