Now usually I would be a bit sceptical about getting flowers delivered through the post. We all know just how much damage can happen sometimes to the boxes and things and so I imagined that flowers would end up a bit battered too.
We were sent the Happy Christmas Gift bouquet to review from Bunches.co.uk which was delivered to us last Friday. Unfortunately, due to the fact that it was a school training day and we wanted to get out for the day, we weren't in and the flowers got sent back to the postal depot. I went to collect them on Saturday morning but being flowers I thought they would have started to wilt already, especially with being stuck in a sorting office for an extra night too.
I was pleasantly surprised though. The flowers come in a small cardboard box, that when opened, the flowers bloom out and start to spread out. I think they are pressed quite firmly into this box to protect them and keep them held together better. I was happy to see that, even though they had been sent through the delivery system and spent an extra night at the sorting office, they were still looking fresh and pretty.
The Happy Christmas Gift Bouquet contains Carnations, Alstroemeria, Spray Carnations, Gypsophila and finished with festive red glitter Ruscus leaf. The red and white of the flowers do stand out so much and feel so festive, it really did get me into the Christmas spirit.
The flowers arrived with a small box of chocolates which I thought was a nice touch. The boys thought it was great too and spent no time at all in tucking into them.
Now, I'm no flower expert so didn't have a clue how to sort them and arrange them correctly. Luckily, Bunches.co.uk had sent a little card with them which explained everything that needed doing. It also had a pouch of plant food too.
Overall, I was extremely satisfied with the style, look and quality of the bouquet and at £19.99 (which includes delivery) I can see why this is one of their best sellers this Christmas time. Just make sure that you order in sufficient time for Christmas delivery!