In the age of computers, mobile phones and the internet it comes as a surprise that the most popular gift this Valentines will be valentine roses. It’s as if giving something organic feels that much more real than just another gadget that will be forgotten in a week.
The rose is a perfect gift for someone buying for a secret admirer. One single red rose would be a gift that any prospective valentine would enjoy. For extra impact, try adding a valentines gift card sprayed with some of your cologne or aftershave. Another way to impress is to get the valentines rose sent to a place of work or your loved ones favourite restaurant or bar.
Buying a red rose for a wife or girlfriend might seem a bit unoriginal but why not try to spice it up by matching it with chocolates, champagne or even 12 balloons each with an image of the both of you. Roses make the perfect complement to any valentine’s gifts and add that extra romantic element that these other gifts are missing.
In the old days, you could only really buy a couple of different coloured roses but now the choice is endless. Roses can now be sent in a bouquet that includes candy canes and even purple and lilac roses are available (these are for love at first sight!)
The giving of roses started with the Roman legend of the messenger to the Gods – Cupid. The legend goes that Cupid was bringing a vase of love nectar to the gods on mount Olympus but somehow dropped the vase back to earth. In the area of ground where the nectar fell.. roses grew and this is why they are related to love and romance.
If you choose to give the gift of roses this Valentine’s day then make sure you find out the best places to buy them from. I have written a guide to buying roses on valentines 2010, so be sure to give it a read before you purchase.