Birthday Present Ideas: How to Put Together the Perfect Hamper

Luxury Food Basket

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Stumped when it comes to thinking about the perfect birthday gift for a loved one or family member? You can’t go wrong with a versatile hamper! Here are our top tips for putting the perfect hamper together. Making sure that the birthday boy or girl feels ultra-special and appreciated has never been simpler.

  • Get Creative 

While you can choose to create a themed hamper – for example, a bath time hamper filled with bath essentials like lotions, scrubs and bubble bath, most people will appreciate a hamper that is a little more varied. Include all sorts of products for pampering, along with a selection of delicious edible gifts, like chocolate or yummy biscuits.

  • Choose the Base Wisely

Putting a hamper together for a new mommy? Instead of using a traditional basket to carry all of the items, why not put them in something more useful like a baby bath, a potty or a laundry basket? If the classic look is what you’re after, be sure to choose a sturdy basket – hampers can get very heavy very quickly!

  • Decorate 

You can make your hamper look amazing by decorating it with flowers or wrapping it in see-through plastic and tying off with a lovely ribbon or bow. Remember, half of the appeal is in the presentation!

  • Quality is Better than Quantity 

Only buy items that you know are of good quality. While a massive hamper may look impressive, if the items inside aren’t useful, it defeats the whole object of the gift.

Save yourself time and money by allowing us at Impala Flora to take care of your birthday hamper needs. Choose from a wide selection of favourites, with the option of customising your very own. Contact us now to learn more.

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5 Occasions When a Flower Bunch or Plant is the Perfect Gift

Basket of Pink Plants

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We all know how challenging it can be to think of the perfect gift to give someone on a special occasion. The good news is that, in most cases, you don’t have to think further than a classic flower bunch, flower arrangement or houseplant! Here are 5 different occasions when these are certain to put a smile on the receiver’s face:

  1. Congratulations 

A beautiful bunch of flowers is the best way to congratulate someone on an achievement. Whether someone has just graduated or been promoted at work, every time they look at the flowers, they will be reminded of their success and feel those proud emotions all over again.

  1. New Baby 

When you’ve just had a baby, it’s safe to say that you don’t get out of the house much – at least for those first few weeks! You can bring the joys of the outdoors to those sleep-deprived parents by giving the gift of a beautiful flower bunch or generous flower arrangement. The lovely aromas are also sure to lift the spirits during those lonely night-feedings.

  1. House Warming 

There is no doubt that fresh plants and colourful flowers breathe life into a home. What better way to welcome someone into his or her new living space?

  1. Get Well Soon 

There is something about plants and flowers that help you to feel healthier the second you see or smell them. No wonder they’re the perfect ‘get well soon’ gift.

  1. Birthday 

Spoil the birthday girl or boy with a new plant or flower arrangement. Pair with a card as a loving, finishing touch.

Need help to choose the best plants and flower arrangements for a special occasion? The Impala Flora team is happy to lend a hand. Contact us today.

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Funeral Flowers – Their Meanings and Memories

Funeral Flowers - Their Meanings and Memories

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A funeral is a time to honour and celebrate the memory of a loved one who has passed away. Did you know that the specific funeral flower arrangements that you choose actually have very specific meanings? We take a look at a few of the most popular types of funeral flower arrangements below, as well as the relevant meanings behind them:

  • Carnations 

These flowers are extremely long-lasting, which emphasises the fact that the memory of the deceased loved one will always remain. Pink carnations, in particular, are also known to symbolise remembrance, whereas white carnations symbolise a pure, untainted love.

  • Roses

Roses are popular flower arrangements chosen for a wide range of events, including funerals. Red roses are most commonly known for symbolising love, but they also convey respect and courage. Pink roses are said to signify appreciation and white roses, reverence.

  • Lilies 

Lilies are arguably the most popular flower arrangements for both weddings and funeral. Not only are they gorgeous, but they emit the sweetest aroma that has been proven to lift the spirits. They also symbolise purity of the soul.

  • Tulips 

Stunning yellow tulips symbolise a fresh, new start, which makes them the perfect choice to use in funeral flower arrangements. They are commonly paired with daffodils, creating a cheery, hopeful aesthetic.

  • Orchids 

Orchids, like carnations are known for their long-lasting properties and, as such, symbolise a never-ending love. No wonder why that they are also go-to choices for funeral flowers.

Need help choosing the right funeral flower arrangements? The Impala Flora team is here to help you honour those most dear to your heart. Contact us today for assistance and for more information about our customised flower bunches.

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