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November Birthday Gift Ideas for Him and Her

November 1, 2017

The crunch of freshly fallen leaves under your boots. The scent of warm apple pie wafting from the kitchen. The crisp, invigorating air tingling at your fingertips. What could be better than a gorgeous autumn day? Celebrating November birthdays, of course!

Now that November is here, it’s time to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones who were born this month. And with nature showing off her true golden colors, you can find inspiration for fall birthday gifts everywhere you turn. When you’re looking for your autumn birthday gifts, think warm, rustic, simple, and colorful. To help you with your search, we’ve gathered a list of his-and-her November birthday gift ideas that your beloved will simply fall head over heels for!

November Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum

The official birth flower of November is the Chrysanthemum so a lovely, autumn arrangement of mums is the perfect way to wish any man or woman a happy birthday. The Pumpkin Patch Mum arrangement is displayed in a wooden bucket planter and paired with a Pumpkin Spice Yankee Candle, bringing the beauty and scent of the harvest season indoors.

Because of their youthful glow, chrysanthemums are often associated with life, energy, and youth in Asian culture, meaning November babies are notoriously vibrant and forever young at heart. Not born in November? Find out what your birth flower says about your personality!

November Birthstones: Topaz & Citrine

November babies are fortunate enough to have two beautiful birthstones — topaz and citrine. Known for their calming energy and warmth, topaz and citrine are believed to bring good fortune to anyone wearing them.

November Zodiac Sign: Scorpio and Sagittarius

If you were born between November 1, and November 22, congrats — you’re a Scorpio! Known for their passionate nature and grand sense of adventure, Scorpios tend to be very self-aware and anything but fearful. But if you were born at the tail end of November, you’re one of the lucky few November-born Sagittarians. Sagittarians tend to find joy in the little things in life, making them very happy people. At their core, Sagittarians are creative souls who love to travel and experience new things.

Fall Gift Ideas for Him

Keep cozy with your favorite man as you celebrate his birthday in the most sophisticated way possible. The Happy Birthday Fruit & Sweets Gift Basket will warm his heart, even on the coldest autumn night.

Who says barbecue season has to end once snow hits the ground? Keep his favorites on the table all winter with an assortment of his cherished barbeque meats, like our Baby Back Pork Ribs and Center-Cut Pork Chops.

If there’s one thing your man is going to need for ‘No-Shave November,’. Get his face feeling clean with the natural ingredients found in our Elegant Rose Boutique Beard Kit.

Whether he’s on the couch or in the stands, your football fanatic will love snacking from his favorite team’s NFL Popcorn Tin while watching them tear up the field.

Fall Gift Ideas for Her

This is the only season she can get her hands on pumpkin spice, so why not make the most of it? Our Pumpkin Spice Martini Bouquet is brimming with a radiant mix of fall blooms.

If there’s one thing every girl needs in the winter, it’s a spa experience right at home. This Lavender Bath Gift Set will pamper her while surrounding her with the soothing scent of lavender.

A Birthday Celebration Cookie Arrangement lets your sweet-toothed lady enjoy scrumptious fall-inspired cookies all winter long… and maybe she’ll even decide to share one or two of them with you!

Did November sneak up on you this year? With same-day delivery on many of our most popular items, we can help you make even the earliest November birthday special!


1-800-Flowers Wants to Know…

September 5, 2017

…who is your wonder woman? Tell us on our Facebook on September 5th to 6th & enter for a chance to win!



Power, courage and grace, we all have a wonder woman in our lives! TELL US about her on the 1-800-Flowers Facebook page and enter for a chance to win a (1) digital copy of the Wonder Woman movie, (2) a wonderful floral arrangement, and (3) a one year membership to our Celebrations Passport program to receive free shipping/no service charge on gifts from our family of brands.


Here’s how to enter:

  • Visit the 1-800-Flowers Facebook page.
  • Read the sweepstakes rules here and be sure to like our first comment to show us that you read them.
  • On our Wonder Woman post, TELL US about your wonder woman and be sure to include #sweepstakes in your answer in order to be eligible to win.
    • Entry Period: 12:01 am EDT September 5, 2017 – 11:59 pm EDT September 6, 2017
  • Ten winners will then be randomly selected.

You can own Wonder Woman digitally now by visiting, and on Blu-Ray™ on September 19th.


We can’t wait to hear about all of your wonder women! Best of luck!


June Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

May 31, 2016

To many, the start of June signifies the start of summer; the return of a much longed-for friend, stopping by to bring the gift of energy, laughter, and happiness. Those born in this sunny month reflect their June birth month with their cheerfulness and unmatched sense of humor.

June Birthday Fun Facts

June Birth Stone: Alexandrite and Pearl


Did you know that June actually has 2 birth stones?! Read on for some fun facts and history about the two stunning June birth stones – the alexandrite and the pearl.

Green in some forms of light and red in others, the Alexandrite stone is one of the most unique and beloved stones in existence. Named after the Russian Czar Alexander II in reference to the fact that the stone’s changing colors mirrored that of the Russian flag, Alexandrite was first discovered in the 1830s in the Ural Mountains of Russia.

The Pearl, on the other hand, is a more common but equally stunning stone, known in history as the “Queen of Gems.” The pearl has had a long history almost as rich as the gem is beautiful. From adorning the clothing of Queens and Pharaohs to being used as symbols of wealth and power, pearls continue to this day to be a strongly sought-after stone.

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All About Orchids

March 14, 2015

There are few flowers quite as sought after and elegant as that of the orchid. Even those who claim they do not love flowers will stop in their tracks when they spot a stunning orchid in their line of vision. While orchids are one of the less common plants gifted on special occasions, they are one of the most common plant groups found in the world. Read on and learn more about this stunning bloom!


History of Orchids

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June is National Rose Month: Rose Inspired Ideas | Petal Talk

June 11, 2014

June is National Rose Month! Not only does this popular flower come in a variety of colors, but there are also 100 different species found all over the world! Here in the U.S, the rose is renowned for its beauty and meaning, and was even chosen as the official National Floral Emblem of the United states as well as the state flower for New York, Iowa, Georgia, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia.

Celebrate this sweet scented flower with these rose-inspired crafts and activities!

Rose Crafts and Activities:


Make art with pressed roses. Create your own crafts or framed art with pressed roses using our how-to make pressed flowers tutorial. Once your roses are pressed, the possibilities for creativity are endless.

preserve-roses-paraffin-waxPreserve flowers in paraffin wax. Use our tutorial for preserving your flowers, and use these waxed beauties to create centerpieces, framed art, and even wearable accessories!


Create recipes using rose water. Did you know with a few cups of boiling water and a handful of rose petals, you can make your own rose water?! Make a batch and then get crafty in the kitchen by trying out different rose water recipes, like our homemade rose water ice cream.

Make your own rosey arrangement. Stock up on fresh roses in a variety of colors and gather the family for a fun floral activity! Get creative with not only the arrangements but also with the vessels; think outside of the vase! Be sure to check out our rose care tips to make yours last.


Patriotic Décor For Flag Day: DIY American Flag Vase

June 10, 2014

diy-patriotic-decor-red-white-blue-vase-with-sunflowersWith Flag Day on June 14 and July 4th coming up, summer is a time to show America how much you love her! Using simply a fabric American flag, and some tape, we turned an ordinary vase into a stunning DIY American flag vase in under five minutes.

We paired this vase with a happy bouquet of stunning sunflowers that really made the vase pop. Make several of these DIY patriotic decorations to place around the room, or in a row on the main dining table. Don’t let your red, white, and blue decor stop there! Be sure to check out our other patriotic ideas including DIY star sparklers, a painted luminary vase, and red white & blue dipped strawberries!

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Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Every Personality Type

June 6, 2014

From the early weekend mornings spent teaching us how to ride a bike to the late nights spent fixing every crack, hole, and appliance, Dad has given us hundreds of reasons why he’s the best. Surprise your one-of-a-kind Dad with a unique Father’s Day gift that’ll warm his heart (and make you his favorite).

Creative Father’s Day gifts:

For the Businessman

diy-fathers-day-gifts_photo-terrarium-completeGive Dad’s work desk or home office a new look with a unique desk plant or dish garden. We took this gift to the next level by using Dad’s favorite photos to create a personal and fun DIY photo terrarium.

For the On-The-Go Dad

Best Friends - Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

Is Dad always on the road? Surprise him with the ultimate flavor combo – bacon and cheddar cheese – in crunchy popcorn form with The Popcorn Factory’s best flavor friends popcorn pairing, for a gift he can savor on those long, lonely travels.



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DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make a Photo Plant

June 5, 2014

diy-fathers-day-gifts_photo-terrarium-2Add some photo flair to Dad’s work desk or home office with a creative DIY Father’s Day photo plant! We used the ready-made Cactus Dish Garden from, but you may choose to build your own dish garden or terrarium you want to start from scratch.

The photo picks took about 10 minutes to create from start to finish. We used clear adhesive mailing labels for this project, but you can use any type of clear adhesive paper such as contact paper. Use photos of the kids, the dog, or the whole family! If Dad is a sports fan, why not throw in a baseball or soccer ball into the mix? Get creative and wow him with a Father’s Day gift that blends both his loving family and his personality! Continue Reading…


DIY Father’s Day Card for Kids

May 29, 2014

diy-fathers-day-card-for-kidsShow Dad just how much you love him with this creative 3D DIY Father’s Day card! Using just paper, glue, and markers, this kid-friendly craft is easy to make and is sure to put a smile on Dad’s face.

Pair this creative card with a delicious homemade brunch or slip it into the amazing Father’s Day gifts you prepared for him – he’ll really appreciate this simple yet sweet statement and will love showing it off to friends and coworkers!
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Creative Prom Corsage Ideas and Trends

May 23, 2014

lavender-and-blue-corsageA true fashionista knows that’s it’s the smallest of details that can have the biggest impact; This is especially true for prom when all of the belles of the ball are competing for best dressed! Here are some of awesome and inspiring prom corsage ideas to take that prom ensemble above and beyond.

Keep it Cool with Contrasting Colors

Make a statement by adorning a bold and eye-catching corsage in complementary colors to your wrist. Opt for one warmer, lighter shade mixed with a vivid and cool pop of color or choose colors opposite each other on the color wheel (classic combinations include shades of orange and blue or yellows and purples). If you’re really looking to make a statement, add a third pop of color in careful amounts.


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