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Get a Head Start on Valentine’s Day

By Simon Crowther @prestigeflower

Get a head start on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is not too far away and, if you have not started making plans just yet - it's time to put that thinking cap on! There are so many things to consider from your budget to the kind of flowers you wish to send. Every little detail counts and should not be underestimated. Shopping for Valentine's Day in advance offers a number of benefits. Here are some of the reasons you should consider gift hunting now:

Avoid the rush

There certainly is a rush of customers at stores and florists when Valentine's Day approaches. It's clear to see that the queues are longer and the shelves aren't quite as full. Instead of dealing with this rush at the last minute, shop early so that you don't have to deal with the unnecessary frustration. Even if you enter a shop and you are perfectly calm, the stress of fellow shoppers is enough to set anyone off! Even when shopping online, busy periods can sometimes cause systems to run slower than usual. Instead, shop early and avoid possible technical issues due to heavy online traffic.

Take your pick

There are few things worse than finding the perfect bouquet of flowers for Valentine's Day or the ideal combo gift, only to notice that it's all sold out. Similarly, if you order late, your florist might not be able to deliver on time. Getting your order in early ensures that your name is on that list for delivery and you will also have that many more products from which to choose. Online florists prioritize flower orders according to when they were placed. So, if there are dozens of orders for Valentine's Day, you want to make sure that you get your order in sooner rather than later.

Get the best value

This ties in with the previous point. If you can take your pick from a wide selection, it's easy to understand that you will also find more offers and deals available. Special prices and bargains are only valid as long as stocks last. Once they are all snapped up, the deal is no more. Don't let somebody else steal that deal! Snag those savings first!

Relax and wait

Once your flower and gift orders have been placed, you don't need to do a thing! If you are planning on eating out, you should also reserve your table in advance and, once you have everything planned, you can simply relax and wait or Valentine's Day to arrive.

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