Floral gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

Floral gift ideas for Valentine’s Day


We should always take time to let the people we love know they’re special to us. But it’s even more fun to do it on Valentine’s Day!



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And nothing says it like a bouquet of flowers they can show off in that next Zoom meeting.

Len Busch Roses in Minneapolis has some advice on the best floral gifts for your loved ones, and how to make sure they get there in time.

  • Order early and ship early to make sure they get the gift by the big day
  • Call your local florist directly to get the best value and service
  • Not all shops deliver on Valentine’s Day, so plan ahead
  • Consider giving a plant instead of flowers, if you want something that will last longer
  • It doesn’t have to be a dozen roses. Small, petite floral arrangements are trendy right now for home office spaces, or even the kitchen, bathroom or bedside table.

Georgia Edgington, lead designer at Len Busch Roses, also has tips on how to arrange a dozen roses for that “wow”

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Be mine: Ideas for a safe, healthy Valentine’s Day everyone can love – Lifestyle – Holland Sentinel

“Valentine’s Day in a Pandemic” sounds like the title of a terrible album, or maybe the least-romantic date night movie ever. Unfortunately, it’s also reality in 2021.

That doesn’t mean the day can’t be fun, said experts who suggested ways to stay safe while celebrating.

Dr. Alson Inaba, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, knows more than a little about matters of the heart: He was the first to teach CPR to the rhythm of “Stayin’ Alive,” an idea that spread worldwide.

For the sake of staying alive, nobody should forget the dangers of the coronavirus, he said. Even as people get vaccinated, they still need to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance from people outside their household, avoiding large gatherings, washing hands and not sharing food and drinks.

But don’t despair, romantics.

Inaba, who also has a knack for speaking in phrases that would be right at home on a Valentine’s Day card, added, “It is still OK to share your heart, but be smart.”

This is the year to get creative, said Maya Vadiveloo, an assistant professor in the department of nutrition

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AHA News: Ideas for a Safe, Healthy Valentine’s Day Everyone Can Love | Health News

By American Heart Association News, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — “Valentine’s Day in a Pandemic” sounds like the title of a terrible album, or maybe the least-romantic date night movie ever. Unfortunately, it’s also reality in 2021.

That doesn’t mean the day can’t be fun, said experts who suggested ways to stay safe while celebrating.

Dr. Alson Inaba, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, knows more than a little about matters of the heart: He was the first to teach CPR to the rhythm of “Stayin’ Alive,” an idea that spread worldwide.

For the sake of staying alive, nobody should forget the dangers of the coronavirus, he said. Even as people get vaccinated, they still need to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance from people outside their household, avoiding large gatherings, washing hands and not sharing food and drinks.

But don’t despair, romantics.

Inaba, who also has a knack for speaking in phrases that would be right at home on a Valentine’s Day card, added, “It is still OK to share your heart, but be smart.”

This

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Ideas for a safe, healthy Valentine’s Day everyone can love

“Valentine’s Day in a Pandemic” sounds like the title of a terrible album, or maybe the least-romantic date night movie ever. Unfortunately, it’s also reality in 2021.

That doesn’t mean the day can’t be fun, said experts who suggested ways to stay safe while celebrating.

Dr. Alson Inaba, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, knows more than a little about matters of the heart: He was the first to teach CPR to the rhythm of “Stayin’ Alive,” an idea that spread worldwide.

For the sake of staying alive, nobody should forget the dangers of the coronavirus, he said. Even as people get vaccinated, they still need to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance from people outside their household, avoiding large gatherings, washing hands and not sharing food and drinks.

But don’t despair, romantics.

Inaba, who also has a knack for speaking in phrases that would be right at home on a Valentine’s Day card, added, “It is still OK to share your heart, but be smart.”

This is the year to get creative, said Maya Vadiveloo, an assistant professor in the department of nutrition

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11 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For New Couples

Dating can be a lot of pressure when throwing holidays into the mix. So with a certain heart-themed one quickly approaching, you might be wondering how to celebrate, especially if you just started dating someone. Luckily, there are lots of Valentine’s Day date ideas for new couples that are fun, easy, and never awkward.

“For a new couple coming up to Valentine’s Day, it can be a confusing time,” James Preece, a dating coach also known as The Dating Guru, tells Bustle. “You don’t want to make an over-the-top gesture, in case they don’t do the same and it scares them off. On the other hand, you know you have to do something to mark the day.”

It can be tough to figure out where you’re at in the relationship in terms of lovey-dovey stuff. So if you aren’t sure, go ahead and talk about it. “Have a short conversation […] about what you both might like to do together,” Preece says. “This can save embarrassment later on — and give you something to look forward to.”

Then, of course, there’s also the pandemic to contend with, which means most traditional date night sports will be closed. So, with all

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15 socially distanced Valentine’s Day date ideas that are romantic and safe

Just because Valentine’s Day will likely be more low-key this year due to social distancing, doesn’t mean it can’t be just as fun or romantic. Valentine’s Day isn’t canceled, and neither is love. In fact, a date at home can sometimes be even more gratifying than a night out, because you have everything you need already: each other’s company. Plus, you don’t have to worry about making reservations, dress codes, or dealing with traffic. Here are 15 creative Valentine’s Day date ideas that will keep you and your partner celebrating safely together, even if it has to be virtually this year.



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Learn How to Make Pasta with Italian Grandmas

There are few things better than an authentic home-cooked meal, especially if you’re using a grandmother’s tried and true recipe. With this Airbnb virtual experience, you and your partner can learn how to hand-make pasta from the experts themselves: Italian Nonnas. Five “crazy grandmas” (they said it, not us) and their granddaughters are ready to teach you different recipes — think ravioli, classic lasagne, gnocchi, and more — and give you a taste of la dolce vita straight from your own kitchen.

Take a Mixology

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37 Safe Valentine’s Day Ideas

Whether you’re shaking up the routine as part of a fertility journey, or getting too comfortable with a quarantine friend with benefits, we believe you’re never too old or too inexperienced to learn new tricks. Try one of these 47 sex positions to shake things up.

33. Have an intimate conversation.

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Communication is the make-or-break of many relationships. Start a different kind of conversation with a Best Self card deck on intimacy (produced by a woman-founded company that donates to Feeding America with every purchase), or channel some Brené Brown with the Courage Over Comfort pack.

34. Tap your inner artist.

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If you liked finger painting, you’ll probably like naked rolling on a canvas covered in paint. As featured on The Bachelorette, Tayshia and Zac made beautiful art—and found a deeper connection. You can pick up a kit at Love and Paint. Reviews describe the experience as “soul bonding,” and the body paint is dermatologist-approved. 

35. Make your own puzzle.

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Send your favorite cute or silly pic to your local pharmacy’s Photoshop, and get a custom-printed puzzle in 24 hours. Put it together, shellac, and frame it!

36. Have a boudoir photo shoot.

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‘100 Day Dream Home’: Who are Jon and Jacky? A look at couple’s $425,000 home that has a kitchen to die for

If there ever was a duo that could achieve the impossible, it would have to be Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt. This week’s episode saw the couple back at it again, building a house for Jon, Jacklyn and their three children including the newest family member, baby Penny Grace. The family of five had a very cramped living situation before the show, sharing a tiny rental space that had only one bathroom. With three children and hectic work lives, seeing that Jon is a chef, the family was in desperate need of a home that could accommodate all of them comfortably. And if there’s anyone that could pull off the task of building a home in 100 days, it’s Brain and Mika.

Meet Jon and Jacklyn

Jon and Jacky with Mika and Brian Kleinschmidt (HGTV)

One thing you can be sure of while tuning in to ‘100 Day Dream Home’ is that the couples on the show usually have their own adorable story. Jacklyn and Jon are no exception and turns out, their story isn’t too different from Brian and Mika’s. The couple also met back in high school. They currently have two children, a boy and a girl. Jacky was

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Stay-At-Home Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Order Dinner In

Perhaps you or your spouse cook all the time and holidays are when you want a night off. If that’s the case then why not order takeout from your favorite restaurant.

Many restaurants are offering curbside pickup, or you can order takeout through a food delivery service. Some restaurants might even have Valentine’s Day specials available that you can be on the lookout for.

Enjoy Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate is a vital part of Valentine’s Day, right? So why not enjoy a chocolate fondue with your loved ones on the holiday.

First, if you don’t have one already, you’ll need a fondue pot. Next, you’ll need a variety of fruits, cookies, and any other treats you want to dip in chocolate. Finally, you’ll need loads of chocolate for melting. Keep in mind, if savory flavors are more your style, then ditch the chocolate and enjoy melted cheese in the fondue pot and dip with bread and assorted veggies.

Dance

When was the last time you danced with your significant other? If it’s been a while why don’t you surprise them with a date night of dancing!

You can dance freestyle, follow a step-by-step video online, or you

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11 mom-approved Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are better than flowers

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At dinner with my best friend recently, I told her I was working on a super-important work assignment.

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“I need to come up with a list of what we (moms) really want for Valentine’s Day,” I told her over a bottle of wine, which I knew would definitely make the list.

We’re in a pandemic, and it’s been a tough year for most moms, so I wanted my list to be filled with things that would make moms feel spoiled, relaxed, appreciated and pampered. We’re aware of our shortcomings: The pounds we could stand to lose or the good habits we should work to build. But what moms need this Valentine’s Day, in particular, isn’t another online health program or a skin cream guaranteed to make us look less tired.

We are tired. And we deserve luxurious gifts that make our lives feel richer, calmer and

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