* Stress less about gift giving this year
* Order online from 1-800-FLOWERS and get it delivered in time for the holidays
* Ditch the generic flowers and discover something new and surprising
If you’re like us, there’s nothing that gives you more anxiety than driving to the mall, struggling to find parking and then dealing with the frantic crowds (and lineups!) as everyone fights to find that perfect present. Take it from us: we’d much rather be in our PJs, sipping coffee and chilling on our couch.
But here’s the hack: we’ve found a way for you to actually get all of your holiday shopping done, without having to throw on that jacket or even get off the couch. If you’re tired of dealing with crowds, or just kinda lazy and not sure where to start with gift giving, we’ve found five items that are super easy to order online and are pretty much guaranteed to please even the pickiest recipients.
SPY tip: get them from 1-800-FLOWERS (yes, that 1-800-FLOWERS). What started off as a telephone floral delivery service has completely revamped and modernized to become one of our favorite places to order gifts from online. Right now, we’ve negotiated an EXCLUSIVE promo code to get you 20% off your purchase. Use promo code SPY20 at checkout.
1800Flowers.com offers a ton of options at all price points, and they’re not limited to just flowers either. If you’re lazy – or last minute – 1-800-FLOWERS offers same-day delivery on many of their gifting items (like flowers and fruit bouquets), and they’re all backed by the company’s famous “100% Smile Guarantee. If you’re not happy, they’ll make it right.
Another reason to smile: 1-800-FLOWERS works with Smile Farms Inc., a non-profit organization that provides work opportunities for disabled adults across the country. When you purchase select products from the site, you’re supporting a company that’s community-minded and giving back.
Ready to finish your holiday shopping with just a couple clicks? Here’s what to get.
1. Holiday Ornament Succulents
Want something festive without being too cheesy? (We’re looking at you, Elf on the Shelf). Snag this set of mini succulents, presented in four seasonal metallic colors. Each succulent comes potted with fresh moss, and is in full bloom and ready for gifting. Hang them from your tree or use the handy magnetized backing to stick them on your fridge.
Grab the whole set for one special person, or – life hack! – divide the set up and have four mini presents for four different people on your list. You should also grab a couple sets for around the house – these “ornaments” make great decoration ideas for your holiday party or get together.
2. Orchid Gift Set
When presented the right way, an orchid evokes feeling of warmth, compassion, beauty and grace. This season, 1-800-FLOWERS is packaging its fresh orchids in a chic, contemporary glass planter that wouldn’t look out of place as a holiday centerpiece. The orchid comes with an accompanying orchid-scented candle from Michel Design Works. (The scent is inspired by orchid rose and jasmine, enhanced with sweet notes of pear, peach and coconut).
Some things you’ll want to note: the orchids are available in white or purple, and will arrive fresh and budding and ready to present. Long and elegant, each orchid is approximately 16 inches tall when delivered.
3. Pyramid Bamboo
Know someone in your life who’s always stressing about something? Give them the gift of calm this season with this Pyramid Bamboo set. One of the most resilient plants out there, bamboo stalks are said to represent luck, good fortune, balance and harmony. A bonus: as an indoor plant, these leafy stalks will help purify the air around you, further creating a sense of tranquility.
For under $50, you’ll get 21 stalks of live bamboo in a tiered ceramic planter filled with decorative rocks. For $10 more, you can add a mini wind chime that features a lucky jade stone on the hanger.
4. Festive Fall Confections Tin
Don’t let the name fool you, there’s more to 1-800-FLOWERS than just flowers and plants. Case in point: these gourmet chocolates from Simply Chocolates. Send a tin to your boss to reap some good favor before the end of the year, or send it as a holiday care package to a BFF or long-distance love.
The gift set includes caramel pecan clusters, dark chocolate almond bark, chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate nonpareils and a giant chocolate peanut butter cup. Skip the department store candy (no one wants to receive M&Ms for Christmas) and upgrade to something a little more luxurious this year.
5. “Dig It” Succulent Trio
There’s nothing trendier this year than succulents. Whether they’re used to decorate a room in the house, brighten up your workspace, or for your #Shelfies, succulents are fun, thoughtful and easy to keep alive. This set comes with three mini succulents planted in super cute ceramic containers. Each container features a plant pun that doubles as an inspirational message: “Dig It,” “I Will Survive,” and “Grow.” This is an easy gift that multiple people on your list will appreciate, whether young or old.
6. Santa’s Surprise Cypress Tree
Maybe your friends and family already have a Christmas tree, but they could probably use a little upgrade. Whether they’re rocking around a plastic tree or they need a cute centerpiece, you’ll want to surprise them with this Santa’s Surprise Cypress Tree.
This fresh Cyprus tree measures between 16-18 inches tall and arrives in a festive Santa belt tin planter. This special gift set includes a box of red and gold ornaments that are ready for hanging, and a strand of multicolor LED lights.
Gather your friends and family to decorate the tree together, for a fun night in. Or, plant the tree outdoors, for a handsome addition to your garden or yard. It’s an easy way to keep the yuletide spirit going all year long.
7. Holly Jolly Tulips
Roses are rad but tulips take the cake when it comes to holiday flowers. Ditch the cliched red roses and spring for a bouquet of fresh red and white winter tulips instead. Note that for longer vase life, the tulips will arrive in bud form and will reach full bloom in 3-4 days – great for when you want to plan ahead.
You can customize this gift set with a number of options, from adding a Santa-themed ceramic vase, to a plush reindeer toy, to adding bite-sized chocolate chip cookies in a festive box. Whether your recipients eat the cookies themselves or save them for Santa, is entirely up to them.