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Roses Are Rad: 8 Better Ways to Deliver Flowers This Valentine’s Day

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* Creative new ways to surprise your loved ones besides a bouquet
* Choose from plants, essential oils, and slinky sleepwear
* Gifts that last much longer than real roses

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. And this year, it’s time to break from the trite tradtion of roses. They’re cliché and they die after just one week. How about giving one of these rose-inspired products instead? They all last longer, will be more memorable, and your partner will never see it coming.

1. Napa Home & Garden Concrete Pipe 3″ Cachepot

Let’s start simple with the Napa Home & Garden Concrete Pipe CachePot. This unique looking planter takes a minimalistic approach and is ideal for planting your favorite seasonal blooms. Or, fill it with your favorite succulents (see next item).

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2. Hirt’s Gardens 3 Different Desert Rose Plants

Instead of traditional roses, give them succulents. These ones are from Hirt’s Gardens and contain three different desert rose plants. They’re easy to grow, hard to kill, and look cool as can be. Especially, in the Napa Home & Garden Pipe Planter (see above). And yes, these succulents can be delivered right to your door — packed to stay fresh and in place upon arrival.

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3. Jocelyn Nord Fashion Silk Small Square

Add a bouquet of color to their wardrobe with the Jocelyn Nord Fashion Silk Small Square. It’s made from 100% mulberry silk, known for its excellent UV resistance and antistatic properties. A fun fashion flourish indeed.

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4. Hera Nature Rose Antioxidant Bulgarian Essential Oil

Roses are known for their beauty. But, Hera Natura Rose Antioxidant Essential Oil is known to be the best for giving you shining, fresh, youthful skin. It has wonderful anti-inflammatory agents and the high antioxidant count offers amazing hydration and redness reduction. And, if you really want to make the most of it, use it for giving a romantic Valentine’s Day massage.

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5. LoveThePrint Antique Botanical Print Set

Give your significant other something handcrafted and from the heart. The LoveThis Print Botanical Print Set features a set of six prints based on antique botanical illustrations from 1802. It boasts wonderful details, colors and a natural, historic feel.

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6. Voluspa Prosecco Rose Candle

The Voluspa Prosecco Rose Boxed Candle features the scent of sparkling pink prosecco chilled and poured over ice along with edible white rose petals. And, it burns for up to 60 hours.

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7. B By Ted Baker Porcelain Rose Pajama Set

Instead of giving roses, give her the the B By Ted Baker Porcelain Rose Pajama Set. This silky soft design pairs together for sensual style suited for snuggling.

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8. Showstopper Succulents

If you’re dead set on giving flowers, try adding succulents to the mix. The Showstopper Succulents Bouquet from online floral delivery site, Bouqs.com mixes up the traditional rose bouquet in a way that’s sure to make your recipient’s jaw drop. Plus, they last a really long time, just like your love.

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9. Dolce & Gabbana DG4277 Sunglasses

Dolce & Gabbana’s DG4277 sunglasses say you are a romantic, you have a flair for fashion, and you appreciate opulent style. How could your loved one resist?

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