This post was sponsored by 1800Flowers.com, whose products we use and love.
We drink beer all year long and down margaritas every week (#TacoTuesday) but nothing quite says summer like a sip of rosé. Sure we drink wine all year too, but there’s something about a crisp, blush pink rosé that’s synonymous with sunshine and pool parties and 100 carefree days (and nights) of summertime living.
Another summer staple: fresh flowers. We like refreshing our blooms every week, to brighten up our kitchen, our desk at work, or to brighten someone’s day. And don’t even think about hosting a party without putting up a few stems of your favorite pink roses too. Your table would just look empty without them.
While there are plenty of places online to grab flowers and a decent bottle of rosé, we’ve found four slightly more unique and special ways to get your rosé fix right now. Whether you’re planning a party, looking for a cool gift idea, or just want to stock up at home, here’s how to savor your summer and rosé all day.
The coolest part: these are all available online through 1800Flowers.com, which is quickly becoming one of our go-to sites for fun, unexpected gift ideas. They’ve got more than just flowers too. Here’s what to order.
1. Rosé Is the Way Gift Basket
No your eyes aren’t deceiving you, 1800Flowers.com is now selling wine online. But not just any cheap wine either. Fresh for summer, they’re offering a pink California Rosé with notes of raspberry and watermelon balanced by fresh acidity. The San Valencia 2016 Rosé is a super drinkable wine that’s great for any time of day.
This special gift set also comes with Lindt Lindor Strawberry Cream Truffles, Original Carlsbad Strawberry Oblaten Wafers, Project 7 Champagne Dreams Gourmet Gummy Bears (brut and rose flavored!), Tru Fru Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Hayden Valley Foods Raspberry Covered Pretzels and a Chocolate Cliche Dark Chocolate Strawberry Bubbly Bar. Grab a basket for your next party. We like bringing this to housewarmings and get togethers too, as the set makes an attractive host and hostess gift.
2. Pink Roses with Free Rosé Cosmetic Bag
We love a deal, especially a 2-for-1 deal, and this one gets you a fresh bouquet of roses and a bonus canvas carrying pouch. This limited-edition set makes a great gift (say, for your girlfriend, mom or colleague). You could also keep the flowers yourself and gift the bag (or vice-versa).
This set includes 12 pink roses displayed in an elegant curved glass vase. The flowers are picked fresh from premiere farms around the world and shipped with careful attention to preserve color and freshness. The whimsical pouch, meantime, makes a great place for toiletries, as a stationery case, travel pouch or as a fun clutch to take out for the night. Measuring 7.25″W x 5″H, there’s enough room for your phone, wallet and other essentials.
3. Magnificent Roses™ Preserved Pink Roses
Fresh flowers are a beautiful addition to any space, but over time they’ll fade. If you want to have those rosé-inspired florals blooming all year long, consider picking up a box of sophisticated preserved roses, from Magnificent Roses.
These are genuine pink roses (not cheap paper versions!) artfully arranged in a round, decorative box that’s finished off with a ribbon and bow. Choose from one or two dozen pink preserved roses, and either leave them displayed in the box, or take them out to arrange them as your please.
These preserved roses are great for centerpieces, in your bedroom or bathroom, or as a subtle touch of color for your office desk.
Unlike fresh flowers, which last just over a week, 1800Flowers.com says these preserved roses will maintain their original beauty for at least six months.
4. Sugarfina Rosé All Day! Candy Bento Box
Love the taste of rosé but can’t drink wine? Or maybe you just need another rosé-inspired treat for your party or midday pick-me-up. You’ll want to keep a handful of these Sugarfina boxes on hand.
This three-piece set, dubbed the “Rosé All Day Bento Box,” features delicious, rosé-infused candies beautifully presented in a unique artisanal, gift box. The sweets include “But First, Rosé Roses” (pink rosette-shaped gummies), “Rosé All Day” gummy bears, and Sparkling Rosé Bears dusted in tart sugar crystals. All three are infused with Rosé wine from Provence, though there is no alcohol content, so it’s safe for everyone to enjoy.
Our suggestion? Pair these gummies with a bottle of the Harry & David Pinot Noir Rosé (above) and some light bites for a fun summer brunch or gathering under the stars. These make great co-worker gifts and wedding shower gifts too.
Along with 1800Flowers.com, we are officially declaring rosé the drink of the summer, and this collection of soft blush blooms and award-winning wine will help you out with gift-giving occasions, letting you savor every moment, just as you’d savor every sip.