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A Blooming Surprise: The 5 Ways to Gift Flowers on Valentine's Day

Posted by Sun, Feb 04, 2024 @ 05:51 PM


Flowers have long been a symbol of love and affection, making them a classic and timeless Valentine's Day gift. If you're looking to surprise your special someone, consider these creative and thoughtful ways to present flowers on Valentine's Day.


The Classic Bouquet Delivery💐:
Start with the timeless elegance of a classic bouquet delivery. Choose your loved one's favorite flowers or opt for an assortment of popular flowers like roses, lilies, and daisies. Have the flowers delivered to their workplace, home, or any location that will catch them by surprise, creating a moment of joy and admiration.

Floral Scavenger Hunt🔍:
If your Valentine is always seeking out adventure, turn the act of receiving flowers into a memorable experience by organizing a flower scavenger hunt. Leave clues leading them to different locations, where they will find a portion of the bouquet waiting for them. This not only adds an element of excitement but also builds anticipation as they discover each new bloom.

DIY Flower Arranging Date🌷🌼🌻:
Instead of presenting a pre-arranged bouquet, consider gifting a DIY flower arranging experience. Purchase an assortment of fresh loose flowers and spend quality time together arranging a beautiful bouquet. This personal touch adds a meaningful and creative element to the gift, and you get to enjoy the process together.

Flower Subscription📆:
Extend the joy of receiving flowers beyond Valentine's Day by gifting a floral subscription. Your loved one will receive fresh blooms regularly, keeping the romance alive throughout the year. This thoughtful and ongoing gesture ensures that they are reminded of your love long after the holiday has passed.

Flower Petal Pathway🌹👣:
Create a romantic pathway using flower petals leading to a surprise location. Whether it's a candlelit dinner, a cozy picnic, or a scenic view, the flower petal pathway adds a touch of enchantment to the celebration. It's a visual and aromatic feast that enhances the overall Valentine's Day experience.

This Valentine's Day, elevate the tradition of gifting flowers by adding a personal and creative touch. Whatever you choose, Gillespie Florists has the just what you need to make this Valentine's Day a blooming success.

Check out our Valentine's Day specials for more bouquet ideas. 


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Valentine's Day 2024 SPECIAL Delivery Announcement

Posted by Sat, Jan 27, 2024 @ 11:06 AM


Valentine's Day Delivery: Spread the Love, Not the Stress!

Planning a romantic Valentine's Day surprise? We've got you covered with beautiful blooms and sweet treats, delivered straight to your sweetheart's door! But before you click "order," here's a heads-up about our Valentine's Day delivery schedule:

For the busiest day of the year, we need to prioritize! We pride ourselves on quality product and services. While we do our best to accommodate our customer’s delivery time expectations, From Tuesday, February 13th on, we will no longer be accepting morning deliveries for Wednesday, February 14th. To ensure your Valentine receives their floral love note, all orders placed after February 13th will be delivered at our earliest oppurtunity. While we can't guarantee a specific time slot on Valentine's Day itself, rest assured your gift will arrive before the day is done.

Want to save some cash and spread the love a little earlier? Choose our FLEX DELIVERY option!
This lets you schedule your delivery between February 10th and 14th, at our earliest opportunity, and save $5 on your order! Watch Sarah explain how it works in the video below.

The Flex Delivery Option appears when a delivery date from February 10-14 is selected.


From classic roses to charming cherubs, decadent chocolates to heartfelt cards, we have everything you need to make your Valentine swoon. Browse our entire Valentine's Day collection and click the button below to find the perfect expression of your love!FEBRUARY 14TH

Still have questions? Our friendly customer service team is here to help! Call us at 317.273.1100 or visit us at the store: 9255 W 10th St, Indianapolis IN 46234.

Remember, Valentine's Day is all about celebrating love, so relax, order early, and let us take care of the rest!

P.S. We will have adjusted business hours for Sunday, February 11th from 10am-4pm
and Wednesday, February 14th from 8am-7pm.

P.S.S. Don't forget to check out our FLEX DELIVERY option – it's a sweet deal for your sweetheart and your wallet!

P.S.S.S.  SPECIAL DELIVERY HACK! Order over the phone or in person and save $1 on delivery fees!

Happy Valentine's Day! 

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Chill Out, Winter! 5 Fun Ways to Beat the Cold Weather Blues

Posted by Mon, Jan 15, 2024 @ 02:50 PM

20230715_152752_0000Brrr, winter's here, and while the temperatures may be dropping, our spirits don't have to! Say goodbye to the cold weather blues with these silly and unconventional ways to keep warm and have a blast. Grab your cozy blankets and let's turn the chill into thrills!



The Socks of Champions 🧦 Let's start from the ground up – literally! Pull out the most outrageously colorful and fuzzy socks you can find. The brighter, the better! Not only will your tootsies be toasty warm, but you'll also be spreading good vibes everywhere you go. Bonus points for mismatched socks – because who needs to conform to the sock establishment anyway?

Hot Chocolate Olympics ☕ Move over, regular hot chocolate – it's time for the Hot Chocolate Olympics! Experiment with different flavors, toppings, and even go wild with a marshmallow tower competition. Invite friends and family to join the fun, and may the best cup of cocoa win. It's a sweet way to warm up from the inside out!

DIY Blanket Fort Extravaganza 🏰 Why settle for a regular blanket when you can have a blanket fort palace? Channel your inner architect and build the coziest fort imaginable. Fill it with pillows, fairy lights, and your favorite snacks. Whether you're binge-watching a series or reading a good book, your blanket fort is sure to become your winter haven.

Dance Party Heating System 💃 Crank up the tunes and turn your living room into a dance floor! Not only will you be generating your own body heat, but you'll also have a blast doing it. Pick your favorite dance jams, gather the family or invite friends over, and dance away the winter chill. Who says exercise can't be a dance party?

Winter Wonderland Photo Scavenger Hunt 📷 Turn a chilly day into a picture-perfect adventure! Create a winter-themed photo scavenger hunt checklist and explore your neighborhood or a nearby park. Capture the beauty of frosty landscapes, snow-covered trees, or even adorable winter critters. Share your masterpieces on social media and turn your winter day into a virtual gallery.

❄️ Winter may be in full swing, but that doesn't mean we can't have a blast! Whether you're dancing the cold away or building a blanket fort, remember: the best way to beat the chill is with laughter, creativity, and a whole lot of warmth from the inside out! Stay cozy, friends!


Valentine's Day is Wednesday, February 14th. See below for some of our Valentine's Day specials!


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Special Valentine's Day 2023 Delivery Announcement

Posted by Sat, Feb 11, 2023 @ 03:14 PM





We pride ourselves on quality product and services. While we do our best to accommodate our customer’s delivery time expectations, From Monday, February 13th on, we will no longer be accepting morning deliveries for Tuesday, February 14th.

From Monday February 13th on, all deliveries placed for Tuesday, February 14th will be delivered at our earliest convenience. Any special time notations will not be applied because we cannot guarantee a specific time for Tuesday February 14th due to the volume of deliveries scheduled.
Please note All AM delivery time slots for Valentine's Day will be closed as of Feb. 13th. 

We are bringing back our delivery option FLEX DELIVERY this year for Valentine's Day.
Watch the video of Sarah discussing our Flex Delivery option below to learn more!


The Flex Delivery Option appears when a delivery date from February 10-14 is selected.

Save $5 on your order when you choose Flex delivery and have your order delivered February 10-14 at our earliest convenience.

Don't forget we also have our LOVE EARLY promo running for Valentine's Day!

USE PROMO CODE: LOVE EARLY - $10 OFF Delivery fee when your order is scheduled to be delivered between Saturday, February 11th- Monday, February 13th at our convenience.

Click the button below to find the perfect complement to your expressions of love with beautiful flowers, candles, gifts and chocolates! We also have keepsake gifts such as charms, cherubs, balloons, cards and more which can be included into your order. Have questions? Need further assistance? Call 317.273.1100 and speak with one of our spectacular customer service representatives or come visit us at the store: 9255 W 10th St, Indianapolis IN 46234!

Click the button below to view our entire Valentine's Day collection!



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The Value of Roses

Posted by Sat, Jan 21, 2023 @ 05:13 PM


Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we are working tirelessly to ensure that our shop is filled with stunning arrangements and delightful bouquets for you to choose from! Amongst all the beautiful flowers, the rose reigns supreme as the most popular choice. Revered as the favorite flower of Venus, the goddess of Love, roses are currently in high demand all over the world. However, this surge in popularity raises the question - why are roses so expensive during this time of year? It's a fascinating inquiry, and we have the answer ready for you!

Click the video to uncover the behind-the-scenes secrets of product pricing and how it impacts both our business and our valued customers.


One of the main factors contributing to the expensive price of roses during Valentine's Day is the lengthy growing period. It takes a full sixty days for a rose bush to produce a mature rose. To meet the high demand on Valentine's Day, growers have to make a difficult decision during the month of December - they cut back production of their current crop of roses by harvesting them early. This means that they have to discard a potential good crop in order to make room for the roses needed on Valentine's Day. It's a risky move, especially considering the unpredictable nature of inclement weather.


Furthermore, growers face limitations due to the perishable nature of roses and the limited space they have available. They cannot stockpile roses because they would quickly wilt and become unsellable. Additionally, the added expense of heating during the winter and shortened daylight hours further contributes to the higher price of roses.

The grower ultimately sets the price for the roses, which is higher due to the dumping of the crops in December. This additional cost is then passed through each market level - from the grower, to the wholesaler, to the florist, and finally to the customer.


Another factor impacting the cost of roses is transportation. Most roses are imported from countries like Ecuador, Colombia, and across the country in California. As the demand for roses increases, so does the need for cargo space. This leads to more vehicles on the road and in the air to transport the popular flower. The expenses continue to add up - from cutting back crops to accommodate Valentine's Day demand, to adding more vehicles, and spending more money on gas.

It's not just Valentine's Day that sees a high demand for roses in the new year. Events like the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and the Tournament of Roses parade require a staggering amount of roses. The average float in the Rose Parade uses approximately 160,000 flowers, highlighting the immense popularity of roses.


Now that you understand the factors behind the high price of roses, you may be wondering if it's worth buying them this year. At Gillespie's, we understand the cost concerns and offer a variety of alternatives to roses. Stargazer lilies, gerbera daisies, carnations, alstroemeria lilies, hydrangea - the options are endless! Our design staff has created stunning bouquets for Valentine's Day that are sure to thrill your loved one, with or without roses.

 Click below to see our specials for Valentine's Day this year!

Valentine's Day Flowers

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A Day of Romance - Valentine's Day Display

Posted by Thu, Feb 10, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

Susan Gillespie





Valentine's Day Cupid & hearts

When deciding how we are going to present Valentines Day to our customers, we like to come up with a theme that you see with-in ten feet of the main entrance.  We focus on creating an elaborate display designed to amerce the customer in the feeling of the holiday and then pull that theme through to the main show room floor inviting them to investigate further.

Cardinal on a heartThis year we are celebrating one of our favorite Valentines Day legends pertaining to Spring that originated in England and France.

Around 1400, during the dark ages, it was commonly believed that February the 14th, was when all the birds returned from Winter.  Signifying the beginning of their nesting season, it added to the idea that the middle of February -Valentines Day- should be a day of romance.



Love Birds for Valentines day

In keeping with the beginning of nesting season, we have featured 2 white doves building their nest under the careful watch of cupid.  The display is brought to life with an authentic woods scene depicting the last winter's snow holding on even as the Spring approaches.  Brightly glittered red hearts give a dynamic color infusion against the stark white background also featuring little red birds spritely perched among the branches.  To finish the effect, several different silk arrangements are set in at any given time to enhance the overall effect.

Click Here select a bouquet to help you celebrate your day of romance!

Watch us put this amazing display together! Watch the video below!


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