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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

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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, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th 2024

Posted by Tue, Jan 30, 2024 @ 10:59 PM

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Hey there, friends! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and we want to make sure you have the chance to order that perfect custom arrangement you've been dreaming of for your special someone. As this busy time of year approaches, we've been hard at work planning our schedules, sourcing the finest products, and creating stunning floral designs.

With each passing day, the demand for Valentine's Day orders grows, until our talented floral designers are completely booked. We feel incredibly fortunate to be so busy, and we're putting in every effort to fulfill all the orders we receive for this momentous day. However, we do want to give our valued customers a heads up that our website will have limited options for placing orders starting end of day on Friday, February 9th. But don't worry, we've got a couple of special surprises in store this year to ensure a pleasant and worry-free Valentine's Day experience!

While our website may have limited products available, you're more than welcome to visit our store any day of the week. We'll have freshly designed floral arrangements, hand-wrapped bouquets, chocolates, gifts, balloons, and more to choose from. And trust us, we've got some amazing take-out specials lined up to make this Valentine's Day one to remember, even though it falls on a Wednesday!

SPECIAL WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT:

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And if you're looking for flowers and gifts that aren't specifically related to Valentine's Day, don't worry! Give us a call at 317.273.1100 and speak with one of our friendly Customer Service Representatives. They'll be more than happy to assist you with your order.

Remember, love is in the air, and we're here to help you celebrate in style and we're making it easier with adjusted business hours for February 11th and 14th. Sunday, February 11th: Open 10am-4pm. Wednesday, February 14th: Open 8am-7pm.

Ready to place your order? Click below to place it today!

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Valentine's Day 2024 SPECIAL Delivery Announcement

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

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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.

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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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Deck the Halls with Deals! The Sale Before CHRISTMAS is Here!

Posted by Thu, Dec 14, 2023 @ 03:57 PM

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Deck the Halls with Deals! The Sale Before CHRISTMAS is Here!

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to spread cheer than with amazing savings? Get ready to jingle all the way to our store because The Sale Before CHRISTMAS is upon us! From December 18th to 24th, it's your chance to score incredible deals on all your holiday wish list items and more.

Unwrap 25% off every corner of Christmas:

    • Deck the halls: Trim your tree and adorn your home with festive flair. All Christmas décor is 25% off, from sparkling ornaments to twinkling light up figurines.
    • Gifts that give joy: Shower your loved ones with delightful surprises. Any giftware, from cozy throws and charming trinkets to chic vases, is 25% off.
    • Cuddle up and cozy down: Make someone's winter extra warm and cuddly with our 25% off plush sale. Snuggle-worthy stuffed animals and throw blankets await!
    • Silk surprises: Stock up on artificial flowers that make life brighter, like silk Christmas centerpieces and outdoor wreaths, all at 25% off. Plus, treat yourself to cemetery saddles and cemetery cans to remember your loved ones.
    • Light the way, scent the air: Create a warm and inviting atmosphere with 25% off candles and other delightful home fragrance items.

But wait, there's more!

    • Don't forget the last-minute gifts: Everyday gift items are also 25% off, perfect for those unexpected stockings to fill or impromptu gift exchanges.
    • Holiday Cheer at Every Corner: This sale doesn't include fresh flowers and plants, but we have tons of festive décor and gift items to keep your holiday spirits high! Get ready to deck the halls and fill stockings with joy.
    • As is, with love: Serviced products (those requiring alterations or changes) are also excluded from the sale, but everything else is up for grabs!
    • Shop in-store for non-delivery delights: Unfortunately, sale items cannot be delivered, so come on down and soak up the holiday cheer while you shop!

Restrictions may apply, so visit our store for complete details and let our friendly staff answer any questions you might have. Don't miss your chance to deck the halls, stock up on gifts, and treat yourself to some holiday goodies at The Sale Before CHRISTMAS! We can't wait to see you there!

Call us at 317.273.1100 for more information and let the merry shopping begin!

Don't have time to come in and shop? No Worries! We got you covered! Shop online for delivery in the Indianapolis area and surrounding communities! We'll be accepting orders until Noon on December 24th for same day delivery!

 

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Unwrapping Nature's Beauty

Posted by Tue, Dec 05, 2023 @ 03:48 PM

20230715_152752_0000'Tis the season of giving, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with the gift of nature's beauty? In this festive blog post, we'll explore the unique gifts that plants and flowers bring to the table. From classic elegance to vibrant charm, these treasures are sure to make your Christmas celebrations even more special. 

PoinsettiaPoinsettias: The Classic Elegance: Poinsettias are the most popular plants of the Christmas season. Their vibrant red, green, and white hues instantly evoke the spirit of the season. Considered a symbol of prosperity and good cheer, poinsettias make for a timeless and thoughtful gift. With various sizes and color options available, you can choose the perfect poinsettia to brighten someone's holiday and home.


Christmas CactusChristmas Cactus: A Delicate Surprise: For a unique and unexpected gift, look no further than the Christmas cactus. With its trailing branches and delicate blooms, this plant brings a touch of elegance to any space. The Christmas cactus is not only beautiful to look at, but it's also easy to care for, making it an ideal gift for both seasoned gardeners and those new to the world of plants. 


CenterpieceCenterpieces: A Table Set for Joy: Elevate your holiday table with the gift of a festive centerpiece. A centerpiece can add a touch of warmth and charm to any Christmas gathering. Consider gifting a beautifully crafted centerpiece to friends or family, bringing the joy of the season right to their dining table.


WreathWreaths: Welcoming the Season with Style: Wreaths are not just for the front door—they make exquisite gifts that symbolize the circle of giving and love. A wreath is a versatile and thoughtful present to help your loved ones adorn their homes with the spirit of the holidays.


No matter what your budget or style, we have a Christmas flower arrangement that is perfect for you.

Visit us in store or online to see our selection of Christmas flowers and arrangements. And don't forget our holiday sale coming up December 18-24th.

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5 Wonderful Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Posted by Thu, Nov 09, 2023 @ 10:27 AM

20230715_152752_0000 Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food on the table; it’s about connection, gratitude, and traditions that bring people together. This holiday offers an opportunity to pause, reflect, and appreciate the little and big things in life. So, as you prepare to celebrate this season, consider adding some new ways to fill your Thanksgiving with gratitude, joy, and meaningful moments.  


Eat and Be Merry:
Thanksgiving is synonymous with a delightful feast. Gather your loved ones around a table adorned with the rich hues of autumn, savor a delicious meal together and take time to enjoy shared stories and laughter.

Give Thanks:
Take the opportunity this Thanksgiving to express appreciation and gratitude. Go around the table and have everyone share something they're thankful for. This tradition can foster a sense of unity and warmth among everyone present.

Volunteer:
Thanksgiving is not just about indulgence; it's also about giving back. Volunteer at a local shelter, food bank, or community organization. Giving back not only spreads joy but also instills a profound sense of gratitude within oneself.

Get Crafty:
Engage in creative activities that reflect the spirit of the season. Encourage kids and adults alike to create DIY crafts or decorations. These activities can be both entertaining and a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Check out this Good Housekeeping article for a list of easy Thanksgiving craft ideas. 

Enjoy Nature:
Take advantage of the beauty of the season. Whether it’s a walk in the crisp, autumn air, enjoying the changing colors of the leaves, or taking a hike to immerse in nature, Thanksgiving is an excellent time to appreciate the natural world around us.

However you celebrate, Gillespie Florists would like to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Looking to spruce up your Thanksgiving table or send a gift to a friend or loved one? Gillespie Florists has a wide variety of Thanksgiving arrangements to suit all your needs. Check out our assortment of Thanksgiving Bouquets now!

 

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Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

Posted by Thu, Oct 12, 2023 @ 05:29 PM

20230715_152752_0000 As the leaves turn golden and the air takes on a crisp chill, we're thrilled to bring you a bewitching blend of floral enchantment. Halloween and Dia de los Muertos fall close together each year and are often lumped together. Let's explore some of the unique qualities of each of these holidays.

 


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Halloween, a night of spookiness and playful frights, is all about embracing the eerie and letting your imagination run wild. At Gillespie Florists, we've crafted a bewitching collection of blooms that capture the spirit of Halloween. Create sinister centerpieces or boo-tiful bouquets for everyday decor or a costume party. 

halloween-7481374_1280Dia de los Muertos - Honoring Loved Ones:
Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a beautiful Mexican tradition where families come together to honor their loved ones who have passed away. It's a celebration of life, love, and remembrance. Create an ofrenda (altar) that truly honors your ancestors with our breathtaking blooms.


At Gillespie Florists, we're here to help you celebrate both of these wonderful occasions with our stunning floral arrangements. Whether you're looking to add a touch of spookiness to your Halloween or a heartfelt tribute to your Dia de los Muertos festivities, our florists are ready to create something truly magical for you.

Visit our website or stop by our store today to explore our wide selection of enchanting blooms.

Upcoming Event:

Join us for Trick or Treat in store and get a free flower, candy and furbaby treats on 10/31/23 from 4-6PM.

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Check out our assortment of Halloween arrangements

 

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5 Favorite Fall Flowers

Posted by Thu, Sep 28, 2023 @ 04:44 PM

20230715_152752_0000  Fall is a beautiful time of year, with its crisp air, changing leaves, and bountiful harvest. It's also a great time for flowers, with many varieties blooming in rich autumnal colors.

Here are our picks for our favorite fall flowers:

Mums: Mums, or chrysanthemums, are a classic fall flower that comes in a wide variety of colors, including red, orange, yellow, white, and purple. Mums are also very versatile and can be used in a variety of floral arrangements, from simple centerpieces to elaborate bouquets.

Sunflowers: Sunflowers are another classic fall flower that adds a touch of sunshine to any arrangement. Sunflowers are available in a variety of sizes, from small to giant.

Dahlias: Dahlias are a beautiful and versatile fall flower that comes in a wide variety of colors and shapes. Dahlias can be used in a variety of floral arrangements, including bouquets, centerpieces, and corsages.

Asters: Asters are a delicate fall flower that comes in a variety of colors, including white, purple, and pink. Asters can be used to add a touch of elegance to any floral arrangement.

Goldenrod: Goldenrod, or Solidago, is a native North American plant that produces bright yellow flowers in the fall. Goldenrod is often used to add a some bright yellow throughout a flower arrangement.


Fall flowers can be used to create arrangements for all sorts of occasions, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. No matter what the occasion, fall flowers can add a touch of warmth and beauty to any setting. 

What are your favorite fall flowers? Check out our assortment of Fall Bouquets today!

 

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The Beauty of Dancing and Flowers: 5 Ways They Can Improve Your Mental Health

Posted by Fri, Aug 11, 2023 @ 11:12 AM

blog.gillespieflorists.comhs-fshub28499file-13661246-jpgimagesdella-blog-badge-Dancing and flowers are both beautiful and enjoyable activities that can have a positive impact on our mental health. In fact, there are many parallels between the two that can help us improve our well-being.

Parallel #1: Both dancing and flowers can help us express ourselves.

Dancing allows us to move our bodies in ways that express our emotions. Whether we're dancing to express joy, sadness, anger, or anything in between, dancing can be a powerful form of self-expression. Flowers, on the other hand, come in a variety of colors and shapes, each of which can represent a different emotion. For example, red roses are often associated with love, while yellow roses are associated with friendship.

Parallel #2: Both dancing and flowers can help us connect with nature.

Dancing outdoors can help us feel more connected to the natural world. The fresh air, the sunshine, and the sound of birdsong can all help us relax and de-stress. Flowers are also a part of nature, and they can help us feel more grounded and at peace. Studies have shown that spending time in nature can have a number of benefits for mental health, including reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Parallel #3: Both dancing and flowers can help us reduce stress.

Dancing releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. Endorphins are natural painkillers that can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Flowers can also help reduce stress by providing us with a sense of beauty and tranquility. Studies have shown that looking at flowers can help to lower blood pressure and heart rate, and it can also help to improve our mood.

 

 

Parallel #4: Both dancing and flowers can help us improve our mood.

Dancing can help us feel more energized and positive. When we dance, our bodies release endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. Flowers can also help improve our mood by simply being beautiful to look at. Studies have shown that looking at flowers can help to increase positive emotions and decrease negative emotions.

Parallel #5: Both dancing and flowers can help us connect with others.

Dancing can be a social activity that allows us to connect with other people. Whether we're dancing with friends, family, or even strangers, dancing can be a great way to build relationships and feel more connected to others. Flowers can also be a way to connect with others, as they can be given as gifts or used to decorate spaces. Studies have shown that spending time with others can help to reduce loneliness and isolation, and it can also help to improve our mood.

Dancing and flowers are both beautiful and enjoyable activities that can have a positive impact on our mental health. By incorporating more dancing and flowers into our lives, we can help to improve our mood, reduce stress, and connect with others.

If you're looking for ways to improve your mental health, consider trying dancing or spending more time with flowers. There are many different ways to get involved with dancing, so you're sure to find something that you enjoy. And if you're not sure where to start, check out our social media pages and our store for ideas!

 

 

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