If you thought your girl wants red roses for Valentine’s Day, new data shows you should consider otherwise.
According to a brand new comScore survey conducted in the U.S. among women 18 years and older, less than half (40 percent) said they fancy roses in general, and only 18 percent prefer red roses.
Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty. Red roses in particular have been, and will likely forever remain, the royalty of flowers.
However, the new survey reveals of the women who prefer something other than red roses, 31 percent think red roses are cliché and 31 percent stated they prefer another kind of flower altogether. Mixed bouquets are gaining in popularity. The survey reveals that more thoughtful gifts might be better this year.
For example, online fresh flower retailer, ProFlowers®, the best in online flower customer service, is offering a 40 percent discount on a mixed bouquet assortment as part of a “Hint Hint” movement that lets guys know the truth about what ladies want. ProFlowers recently received the highest ranking for customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates Online Flower Retailer Satisfaction Report(SM).
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All the Frills with a free glass vase -- $29.99 / 40 percent savings
All the Frills is feminine and full of color. This sophisticated combination of multi-hued pink roses and pink alstroemeria are contrasted with green Fuji mums. It's the perfect gift for someone who deserves all the frills.
- 3 green fuji mums
- 3 pink alstroemeria (multiple blooms per stem)
- 3 pale pink roses
- 2 dark pink roses
- 3 ruscus
Two Days of Love with a free glass vase -- $39.98 / 30 percent savings
Make this Valentine’s Day special with a surprise around every corner! Two days of gifts lets your Valentine know just how important they really are. Start with 15 beautiful tulips on the first day and demonstrate your love on the second day with 6 succulent gourmet dipped fancy strawberries.
- Day One: 15 Sweetheart Tulips
Day Two: 6 Gourmet Fancy Strawberries
In addition, Shari’s Berries, maker of premium dipped strawberries, gourmet chocolates, delicious cupcakes and other treats, has a special 25 percent off deal for a half-dozen Valentine’s Day Berries. Shari’s Berries has sold more than 20 million berries and is loved by the ladies.
For more information, Valentine’s Day gift ideas and deals, please visit www.proflowers.com/hinthint.