Last night I posted something on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook and I wanted to share it here as well:
“Blogging is a strange thing – although I never stop loving it, I do lose confidence sometimes when people ask me “What’s the point?” or “Do you really think people are interested in your boring life?” It makes me doubt myself and wonder whether I should even continue. But then, somebody says something lovely to me or, like today, I get a beautiful gift and I realise that yes, some people ARE interested in my boring life. Thank you all for your continued support, it means so much to me.”
I got a picture message from mum yesterday saying that something had been delivered to me from Debenhams PR people. It’s not that often that I get anything so I’m always excited (and massively grateful) when anything is sent to me.
To be honest, I then had such a crappy day at work that I totally forgot about the delivery, until I walked in mum’s front door and saw it sitting on her dining room table.
Now, I’ve only been given flowers on three occasions in my entire life:
- By a man who kept asking me out and wouldn’t take no for an answer (they were delivered and the florist refused to take them back and refund him, so I gave the bouquet to mum)
- When my ex broke another girls ankle in the early hours of one morning when he was doing goodness knows what with her.
- Valentines Day this year when K bought them for me as a joke because he knows I’m anti-Valentines.
So, you can understand why I say being sent flowers for a positive reason is new and exciting for me!
I perhaps too eagerly busted my way into the box (by ‘too eagerly’ I mean I ripped the box apart in my excitement), did a squeak and yelled “MUUUUUUUM!!” as soon as I saw what was inside.
20 hot pink roses and a three-pack of Sanctuary Spa products!
No matter what I did, I couldn’t get a photograph of the roses that would do them justice – they are SUCH a beautiful colour and they smell amazing. As for the Sanctuary Spa products, they’re all products I would use – body wash, body scrub and body lotion.
Now, I have to admit that I had absolutely no idea that Debenhams even offered a flower delivery service – if I’d been looking to send flowers to someone it would never have occurred to me to check the Debenhams Flowers website, but having been sent these I’ve been online and had a little nosey at what they have to offer…
There are various different options so you should be able to find the perfect something to send to someone special. Here are your choices:
Flowers and Sanctuary Spa gift sets
Flowers with scented gifts (some including photo frames too)
Flowers with baby gifts
Flowers and chocolates
When I’ve been sending flowers to people for special occasions in the past, I’ve sometimes spent ages searching the internet trying to find something a little different rather than just sending a standard bouquet, so to have this many options for additional goodies to send along too is, in my opinion, brilliant!
As you know, I’m on a spending ban, but I’m still allowed to buy friends/family presents for birthdays etc, but I do make sure I’m clever with my spending and don’t go overboard. So, me being the skinflint that I currently am while I clear my debts, I obviously checked out the Debenhams Flowers prices. The prices range from £19.99 (for a bunch of 50 daffodils) up to £129.99 (for a luxury hamper with a HUGE amount of items in it) for the more financially flush amongst us.
From now on, honestly, I think Debenhams Flowers will be my go-to when I want to send a gift to someone; there’s so much choice, I’m bound to find the perfect-something.
If you’ve got a special occasion coming up, or just want to show somebody that you care, I definitely recommend taking a peek at their website and seeing what you think. Oh, and as always, if you buy something, make sure you let me know what you’ve got!!
I’m off to go and stare at the photo of my flowers until it’s time to go home and stare at my ACTUAL flowers instead…
FAB NEWS EVERYONE!
The Debenhams Flowers people saw this blog post and have offered a 20% discount code on the flowers and Sanctuary Spa product gift range to my readers (valid until 31st May 2013).
Just enter LLBLOG20 when you get to the checkout!
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