Our Gift Guide For The Holidays

We got you something good this year, a present from The Flower Bucket to you, and it’s our Holiday Gift Guide.

We’re proud to unveil the seasonal designs we’ve been working on. They feature winter’s bold blooms, vivid greens and natural accents. We’ve built in plenty of texture and interest, along with the fragrance of pine and fir. We’ve got pine cones and ornaments and a little glitz and glitter – basically everything you might want for everyone on your “nice” list.

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Win Secret Santa With Flowers

Secret Santa has become the best way to make sure that everyone at work or in a group of friends gets a gift during the holidays, without breaking the bank. And it’s a fun way to gather together for the season, which is why it’s so often included in a holiday party. The premise is simple: participants blind-draw a name and whoever they get is the person they’ll be shopping for that year. They can’t reveal their identity to the giftee, nor will they know the identity of the person buying for them.

The Flower Bucket recognizes that this is a unique gift-giving circumstance. After all, you may not know much about the person you’re buying for, let alone their personal tastes and preferences. That’s where we come in.

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Giving Tuesday’s Many Gifts

This November 28, reach deep into your pockets and give. We’re not talking about spending on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, no; Tuesday’s where it’s at. We at The Flower Bucket take this global giving challenge – now in its sixth year of promoting charitable giving across the world – seriously. All year long, we offer a means to benefit some of the San Antonio area’s most deserving institutions.

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Magical Arrangements for the Office

How does your workplace like to decorate for the holidays? Poinsettias and wreaths? The tried-and-true Christmas tree you pull out from the back and dust off, year after year?

One of the great joys of the holidays, or so we think here at The Flower Bucket, is rediscovering the decor we love and cherish all over again. That special ornament or candy dish we forgot for a whole year is loved anew. And it’s the same with decorating our workplace; everyone can have fun decking the halls (or their desks) and hanging ornaments on the tree, finding all of those decor items they put up last year. We think a bountiful display of fresh blooms really adds to that spirit.

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A Classic Cornucopia for Thanskgiving

One of the most recognizable symbols of Thanksgiving is the cornucopia, a horn-shaped container usually filled with fruit. The cornucopia has been around since antiquity, where it appeared in myths and later in art. Meant to represent the abundance, this emblem was brought to the table and displayed as a sign that the harvest had been fruitful that year.

Today, you’ll see all manner of cornucopia horns – usually baskets – in stores, just waiting for you to stuff them full with seasonal decor. But at The Flower Bucket, we have a better idea. We think the best cornucopias are the ones overflowing with fresh flowers.

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Custom Florals for Holiday Hosts

If you’re spending Thanksgiving at someone else’s table, as many of us will this holiday, it’s time to think about what you may be bringing to contribute. And we at The Flower Bucket don’t mean your signature stuffing; we’re talking about flowers. Specifically, in the form of a host gift.

It’s customary in the U.S. and across the globe to offer a gift to your magnanimous host. It’s a classic, classy gesture that expresses your gratitude for their time and energy, and a vivid reminder of your relationship to them.

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Handsome Hues for Veterans Day

Between Halloween and Thanksgiving there’s Veterans Day, an occasion we’ve celebrated in one form or another since 1919, when it was called “Armistice Day” and devoted to remembering the end of WWI the year before. Today, it’s a time to honor our U.S. military veterans for their incredible service to country. And while our San Antonio community comes together to celebrate these heroes, we may also want to personally extend our gratitude to our deserving family and friends through a gift like flowers.

Given that the overwhelming majority of vets are male, The Flower Bucket suggests that you pick an arrangement rich with handsome hues.

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Mixing it up with Mums

November’s favorite flower explodes onto our doorsteps and walkways as early as September, such is our excitement over the arrival of Fall. Along with Pumpkin Spice Latte and the hope (cross-your-fingers) that we’ll get to don sweaters soon, mums are a special Fall treat. We’re no different here at The Flower Bucket in how fully we embrace the season, and we’ve got the mum arrangements to prove it.  Continue reading

Spirited Halloween & Harvest Decor

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Fall is a wonderful excuse to revive your home with fresh plants and flowers. There’s so much spirited Halloween and harvest decor available, and that’s the case for blooms, too. Arrangements run the gamut from country baskets with rustic florals to sleek black-and-white stunners, all of them intended to warm up your home (and scare up some fun) for the season.

This October at The Flower Bucket, we’re conjuring up some romance with a variety of florals and greens that will help dress up your Halloween scene.

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Kind Gestures on Sweetest Day

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Sweetest Day is a day set aside for kind gestures and sweet acts of kindness. Although not the most well-known of holidays throughout the United States, the observance has been popular in the Midwest and the Northeast for over 100 years.

Sweetest Day began in Cleveland in the early 1900’s, as a day when local candy companies would give out thousands of boxes of chocolates to the underprivileged, orphaned and shut-in. The idea caught on thanks to broad media coverage, and within 5 years, New York State also adopted the concept. Since we love the idea of giving gifts for no other reason than to make people feel valued, happy and loved, The Flower Bucket has put together a Sweetest Day collection sure to make your loved ones smile.  Continue reading