The Perfect Gift for All Occasions

Need a great gift for any occasion? Well, there are a few. If you don’t mind looking impersonal, you can go with a gift card. But what does a small piece of plastic really say about you? Not a lot. However, there is a great all-occasion gift that speaks volumes: flowers!

Why are flowers such a great gift? They’re very personal, for one thing. You can select the colors that the recipient loves, send them their favorite flowers, and pick out a vase that fits their personality. While there are many pre-designed arrangements that are absolutely stunning, you can work with a florist to customize these, or even have them create an arrangement from scratch. How much more personal can you get?

One concern why buying gifts is worrying if the person already has it. That’s not an issue with flowers. Even if the recipient gets two or three bouquets as birthday gifts, chances are they will be different. Even if they use the same flowers, it still doesn’t matter too much. You just can’t have too many flowers!

Flowers are great for any age. Girls like flowers just as much as grandmothers. There’s no birthday that can’t be celebrated with a bouquet of flowers. In fact, some girls and teens really love getting flowers as a gift.

Flowers can be a good gift for men and women. While it’s true that flowers aren’t the first thing that comes to mind for a man’s gift, some are quite appropriate. Flowering green plants, for example, are good gifts for men with offices that could use a little bit of color.

Next time you’re having difficulty picking out the perfect gift for a birthday, a holiday, or any occasion, go with flowers. They’re simply perfect for any and all events.

Mother’s Day in Houston

Do you have your plans made for Mother’s Day? This important event is May 8th, which isn’t very far away! If you don’t have plans made yet, maybe some of these Mother’s Day events in Houston will be perfect for you and your mom.

If you’re looking for a place to eat, here are some restaurants having Mother’s Day specials:
• Backstreet Café – 3 courses for $42 and live music
• 17 Restaurant at the Alden – 3 courses for $55
• Bistro des Amis – 3 courses for $34
• The Houstonian – buffet with champagne and mimosas
• Mo’s Steaks – buffet including made to order omelets and beef tenderloin

The Children’s Museum of Houston is having a Mommy’s Day Bash. Moms get free admission. Lisa Harris will perform original songs and read from her books celebrating moms. Kids can make mom a bouquet of flowers made from found objects at the Junktion activity area.

If your mom likes to laugh, take her to ComedySportz. They are doing a special Mother’s Day show of improve comedy. Two teams compete for the loudest laughter. The jokes are all family-friendly, and there is some audience participation, too. Tickets are $16, but moms get in free Mother’s Day weekend.

The Downtown Aquarium offers moms a Sunday brunch with more than 40 items on the menu and half off an All Day Adventure Pass.

The Houston International Festival is a 10 day arts and cultural festival that will be held over Mother’s Day weekend. Life music and more make up this great event.

Star Fleet yachts will have a special Star Fleet Mother’s Day Cruise on Galveston Bay. This two hour cruise includes a champagne brunch, lunch, or dinner, live music, a cash bar, and dancing.

Join the Highlights of Houston Ballet on Mother’s Day for their special tribute to moms. The performance will be held at the Miller Outdoor Theater from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Tickets are free, but you must order tickets ahead of time.

Finally, Opera Laggera will perform “There Ain’t Nothin’ Like a Dame,” a collection of music honoring mothers. The show will be held on May 6 at 7:30 pm and on May 7 at 7:00 pm.

No matter what you do with your mom on her special day, be sure to send her a beautiful bouquet of flowers from our amazing selection of arrangements made just for mothers.