The holiday season is well underway, but do you have all of your shopping done yet? Remember, the number of shopping days left is quickly diminishing – Christmas is only two weeks away!
Holiday shopping can be delightful when you have lots of time and you’re full of holiday cheer. But after weeks of long lines and heavy traffic, it’s hard not to turn into Ebenezer Scrooge or the Grinch! Fortunately, your friends at Mancuso’s are here to help you cross everyone off your list and save your yuletide joy.
Flowers make the perfect gift no matter the occasion, especially during the holidays when people decorate their homes and invite friends and family over to share the spirit of the season. Whether you’re decorating your own space or looking for the right gift to give to someone else, here are some ideas that you’re sure to love:
When people think of Christmas decorations, they think of poinsettias. The plants are so popular, in fact, that they accounted for nearly one quarter (23 percent) of all flowering potted plants sold last year, according to a recent USDA Floriculture Statistics report.
The poinsettia is native to Mexico, but it is commercially grown in every state in the United States. It is a common misconception that poinsettias are toxic to humans and animals. But the reality is, these beautiful holiday plants are normally safe as long as they are not ingested in large quantities, and their extremely bitter taste usually prevents more than a nibble from a curious child or pet.
Fresh flowers can set the tone for the whole season. They are very popular during the holidays, especially in brightly-colored centerpieces used to decorate the table. Red and white flowers are obvious choices for many holiday designs, but special touches such as holly, berries, pine cones and evergreen sprigs add seasonal style and flair to traditional bouquets.
Whether you’re looking for a mix of elegant and classic or bold and beautiful, the artesian designers at Mancuso’s will be happy to create the perfect piece to help you make this holiday season extra special.
In addition to flowers and plants, candles are also popular gifts during the holiday season. They come in a wide variety of colors and scents, and they can fill your home with luxurious ambiance and nostalgia-inducing aromas.
When it comes to candles, the options available are nearly endless. While most people choose candles based on fragrance, size, and color, not all candles are created equal. Many specialty candles feature long-lasting soy or even wood wicks that crackle like a warm fireplace when they’re lit. Some battery-powered, artificial candles are so lifelike that they’re nearly indistinguishable from the real thing – even under close inspection.
Let Mancuso’s Florist help you deck the halls and make your holiday season merry and bright. Stop by to see all of the goodies we have available in our shop, or give us a call at 568-359-6200 and let us help you find the perfect gift!