10 Non-Traditional Bouquets To Give And Receive This V-Day

A makeup bouquet? Yas, please!
PHOTO: (LEFT) Instagram/cnlulaby, (RIGHT) Instagram/cairocosmetics

For the yearly mush that is Valentine’s Day, not all women want to receive a bouquet of flowers that will eventually wilt after a few days. There are other arrangements that can make a more lasting impression than cliché red roses. If you’re part of this movement, show this list to your significant other before V-Day and pray that they take the hint.

  1. Makeup Bouquet

    There’s no better way to show your love than supporting her obsession with contouring, highlighting, and blending. Say it with a bouquet of new makeup. If you need help in choosing products, just ask the friendly salesladies of all-in-one beauty shops like Beauty Bar, Beauty Buffet, and Watsons, or better yet, ask her bestie for tips.

    How to make: Click here for tutorials.
  2. Donut Bouquet

    Homer Simpson would tear up at the sight of this glazed, sprinkled, and frosted work of art. A “doughquet” involves a quick stopover at her favorite donut shop and DIY arrangement. Try not to devour your own creation.

    How to make: Click here for tutorials.
  3. Chocolate Bouquet

    Pacify her sweet tooth with a creative arrangement of her favorite chocolates and candies. It’s a level above the standard box of chocolates.

    Where to order: Aenil’s Flowers, C’est Ça Giftworks, Flower Delivery Philippines, Flower Delivery PH, Flowers For Maria Clara, Florist Manila, Raphael’s Flowers and Gifts, Your Flower Patch
  4. Bacon Rose Bouquet

    Buy a pack of your favorite bacon brand, roll it into roses, fry or bake, and then arrange into a beautiful greasy bouquet. If she’s vegetarian, there’s facon, the veggie bacon. Make a few for yourself while you’re at it.

    How to make: Click here for tutorials.
  5. Fried Chicken Bouquet

    There are so many options to choose from—nuggets, chicken fingers, poppers, wing kebabs, or just good ol’ fried chicken. You may buy a bucket or box from her favorite fast food joint, or use your kitchen skills to whip up your own. Then arrange into a finger lickin’ good bouquet.

    How to make: Click here for tutorials.
  6. Pastillas Rose Bouquet

    For the ultimate Tita, this one is made of pastillas de leche that’s carefully rolled and molded into pretty roses. It will go well with her lace alampay and floral shawl.

    Where to order: Sweet Blooms Rose Pastillas
  7. Cupcake Bouquet

    Instead of giving her the usual box of cupcakes, call your trusted baker and get a customized cupcake bouquet. They’re cupcakes with floral buttercream toppings and arranged to look like a basket or bouquet of flowers.

    Where to order: Amanda’s Oven, Caicakes, and Cupcakes by Sonja 
  8. Teddy Bear Bouquet

    On the same level of mushiness as a rose bouquet, this one is an arrangement of cute stuffed toys that will make her go, “Aww!” You may even mix it up with chocolates and other add-ons.

    Where to order: Buzy Bee Bouquets and Balloons, C’est Ça Giftworks, and Flower Delivery Philippines
  9. Balloon Bouquet

    This may not be the most environmental option, but if she’s the type who squeals at the sight of cute balloon arrangements, then give her one of her own. She’ll display it at home or on her office table until the balloons shrink into oblivion.

    Where to order: Bebe’s Balloons, C’est Ça Giftworks, Florist Manila, and Flowers Delivery Manila
  10. Fruit Bouquet

    If she’s on a strict diet and the sight of chocolates will make her wince, order a basket or bouquet of fruits instead. There’s even a version where the fruits are carved and arranged to look like flowers.

    Where to order: Fruiquet, Fruits in Bloom, Flowers by Sylvia, and Roses and Sweets

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