Present for my Girlfriend

poppe

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Hello,

Hopefully you all can help me. My girlfriend recently moved to California. She got her first appartment there, and I would like to send her something nice. I looked at www.1800flowers.com, but nothing was available for Orange county unless I was spending over $100 (I want to stay around $50). Perhaps you all could give me some ideas for a good present to send her as a house warming gift. I was hoping I could find some pretty flowers in a girlie vase.

Even if its just other websites like 1800flowers that would help out alot. Thank you

(Hopefully this is the right section for this thread)
 

Killyp

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poppe said:
Hello,

Hopefully you all can help me. My girlfriend recently moved to California. She got her first appartment there, and I would like to send her something nice. I looked at www.1800flowers.com, but nothing was available for Orange county unless I was spending over $100 (I want to stay around $50). Perhaps you all could give me some ideas for a good present to send her as a house warming gift. I was hoping I could find some pretty flowers in a girlie vase.

Even if its just other websites like 1800flowers that would help out alot. Thank you

(Hopefully this is the right section for this thread)
Get a more permanent plant, like one of those really tall slender venus fly traps. Both useful and beautiful!

If you want amazing looking flowers (I'm not exactly a flowery person), then the Bird of Paradise has always been my favourite (and probably the only flower I know :p ).

 

poppe

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Killyp said:
Get a more permanent plant, like one of those really tall slender venus fly traps. Both useful and beautiful!

If you want amazing looking flowers (I'm not exactly a flowery person), then the Bird of Paradise has always been my favourite (and probably the only flower I know :p ).

Cool flower but I dont know who sells that? I am trying to do somethign permanent like flowers in a pot, or a vase with dirt already in it. Sorry I didn't make that clear.
 

thedude110

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You're probably the best gift.

Short of you, if you're of legal age, send her a bottle of wine with instructions not to open it until you come to visit. Anticipation, mutuality ... a fine gift!

Right. Assuming you intend to visit.
 

poppe

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thedude110 said:
You're probably the best gift.

Short of you, if you're of legal age, send her a bottle of wine with instructions not to open it until you come to visit. Anticipation, mutuality ... a fine gift!

Right. Assuming you intend to visit.
Haha yeah I move out there on the 14 of september. And sadly no I'm not of the age, and she acctually doesn't like wine. Hmm... But that does bring up some ideas... anticipation... hmm...
 

Frisco

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poppe said:
Hello,

Hopefully you all can help me. My girlfriend recently moved to California. She got her first appartment there, and I would like to send her something nice. I looked at www.1800flowers.com, but nothing was available for Orange county unless I was spending over $100 (I want to stay around $50). Perhaps you all could give me some ideas for a good present to send her as a house warming gift. I was hoping I could find some pretty flowers in a girlie vase.

Even if its just other websites like 1800flowers that would help out alot. Thank you

(Hopefully this is the right section for this thread)
www.proflowers.com and are in California, although I live in NJ and have had nothing, but positive things to say about them shipping across the country.

Here is your answer


Trust me please she will love them!
 

poppe

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Frisco said:
www.proflowers.com and are in California, although I live in NJ and have had nothing, but positive things to say about them shipping across the country.

Here is your answer


Trust me please she will love them!
:D Awesom! Thanks alot. This site looks just like what I was looking for those I am interested in that above flower (for me though).
 

macgeek2005

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Just send her a small simple bouquet of flowers with a really romantic note. I could write it for you, but it's probably best that you write it yourself. A note that makes her feel really special and all warm and fuzzy inside. :)
 

iSaint

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If you call your local florist, they will have a way to take your order and call it in out there. The minimum charge may be more than $50, so beware.





Speaking of gf gifts, whatever happened to the guy who bought his girlfriend a 12" Powerbook? :confused:
 

Chundles

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macgeek2005 said:
Just send her a small simple bouquet of flowers with a really romantic note. I could write it for you, but it's probably best that you write it yourself. A note that makes her feel really special and all warm and fuzzy inside. :)
Geek, do you even know what a girl is?
 

Chundles

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It's one of those people with the holes instead of the pokey thing, right? :confused:
Yeah, I think so, although now you've asked I'm not so sure.

I'll ask macgeek, he's probably seen a picture of one.
 

Abstract

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His idea for a small bouquet and a small note isn't a bad idea to give to one of those hole people. Hole people like notes, and many of them like flowers. I think I saw a National Geographic documentary on this once, or was it a 3D IMAX movie? I forget.
 

poppe

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Hey guys thanks for all the advice. To my "hole person" I got her a tree thingy that is like the Karate Kid tree or whatever. It blooms pink flowers once a year sometimes more. She'll like that alot.
 

crazycat

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My girlfriend is beside me so i am getting some expert advice :).

Anything would really do, there is nothing as good as the thought you put into it. I dont like to send flowers that die in a few days, i like to send something that would last a little bit longer.


Poppe "Hey guys thanks for all the advice. To my "hole person" I got her a tree thingy that is like the Karate Kid tree or whatever. It blooms pink flowers once a year sometimes more. She'll like that alot."

That sounds nice but remmber to get her something that she i going to like insted of something you do.

Once i saw someone give an ipod to his friend (both friends of mine) who had never used a computer in his life and hates music :)
 

poppe

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crazycat said:
My girlfriend is beside me so i am getting some expert advice :).

Anything would really do, there is nothing as good as the thought you put into it. I dont like to send flowers that die in a few days, i like to send something that would last a little bit longer.


Poppe "Hey guys thanks for all the advice. To my "hole person" I got her a tree thingy that is like the Karate Kid tree or whatever. It blooms pink flowers once a year sometimes more. She'll like that alot."

That sounds nice but remmber to get her something that she i going to like insted of something you do.

Once i saw someone give an ipod to his friend (both friends of mine) who had never used a computer in his life and hates music :)
She likes anything pink. And is planting flowers and stuff all around her apartment. Even has a bird feeder ourside. I think this will do great. Especially since it blooms pink
 

poppe

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Phat Elvis said:
Excellent choice. Give something that is alive (and will stay alive), it's good luck.
Thank you. Had to ship it on saturday because she is in class every weekday... cost me an extra $10 to the already $10 shipping, so I hope she likes it.
 

Foxglove9

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I like when I get sent a basket of fruit. That's something I can actually use. So that's what I recommend.

But if she likes flowers then stick with that.
 

poppe

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Foxglove9 said:
I like when I get sent a basket of fruit. That's something I can actually use. So that's what I recommend.

But if she likes flowers then stick with that.
Have you ever heard of the fruit baskets that come in looking like baskets of flowers and stuff?

There is a place near us that does it; has all this fruit put together in shapes of flowers and other things, but they start at like $100 which is a tad high for a college kid sending his gal a moving in present...

 

Foxglove9

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poppe said:
Have you ever heard of the fruit baskets that come in looking like baskets of flowers and stuff?

There is a place near us that does it; has all this fruit put together in shapes of flowers and other things, but they start at like $100 which is a tad high for a college kid sending his gal a moving in present...

:eek: Oh wow, that is pretty cool! Shame to even eat it, it looks so pretty.
 

Foxglove9

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poppe said:
Have you ever heard of the fruit baskets that come in looking like baskets of flowers and stuff?

There is a place near us that does it; has all this fruit put together in shapes of flowers and other things, but they start at like $100 which is a tad high for a college kid sending his gal a moving in present...
:eek: Oh wow, that is pretty cool! Shame to even eat it, it looks so pretty.
 

poppe

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Foxglove9 said:
:eek: Oh wow, that is pretty cool! Shame to even eat it, it looks so pretty.
Yeah that one was acctually kinda ugly compared to the shop near my house. But I didn't know what it was called so I couldn't find their website. The one by my house is more floral-like/elegant and less kid ish. The website this picture came from had things like garfield vases and basketball/football/baseball ones.