Time to Give Thanks: Thanksgiving Flowers, Centerpieces, and Gifts

thanksp4With just a few weeks to go, Thanksgiving is nearly here. And, with it, comes time with family and friends as well as a focus on the most wonderful sentiment – giving thanks. Everyone has something to be thankful for and this is the time to think about those more important things in life that make life so rich and satisfying.

Whether you can be with family and friends this year or you will apart or you want to thank a colleague or client for a great year, consider Peoples Flower Shops in Albuquerque as your partner for Thanksgiving flowers, Thanksgiving centerpieces, and Thanksgiving gift baskets.thanksp1

Thanksgiving Flower Arrangements and Centerpieces

For your own table or to send your sentiment to a loved one, we’ve got some stunning Thanksgiving centerpieces as well as Thanksgiving bouquets full of fall flowers.  This includes our People Signature Series flower arrangements, which are exclusive to our shop and have been created by our amazing floral design team.

Our selection includes Thanksgiving centerpieces designed in cornucopia holders as well as those in traditional centerpiece designs, including those with and without candles and hurricane glass holders. There are all types of sizes and shapes to fit anyone’s Thanksgiving table and, of course, budget.thanksp3

For Thanksgiving, we also offer flowering plants, garden baskets, and dish gardens as well as a selection of indoor green plants all of which make a nice gift to bring as thanks for a Thanksgiving dinner invite.thanksp2

A Bounty of Thanksgiving Gifts

In addition to our gift baskets full of choices, including fresh seasonal fruit and gourmet goodies, we have expanded our Thanksgiving gift offering to include some other delicious options to bring or send for this year’s celebrations.

These goodies include everything from apple pie and apple berry crisp to mini cheesecake bites, cake pops, pear tart, brownies and cookies.

Thanksgiving Delivery Schedule

We plan on offering delivery on Thanksgiving throughout Albuquerque as well as across the country thanks to our flower network partners who share our commitment to quality, value, and service.thanksp5

We are already taking orders for Thanksgiving, so be sure to get your orders in early to ensure the best selection and value for your Thanksgiving flowers and gifts.

Mother-in-Law Day is Sunday, October 27th

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Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

While mother-in-laws often get a bad rap, most are loving and provide an additional avenue of support for the family, offering advice, guidance, and even babysitting services! With that positive thought in mind, they, too, deserve a special day all to their own in recognition of all the good things they do.

This blog post provides a brief background on the origin of this special October celebration and offers up some great ideas for the mother-in-law in your life who you appreciate.

Origins of Mother-in-Law Day

The special day is really a recent creation, having been started in 2002 to recognize an often forgotten family member. While it is not known who actually started Mother-in-Law Day, it could well be the brain child of the greeting card companies.teacherp4

However it happened, Mother-in-Law Day is always celebrated on the fourth Sunday of October and provides a way to show some love to your other mom.

Gift Ideas for Mother-in-Law Day

Just like Mother’s Day, similar gift ideas apply for that special mother-in-law in your life. Here are some of our ideas available on our online store and in our Albuquerque flower shop locations:

  • Flowers are always a favorite gift for moms who never seem to have enough in their lives and may not necessarily splurge that often on themselves. Our current floral arrangements include a wide range of stunning fall flowers that are sure to please. From bright sunflowers to dramatic hues of orange, yellow, and burgundy among our other fall flowers, there is a wide range of fall flower arrangements available to suit all budgets not to mention we have many on sale!
  • If your mother-in-law is allergic to flowers or is not that interested in flowers, you might consider a brilliant indoor green plant. This is a long-lasting gift that keeps on giving to your mom.
  • Our gift collection is brimming with all types of gifts, including fresh seasonal fruit, gourmet food baskets with crackers and cheeses, chocolates, seafood and steaks, baked goods and spa baskets for the mother-in-law who likes to be pampered.teacherp5

In addition to these gift categories, we also offer stuffed animals, balloons, and greeting cards to complete your Mother-in-Law Day gift. Our Albuquerque flower shops can deliver locally the same day and on Mother-in-Law Day plus we can deliver anywhere in the United States thanks to our network of preferred flower shop partners.

Don’t delay! Get your order in now for that special mother-in-law in your life! You are sure to win some bonus points from being so thoughtful!

Autumn has Arrived and So Have Fall Flowers and Fall Gifts!

fallp4fallp3Autumn has officially begun and with it comes a change in the weather and new colors of flowers to enjoy! We are excited that fall flowers are now here within our Albuquerque flower shops as well as many fall plants and fall gifts to enjoy for any occasion or event as well as for upcoming fall weddings.

This blog post offers a little preview of what is to come in terms of our new fall flower arrangements, fall bouquets, fall centerpieces, and fall gifts.

We’ve added a few more pictures to this blog post because we are so excited to share some of the latest and greatest fall flower arrangements now available!

Fall Flower and Plant Arrangements

Our fall flower arrangements include all the favorite fall flowers in rich shades of orange, red, cinnamon, brown, yellow and green.

There is everything from sunflowers and gerbera daisies to autumn tinted roses and elegant orchids.summerp1

Also featured are some beautiful fall plant arrangements. The Fall Mum Plant is a bright orange and cheery addition to any home or office, including its seasonally decorated basket with plaid ribbon and pumpkin ornament.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

Fall Signature Design Flower Arrangements

The Signature Design Collection consists of exclusive designs available only through Peoples Flower Shops and created by the Albuquerque florist’s design team. These include some amazing new designs created just for fall:

  • Autumn Bounty includes sunflowers, safflower, millett, mums, and China berry and arranged in a chic glass vase.
  • Autumn Jewels contains premium roses, hydrangea, and cymbidium orchids. This large arrangement is perfect to set on a large counter or a dining room table, and
  • Waves of Grain is a fall flower arrangement that features sunflowers, garden snapdragons, and beautiful millet.fallp1

Local Albuquerque Fall Flower Arrangements

A few of our special fall arrangements are made just for our Albuquerque customers and feature unique designs and extras to celebrate the season as well as special holidays like Halloween.

This includes the Teleflora Spooky Surprise Bouquet in a pumpkin vase replete with a spooky ghost ornament. Then there is the Teleflora Simply Sunny Bouquet chock full of sunflowers in a stunning painted vase covered in sunflowers.fallp2

Fall Gifts

Our fall gifts include new harvest gift baskets of fresh, seasonal fruit as well as artisanal cheeses, savory crackers, and sweet treats as well as new selections in all of our categories for men, women, and kids!

Be sure to shop online or at any of our store selections so you can enjoy the new fall selections. We already have some fall flowers, plants, and gifts on sale!

Gift Baskets for Every Occasion

giftp2There’s never a wrong time to give a gift basket. In fact, just about every occasion imaginable would be enhanced by giving a gift basket of gourmet food, fresh fruit, or other thoughtful items. From birthdays and anniversaries to welcome baby and get well to thoughts of love or a just because, gift baskets can provide the perfect message whether it is for an individual, team, department or group.

Our blog post this week provides some great gift basket ideas for all those special occasions. And, not all of our gifts come in an actual basket – some come in boxes and others in towers – but that doesn’t mean they can’t be counted as show-stopping gifts that your recipients will be sure to love!giftp4

Gift Ideas for Women

We have a range of food and non-food themed gifts and gift baskets for women that are sure to please. Here are just a few of the great ideas:

  • Red velvet cake bites
  • Farmer’s Market fruit and cheese basket
  • Spa and lotion baskets
  • Food and plant basket
  • Organic olive oil gift basket
  • Chocolate dipped pears

Gift Ideas for Men

Let’s not leave the guys out who also have birthdays, job promotions, and other occasions to celebrate. Here are some great ideas from our collection of gifts and gift baskets for the guys in your life:giftp3

  • Maine Lobster Gram
  • Garlic and wine clams
  • Harborside soup sampler
  • Cookies and brownies
  • Junk food survival gift basket
  • Fruit and cheese baskets
  • Surf and Turf selections

Other Gift Ideas

A number of our gift boxes, baskets, and towers can make for the perfect care packages for a range of situations:

  • Get Well care package
  • College care package
  • Baby arrival care package
  • New parent survival care package

For example, our Get Well Care Package contains a family sized (64 oz.) jar of handcrafted chicken noodle soup, a stainless steel ladle, 6 made from scratch rolls, 6 oatmeal raisin cookies, healing teas and cozy socks. Who wouldn’t want to get that?!giftp1

Same Day Delivery for Gifts and Gift Baskets

Our same day delivery area for gifts and gift baskets includes Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Cedar Crest, Corrales, Los Lunas, Placitas, Rio Rancho and Westside. Even if you just remembered a special occasion or want to treat a loved one spontaneously, take advantage of our same day service.

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Fall Harvest flowers by the armful! Bushels of flowers always bring bright tiding and joy to the heart.

Fall Harvest flowers by the armful! Bushels of flowers always bring bright tiding and joy to the heart.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th through October 15th.  This blog post provides information about this special celebration and offers some suggestions on ways to celebrate it.

What is National Hispanic Heritage Month?

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a way to recognize those of Hispanic and Latin American descent who have contributed to the growth and development of these cultures within the United States and provided a fine example of leadership, hard work, service, community and family. This is also a time to recognize many of the traditions and customs that have been adopted within the United States and add to the rich fiber of the community, including the Albuquerque, New Mexico area.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

The month-long celebration began in 1968 and was started on September 15th because this is the anniversary of the independence of five countries while the month long celebration also includes the independence of other Latin American countries, including all in total, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, Chile and Belize.

The theme this year is “Hispanics: Serving and Leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor.”

National Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Albuquerque

While the kick-off celebration for National Hispanic Heritage Month in Albuquerque already occurred on September 6th, there are other ways to celebrate this heritage month.

gerberap1The Albuquerque Journal lists a number of Hispanic Heritage Month events in the local Albuquerque area:

  • 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 — Charreada (Mexican rodeo), Tingley Coliseum at Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro NE. Tickets are $15, $24 and $34.
  • 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 28 — Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Heritage Luncheon, Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras SW. Tickets, $30 per person or $300 for a table for 10.
  • Oct. 1-3 — Production of La Casa de Bernarda Alba, a play by Federico Garcia Lorca, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth SW. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25.
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 9-10 — Hispanic Art Expo, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 11000 Broadway SE. Free.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 — National Hispanic Cultural Center, 10th anniversary parade and public opening of the Torreon, 1701 Fourth SW. Parade starts at noon on Central and Fourth SW and ends at the Cultural Center.
  • 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 — De Colores Leadership Banquet, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 11000 Broadway SE. Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for summerp1table of 10.

Peoples Flower Shops Offers Flowers for National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

Whether you are hosting a small family celebration or creating a large event for National Hispanic Heritage Month, consider us your source for flower arrangements and floral centerpieces as well as floral bouquets and other artistic floral designs. We also offer vibrant flower arrangements that you can send to a loved one to celebrate this special heritage month.

Time to Celebrate Grandparents Day This Sunday, September 8th

summerp2National Grandparents Day is here and it’s time to celebrate those family members who cherish your kids and most likely shower them with love and gifts as well as provide an excellent mentor for them to look up to. Your parents loved you but they also provide a special love for your children that should be celebrate this weekend and every day for that matter!

Our blog post this week is dedicated to Grandparents Day, including its history, purpose, and gift ideas. Whether near or far, grandparents can enjoy a special day thanks to you, the family, and us at Peoples Flower Shops.

How Grandparents Day Got Started and Why

National Grandparent’s Day was the idea of Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade. She decided in 1970 in her home state of West Virginia that grandparents needed a special day just like mothers and fathers already had. She campaigned and got the media to help spread the news signature2that it should become a national day, which came about in 1978. Now, it’s celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

McQuade believed that grandparents should be honored and celebrated for what they bring to families and the community, including guidance, experience, and knowledge. It’s a great day to stop and show your appreciation for everything they do and offer every day.

Ideas for Celebrating Grandparents Day

There are many ways to celebrate this Sunday with your grandparents whether you can be together or not.teacherp4

If you can get together, try these ideas:

  • Enjoy a meal together.
  • Take in a show or some type of entertainment.
  • Visit the old neighborhood.
  • Reminisce over old photographs.
  • Sit down and talk about family history and stories.
  • Go shopping.
  • Get pampered.
  • Host a family reunion.
  • Come over and take care of some home repairs or projects.

dadp2If you can’t get together, there are still ways to show them how much you love them:

  • Have the kids make homemade cards or a craft like a frame or garden stone.
  • Take the time to write a letter to let them know how much you love them.
  • Call or Skype them.
  • Send a special gift like flowers, flower arrangement, plant, or gift basket.

If you order anything from our website or store, we can arrange for same day local or national delivery to make sure your gift gets there on time. Call us now to get started to ensure your gift arrives for Grandparents Day. rosesp3

Monday, Sept. 2 is Labor Day! Let Peoples Flower Shops Help with Your Labor Day Get-together, Including Flowers, Plants, and Gifts

signature4As the end of summer, Labor Day weekend is often three days of summer fun that can include everything from a trip to the beach to a backyard barbecue to a block party. This means you will more than likely receive at least one – if not, more – invitations to Labor Day fun or you may be hosting your own Labor Day party to celebrate time off from work.

signature2Whatever the case, Peoples Flower Shops is ready to help you with a summer flower arrangement or gift basket to bring your host or hostess, or we can be your party planner with numerous summer flower centerpieces and summer flower decorations.

Labor Day Flower Ideas

Just because summer is nearly over doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy summer flowers as part of your Labor Day celebration. Whether gifting a flower bouquet or floral arrangement or decorating your house with summer flowers for an intimate Labor Day gathering, Peoples Flower Shops has some stunning, fresh, and affordable summer flowers to enjoy.

Our summer flowers include gerbera daisies, hydrangea, roses, sunflowers and more all in brilliant colors that are bursting with beauty. Check out our Signature Designs, which are only available through our shops thanks to our brilliant floral design team.friendshipp4

We also have some gorgeous flowering plants, including a Bromelaid Garden and Pink Azalea. There are also garden baskets and dish gardens to enjoy or share with friends.

Labor Day Gift Ideas

It’s a great idea to bring a gift basket to a party that can be given to the party host as a thank you or even shared among the guests. Our selection of gift baskets works perfectly well for any type of Labor Day celebration.foodp1

Here are some of the great gift baskets and gift ideas we have in stock now that you can send or bring with your to a Labor Day event:

  • You can take gourmet to the max with our selection of seafood, including lobsters, lobster tails, crab legs, and surf and turf. There are selections of clambakes that are perfect for the beach or a backyard feast.
  • If the main meal is covered, considering arriving with a tempting dessert that will be sure to please all the guests. We have a great selection of chocolates, chocolate covered pretzels, caramel apples, cheesecake and more!
  • Keep it fresh and healthy with a basket full of fresh fruit or a gift tower of organic fruit and cheese.teacherp3
  • If you are not sure what to get the host or hostess, we also have gift ideas for men and for women, so you can find the perfect item to say thanks for the Labor Day invite!

 

Back to School! New Teacher Flower & Gift Ideas in Albuquerque

teacherp1School has just arrived or is just days away. Everything is ready except maybe your kids! But, now that school clothes and schools supplies are sorted out, it’s time to think about how to welcome the new teacher and show them how much you appreciate what they do for your child.

teacherp2We’ve put together a few gift and flower ideas for teachers in the Albuquerque area that fit all types of budgets and offer a range of styles and colors to suit every teacher.

Flower Gift Ideas for Teachers

If you do not know the teacher and not sure what type of flowers or floral arrangement they would like, a great place to start is our online flower shop’s top sellers page where you can find our most popular flower arrangements.

This includes our Signature Design series, which are unique to Albuquerque and created by our incredible floral design team. Additionally, we have glass cube arrangements that are perfect for perching on a teacher’s desk or filing cabinet as well as flower baskets that can be displayed in the classroom.teacherp4

Plant Gift Ideas for Teachers

If you are not sure if the new teacher will like flowers, you can opt for a green plant, which adds a bit of nature to the classroom as well as is known to be a healthy addition to any space thanks to the beneficial qualities that plants offer.

teacherp3We have a wide range of green plants that are also designed to last a long time, making it a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.  Our green plant selection includes succulents, blooming plants, and dish gardens.

Other Gift Ideas for Teachers

Another great option to welcome the new teacher is a gift of gourmet food or a gift basket overflowing with different goodies. The possibilities are endless and provide a great way to personalize each teacher gift you hand out this year. We have fresh fruit baskets, junk food baskets, coffee baskets, assortments of different sweet and savory gifts, delicacies and chocolates, and gourmet food like lobster tails and steak.teacherp5

We have created separate online shopping areas that also provide gift ideas for women and gift ideas for men that include non-food items and may be appealing when you do not know what type of food your child’s teacher prefers.

We’ve also got balloons and cards, which are a fun and thoughtful way to let the teacher know that you are looking forward to working with them on making your child a success.

Focus on Freshness and Quality – The Hallmarks of Peoples Flowers

teacherp2Whether you are buying flowers or a gift basket for a loved one or colleague or you are just treating yourself to a green plant, blooming plant, or floral bouquet, you want to get as long a life from it to not only enjoy it, but you also want to get value for your money.

You Get What You Pay For

Although many people jump at flowers found at the grocery store or through online-only discount florists because they are on a tight budget and the price seems right. However, the saying, you get what you pay for, does apply here.Brom Garden

You Get More than What You Pay For

To get the freshest flowers possible as well as long-lasting green plants and fresh gift baskets full of fresh fruit and gourmet food, you actually do not have to spend much more than the prices found on these discount sites.

That’s because no matter which floral arrangement, plant, or gift basket you choose from Peoples Flower Shops of Albuquerque, you can be sure it will be the highest quality and the freshest possible.     nutritionP3

Our focus on quality and freshness has never wavered from our original philosophy developed when we opened in 1944. It has worked for decades and we are not about to change it now to turn a fast profit.

After all, these long-standing hallmarks have earned us a growing customer base of loyal clients who have continued to select us as their florist of choice for quality, freshness, value and personal service.

It is this focus on freshness and quality that has also garnered us local awards as the favorite flower shop in Albuquerque as well as helped us gain the position of “Preferred Florist” in a national network of award-winning florists who share the same hallmarks of quality, freshness, value and exceptional service.gerberap4

We are so sure of our freshness and quality that we have continually provided our satisfaction guarantee. Since 1944, our guaranteed satisfaction offer covers everything we sell. Whether you have purchased plants, flowers, or gift baskets, if you are dissatisfied, simply return it for replacement, exchange, or refund.

If you have not given us a try, please visit one of our many locations in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area or try our online store to experience freshness, quality, and value in one florist.

Summer Time and the Flowers are Gorgeous

signature2We are excited about our vast selection of gorgeous summer-time flowers with floral arrangements and bouquets now in stock for immediate pick-up via our cash and carry specials or online through our website, blog, or exclusive Facebook fan specials.signature4

Our Summer Flower Collection

With summer in full swing, we are enjoying a bounteous harvest from our flower farm partners, including all the summer flower favorites like roses, gerbera daisies, Oriental lilies, poms, alstroemeria, hydrangea and daffodils.

Our incredible floral design team has put together a sublimely beautiful collection of summer flower bouquets, summer floral arrangements, and summer floral centerpieces.

This includes our Signature Design series where our floral design team has created exclusive floral arrangements not found with any other Albuquerque florist.summerp1

These include:

  • Signature Design: Sunflower. This bright and cheerful floral arrangement offers a burst of summer flowers in vibrant colors also displayed in a tall glass vase.
  • Signature Design: Dahlia. This elegant, tasteful flower arrangement features dahlias in different available colors along with other flowers that enhance the beauty of this summer flower.

In addition, we have other unique summer flower arrangements that include a number of smaller options that are a great way to give, share, and personally enjoy this summer’s stock of seasonal flowers.

Here are some stunning summer selections that are budget-friendly but do not compromise on quality or creativity:summerp2

  • Solar Flare: This striking arrangement packs a powerful punch with two big and bold and flowers.
  • Lilies and Lemons: This unique floral arrangement features bright, sunshine-filled yellow lilies in a glass vase full of cut lemons. We also offer a much larger arrangement that is showcased by fresh orange slices and a rainbow sherbet color array of summer flowers.
  • European Dish Garden: This economically-priced arrangement includes blooming plants and green foliage within a wicker basket and is designed to offer long-time enjoyment.

We’ve also got many tropical flowers and exotics to choose from to add a unique look to your home, office, wedding or event this summer. Even if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for online or in our store doesn’t mean we can’t make it for you.summerp3

Again, it’s our amazing floral design team who can step in and help you create a dazzling summer wedding bouquet or summer wedding floral centerpieces as well as special and personal summer flower arrangements for any special occasion.

Come into any of our Albuquerque flower shops to learn more!

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