Written in collaboration with Bloomable
Hello lovely people. Are you feeling Christmassy yet? We put up our tree last night and I’m starting to pore over festive feast recipe ideas. I’m dreaming of days by the pool, where I can forget about my email and focus on family, relaxing and good times.
Luckily my house is looking pretty nice actually, and it’s all thanks to a delivery I got recently from Bloomable. Who are these lovely sounding people? Bloomable officially rebranded from SA Florist earlier this month, because although they offer the most gorgeous blooms, they do so much more than flowers.
Unlike other offerings in the marketplace, what makes Bloomable special is that they’re an online marketplace which connects people looking to buy fresh flowers and beautiful gifts, directly with the actual artisans who create them.
They’re taking care of the little guys – over 250 artisans based around the country – enabling them to grow their businesses in a way they would not have been able to do alone. They initiated a Florist Empowerment Program and even launched a service called Zoom Bloom which allows you to order flowers and have them delivered within two hours in Joburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban. Think of this as convenient gifting with heart.
But besides all the stuff to make you feel warm and cosy inside, they offer some really gorgeous gifting options. Some of the other online florists/gifters sell a very underwhelming selection of products – they always just look a bit naff if you know what I mean? In comparison, take a look at Bloomable’s stunning new festive range, you’ll want to buy everything, I promise. I was sent the stunning Copper Christmas bouquet complete with blush pink roses, white snapdragons and rose gold accents and it’s been looking gorgeous on my dining room table all week.
I was also treated to the Bubbly Christmas Gift Box featuring red roses, red crackers, some bubbly and Lindt chocolates – what more could a person want?
But my absolute favourite thing, because I am a weird nerd like that, is the Golden Green DIY Christmas wreath I was sent. I have wanted a beautiful festive wreath for EVER but wasn’t sure how to make one or where to buy one.
This one is in my favourite two colours, plus the idea is that you can decorate it further to match your home or colour scheme (although I love the simplicity of how it is now!). It’s currently brightening up my dark grey front door and making me happy each time I come home and spot it. The idea is that you can water the green Oasis stuff and keep the wreath looking fresh for a long period of time.
If you can’t be with a special someone this year for the holidays, and you’d still like to send them a gift, why not use Bloomable’s fab options to do so? Besides their festive range, they also offer categories such as Great Value, New Baby and Romance options, among many others, so you can send gifts through them throughout the year. You can also pick up a wreath for yourself if you want to brighten up your home for the holidays (or give it to someone who’s hosting you).
Luckily, Bloomable are providing an exclusive R100 off voucher (valid until 20 December) to use on any of their products using the code MOUNTAINS100 (with a minimum spend of R300*). Just enter your gift code before you checkout…easy.
So if you want to pass on some joy to someone you love, take a look at what Bloomable does – I think you’ll like it.
Hope you all get through these last few weeks of work, and have fun preparing for the holidays.
*excluding delivery fees