3 Smart Gifts From Our Holiday Gift Guide

Our Holiday Gift Guide – basically our online version of Santa’s workshop – is chock full of everything from bold blooms to winter greens. We’ve got plants and wreaths and centerpieces; we’ve even provided our elegant silk flower work, a nod to the luxe textures and fabrics of the season.

But we at People’s Flower Shops want to highlight something that is just as colorful, abundant and gift-worthy as our floral designs and winter bloomers – and you can eat it, too. We’r’e talking about our collection of holiday gift baskets, and you’re going to want to take a look (and a bite) at of them.

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Give A Delicious Secret Santa Gift

Have you been randomly-assigned a gift recipient at work this year? Are you supposed to keep your identity a secret for the weeks leading up to the office party, when gifts will be distributed and the cloak of anonymity removed? Sounds like you’re participating in Secret Santa.

This group gift swap is popular in the West, where it goes by many names: Secretos Amigos in Latin America, Julklapp in Scandinavia (where we got the idea from, incidentally). Whatever you call it, the premise is always the same: givers offer their recipients gifts, anonymously. It’s that last part that makes the gift exchange so fun, but also a challenge. Peoples Flowers can help.

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Giving To Our Community Through Flowers

During the holidays, we get swept up in the spirit of giving. But while hitting the stores and returning home with a trunk load of presents to dazzle our family with is fun, we here at Peoples Flower Shops are focused on that other kind of giving – the charitable kind.

We do this in a few ways. We offer a floral donation to the Folds of Honor Gala, which benefits the spouses and children of fallen or injured U.S. service-members through educational scholarships. We make another donation to the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball, held each year here in Albuquerque. This past March, we sourced about 22,000 daffodils for Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation’s Daffodil Days, a massive fundraiser to benefit Hospice.

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Office Decor with Holiday Spirit

This holiday, have some festive fun in the office. No, we don’t mean a wild party (not too wild, anyway), we mean get festive with some spirited floral decor. ‘Tis the season to celebrate with our friends and family – and that includes our office family, who, let’s face it, we spend a lot of time with.

Peoples Flower Shops never turns down an occasion to decorate, and we’re here to amplify your workplace cheer beyond the traditional poinsettias and wreaths.

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Set Your Thanksgiving Table Abloom

As you’re planning your Thanksgiving table this year, Peoples Flower Shops is here with a small PSA: don’t forget the flowers!

You’ve likely pulled out the heritage linens and the nice china. Maybe you’ve even polished up your silverware and are prepping the turkey on an antique platter. We put so much time and attention into how our Thanksgiving table is going to look, given the bounty it will offer and the friends and family who will soon gather around it. A floral centerpiece at the heart of it is a way of bringing all of the elements that go into Thanksgiving together.

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Thanking Your Hosts with Gifts

Thanking your hosts with gifts is an art; it also happens to be one we have perfected here at Peoples Flower Shops. From among our many gift options like candles and live plant baskets, we’ve selected a few things that we think cover the spectrum of possible Thanksgiving dinner scenarios, from the more traditional to the modern casual.

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Roses for Veterans Day

Yes, we at Peoples Flower Shops said it. You can send roses for Veterans Day. Hear us out.

The venerable occasion we celebrate every November 11 or thereabouts doesn’t have a designated flower. And yet, on this day, when we as an Albuquerque community come together to honor our heroes through parades and observances, the accompanying decor is definitely emblematic. We wave flags, we wear uniforms. Why not add an official flower? One that we would all agree is triumphant, dignified and elegant?

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Make Way for Fall’s Dahlias

Everything’s coming up dahlias here at Peoples Flowers. The gorgeous bloom that has been in all the magazines and on social media lately has only a little more time left in season, and we’re taking full advantage, mixing it into some of our most glorious and arresting arrangements. Intricate, richly-colored and sure to add tons of interest to your interior decor, Fall’s dahlias are a showstopping floral that elevate any design of which they are a part.

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National Sweetest Day is Set Aside for Kindness

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Have you heard of Sweetest Day? The holiday, popular in the Midwest and Northeast, is actually approximately 100 years old, and comes with one of the “sweetest” backstories we have ever heard. This year, the observance falls on October 21, and the team at Peoples Flowers thought we would acquaint you just a bit with this delicious day. Continue reading

Halloween Designs and Spooky Decor

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If ever there were a time to decorate with the colors of a New Mexico desert at sunset, the time is now. Halloween designs and spooky decor have happily invaded our homes and yards, where spiderwebs, swaying ghosts and fake cobwebs rule the roost. Even our doorsteps have been revived with bright with mums and pumpkins. We here at Peoples Flower Shops think its the moment to turn our attention to how we’ll decorate indoors. And of course we’ve got the blooms to do it.

Finally we can inject a little whimsy and humor to our floral designs – not to mention a little spookiness here and there too.

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