Chill Out in the Hot Summer with Cool Gifts from Peoples Flowers

Sunflowers

Revel in summer with a sunflower bouquet.

Summer is in full swing in New Mexico. Albuquerque temperatures are in the 90s and the monsoon rains aren’t quite enough to quench our thirst for cool during the long, hot days. There are a lot of ways to chill out during high temperatures. Crank up the swamp cooler. Turn on the air conditioning. Make some iced tea. Then, browse Peoples Flower Shops’ collection of cool summer gifts online or in-store.

Cool off with Green Plants
Summer is associated with hot colors like red, yellow and orange. Cool off your senses by delving into the world of green plants. We offer many different sizes of plants, whether you’re looking for a small basket of greenery to place on a desk or a large indoor plant that will make a statement. The rounded leaves of the Schefflera plant make for a great accent piece to remind you of cooler days and the abundant green of spring.

You can go green and still have a splash of accent color when you choose a Bromeliad. This tropical plant combines long leaves with a spike of color rising from the center. It’s a long-lasting gift that features both the cool green of fresh foliage and the bright orange-red of summer. Green plants are a lovely way to add to your personal collection of houseplants, but they also make great gifts for budding green thumbs. They are a welcome business gift, bringing liveliness and verdant colors to any office environment.

Bucket of Fire

Feel the heat with our spicy Bucket of Fire.

Embrace the Heat
A lot of New Mexicans love the warm weather and hot chiles of the Land of Enchantment. We’ve heard that eating hot foods makes you sweat…and that in turn cools you off. Test that theory with our Summer Heat Bucket of Fire. This silver bucket is full of fiery treats like special hot sauces and crunchy snacks with a spicy kick. Summer time is also grilling time. Bring a wow factor to any backyard barbeque with Peoples’ Maine Tails & Filet Mignon package full of four fresh Maine lobster tails and four filets.

Now that your taste buds are tingling, excite your eyes with an arrangement from our collection of summer flowers. If you’re looking to tailor a gift package or arrangement for a summer birthday or wedding, our design professionals can create the perfect custom package. From delightful sunflowers to the cool, fresh blooms of our Victorian Summer bouquet, Peoples has your every mood and occasion covered.

Summer Gifts for Seasonal Fun
Green plants, spicy taste treats and buoyant bouquets are just some of the cool summer gifts Peoples has to offer. We invite you to come by any of our Albuquerque area locations in Nob Hill, Downtown, the Northeast Heights and Far North on Montgomery. We have an outstanding selection of summer gifts ranging from yard art to home decor and the freshest seasonal flowers for custom bouquets. No matter what the thermometer says, you’ll be the coolest person around when you give a gift from Peoples.

Lucky Stems: Win Flowers (and more) from Peoples Flowers!

Lucky Stems logoAre you feeling lucky? You should be. With Peoples Flowers Shops, every delivery of gifts or flowers is a chance to win. When you receive a flower or gift delivery from Peoples, look for the attached Lucky Stems card. There is a special code printed on the card. Now visit Peoples’ Lucky Stems Web page and look for the green box that says, “Try your luck!” Enter the code, click “go” and see if you’re an instant winner!

As Lucky Stems codes are issued, random winning codes are drawn and matched to a variety of prizes, such as flowers from Peoples or gifts from other local businesses. Are you the sender of a bouquet or gift? Make sure the recipient checks his or her Lucky Stems code. It’s a fun bonus. We deliver all around the Albuquerque area, including Rio Rancho, Corrales and Bernalillo.

Our Lucky Stems Partners
Peoples Flowers Shops partners with other great businesses for the Lucky Stems program. Peoples itself offers a dozen wrapped roses, ready for gifting or brightening up your own home. Get to know our great local Lucky Stems participants. You may soon be enjoying an amazing latte or a gourmet pizza if your code is a winner!

Napoli Coffee
There is lots of competition among coffee shops, but Napoli Coffee stands out with a bright interior, free Wi-Fi, hand-crafted coffee drinks, and delectable burritos and pastries. Napoli is located at 2839 Carlisle Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. It’s an independent coffee shop with local flair. That makes it a great fit for Peoples’ Lucky Stems program.

Il Vicino
Il Vicino has been at the forefront of bringing gourmet pizza to New Mexico. There are five locations in the state, including a tap room. The menu features modern takes on classic Italian food. The pizzas are topped with fresh ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, and capocollo ham, and then cooked to perfection in a wood oven. Some Lucky Stems winners are lucky enough to get a gift good for the culinary delights at Il Vicino.

Win a Dozen Roses
Even if your Lucky Stems code isn’t a winner, you can still sign up for Peoples Flower Shops’ Win a Dozen Roses contest. Sign up here and become a member of the Peoples Flowers site. Every month, we select a random winner and that person gets a choice of sending or receiving a dozen classic roses… in your choice of color! Just register once and you’ll be eligible for all future drawings.

A Little Extra Flair
Peoples Flowers Shops is always looking for a way to give a little something extra to our customers. We already deliver outstanding bouquets and unique gifts. Lucky Stems adds even more excitement and fun to getting flowers! Place a delivery order today by visiting PeoplesFlowers.com, giving us a call at 800-727-1600 or visiting any of our Albuquerque metro area locations.

Celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day in Albuquerque with Recognition and Flowers

Dendrobium Delight

A sophisticated orchid arrangement is a stand-out way to say "thank you" to an administrative professional.

When somebody makes your life easier, you say “Thank you.” When someone makes your business life easier, day in and day out, we call them an “administrative professional.” These hard workers have their own day for being recognized. This year, it is on April 25. That gives you some time to think about how to say “thank you” to the administrative professionals in your life.

History of Administrative Professionals’ Day

April 25, 2012 marks the 60th year of celebrating Administrative Professionals’ Day. When it was started in 1952, it was called “National Secretaries Week.” Ceremonies were held in Washington D.C. to kick off the celebration. One of the original purposes of the week was to address a shortage of skilled office workers that was happening at the time.

As years passed, the name evolved to truly reflect the wide range of job duties held by administrative specialists. The administrative professional title can cover a wide range of jobs, including executive assistants, office coordinators, office managers, receptionists and administrative assistants. These are the people who keep a business running smoothly. These are jobs that require a good eye for detail, strong management skills and the ability to meet deadlines. Administrative professionals are often working behind the scenes of a business. That’s why we have a dedicated day to celebrate their contributions.

Celebrate a special day

The International Association of Administrative Professionals has suggestions for honoring administrative professionals. Ideas include offering tuition reimbursement for college classes, supporting professional organizations, and providing registration for conferences or continuing education workshops.

The entire last week of April is dedicated to honoring administrative professionals, but that Wednesday is particularly special. One of the most visible ways to show your appreciation for an administrative professional is with flowers. Peoples Flowers has a special collection of bouquets and gift baskets designed especially for recognizing the contributions of administrative professionals.

Find the perfect flowers

Blooming Basket

A living plant arrangement lasts for a long time.

Think about the administrative professional you are honoring. Does he or she garden? Then the Blooming Basket of live plants or the European Garden collection makes a great gift that will continue to flourish for a long time to come. For a fun and contemporary look, check out the Dendrobium Delight. This eye-catcher features exotic orchids in a wire-wrapped cylinder vase that will really stand out on a desk.

Call 800-727-1600 or 505-884-1600 or come into any Peoples Flowers location (we have branches in Nob Hill, Downtown, Northeast Heights and Far North on Montgomery) to pick out a customized arrangement for your administrative professional. Carry it out yourself or have us deliver it as a work day surprise. We cover the entire Albuquerque metro area, including Corrales, Rio Rancho and Bernalillo. We can also arrange for deliveries nationwide.

Administrative Professionals’ Day is a great reminder to take a moment and thank the people who keep your business going every single work day. Perhaps the best gift of all is to remember to say, “Thank you. I appreciate your hard work.” There’s no brighter way to say that than with a bouquet.

Never Forget Another Special Day with Peoples Reminders

Uh-oh. You forgot. Maybe it was your mother’s birthday. Maybe it was your marriage anniversary. Our lives are so packed with work and family obligations, it can be hard to keep track of important dates. Some of use are just plain forgetful. Fortunately, there is a quick way to fix this. You might not have known that your local Albuquerque florist is on hand to help you out. The Peoples Flowers Reminders Service is free and easy to use. Even better, you’ll won’t have to deal with the disappointment of forgetting the flowers on a special day.

What should I use reminders for?

Precious Pink bouquet

The Precious Pink bouquet is an ideal anniversary gift.

Birthdays and anniversaries are obvious choices for Peoples Flowers’ Reminder Service, but there’s a lot more you can do. Get a handle on your gift-giving calendar by setting reminders for Mother’s Day, Administrative Professionals’ Day, or for commemorating the signing a big contract. Your clients will be impressed when you thank them for their business with sophisticated bouquets delivered right to their offices.

Peoples Flowers will give you a gentle nudge when it’s time to think about sending flowers or gifts. The Reminder Service is flexible and customizable. You can store notes and be as specific as you like. Did you mother mention how much she loves pink roses? Put it in your reminder and really make her feel special on her birthday. Using the Peoples Reminders service also helps you gain reward points towards savings on future orders.

Get started with Peoples Reminders

Step 1: Register for a free account with Peoples.

Step 2: Click on “Reminders” on the “Services Overview” page.

Step 3: You’re now on the “Manage Reminders” page. Click the “add new reminder” button.

Step 4: Fill out the reminder form. You can select who the recipient is, what message to remind yourself with, what the important date is and when you will receive the reminder. You can get your reminders through email or through a text message on your phone. Use both for a double reminder!

Step 5: Click the “submit” button and you’re all done! Add as many reminders as you wish. You can edit them or change them whenever you want.

I got a reminder! Now what do I do?

This is the fun part. You can customize your reminder message to remind you which flowers or candies your special person likes. We have great options at the ready for any special occasion–like anniversaries, birthdays and holiday–or you can build your own personalized bouquet.

Call Peoples Flowers at 800-727-1600 or 505-884-1600 or drop by any of our four Albuquerque locations to choose a bouquet and gifts. You can present it in person or we can deliver to Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Corrales and Bernalillo. Is your loved one located somewhere else? No problem. We can help you select a bouquet for delivery just about anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. All you have to remember is that Peoples Flowers makes your life easier with Peoples Reminders!