Mothers Day Gift Ideas for Organised Early Birds


Be a clever bunny and make the most of our early bird offers for Mother’s Day.

Sunday 8th May might seem like a way off yet, but before you know it Mother’s Day will be right on our doorstep. So why not organise flowers to arrive on your mum’s doorstep now and nab some fab deals for organised early birds along the way.

It can be hard coming up with an original Mother`s Day gift idea year after year, but really, flowers are something that you can never tire of receiving. And lets face it, how often does mum get a knock on the door to find a big beautiful bouquet with her name on the card?



Mothers Day Bouquet

Our luscious ‘Delphini-Mum’ bouquet of cornflour blue delphinium, exotic cymbidium orchids, ornamental kale, lime berries and rich pink velvety celosia, is the perfect Mother`s Day gift.

ORDER THIS WEEK and receive a FREE UPGRADE from our standard to deluxe size bouquet, SAV ING $30 and impressing the socks off mum! Buy Now for $122.00 plus a flat delivery fee of $11.95 in the Sydney* metro.


Mothers Day Gift

Unleash mum’s inner-stylist with a delicate Phalaenopsis orchid plant in a stylish ceramic pot and superb coffee table flower arranging book.

Our hard cover lifestyle book entitled ‘A Year in Flowers’ is an inspirational flower arranging book that uses Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter as a guideline. Flowers in urban and country settings are shown, with useful information on growing techniques and recycling, preparation tools and containers. Author Shane Connolly has many high-profile and international clients and works by Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales (he designed all the flowers for the Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011 too!).

ORDER THIS WEEK and receive $20 OFF this divine orchid and book Mothers Day gift combination. Buy Now.

So clever bunnies, take us up on our Mothers Day gift offers now and tick one more task off your list! Shop for Mothers Day now – view our full range of flowers and gifts here.

*All early bird offers are valid for delivery in the Sydney metro only.

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Our Favourite Easter Gifts for 2016

Looking for beautiful Easter gifts to send family and friends this year? Our fabulously talented florist crew have been busy little bunnies in the lead up to Easter, creating gorgeous flower gift boxes and bouquets paired with beautiful quality chocolatey treats.

Think pastel pink and lilac roses and chrysanthemums combined with pretty speckled decorative eggs and silvery foliage. Pale lemon and apricot gerbera daisies and roses, and snapdragons with pops of vivid green. Bright coloured tulip bouquets, orchids, rainbow coloured ‘Willy Wonka-esque’ roses and frilly, dainty cyclamen plants.

There are so many gorgeous gift options for Easter it makes it difficult to decide what to choose! Plus to add some chocolatey goodness into the mix, we’ve paired our favourite Easter blooms with Lindt Gold Bunnies, boutique chocolatier Kennedy & Wilson’s handmade freckle coated chocolate rabbits and Baileys Chocolat Luxe liqueur. YUM!

Our Favourite Six Easter Gifts for 2016

In order of appearance are our pick for Easter gifts this year! All are available on our website for a flat delivery fee of $11.95 anywhere in the Sydney metro.

  1. Easter ‘Window Flower Box’ in pale lemon and apricot for $88.00
  2. Pastel Easter posy of lemon gerbera daisies and pale apricot roses for $66.00
  3. Pretty pastel box of blooms featuring lilac pink roses and chrysanthemums for $77.00
  4. Gorgeous cyclamen plants in pink or white with Baileys Chocolate Luxe for $92.50
  5. Rainbow roses and solid freckle-coated milk chocolate bunnies for $84.00
  6. Fresh tulip bouquet in a variety of colours with a classic Lindt chocolate bunny from $44.50

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Kennedy & Wilson Freckle Easter Chocolate Bunnies

Our delectable 90g gift box of freckle coated milk chocolate bunnies by Kennedy & Wilson offer a superb quality chocolate gift for Easter handmade in Australia. Containing 8 creamy chocolate solid bunnies made in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, these darling little rabbits are a lovely treat to add to your Easter flowers (and are gluten free too!).


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With prices for Easter flowers and gifts starting from only $44.50, we are confident you will find something gorgeous and great value!

*Pictured flowers and chocolate are exclusive to Sydney metro delivery only.

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Gourmet Treats with Autumn Blooms

With the onset of autumn we have launched three special gifts exclusive to Sydney, featuring beautiful fall inspired flowers paired with quality gourmet treats.

Our florists have combined autumn-hued blooms in burnt orange, gold, amber, peach, red and yellow with such delectable delights as organic milk chocolate covered roasted almonds, Italian-style hazelnut and chocolate biscotti, and Madagascan 70% cacao chocolate.

All our gourmet goodies are just the thing to curl up with on the couch and enjoy with a coffee or hot chocolate as the temperatures start to drop of an evening (any day soon we hope!).

Autumn in a Box

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One of our best selling flower arrangements, this gift box features bright orange gerbera daisies, golden orchids, apricot roses, red berries and fresh greenery, and is paired with delicious Green Grove organic milk chocolate coated almonds.

On Sale! Save $13.50 Buy Now $69.00*

Autumn Lilies

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Our long lasting Asiatic lilies are beautifully gift wrapped and perfectly complemented by a bar of Bahen & Co Madagascan 70% cacao chocolate. Ground from bean to bar in Western Australia’s Margaret River, this fair trade chocolate is both delicious and stylishly presented. Select from three different autumn coloured lily blooms; burgundy red, orange or classic cream and you have the perfect present for any occasion.

Starting from only $58.00* Buy Now

Autumn Roses

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This gorgeous rose bouquet of peach and golden yellow hues, autumn foliage and sculptural willow has been teamed with delicious Italian-style gourmet hazelnut & chocolate biscotti. Available in ten or twenty stems. Beautiful!

From $87.50 (10 stems). Buy Now

Plus stay tuned for more autumn floral designs launching via our online shop in the coming days!

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*Prices exclude $11.95 delivery fee. Offer and product exclusive to delivery in the Sydney metro.


The Floral Works of Artist Sarah Gabriel

As florists we draw inspiration for floral design from many sources, art being one of them. Australian artist Sarah Gabriel’s drawings capture the ‘energy’ and ‘spirit’ of her environment in the country, through her distinctive line work and use of pigmented inks.

Sarah’s original works on paper are created from her regionally based working studio in Lauriston, Central Victoria and are distributed to nominated galleries, both interstate and overseas. Sarah prints and hand colours limited edition drypoint etchings and opens her studio for small group workshops in drawing and printmaking.

Here is a glimpse of some of her fabulous works on paper….

Win a Sarah Gabriel-inspired floral arrangement from Flowers for Everyone!

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Scroll right down to the very bottom of this article where there is a ‘Comments’ box under ‘Leave a Reply’. Type in the name of your favourite flower into the comments box and press the submit button.

Please note this prize is only for delivery in the Sydney metro. Winner will be notified and the prize draw announced on Friday 22 January 2016 via social media.

Sarah Gabriel’s gallery and shop, can be found on Piper Street in Kyneton, Victoria, just over one hour’s drive north east of Melbourne. She also runs small group workshops throughout the year from her private studio. More information about Sarah can be found here.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarcely see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake

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FREE! ECOYA Candle Giveaway


Purchase any flowers from our Sydney Specials range this week and receive a FREE ECOYA Mini Metro candle (RRP $19.95) with your order. Don’t miss out, shop now!

Ecoya Candle

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Mothers Day DIY for Kids

Mother’s Day will soon be upon us and what a worthy celebration it is! Now in addition to all the gorgeous Mothers Day flowers you can spoil mum with, there are some fabulous Mothers Day DIY for kids craft projects that will keep them busy and add a special, personal touch to mum’s day.

Here are some of our favourite kids DIY Mothers Day gift ideas below. We’d love to see pictures of your completed work if you would care to share them on our Facebook page!

Don’t Forget Grandma on Mother’s Day

Four generations of mothers and mothers-to-be in a photo for Grandma on Mother’s Day. What a great idea by Moose Photography. All you need is a camera and a frame. Take a photo of your granddaughter holding the frame. Print out the picture and put inside the frame, then have a photo of your daughter holding the framed picture. Print and put the new photo inside the frame. Then have one taken of yourself holding it. Print out, put inside frame, then give to grandma to have another photo taken of her holding all three generations. Confusing? Just look at the picture below and you will get the gist.

Mothers Day DIY for Kids

 Vintage Tea Cup Candles

A fun craft for older kids to try. You can purchase candle making kits from most art and craft shops (or online) and spend fun Saturday looking for the perfect tea cup in a local op shop. Detailed instructions and video tutorial can be found on this website.

Vintage Tea Cup Candles for Mothers Day DIY

Finger Print Pendant

A simple, special Mothers Day DIY gift idea for kids. All you need is some white air dry or oven bake clay from an art supply shop and your child’s fingerprint to make a pendant necklace for mum to cherish. Instructions on how to make can be found on this website.

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Cute Mother’s Day Card Alternative

This idea on Pinterest is cute and simple to make. A wooden peg, glue, paper and pens is all you need to write a secret message to mum for Mother’s Day. Cut out a little rectangle square of paper, fold the middle inside the end of the peg clip and then fold the outer layers onto the top (then glue to secure). You can always trim around the paper to have it fit exactly to the shape of the peg once glued. Using a marker pen, draw the outline of an envelope, then open the peg and carefully write your message inside (or you can do this first before attaching to peg). Cute.

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Love Heart Fried Egg

So the website I found this on is in Spanish…but the concept shown in the photograph looks straightforward enough to follow! You will need an egg ring and a love heart shaped metal cookie cutter to create this Mother’s Day breakfast with love. Spray your frying pan with oil, get it to a medium heat, then separate your egg yolk from your egg white. Pour the egg yolk slowly into the heart so that it doesn’t leak out from underneath the heart. Once it starts to set, remove the cookie cutter and crack the egg white into the surrounding space of the egg ring. Getting the temperature right so the yolk doesn’t leak out will be key to making this fabulous Mothers Day DIY idea work!

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So there you have it – cute Mothers Day DIY for kids to make mum this Sunday 8th May. And don’t forget the flowers!

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Buy Mothers Day Flowers For A Chance to Win Great Prizes!

Have you planned anything special for Mothers Day this year? Buy Mothers Day flowers for mum and automatically go into the draw to win one of two fabulous  prizes! Order beautiful flowers and gifts for Sydney Mother’s Day delivery from our Mother Nuture 2015 Collection here.


We have two fabulous tickets to an evening show of Les Miserables on Saturday 23 May at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Prize value $400! This prize is fully transferable but must be used on Saturday 23 May 2015 as per the ticket booking.

Les Miserables

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Take mum and three friends or family along to the famous `Tea Rooms’ in Sydney’s QVB for a delicious champagne high tea for four people valued at $260. The prize is fully transferable and valid for use for up to 12 months.


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Prize Conditions: Only orders from our Mothers Day 2015 Collection for Sydney metro flower delivery will be entered into the prize draw. The prizes will be drawn by Flowers for Everyone head office staff and announced on Friday 8th May by 12pm, winners notified by email/phone and mentioned on Facebook by 2pm. Prizes are fully transferable, however Les Miserables tickets are for the specified date/time only.


Create a Valentines Music Mix

This Saturday is Valentine’s Day, and to help get your romantic  groove on we’ve created the ‘Essential Valentine’s Checklist’…

  1. Red Roses
  2. Bottle of Wine
  3. (Lots of) Chocolate
  4. Romantic Tunes

Being a florist and all, Flowers for Everyone naturally have the roses, wine and chocolates covered, but what about the romantic tunes? To give you a little nudge in the right direction, why not create a mushy Valentines playlist for your lover (ah, the long lost days of mixed tapes)…

After a little online investigation we’ve uncovered the most popular weddings songs from 2014. Mind you, this list is very different if we’re talking about most requested dance music at weddings, but we didn’t think Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ or Def Leppard’s ‘Pour Some Sugar On It’ were as appropriate for a Valentines music mix 🙂

All of Me, John Legend

Safe and Sound, Capital Cities

XO, Beyoncé

Treasure, Bruno Mars

Somebody Loves You, Betty Who

What other songs would you add to a Valentine’s playlist?

The above songs may be okay if you are under the age of 30, but a lot of you reading this post may never heard of these songs before. Leave a comment in the box below and share your pick on the perfect tunes for a 2015 Valentine playlist!

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Top 5 Hottest Wedding Songs for 2014

#PicturePerfectPetals Flower Photography Competition

Attention amateur photographers! We are offering a great excuse to get out and about in nature this October with our #PicturePefectPetals flower photography competition.

As with any art project, how one views, photographs and edits an image of the same flower will invariably produce remarkably different results and perspectives. We would like to inspire a love and appreciation for flowers and encourage budding amateur photographers to enter our comp. The lucky winner will receive a $250 Flowers for Everyone gift certificate for flower delivery in Sydney (valid for use until 31 December 2014).

To Enter:

1. Take a photo of a flower. Any flower.
2. Go to the Flowers for Everyone Facebook page ( and click on the tab ‘Enter our Photography Comp’


1. You can upload as many entries as you like. You can be creative as you like.
2. All entries are to be submitted by 31st October 2014.
3. Winner with the most votes will be notified and announced on Facebook 1st November 2014.

To see what the professionals are doing, take a look at these fine flower photographs and tips from the photographers featured on For the full article click here.

‘Cool’ by bfgstew


Stewart’s zoom blur flower heads have always stood out in the ePz gallery. He desired to create something much more than just a ‘plain flower shot’. “The method I adopted was purely accidental,” Stewart explains. “I just experimented in Photoshop for a few weeks until I achieved something that was eye catching.

“I had tried using the zoom effect ‘on camera’ but didn’t achieve the same results, my way you can really accentuate the central part of the flower, drawing the viewer in. The blur can and does take away any imperfections with focus and blemishes so all round it’s a win win combination.”

You can learn more about Stewart’s method in a tutorial he wrote for ePz a couple of years ago: Creating zoom blur flower heads

‘Kissing the Pink’ by mikesmith


According to ePz, a camera with a great macro facility has been at the forefront of Mike’s production of bold images, helping him to appreciate the colours and detail in flowers.

“When I bought my first digital camera, the first lens I bought was my trusty old Tamron 90mm. I started to sell my work around 5 years ago and made the decision to incorporate black velvet into each image. That way I knew the colour and detail would stand out and make an immediate impression on the viewer,” explains Mike.” I market my work as ‘photographic art for the home’ and I felt that the bold colours would stand out well and make strong statements on any wall.”

“I owe part of my skill set to my fellow ePz members. However, I have also learnt many techniques by experimenting myself. Many set ups can be fairly complex especially when it comes to lighting. The successful set ups often happen after long shoots experimenting with different lighting from different angles until I find the result that I am looking for. Sometimes I know what I want to achieve and others, I just end up liking one of the resulting shots.

The introduction of glycerine (another tip from a fellow ePz member a few years back) to some of my work adds yet another dimension and opens up a whole new avenue of flower photography.”

‘Blue Anemone’ by cattyal


You don’t need a professional studio to create amazing works of art. “Add to good light a sheet of paper for a background and maybe some greaseproof paper for diffusing the light and it’s an easy set up,” explains photographer Alison on ePz.

I also plant my garden very much with flowers for photographing in mind – that way I can just pop out of the back door and grab whatever takes my fancy.”

Nowadays, ePz explains, “Alison has no particular preference towards macro, full flower shots or a huge vase of them – anything goes. Quite simply, Alison likes flowers because they are pretty, they stay put (usually), don’t talk back or fidget and don’t object when being subjected to the occasional cruel treatment i.e. clamps or wire up the stems when they won’t pose naturally (which is actually quite rare).”

“I usually start out just shooting them against plain backgrounds – black velvet and white colormat,” explains Alison. “Once those are done I might rummage amongst my rather large collection of small vases and bottles and see what happens!”

ePz shares Alison’s advice if you want to have a go at photographing flowers using the most basic equipment: •A Good sized window •Some kind of background •A tripod •Clamp for holding flowers •Greaseproof paper for a diffuser

‘Bluebells’ by clintnewsham


“Clint first begin playing around with Photoshop back in 2006 after he started using a digital camera,” explains ePz. “As well as using flowers as the focus of his images, Clint also turns them into colourful, out of focus backgrounds”.

The photographers advice? “Pop down to the supermarket and buy the wife a colourful bunch of flowers, wait for her to arrange them nicely in a vase and put them on the window ledge. When she’s not looking, you can move them to a convenient place and use them as a back drop. Shoot at f/2.8 at a distance far enough away from the flowers and you get a nice out of focus background.”

‘Papaver Passion’ by MandyD


ePz explain that Mandy combined her interest in macro photography with her love for flowers to come up with the perfect photography subject for her to work with.

“As flowers are so diverse in colour, shape and texture they give me a wide range of choice,” explains Mandy. “There’s always something new appearing every day to get excited about.”

“I really like the shallow depth of field associated with macro lens. I usually turn this to my advantage by using large apertures in many of my images to create backgrounds that fall away to a beautiful blur, but for the Poppy shot I used f/22 and went in very close to capture its lovely detail throughout.”

‘Parchment’ by johnjohn01


John incorporates textural work in his flower photography to create a unique look all his own.

“The texture work started about the same time as my flower photography when I was shooting some Carnival Glass that used to belong to my grandmother,” explains John. “I didn’t like the background I had used and decided to change it rather than re-shoot. I added a texture layer to the image intending to erase the background and allow the texture to show. Before I erased the background though I played with the layer blending modes and really liked the effect of the texture over the glass. I then tried it on flowers and loved the effect.

Finding the right texture and effect is a matter of trial and error. I’ll play with an image adding various layers of texture and changing the blending mode and opacity until I achieve an image I like. If a texture doesn’t work then I’ll try others.

I still use the technique today although most of my recent work are high key flower portraits with no texture.”

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Spring Floral Collection 2014

Spring has well and truly arrived in flowers (if not with the weather!) and our Budburst Fresh Spring Floral Collection has officially launched online and in-store.

Featuring year-round favourites such as lilies, gerbera daisies, roses and orchids, combined with springtime classics including perfumed stock, tulips, ranunculus and native blushing brides, our spring floral collection is bellissimo!

And with a variety of price points ranging from $55 to $110, we are confident there is a floral design to suit everyone’s tastes and budget….check out our new blooms below.


Spring Cream Sympathy Flower Arrangement gerbera-bouquet


La Vie en Rose     Queen Anne's Lace and Orchids

South of Provence Bouquet     Mixed colour rose bouquet


A Good Vintage Flower Arrangement     native to spring flower arrangement

the harvester hamper fruit and wine      the harvester hamper fruit and wine


phalaenopsis orchid plant gift   phalaenopsis orchid plant

spring flower arrangement    spring flower arrangement in vase

A Spring Symphony Bouquet     spring symphony of flowers

flowers for everyone app logoAs late spring bloomers and flushes of flowers from local farms arrive into our studios, we’ll be adding them to our seasonal spring collection and Sydney Specials  page. Keep an eye out for sweet posies and bouquets of beautiful daffodils, sweet peas, freesia, jonquils and blossom!

Have you downloaded the Flowers for Everyone app on iTunes? Order your flowers anytime, anywhere on your mobile or tablet with our flowers app!