Tips For Sending Flowers

No matter what the holiday, getting into the spirit of the occasion and enjoying the festivities is always something to look forward to.

Holidays are not only a great excuse for getting together and celebrating, but also a fitting time to give gifts and show loved ones you’re thinking about them.

The ideal gift for sprucing up a holiday and its décor? You got it—flowers! Deep red roses on a Christmas table brings instant class to the setting. White lilies are a serene and beautiful choice for Easter. A vibrant bouquet of tulips on Mother’s Day will win you lots of brownie points.

Whatever the event, it is important that you remember these 3 tips for sending flowers over the holidays:

Know where your flower recipient will be

Before you pick out that gorgeous arrangement, make sure it’s going to be enjoyed. The last thing you want to do is send flowers to your best friend for the Fourth of July when she’s going away on a family vacation and won’t be there to receive them.

If your mom is going to stay with your sister for a week over the Mother’s Day holiday, make sure you send the flowers to your sister’s house where she can enjoy her surprise.

If you’re sending a bouquet to your girlfriend who is spending the holidays with her parents, you may want to send something to her mother/your future mother-in-law, too!

Consider the decor

You may or may not know what the décor of the home of the flower recipient will be during the holidays. While it may be a fairly safe bet to choose red for Christmas, some people don’t always decorate with the traditional colors.

Try to find out (subtly) the color and style of the décor. This will help you make an appropriate choice for picking out flowers that will add to the holiday flare in the home of your loved one.

Do your best to match his or her personality

While you want to choose an arrangement that compliments the holiday, it is still very important that you do your best to send something that suits the personality of your recipient.

If he is classy and sophisticated, choosing an elegant and monochromatic arrangement with will be well received. If she’s whimsical and bohemian, a vibrant assortment of wild flowers may be just her thing.
Ultimately, it helps if you know what your recipient likes. That way the gift will come across as thoughtful and personal, rather than a simple holiday token.

Whether you are able to splurge on a large and breathtaking arrangement, or if your budget only allows for something small and pretty, your flower delivery will always be appreciated and remembered. If you’ve never thought to send flowers over the holidays, it’s never too late to take your loved ones by surprise. A few blooms and a thoughtful note can go much further than you think.

Mahima Narula has been in the floral business for over a decade. Currently, she is the head of business at Flora2000. They are the industry leaders in international flower delivery. Please visit their website at for more information.

Shopping In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is easily one of the most popular places to go shopping  in the world. Travel from all over the world just for the great shopping experience on offer...and its not just women that love to shop here. With hundreds of shopping centers offering great prices on almost any item you could imagine its easy to see why this is a shoppers paradise. All the shopping centers and malls in Hong Kong are equipped with world class shopping facilities like fashion stores, book stores, coffee shops, cinemas, entertainment centers and so  many restaurants you will have trouble choosing where to eat.

Finding the best place to shop for you needs can be quite difficult in Hong Kong so let us show you the various shopping districts that you should consider visiting.

Check out the Following Excellent Places To Shop in Hong Kong  


Centralis the business and economic center in Hong Kong.  Two of the most famous landmarks that really stand out in this district are the Hong Kong Bank and the Bank of China. Famous and elegant boutiques and shopping malls are scattered throughout this part of town.  Three excellent malls here are- The Landmark Square, The Pacific Place and The Galleria Square.  The three-floor Landmark Square displays top brands like Versace, LV, Gucci, Versus, D&;G, O.Z.O.C., U2 and Esprit.  The Pacific Place concentrates on high quality leather including LV, Tiffany, Levin and Channel.  The Galleria Square is a haven for world-famous Italian brands.

Causeway Bay

Though Causeway Bay is mainly famous for the beautiful Victoria Park and horse racecourse, it can still compete with the most popular shopping destinations in Hong Kong.  Famous malls located here are- The Time Square, Lee Gardens and lots of Japanese shopping centers.  Jardine’s Crescent is really popular with younger people where  fashionable clothing and accessories are on offer.

Jade Market

Jade Market, situated at the intersections of Battery and Kansu streets, is lined with numerous stalls selling jade items. It is an ideal place for tourists who want to browse for gifts and souvenirs to take home to their loved one. Just make sure you go there with a person who is an expert in scrutinizing jade to avoid buying counterfeits. You can easily be ripped off here if you're not careful.

Sham Shui Po

If you are shopping for electronic gadgets and appliances, Sham Shui Po is the best place to go.  On offer here is an abundance of appliances and gadgets with extremely competitive prices. Apliu Street, which is located in this area, also specializes in electronics, electrical components, and other related items.  A fast way in reaching this open market is to get off at the MTR Sham Shui Po Station.

Mong Kok

Most of the shops here target the younger generation as they display a wide array of modern and fashionable clothing and accessories.  Famous shops here are Sai Yeung Choi Street South that sells electronics and golden ornaments on Nathan Road.

Ap Liu Street Flea Market

Ap liu Street has a flea market that sells new and second-hand electrical equipment, electrical components, AV equipment and other related items. You can also find antique items, watches, old coins and other relics.

Wan Chai

If you are looking for elegant furniture and household accessories, Wan Chai is the best place to go. Its streets are rich in history pertaining Hong Kong which is reflected in its displayed shopping items in various stores that offer an amazing array of shopping items. Shoppers will find lots of Chinese furniture shops along Queen's Road East.

Hong Kong's Flower Market

The Flower Market is a great place to visit or to buy (as you may have guessed) all varieties of flowering plants, leafy plants and other horticulture accessories. Hong Kong’s Flower market is located near the Prince Edward MTR Station.

Tai Yuen Street

Situated in Wan Chai district in Hong Kong is Tai Yuen Street that  is famous for its inexpensive toys for children. If you have a child with you in Hong Kong this is the best place to go shopping for them.
I love to shop and travel the world to find the best places to get a bargain and write about my experience. If you want to see more about my traveling experiences then check out my blog here

Cost-Effective Car Insurance Policies

The cost of insuring your car can take a big bite out of your personal finances. Young drivers are particularly prone to paying a high price for their car insurance policies, as they are statistically more likely to be involved in a road traffic accident. To save money on your car insurance policy, it is imperative for you to research the wide range of available policies, and you may even be surprised with the amount of choice out there. There's truly a policy for every type of car owner.

Multi-Car Insurance

Millions of homes have more than one driver, and more than one car. If you are amongst the many households with multiple cars in your driveway, you may wish to consider taking out a multi-car insurance policy, designed to cover all the vehicles registered at your home address. Not only will you benefit from a single renewal date and premium, but you may also be able to acquire a discount when you insure more than one car on the same policy.

Short-Term Car Insurance

If your children are living away at college or university and only need to borrow your family car during the summer holidays, you may consider adding them to your insurance policy as a named driver. However, this can be expensive and may put your no-claims discount at risk if they have had any mishaps in the past. Short-term car insurance is the ideal solution as the cover is only temporary, usually between one and 28 days, and this means that you will not be forced to pay out for more insurance than you need. It will also protect your no-claims discount from harm, which saves a sizeable amount of money throughout the year.

Telematics Insurance

If you are a young motorist, you may find it difficult to run a car due to the insurance and maintence costs, especially since insurance costs can be elevated for new drivers.

However, you may be able to take advantage of cheaper car insurance by opting for a telematics, or black box, policy. When you take out such a policy, your insurer will fit a small black box to your car to record details of how you handle your car. In doing so, your insurer will be able to paint a picture of your driving habits, such as whether or not you are prone to sudden breaking, and will calculate your premiums based on the risk of you making a claim. Telematics insurance may help you acquire cheaper insurance cover, often without a curfew.

Comparing Car Insurance Premiums

Car insurance does not have to be costly. One of the simplest ways to save money on your car insurance is to use a price comparison site whenever you are approaching your renewal date and see if the insurance market has changed since you bought your last policy. Once you have chosen the best type of insurance coverage for your needs, you can compare the cost of hundreds of different car insurance policies to find the cheapest deal for you and your family.

Kevin Smith is a car fanatic based in Newcastle. His day job mainly involved freelancing in automotive topics.