Sponsored by Watanabe Floral
Valentine’s Day is approaching, and if you’re looking for the perfect gift to let someone know you care, look no further than arrangements from Watanabe Floral.
Some people may think roses are roses, but that’s where you’re wrong. At Watanabe Floral, the shop only uses extra long stem premium roses for its Valentine’s Day masterpieces. Watanabe is expecting to bring in close to 150,000 stems of roses and are prepared to make in excess of 3,000 arrangements.
“We understand that Valentine’s Day is all about making your significant other feel extra special, especially at work, so getting flowers that are bigger than the others really helps!” says Monty Pereira, general manager and sales and marketing director at Watanabe Floral.
While there are many floral companies out there, and even competing mainland businesses, there’s a benefit to buying local.
“These type of wire service companies do not deliver the flowers, they are delivered by local florists in those areas,” Pereira explains, “However, the national chains take in excess of 30 percent off the top, which leaves the local florist who fills the order with only a fraction of the sale. Often times, this leads to the consumer getting something that does not quite look like what they saw on their website.”
Watanabe Floral does not work with wire services and highly recommends that you support your local florist, as you are sure to be happier with the flowers they provide.
Although Valentine’s Day lands on a Friday this year, why not celebrate early? This year, Watanabe Floral is doing free delivery from February 10-12. Its last day of delivery to outskirt areas like Hawaii Kai, Kailua or Kaneohe, Ewa or Kapolei, and Mililani will be on Thursday, February 13th. Come February 14, deliveries will only be made from Pearl City to Kahala. For all those that cannot be accommodated before then, free deliveries are being offered for Saturday, February 15. The company estimates it will do about 2,500 deliveries that week.