Every holiday season, flowers make the perfect gift for family and friends. Poinsettias, in particular, offer a touch of class and care that let that special someone know that you care, but getting the correct bouquet is not as easy as it looks. You need quality customer service, convenience and fair prices to feel good about the purchase. Orange County offers a mix of all of those important qualities, and a few go above and beyond the call of duty to make the holidays go smoother than any year prior.
Visser’s Florist and Greenhouses
701 W. Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Price: $49.99 large/$30.99 small
A landmark in Anaheim for more than 50 years, Visser’s Florist is the dream of creator Bill Visser. He followed Walt Disney to Anaheim when he heard that the media mogul was building Disneyland and has been there ever since. Not only does Orange County treasure this establishment, it’s been ranked as one of the top 100 florists nationwide. Orders should be placed at least a day or two ahead of the major holidays.
Irvine Village Flowers
15415 Jeffrey Road Suite 102
Irvine, CA 92618
Price: $39.95 large
Rated with some of the best customer service in Orange County, Irvine Village Flowers is dedicated to giving you exactly what you need. For this holiday, enjoy a group of red poinsettias wrapped in a red velvet ribbon. At just less than two feet wide and tall, this holiday special is the perfect size for a gift or outdoor dressing. It also attaches balloons, stuffed animals and/or boxed chocolates to any order that requires that extra touch.
8285 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92808
Prices: $29.99 to $64.99
Conroy’s services Orange County, including Anaheim, Irvine, Newport Beach and Corona. Its supplies are always fresh and professional, as is its customer service and presentation. Its poinsettia selection is more expansive than most others, with a variety of sizes and colors, as opposed to the general red holiday bundle. It also specializes in weddings and other gatherings, so if something special is occurring near the end of the year, contact Conroy’s.
15012 Red Hill Ave., Suite F
Tustin, CA 92780
Everyday Flowers goes down a different path for the holidays, with a modest poinsettia featuring house plants as dressing. Everyday Flowers will deliver to almost any part of Orange County for a nominal fee, and also offers balloons and stuffed animals for orders. The florists have years of expertise and education behind their arrangements, so have no fear when placing large orders. Everyday’s price is right in line with other florists and with only one option, the choice is easy for you when it comes to a stunning bouquet of poinsettias.
19921 Magnolia St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Prices: $44.95 to $49.95
Dave’s Flowers in Huntington Beach offers a blend of creativity and customer service unrivaled by other Orange County florists. Its prices are standard for the industry, but its customer service is beyond reproach. It has yet to rate less than five stars on Yelp and remains a mainstay of southern California residents. It often adds value with small tchotchkes and items that complete the package by highlighting the color, design and arrangement of beautiful holiday poinsettias.
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