Looking for the Best Bouquet for Valentine’s Day?


Supermarket flowers are a budget-friendly option for high school students who want to impress their loved ones and friends on Valentine’s Day

Alexis Washburn and Clare Kennedy

February 14th is a holiday dreaded by many SHS students–but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re deeply in love with your significant other or spreading the love with your friends, a bouquet of flowers is a pleasant surprise for anyone. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re here to give you the inside scoop on the best bouquets around. 

Starting off as strong as the affection you feel, Flowers & Festivities, located in love-ly Scituate Harbor (next to Maria’s sub shop), might have just what you’re looking for. If you’re willing to splurge, these arrangements are pricey, but they are tasteful and elegant in their appearance. A standard red rose bouquet is $125 and “contains premium quality long stemmed red roses” that are “delicately arranged in a clear gathering vase,” according to their website. If you shop at Flowers & Festivities, investing in love is clearly worth the pretty penny. 

Like they say, there’s plenty of fish in the sea, and the same goes for flower bouquets!  If our first option isn’t for you, the flower department at Stop & Shop is definitely more budget-friendly. Located off 3A in Cohasset, Stop & Shop has affordable but meaningful bouquets. However, for high schoolers living off of a shallow bank account, we believe Shaw’s $49.99 bouquet would suit your budget best. Purchase a bouquet for your best friend, add a box of chocolates from the grocery aisle, and celebrate Galentine’s Day–brought to you by Shaw’s. 

Love comes in all shapes and sizes–as do flowers! If a bouquet isn’t your love language, we might have what you’re looking for: the tasteful orchid vase, made by Awesome Blossom for $120, is a unique gift to give someone special. Are you looking for a long-lasting connection? Timeless and sophisticated, orchids send a strong message of commitment. For an affordable option, check out Shaw’s selection, where orchids come in a variety of colors and sizes and cost $20-$30.

If you’re still pondering who would appreciate a colorful Valentine’s Day arrangement, consider buying flowers for your favorite SHS girls basketball player. On Valentines Day, the varsity team will host their senior night game at Scituate High School beginning at 6:30 PM. Of course, Marshfield High School definitely won’t be feeling the love from SHS when the Lady Sailors take them down!