“I’ve ordered a New Year gift for my sister for an early delivery since she’ll be gone during holiday weekend. She received her gift this morning and was absolutely in love with it. She sent me a picture right away. Thank you for delivering it so fast and for a great customer support. I couldn’t hope for a better outcome.
Happy new year guys and I’m sure I’ll be back with more orders next year.
Yelena J.”
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New Year’s is the biggest celebration of the year sacred to every Russian. No other holiday in the calendar is celebrated with such enthusiasm and there’s number of traditions and rituals associated with it.

12 p.m., December 31 – HIDE YOUR GIFTS

Those who like to postpone everything until the last moment have their last chance now to finish decorating Christmas tree. Since New Year’s in Russia occurs earlier than Christmas (which is celebrated on January 7), people exchange gifts on December, 31. Unlike many western countries where gifts are put in stockings that hang from the fireplace gifts in Russia are usually placed under the Christmas tree. That’s why the next important step is to hide beautifully decorated New Year’s gifts meant for friends and family members under the tree and start the countdown to midnight.

1 p.m. – COOKING MARATHON BEGINS

Russian New Year’s just isn’t New Year’s without the salads. We’re not taking about light green salads either, but mayonnaise-infused and protein-thick works of art created by each hostess with their own touch. There are plenty of salads that can be found on the holiday table but only few are served in each family without exceptions. One of the most popular is Olivier salad made with potatoes, carrots, pickles, green peas, eggs, chicken or bologna all bound in mayonnaise. New Year’s literally doesn’t exist if this salad is not on the table. Selyodka pod Shuboi, or “Herring under a Fur Coat” is another not so simple must have. This layered carnival filled with herring, potatoes, carrots, beets, onions and mayonnaise has a festive purplish color which usually makes it a centerpiece on the holiday table. Caviar, mandarin oranges and champagne are also a necessity on New Year’s Eve. Russians even give them as gifts to the hosts and present to co-workers and friends.

7 p.m. – GREET YOUR GUESTS

New Year’s is without a doubt the most family-oriented holiday in Russia. Everyone gathers around the festive table, and many people make special trips from other regions in order to celebrate with their families. Close friends and even neighbors are also welcome but usually after midnight.

8 p.m. – TIME TO DRESS UP

Russians have their own Santa Claus called Grandfather Frost. He comes to children on New Year’s Even with his young granddaughter Snegurochka (the Snow Maiden). In exchange for gifts and sweets, children have to stand on a chair and recite a short poem. Usually parents dress up themselves, ask friends or neighbors or even hire professional actors who visit their kids to perform some amusing scenes and give gifts for New Year’s to Russia.

9 p.m. – TURN ON YOUR TV

New Year’s celebration can’t be considered complete without special holiday TV programs and movies. All channels start featuring entertaining shows early on December, 31 and finish only several days after. One of the most iconic Russian movies always shown on New Year’s Eve is “The Irony of Fate,” the story of an ordinary Soviet guy, who after a drinking binge at the sauna with friends, accidentally flies from Moscow to St. Petersburg, mistakenly breaks into a home that has the same address as his Moscow one, and finds the love of his life.

11:50 p.m. – MIDNIGHT DATE WITH MR. PRESIDENT

Regardless of their political affiliations, right before midnight Russians around the world tune in to hear the Russian president wishing everyone happy New Year. Once he finishes, the clock tower on Red Square chimes, fireworks burst into the air and the New Year officially begins. While the bells are ringing for one minute,  you need to crack open a champagne bottle, make a wish and clink glasses with your loved ones precisely when the clock strikes 12 if you want your wish come true.

1 a.m. – TIME TO GO OUT

Since New Year’s is a family holiday, Russians stay celebrating with their dear ones till around 1 a.m. and only after they go out to visit friends, set off fireworks and attend parties.

2 p.m., January 1 – WAKE UP AND CONTINUE THE FEAST

New Year’s Eve is just the beginning of the long winter holidays in Russia. On January, 1 nobody wakes up until at least 2 p.m. Plenty of leftovers from the night before will help you survive without cooking for another week or so. And the best part is of course to know that you don’t have to be back at work till January, 10 which makes it over a week to shake off the hangovers.

Romantic gifts are timeless. You don’t need a particular occasion, time of the year or reason to send your significant other a gift that demonstrates your deep affection and passion. Red has traditionally considered the color of pure love and even these days when choosing romantic gifts to Ukraine for dear ones we instinctively tend to choose items in red or pink color scheme. Our experience florists have made the process of gift selecting easier by creating wonderful gift sets that include our clients’ all time favorites. Red roses usually make the centerpiece of any romantic surprise and are complimented with gourmet chocolate, stuffed animal, a bottle of sophisticated wine or some beauty and spa products. Nobody knows your special someone better than you do. Select the surprise that fits their taste the most and be sure it will produce an unforgettable impression!

“Thank you so much to the whole team. This is my first order with you and I am very impressed. You guys are true messengers. I was quite sad when i was first told that the earliest you could deliver the flowers was the day after her birthday. I thought to myself.. I have paid for it already can’t be bothered for a refund, so just go on with the delivery. I just thought better late than never. I was constantly updated of the progress from the time i placed my order online and it made me feel reassured.

I did not inform my daughter about the gifts. I was so shock when she sent me a message saying thank you for the flowers. They were delivered to her exactly ON her birthday. Not only that.. the delivery guy made his way to my daughter’s classroom at the University despite the instruction of just leaving the flowers at the dormitory’s reception. What a brilliant effort. The flowers were so lovely. A lot better than the pictures online. My daughter was so happy, took a selfie with her bouquet of flowers and made it her FB profile picture.

You guys ROCK! You made a personalized surprise across the miles. You surprised both of us. Thank you so much. I will spread the nice experience and surely do this again.

EDELYN (London)”
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“Passion makes us stronger than we are. Love makes us better than we are. Be passionate about the things you love.” Galen Watson
When in love you want to bring the whole world to the feet of your significant other. You want everybody to know how strong your feelings are and how passionate the heart is. Either you’d like to say ‘I Love You’ for the first time, make a proposal or just remind them how much they mean in your life send a stunning surprise that will make their heart beat faster with joy and excitement. A gorgeous bouquet to Kyrgyzstan of pure snow white lilies and passionate red roses was created specifically for that special someone in your life. It will be delivered to your recipient’s door by our local couriers and surprise them with passion and beauty.

Flowers bring good mood and holiday cheer any time of the year. But they are especially welcome during dark and cold winter days when we need bright colors in our lives more then ever. A bouquet of vibrant scarlet roses in a white cloud of baby breath will not only make a wonderful gift to St.Petersburg for almost any occasion but also help to cheer your recipients up and bring a smile on their face. In time for New Year, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Women’s Day or just because you want to share your love and care a bouquet of roses will make a perfect surprise. To add more sweetness to your gift compliment it with a box of delicious dark chocolate assortment with nuts and nougat filling. Your significant other, dear relative or friend will be extra thankful for your thoughtfulness.

“Thank you so much for fulfilling my order in a timely manner. Thanks to your company representatives and amazing couriers our dear brother received his birthday surprise with flowers. He was very happy with everything.

I wish your company good luck and prosperity!

Marina (Novosibirsk, Russia)”
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When sending a surprise to mother and daughter it’s important to give each one something they enjoy so much. The woman of your life or dear friend will become all smile when she receives a stunning bouquet of passionate red roses and our most famous wine Martini Asti. The cool, fresh sensation of this wine with its fragrance and low alcohol content, always allows the freedom of another toast. For a perfect match we’ve also included a box of delicate and rich Ferrero Rocher chocolates that will satisfy the cravings of both recipients. As a special gift to Estonia for a younger one we’ve got a big cuddly teddy bear with a heart that will become their best friend for years to come.

Certain colors can evoke feelings of warm weather and sunshine, even during the coldest winter days. Our professional florists have put together a charming bouquet to Ukraine that will bring summer to homes and hearts of your recipients, no matter what the season. Your special someone, dear family member, or friend will receive a fresh arrangements of classic red roses, green chrysanthemums, and bright orange spray chrysanthemums in a stylish wrapping paper suitable for your particular occasion. Say Happy Birthday, I Miss You, Cheer Up, or just brighten their day with love, warmth and fresh blooms.

“You have the best team at customer support. I couldn’t even hope for such a great service. Your representatives solved my problem fast and efficient. It was a very pleasant experience overall. I’ll be back to you website again soon, New Year’s is coming :)

Thank you for everything,

Elena P. (New York, USA)”
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