I heartily second Megan McArdle’s recommendation for Valentine’s flowers. I have often bought flowers from Calyx and Corolla for my parents and grandmother. In fact, for her birthday this year I sent my mother a bouquet from another company, but in a lovely Waterford vase, and while she liked it she said that she wouldn’t mind if I just got her calla lilies from Calyx and Corolla every year for her birthday! And this from a woman who is incredibly discerning.
I also think Megan’s right about roses. Roses schmoses. I’d rather have the money spent on a huge freesia bouquet, or some red ginger and birds of paradise. Matt, are you reading?