Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you.
– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Have a special someone in South Korea? Ever wanted to send them a present or some flowers but had no hope of navigating a Korean florist’s website? Welllll you, my friend, are in luck! There just so happens to be a flower shop in Seoul that caters specifically to foreigners and those outside The Land of Morning Calm; and I tried them out.
My friend had been staying with me for around a month because of a shoddy hagwon (not too unlike my own experience quitting my hagwon job here in Korea), and was due to be leaving Korea for a good while. I was a bit heartbroken about it (it’s the expat lifestyle unfortunately), and wanted to do something nice and sweet for her as she had done me an enormous favor that a thousand thank yous couldn’t really properly thank her for. So I wanted to get her some flowers, because I knew she really loved flowers and I thought it would be a nice little surprise. This was where Flower Gift Korea came in, and I could not have been happier that I went with their service.
After contacting them and explaining what I wanted and who it was for, they created a bespoke bouquet for my friend using her favorite colors that I had not so subtlety asked her about. Arranging the delivery time (and making sure she’d be home at my apartment), I waited for the day for the delivery to arrive. The crew at Flower Gift Korea not only kept me updated about my order and the delivery status, but sent me photos of the bouquet… as did my friend when she was handed it directly by the Flower Gift Korea team, delighted as all hell.
I couldn’t have been happier about how the process went with Flower Gift Korea. They custom made an order for me, which you can request, or choose a bouquet of the day option. Likewise they have pre-arranged designs that you can choose from!
Flower Gift Korea popped on the florist scene not that long ago, but they’ve already amassed a lot of praise from expats in Korea and their friends and family outside of the country. I came across them shortly after I came to Seoul actually, and we flirted on Instagram for awhile. I always loved the arrangements they posted and kept meaning to order something from them. The family owned and operated florist and gift shop does all their customer service in English, which is A+ by the way, and delivers in Seoul and parts of the surrounding Gyeonggi-do suburbs. All prices are in USD and you can pay by credit card or PayPal online (or by Korean bank card or cash if you go to the physical shop).
They can even do same day delivery, which is kind of insane. I genuinely don’t know if I’ve ever encountered a florist who said they can arrange a bouquet and deliver it within 3-4 hours of ordering. And weekend delivery is available. Plus, if you’re not happy, they offer a 100% money-back guarantee, which is rather novel in these parts. It is really a testament to their business though. Everything from the shop is handmade and crafted. The team goes to the flower markets and hand chooses blossom and blooms, arranging them per order.
Couldn’t resist highlighting this certain arrangement given our nerdy bent here at The Nerdventurists. I mean.. Beauty and the Beast… come on! Also it’s super pretty.
They also have plants and chocolates and teddy bears and all sorts of things that you may want to send to someone you care about here in Korea. There’s gift baskets, alcohol, cakes, and gifts sets in addition to flowers. They also hand make glass jewelry featuring real and preserved flowers, as well as soju glasses because… well, this is Korea. All flowers are hand delivered, ensuring they get into the right hands. Gifts are sent via registered post, so you know they’ll arrive perfectly safe for that special someone.
That also includes celebrities! Flower Gift Korea will, in fact, deliver your flowers and gifts to K-pop stars, actors, musicians, etc. They have an entire page dedicated to it actually. And they’re respectful about it too, explaining that some agencies have rules and they abide by them, plus detailing the fact a star may reject the gift (it happens, I mean, I imagine they get a LOT of presents every day). But there are success stories too, as seen below…
So if you’re feeling like sending a congratulatory bouquet to your favorite girl or boy group, they can help you do that. Want to send flowers to a theater to wish your favorite Korean musical actor or idol success? Yup, can do that too. Or maybe your bias has a cafe in Seoul and you’d like to send flowers there? Like these fans did for Super Junior’s Donghae. Not a problem.
It’s not something a lot of people initially think of when living abroad or have someone they love living abroad, but knowing services like Flower Gift Korea exist opens up a ton of possibilities for birthdays, holidays, and “just because.” It’s a service I will definitely be using again in the future. I have nothing but praise for the entire team there.
If you would like to send someone some flowers or a gift (or if you’d like to send ME some flowers *wink wink nudge nudge*), you can find Flower Gift Korea and make your order at http://www.flowergiftkorea.com.
Flower Gift Korea
Store Hours: Mon-Fri (10am-7pm)
Delivery Hours: Mon-Sun (9am-8pm).
Location: 1 Eonnam 5-gil, Room 103 (Near Yangjae Citizen’s Forest Subway Station), Seoul
This post was written in exchange for a free bouquet, however all opinions are my own and genuine. I really love these guys and their service, and I hope you will too!