Avoiding Valentine's Pitfalls in 2020

(BPT) - The pressure is on — with the big day approaching, you may feel like you're not ready. Thanks to the latest technology, deciding on the perfect gift and making sure it gets to your special someone is easier than ever.

Here are some of the problems you may be facing, and great solutions to help you deliver smiles in time for Valentine’s Day.

Problem: You have no idea what the flowers you’re ordering look like

Solution: 3D augmented visual reality

Thanks to a new 3D and augmented reality feature on 1-800-Flowers.com, you can use your mobile device to preview top-selling Valentine’s Day arrangements before you purchase them.

Problem: You're in a time crunch

Solution: Streamlined shopping experiences

Shopping online via your desktop, laptop or mobile device is easier than ever on 1-800-Flowers.com. The revamped checkout process makes online shopping quick and easy.

You can also send complimentary e-cards to sweethearts and "galentines" via their desktop homepage. Choose from a wide variety of themed layouts and craft your own personalized message.

Using the app to shop on-the-go, the new "Trending Gifts" section has a speedy one-tap buying experience that brings you directly to checkout.

Problem: You need gift inspiration — now!

Solution: Gift finder and SmartGift

The popular Gift finder tool from 1-800-Flowers.com is now available via their mobile app. You just input information such as the recipient, occasion and location for tailored gift recommendations.

Feeling unsure of your gift choice? You can try SmartGift to get the gift just right. You simply choose a gift online and the gift link is sent to the gift recipient. They can then decide to swap out the gift for one that's more their style, at an equal or lower price, and decide on the delivery date and address.

There’s something available for everyone, from classic flower arrangements and chocolates to gift baskets, teddy bears, wine and jewelry — plus a wide choice of personalized gift ideas.

Problem: I want to send something exciting and different this year

Solution: New, exclusive options for the perfect Valentine's gift

How about flowers that represent your enduring love? You can order a beautiful container of specially preserved roses, selected for their size and perfection. These Magnificent Roses are gorgeous symbols of true romance.

Make a unique statement with Conversation Roses, one dozen beautiful red roses, half embossed with "I Love You" and the other half with an interlocking heart design. This gift will speak volumes about your love.

Give sweets to your sweetheart with a delicious variety of Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Your special someone may just find them — and you — irresistible.

Enjoy the day, knowing that you've chosen a meaningful way to express your feelings and connect with the most important people in your life.

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