Waitrose launches lifesaving last-minute delivery service in time for Valentine's

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Stuck for a last minute gift idea for Valentine’s Day, or just want to spruce up the table for a special meal?

Today, Waitrose launched a two-hour flower delivery service as part of their Waitrose Rapid Delivery trial. For just £15, you can now have a cut-to-order bouquet of fresh, seasonal blooms wrapped in paper and delivered to your door by bike or van in a recyclable presentation box.

The selection of flowers on offer will continue to alter as the seasons change.

For Valentine’s week, you can order a beautiful mixture of tulips, roses and foliage in romantic shades of cerise and red. Some will be delivered in bud, to ensure your display stays fresh for at least five days. And in more good news for the time poor?

If you pick the ‘as soon as possible’ option, they’ll be with you or your recipient within two hours. Alternatively, you can pick a one-hour same day time slot of your choice.

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You can even pick up dinner while you’re at it. As part of the Waitrose Rapid Delivery service, you can order up to 25 items from a selection of more than 2,000 Waitrose products, including food and gifts.

Promised to cook tomorrow? We won’t tell if you decide to pick up a Valentine’s meal deal instead!

“One of the reasons why we launched Waitrose Rapid Delivery was exactly for occasions like this,” product manager James Gough explains. “Whether you haven’t had time to arrange something for Valentine’s Day, need to quickly get flowers for an office leaving party or simply feel like spontaneously surprising someone, Waitrose Rapid Delivery can help.

We understand sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day.”

Waitrose Rapid Delivery is available in 14 London postcode areas (SW1, SW3, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW10, SW11, SW18, EC1, EC2, EC4, WC1, WC2 and W1) and you can order until 8pm Monday-Saturday and 4pm on Sunday for same day delivery.