I love giving gifts to others. Yes, I like receiving them too, but I think giving gifts makes me feel really great and there is just something about seeing how happy the recipient is that just makes me such a giver!

One thing I love to give whenever I can is flowers. I think they can brighten up anyone’s day, or can be a great gift for a special time of the year.

Traditionally, men don’t seem to be the recipients of flowers as much as women do, but this year I took the time to send my husband a special floral arrangement from FTD right after our anniversary.

I sent them after our anniversary because I wanted to do something special after he treated me to a night away, dinner, and a Badger football game (yes, huge football fans!).


Since our anniversary was spent watching a Badger football win (go bucky!), I thought it would be fitting to send him one of FTD’s new College Roses bouquets. He was so surprised when he got it, he even had to text me and ask if I sent him flowers (yes, there was a card…men). 

I decided to get red and white, for the Badgers of course! Each bouquet comes in a team color box, and includes a vase with the team logo on it.

My husband was thrilled to put these up in his office and show them off to all of his co-workers! I had asked them to bring them home so I could see them (and take some pictures), but he refused! He wanted to keep them and show them off to everyone. I had him at least snap a couple of pics to send to me so I could see what they looked like.

My husband was very surprised and excited to receive these flowers as a gift, and I think anyone on your list would be delighted to get an arrangement of beautiful flowers, especially ones showing off their team colors!


The Collection, available only at FTD.com, offers striking, fresh floral arrangements, which feature bi-colored roses in official school colors that represent universities across the country.  Arrangements are available with a colored keepsake glass vase etched with the school’s logo, and many are delivered in a spirited, college-themed gift box featuring the school’s colors and mascot.  College Roses can be ordered online at FTD.com and a portion of the proceeds from each purchase directly benefits the featured university.

The Collection, which launched in October 2011, currently offers roses for 51 schools from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC.  FTD plans to launch roses for more schools in September 2012, and expects to continue to expand the Collection before the end of the year.

For more information about the FTD College Rose Collection, please visit FTD.com.  FTD is currently offering a $15 discount when you go to www.ftd.com/college to order.


You can win a college collection bouquet of choice to send to whomever you like! Just enter on the form below for your chance to win. Anyone on your holiday list would be thrilled to get these this year, so be sure to enter today!

Written by Jesica H.

Disclosure: The Mommy Bunch was provided a free product to facilitate this review, however, all opinions are our own.