Red roses are a classic symbol of love and with the 14th of February fast approaching, many florists are cashing in by offering bouquets of flowers that can set shoppers back a hefty sum.
But this year lovers don’t have to splash out, with budget chains Aldi and Lidl offering up to 100 red roses for as little as £16.
Aldi is even offering a specially treated arrangement that will last for an entire year, giving you maximum value for money.
While budget offerings start at 16p per flower, it can set you up to £5.95 for a single stem if you go for one of the pricier bouquets on offer – but is it worth splashing out?
Here Femail reveals some of the offerings available to shoppers this Valentine’s season – but can you tell the budget bouquets from the luxury arrangements?
These Valentine’s Day bouquets range in price from £25 for 100 roses to £380 for a luxury display, but can you tell which is high end and which arrangements come from the supermarket?
LIDL: 100 red roses for £25
Lidl is selling a bunch of 100 roses for £25, meaning they’re going for just 25p a piece
Budget supermarker Lidl is selling a bunch 100 rose for £25, meaning they’re going for just 25p a piece, a fraction of the price of some high-end retailers.
The German chain was voted Fresh Flower Supermarket of the Year 2018 at the Retail Industry Awards, so you should be getting bang for your bunch.
The beautiful blooms will be available just in time for Valentine’s Day, hitting stores from Tuesday, February 12.
ALDI: 12 red roses for £2 or £49.99 for flowers that last a year
Aldi is offering their deluxe box of a dozen roses for £49.99 – and the chemically treated flowers promise to last a year, giving you maximum bloom for your buck
Lidl is also offering a dozen red roses for £2, meaning you could pick up close to £100 for as little as £16
LIDL isn’t the only budget German chain offering a staggering deal.
Rival supermarket Aldi are selling bouquets of 12 40cm roses for just £2, meaning savvy lovebirds could pick up 96 for only £16.
And for those who want to splash out, the chain are also offering their deluxe box of a dozen roses for £49.99, which will last a whole year, providing maximum value for money.
The blooms have been through a preservation process sees the fresh cut roses treated with a chemical solution that stops growth in their most beautiful state.
Aldi’s roses (pictured) have been compared to Fleur De Paris’ s infinity’s collection
Fleurs De Paris infinity collection: 12 red roses for £119
The roses have been compared to Fleur De Paris’s infinity collection, which are treated with a proprietary solution, which stops the growth of the rose in its most perfect state.
Set to last one to three years, the flowers are more than twice the price of Aldi’s, at £199 for 12.
The Berlin based florist’s arrangements consist of real, everlasting Ecuadorian and Colombian roses – which come in a range of colours.
Set to last one to three years, the flowers are more than twice the price of Aldi’s, at £199 for 12
The Berlin-based florist’s arrangements consist of real, everlasting Ecuadorian and Colombian roses – which come in a range of colors
Appleyard London: 100 red roses for £159.99
The London based florist describes these flowers as ‘the perfect opulent gift’.
They come it at £160 for a bouquet of 100, which are all a ‘deep, love filled red colour’ according to the retailer’s website.
It comes with a free card to gift to a loved one, but the £5.99 delivery fee is not included in the price.
Appleyard London are selling a bouquet of 100 for £160, which are all a ‘deep, love filled red colour’ according to the retailer’s website
Interflora: 100 roses for £380
These hand-delivered red roses are at the more expensive end of the range, costing £380 for 100 stems.
‘Beautifully presented and delivered by hand’ is how they’re described online, but they come in at significantly more than getting 100 roses from Aldi or Lidl.
Yet they are hand-tied and finished with wrap and ribbon, sure to impress an amour on February 14.
These hand-delivered red roses are at the more expensive end of the range from Interflora, costing £380 for 100 stems
Marks and Spencer: 90 red roses for £70
The Collection Rose Heart Bouquet will hit M&S stores just in time for Valentines, February 11.
Coming in a very romantic heart shape, it’s described as the ‘ultimate message of love’ and comes with 20 Flexi Grass stems.
At £70 for 90 roses, it’s much more expensive than Aldi or Lidl, but significantly cheaper than some high-end florists.
The Collection Rose Heart Bouquet will hit M&S stores just in time for Valentines, February 11 and cost £70 for 90 flowers
Ferguson flowers: 100 Red Roses £599.95
For those feeling very flush, high-end retailer Ferguson Flowers is offering a luxurious bouquet of 100 red roses, but it will set you back £600.
Their website calls the flowers ‘marvelous’ and ideal for a loved one.
Coming in at £6 per flower, more than 37 times the cost of those from Aldi, the Northern Ireland-based shop offers same-day delivery for the ‘ultimate symbol of love’.
One of the most expensive on the market, Ferguson flowers re offering a luxurious bouquet of 100 red roses, but it will set you back £600
Waitrose: 36 red roses for £175
My Heart’s Desire Valentine’s Day Bouquet, from Waitrose’s florist offers 36 red roses and 20 other flowers for £175.
The upmarket grocer describes the premium bouquet as ‘the ultimate depiction of luxury and a dazzling declaration of love’.
It offers more variety than other configurations with five pink protea, 12 red Naomi roses, 12 red Freedom roses, 12 red Upper Class roses, seven red amaryllis and six pink waxflower foliage.
My Heart’s Desire Valentine’s Day Bouquet, from Waitrose’s florist offers 36 red roses and 20 other flowers for £175