I'm trying to be more sustainable — these 3 Valentine's Day flower alternatives all scream luxury (sans plastic)

"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around"

Mandy's 20pcs White Flowers Artificial Tulips in vase on coffee table in the middle of a room with hanging wall art, flower cushion and pink patterned cushion on sofa
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It's almost the time of year when it becomes fashionable to buy overpriced red roses wrapped in plastic. I mean, year after year these red blooms only ever last for a week before they start looking a bit... well, sad. When will we ever learn? Well, I am making 2023 the year I prioritize the environment, which means that Valentine's Day will look a liiiiitle different. Yes, this means you can wave goodbye to those plastic-ridden grocery store flowers once and for all. Instead, I'll be investing in something that will last a little longer than all of that love in the air.

Whether you're treating yourself (hell yeah!) or it's for your one and only — perhaps you're browsing for a Galentine you couldn't live without? Say hello to these Valentine's Day flower alternatives that'll keep through February and beyond. In short: they won't wither away once the week is over. They'll also be sure to bring some color into your home decor and inject a little bit of spring into your coffee table. Because I'm not sure about you, but I am in real need of warmer temperatures where I can justify digging out my sunglasses, and my Birkenstocks, and getting an iced coffee every morning. But for now, I'll just decorate my apartment to look like spring has arrived early. 

See my favorite Valentine's Day flower alternatives for 2023 and get yours early (for once). I've also handpicked some fancy vases to accompany your faux flowers.

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Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.