Brits prefer Friday nights in during winter, reveals London flower shop Flowers24Hours

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A poll of site visitors by online flower delivery service Flowers24Hours has revealed that 78 per cent of respondents and half of all UK singles prefer to curl up on the sofa at home on a Friday night during winter, rather than spend a typical night in the pub.

Indulgence Basket from Flowers24Hours.co.uk

Indulgence Basket from Flowers24Hours.co.uk

Zlatko "Tod" Todich, founder of Flowers24Hours said, "Just over 60 per cent of those who prefer not to go out stay in with their partner or family, 22 per cent with flatmates or friends, and 18 per cent spend a night in alone."

A poll of site visitors by online flower delivery service Flowers24Hours has revealed that 78 per cent of respondents much prefer to curl up on the sofa at home on a Friday night during winter, rather than spend a typical night in the pub.

When asked how their habits change during the darker months, the vast majority said that while during spring and summer they often spent Friday at the pub with colleagues or friends, as the colder nights of autumn and winter draw in, this shifted to spending the night in alone, with a partner or friends, accompanied by some good food and drink.

Just over 60 per cent of those who preferred not to go out said they would most likely just spend a quiet night in with their partner or family, while 22 per cent said they would be staying in with flatmates or friends. The remaining 18 per cent said their night in would consist of a night spent alone, which represents around half of all single person households in the UK.

For people who want to treat themselves or friends to a tasty, cosy night in, Flowers24Hours online flower shop in London has a range of gourmet food and drink gifts available for same-day delivery to London and next-day delivery to the UK, which include wine, champagne, spirits, gourmet biscuits, cheese and luxury brand chocolates.

Amongst the other goodies featured in the custom-made gifts for delivery within the UK are plum puddings, clotted cream in a jar, crab, salmon, goats cheese and duck pates; jams and marmalades; olives; chutneys; specialist fudges and cakes. The craft made hampers and baskets the gifts are presented in also make delightful mementoes of a thoughtful gift.

Three of the most popular flower and gourmet food gifts available from the website include:
1.     ‘Indulgence’: a gift basket containing a mix of luxury biscuits and rum raisin fudge, a bottle of wine and a carefully gift-wrapped seasonal flowering plant, at £41.27
2.     ‘Flowers & Love’: includes a Lindt Lindor selection box, pretty cream tin containing luxury scented soaps and bubble bath, and a bottle of high quality, crisp white wine, at £56.07
3.     ‘Country Picnic Basket’: includes delicious ‘Cottage Delight’ duck pate with armagnac, a bottle of red wine, award-winning cheese twist crackers and a jar of olives with garlic and red pepper, at £47.55

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About Flowers24Hours
Flowers24Hours offers a range of luxury flowers for same day delivery in London and next day delivery in the UK. The website provides a large choice of fresh flower bouquets and arrangements which can be combined with luxury gift items such as chocolates, champagne, wine, gourmet food and spa products to create affordable gifts for any occasion, from birthdays and new babies to corporate events. Special offers are available daily and gifts and designs updated as the seasons change.

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