Gifts They’ll Love on Grandparent’s Day

It is said that a grandmother never runs out of hugs or cookies, and we know a grandfather’s love is just as deep. In fact, the bond between grandparent and grandchild is one of life’s most cherished, and it is this relationship that we celebrate on September 11. Grandparent’s Day is the perfect occasion to express the love and affection that you feel year-round for these special family members. Nanz & Kraft Florists are here to help!

The gift of a truly spectacular floral design is something every grandmother will love. These elegant flowers look gorgeous in any home, with roses and lilies forming the structural basis for this lavish arrangement. This featured bouquet is also available for nationwide delivery, so whether your grandparents live in Louisville area or are across the miles, you can have the love delivered right to their doorstep. Grandparent's Day

Grandparent’s Day honors grandfathers as well. And although they may appreciate the flowers, we think they may prefer to receive a gift especially for them. Perhaps they have a sweet tooth, and would love a freshly baked cake or pie shipped to their front door. Maybe he is a sports fan and would be thrilled with a Kentucky Wildcats or Louisville Cardinals themed gift. If he is the family’s grillmaster, our Grill Basket pictured below will set him up for the perfect family barbecue. (Please note that gifts mentioned are shipped locally in Louisville. If you need a gift for the world’s best grandfather who happens to live out of town, just give us a call! We’d love to help.) grandparent's day

Grandparent’s Day is the perfect excuse – as if we need one – to shower these extra special people with love and affection. September 11 is right around the corner, so call or stop by Nanz & Kraft Florists today, and we’ll take care of everything you need.

Begin their Year with a Gourmet Gift Basket

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Across Louisville, students have left home to begin the new college semester. With new friends, new roommates and new classes, it can all seem a little overwhelming, which is why a gift send from home can be such a comfort. And although food is always appreciated by college students, their tastes are as different as their personalities. Sweet or salty, health food or indulgent snacks – Nanz and Kraft Florists have the perfect gourmet gift basket for any college student’s tastes. Why one is right for your student?

The Chocaholic: Decadent designer selections make this gourmet basket a real treat for any chocolate lover, and is sure to make late night study sessions a little more palatable. The only thing missing is a tall glass of milk!


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The Cookie Lover: If they used to stand next to the oven waiting for a fresh batch of cookies, your student will love a collection of freshly-baked cookies baked with love by the Sisters of St. Benedict. Monastery Cookies can be ordered in multiple flavors, including buttermint, shortbread, angel, lemon, ginger snap or almerle.

The Junk Food Addict: Their favorite chips, candies, and crackers are guaranteed to carry them through the toughest term paper, with plenty to share with their roommates. gourmet gift basket

The Kentucky Gourmet: This gourmet gift basket features favorite items from our home state, with all the flavors students have come to love growing up.

The Health Nut: Our fruit baskets offer all the natural energy they need – in the perfect package for grabbing a snack while running out the door for class.

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Your college student is out there taking on the world – so let them know you support and love them, with the gift of a delicious gourmet gift basket from Nanz and Kraft Florist. We guarantee it will make them smile!

Romantic Gestures

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Each year, there are a few special days that tug on our heartstrings just a little bit more than others. Whether your anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or a birthday, these days are natural occasions for romantic gestures. What you may not realize is that August is National Romance Month, and it is the perfect opportunity to share the romance with the one in your life that you couldn’t live without. Nanz and Kraft Florists will be helping couples throughout Louisville to pull off romantic surprises, and we’d love to assist you to do the same.

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This month celebrates the idea that romance and love should be recognized throughout the year. The true romantics among us are well versed in showering loved ones with gifts for no special reason. But for the rest of us, the floral experts at Nanz and Kraft have some inspired ideas on how to find unique ways to show you care. This stunning rose bouquet, aptly named “Smitten,” is a great start. Designed to give a timeless and elegant token of your love, it will deliver the romance during this month dedicated to the sentiment.

0414-12092524026National Romance Month is the perfect opportunity to tell your bride that you would marry her all over again. Give us photos of your wedding bouquets and centerpieces, and we would be happy to replicate them for a very special romantic dinner. Imagine her surprise when she sees her wedding flowers waiting for her at your own table!

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Some give a rose once a week. Some plan a picnic and cover the table in rose petals. Some surprise their loved one with a gorgeous floral design. What will you do? Let Nanz and Kraft Florist help you to celebrate National Romance Month in a way she’ll never forget.

Back to School Gifts Made Easy

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It’s time for Louisville to go back to school! From elementary school to the University of Kentucky, school spirit is strong and students are ready to return. This is a great opportunity to celebrate back to school with beautiful, interesting and spirit-filled back to school gifts.

Every teacher will love the color that a fresh bouquet of flowers brings to her desk. This vivid floral arrangement brings the beauty of sunshine right into the classroom and sets the stage for a great year. Browse through our selection of back to school flowers, or create your own design. The arrangement will be delivered straight to the front desk and is sure to be a welcome surprise that starts the year off right.

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Green plants are  not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also help to make the classroom more conducive to learning. These versatile gifts help to purify the air from toxins, making it easier to concentrate. Choose this striking succulent garden for a fascinating focal point the students will love, all year long.

Here’s a Tip – succulents make excellent dorm gifts for your college student, promoting productivity and adding beautiful interest to their space with a minimum of care required.

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Speaking of your college student, we can’t let this opportunity pass without suggesting our line of UK-themed items. This green plant is delivered in a thermos that is sure to get a lot of use throughout the year at sporting events and all -night study sessions. Check out our U of L logo items as well.

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One last idea for back to school gifts – gourmet and fruit baskets, chocolates and desserts are all available through our website, and each one is sure to make a huge impression. Whether delivered to the faculty break room at your child’s school, or the dormitory at the university, these delicious treats will make back to school something truly special.  This year, don’t just send them back to school with a new backpack – shop for awesome teacher and student gifts at Nanz and Kraft Florists. You choose, and we’ll do the rest.

Funeral Flowers and Memorial Gifts

funeral flowersAt Nanz and Kraft, we feel great responsibility when entrusted with the details of important and deeply emotional events in your life. And although the way we treat our customers is important every day, we know that in times of grief, you deserve to be treated with expertise and grace. When dealing with a loss, it can be difficult to make decisions or coordinate details; that is when our professionalism and experience can be of assistance. When you trust us with providing your funeral flowers or celebration of life bouquets, you can rest in the knowledge that the floral designs you select will arrive on time and be absolutely beautiful.

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We will walk you through the many options when choosing funeral flowers. If you are the immediate family and making funeral arrangements, we will help you to choose the casket spray, urn garland or memorial tribute that is appropriate for the service you are holding. We will also counsel on how to match the design of the various arrangements, from the funeral to the gravesite flowers.funeral flowers
For friends and relatives, there are many ways to show support and provide a beautiful floral sentiment. Easel sprays, floral hearts and elegant crosses are all popular choices for the service. Other options include funeral baskets and bouquets, which can be sent to the celebration of life service or the family home. You may also wish to send a long lasting gift to the family; garden memorial stones or windchimes will be timeless reminders of your love. Green or flowering plants, such as a peace lily or orchids, will also provide a visible and beautiful expression of comfort long after the funeral is over.
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The designers at Nanz and Kraft Florists are also happy to create a custom floral design to uniquely commemorate a very special life. Just give us a call. We are here to make sure your loved one is honored, and will do everything we can to make it an easier time.

August Birthstone Flower Collection

Each new month comes with a new way to celebrate, offering a unique stone set apart as that month’s birthstone. With August now upon us, it is time for the striking peridot gem to be featured as the month’s official gem. With a hue that is bright and cheerful, this gemstone has long been associated with magical powers capable of bringing about good fortune.

The stone is also thought in some cultures to have healing properties, making it a desired piece to have in one’s collection. While you might not find a peridot while birthday shopping at Nanz and Kraft Florists, we think that choosing florals that showcase this rare color is the perfect way to celebrate all of your birthdays this month!  That is why we have created an August Birthstone flower arrangement especially for this occasion.

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The peridot is a distinctive and unique stone. You may be wondering how to capture that same essence in a bouquet, but our floral designers have already done the creative work for you. We have combined some remarkable flowers – including roses, hydrangea and bells of Ireland – for a piece that is truly a work of art. These garden flowers, which exhibit the beautiful yellowish-green hues of the gemstone, come in various textures, shapes, and sizes for a masterful effect. This floral arrangement was specially designed as a part of our birthstone collection, and its beauty is as rare as the gem which inspired it.

As elegant as it is timeless, the peridot has been coveted since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Likewise, flowers have expressed the deepest sentiments and emotions since the beginning of time. Combine the two, and you have a birthday gift to be treasured. To order this birthday bouquet, or to have our floral designers create a custom arrangement for your August birthday celebrants, call or stop by Nanz and Kraft Florists today. We don’t just sell flowers – we create memories.





Unique Gifts to Welcome the New Baby

baby giftIt’s official! There is a new member of the family, and we know how excited you are to welcome them into your life. Whether he or she is a grandchild or a close family friend, you stand ready to spoil that precious little one, as well as Mom – and here at Nanz and Kraft, we fully believe you should go ahead and do so. This time is precious and fleeting, so celebrate alongside the proud new parents with a personalized and unique baby gift that they will gift

We recommend Mother/Baby floral gifts to honor the day – for Mom, a bouquet of her favorite seasonal flowers, designed specifically for her by one of our artistic designers. But as for that adorable little one – they deserve an equally adorable companion to welcome them to the world. Our “Just Ducky” ceramic planter is a whimsical way to show the delighted new parents that you are thrilled for them and their new bundle of joy. Our duck paddles in with a real cloth hat and a coordinating bow, along with a pink or blue bloom (or any flower you wish).baby gift

Although flowers are our favorite gift to give, one of our favorite accessories to add to your floral bouquets is this Milkbarn organic cotton gown and hat set, which comes in a variety of different patterns. The baby will be photo-shoot prepared, and ready for all the many photos to come. Nanz and Kraft also has a whimsical assortment of adorable plush animals – from classic teddy bears to turtles, ponies, elephants and even hedgehogs! There is truly something for every family in our baby collection.

baby giftWe are your one stop shop for new baby gifts. From lavish bouquets to incredibly soft plush toys, Nanz and Kraft Florists has it all, guaranteed to make the new addition – and Mom and Dad – feel loved and completely spoiled.

Birthstone Flowers in July

flowers in julyBirthstones have held a special place in culture for centuries, and the tradition is still strong throughout the world today. Each month on the calendar has been assigned one of these meaningful stones, each of which signifies qualities, meaning, and powers that are said to be transferred to those who wear them during their birth month. The month of July is represented by the fiery ruby, often referred to as the king of stones. The ruby is thought to bring prosperity, good fortune and protection to those who possess it. A quality ruby, rarely occurring in nature, is a luxurious and opulent stone which has always been coveted by royalty.

flowers in julyNanz and Kraft is proud to offer the Birthstone Collection, which provides you with artistic interpretations of each birthstone through flowers. When looking to give flowers in July that represent the ruby, the red rose is the perfect option. Just as the ruby enjoys a reputation for luxury, so do red roses deliver lavish beauty and timeless sentiment. This “ruby red” arrangement is skillfully crafted by our Louisville designers, and will make anyone celebrating a July birthday feel regal.

Each month not only has a gem which represents it, but birth flowers are also recognized and very popular as inspiration. For the long summery days of July, the beautiful delphinium is a flower of choice for gardeners and florists alike. At Nanz and Kraft, our talented floral designers have imagined the striking Sapphire Horizons Bouquet, showcasing these bright blue blooms that bring elegance and grace to any bouquet. Even though they look light and airy, the delphinium embodies a very confident spirit – it represents striving towards a goal and seeking new adventures.

flowers in julyWhen seeking the ideal gift for that special someone’s July birthday, Nanz and Kraft Florists should be your first destination. Each arrangement is a work of art, designed to send all the beauty, opulence, and excitement of July right to their doorstep.

Popular Flowers for the Summertime

summer flowersHere at Nanz and Kraft Florists, we love helping you through all of life’s moments that require flowers – birthdays, anniversaries, weddings. But sometimes, the best reason to surround yourself with flowers is “just because!” Flowers have a unique ability to brighten our day; and with the long summer days ahead, decorating with seasonal summer blooms is a great way to bring excitement, beauty, and fresh air into your home or office space.

To celebrate the fact that one of her favorite seasons has officially arrived, here are some of the most popular summer flowers – we love them, and we think you will too!

summer flowersOne of the most iconic blooms of summer is, of course, the sunflower. This majestic flower stands far above the rest in stature and showcases a vibrant hue that draws attention to itself in the best way possible. Sunflowers are so named because of their tendency to turn themselves to face the sun during the daylight hours – and don’t most of us love to do the same? In nature, the sunflower can grow from 3 to 15 feet in the air; but even in a cut flower arrangement, the sunflower is an impressive and happy flower that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

summer flowersAlthough one of the best parts of summer in Louisville is being outside more often, it is not always possible for people who still have to work! If that is you or someone you know, don’t despair, just bring summer inside. Other floral choices that are prolific this time of year are white and yellow daisies and their vibrant cousins, the gerberas; mums, zinnias, and begonias; roses, lilies and orchids, and the always majestic gladioli.

Allow the artisans at Nanz and Kraft Florists to arrange expertly a vivid summer bouquet second to none that will emulate being outside on a summer day. Then sit back and enjoy. Because it is summertime and the living should be easy!

A Father’s Day to Remember

father's dayThis is the time of the year to let Dad know just how much he means to you! June 19th is Father’s Day, and with the celebration just around the corner, you are running out of time to plan out a special day to make him feel appreciated. Whether you live locally and can spend quality time together, or are sending something across the country – Nanz and Kraft has some out-of-the-box suggestions that are sure to make his day.

father's dayOne thing we know about Dads, their number one wish on this day is to spend time with those they love. In fact, according to the experts, more of our gift dollars will be spent on an outing with our dad over any other category. Right here in Louisville we have some great options – for those with a passion for cars, exploring the vintage vehicles exhibit at the Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum would be a natural choice for an afternoon excursion. Or maybe Dad would rather spend the day leisurely fishing with some of his favorite people; consider checking out Tom Wallace Lake for catfish or trout, or Taylorsville Lake for largemouth bass. And even if you catch and release, this arrangement is the perfect keepsake gift to remember your lazy afternoon.

father's dayDoes Dad love his Kentucky roots? Give him a basket of authentic KY goods, and it will make him almost as happy as watching a UK Wildcats winning season! From fishing trips to gourmet treats, Father’s Day gifts at Nanz and Kraft Florists will make your day with Dad even more special. How can we help you honor him?