A Review of Lily of the Valley Gifts

One of the prettiest of flowers, lily of the valley symbolises the second wedding anniversary. It is a decorative feature on a variety of gifts. It is ideal for those who do not wish to purchase something made of cotton. Its sweet scent fragrances the woodlands of Asia and Europe during May and June. Lily of the valley represents abundance, innocence and purity. Although usually white, it is possible to find a pink variety.

Lily of the Valley Gifts

Should you wish to display these delicate flowers, do not place them near your fruit bowl, as I soon discovered! The fruit emits ethylene gas, which leads to leaf yellowing and causes flowers or petals to drop within 12 hours. Plus, you should be aware that these flowers are poisonous. The water in the vase requires careful disposal.

Lily of the Valley Gifts

Lily of the Valley Facts

  • The plants’ origins are biblical. There is a legend which says that when Eve had to leave the Garden of Eden, the tears she cried, bloomed into lily of the valley flowers.
  • It brings luck in love. The number one reason as to why bridal bouquets include the flower, to bring good luck to newly-weds.
  • It’s native to multiple continents. Lily of the valley plants prefer to grow in temperate forests, such as those found in Asia, North America and Europe
  • It holds major significance around the world. It has been Finland’s national flower since 1967 and was the emblem of the now-dissolved country of Yugoslavia. France actually celebrates a Lily of the Valley Day annually on May 1st.
  • It actually belongs to the asparagus family. Despite its name, and the fact that it is poisonous, the lily of the valley actually belongs to the asparagus family.
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Second Anniversary

Lily Bosschaert Bouquet and Candle

It is difficult to incorporate lily of the valley into a bouquet, as they are so small and delicate, so I have chosen a gorgeous flower display containing a single Oriental Lily. This bouquet is particularly unusual as it is based on a painting, “A Still Life of Flowers” by the renowned Belgian artist Ambrosius Bosschaert. His paintings were scientifically accurate and this one can be found in the National Gallery.

Lily of the Valley Gifts

Adding their delicious fragrance to this beautiful bouquet are a variety of luxurious flowers. To complete this gift, a high-quality candle is included in an attractive box, depicting the original painting. The candle is scented with the essences of white jasmine, tuberose, magnolia, orange flower and vanilla. Optional extras can be added including a cute teddy bear, a clear vase or even a jar of Love Hearts sweets! This gorgeous gift is available for next day delivery. Please note that the exact flowers may be varied according to seasonality.

Lily Cross Stitch Cushion Kit

For those who are celebrating their second anniversary, and enjoy the creative things in life, then this cross stitch kit would be an ideal and unusual gift. It is from the renowned manufacturers of craft kits, Collection D’Art. I recently completed a yellow rose tapestry cushion cover from them, and the colours were outstanding. This kit contains a printed canvas measuring 40cm x 40cm, all the necessary yarn, a needle and full instructions. Please note, it doesn’t include the cushion pad itself.

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Lily Cushion

I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about these lilies of the valley earrings, the perfume, cross stitch kit or bouquet, or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.

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72 thoughts on “A Review of Lily of the Valley Gifts”

  1. Hey, Diane!

    These are some really incredible accessories for the lily theme. I have a friendly couple, who decided on these as their wedding-theme-flowers. Probably because of one of the facts you mentioned about them – that they are considered to bring luck in love.

    We’ll definitely, have to keep in mind to not stuck them all around above the food because of that ethylene gas you mentioned. As well as they probably should not be placed together with other flowers cause as far as I understand they’ll kill the other ones off. Although this should not happen instantly so we probably shouldn’t go too much of our way to make it happen. But definitely something we’ll keep in mind.

    Either way, Diane, thank you for sharing!

    Rasa

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  2. Wow, I had no idea about the flower being poisonous. But I guess, I should have suspected it, it totally makes sense now.

    But be it as it may, I love those earrings. They are really gorgeous. I believe they would make for such a nice birthday present for my wife. I also found that the necklace seems to accompany them greatly.  The facts I found interesting, and the other gift options as well. 

    Above all, I just wanted to drop a quick thank you note as I did find the article really insightful. 🙂

    Thank you, and have an awesome Day!

    Matiss

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  3. Hi Diane,

    Wow! This is a wonderful review of “Life Valley Gifts.” I was impressed by reading this article. Who do not we love to receive gifts? And if it is found from a friend, then there is no word! Whether it is socialism or in love, it is a small gift but can change the level of your relationship. However, we often fall into the trap of men or women, who have to give a gift. There are rare people in the world who love flowers. Make a bouquet of flowers or a variety of flowers and make a bouquet and give gifts to loved ones. Find out what is the favourite colour or favourite flower in this case. Or you can give surprise to the loved ones with flowers gifted with nature. I imagine it is a magnificent concept for giving a pretty gift from this side. I will attach this concept to my sister’s birthday. I think that this concept is very helpful for us. I hope that most of the community will like this article. Thanks for the great post and great idea. I’ll definitely share it with me and friends.

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  4. Hi Diane

    I have found that this is really a great review about ” Lily Of The Valley Gifts”.It is a great idea. If anyone thought of giving a beautiful gift to his dearest one I will suggest him to giving her this type of gift. I will apply this idea to my friends. I believe that this idea is very helpful for us. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

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  5. Thanks for this informative review  I love the fragrance of lily of the valley flowers. However, this does smell good I don’t know if it is the perfume or my reaction to it. It may be fine for someone else. Maybe I shouldn’t buy unknown fragrances online. The packaging is very nice.   It happens to be a gift for someone special.

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  6. Hi Diane,

    Thank you for sharing this great informational article, it is really a nice post. I have found that this is really a wonderful review about Life Valley Gifts. I think when someone reads this and learns the symbolism behind the Lily of the Valley or the tie to art history that adds valuable information that helps the reader to make a decision on whether or not to make a purchase. I will share this article with my friends.

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  7. To me Lilly of the valley is a representation of love when given to you as a gift

    and heart represent love.there was a time I gave my  sister the earrings for her wedding up till date she still has the earrings in her Jewelry box. There is no greater gift than love

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  8. Wow, I really find this article interesting. The fact that it is biblically captured my heart that I wish to buy it for a new couple that just got wedded is it a good idea to buy it for them as a gift because of the wedding is still in its first year. Looking at other feature of this lily of the valley gifts, I can really say it is the best gift one can give for occasions like birthday, wedding and so on. Thank you for this wonderful information.

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    • Hi – thank you for reading my article and leaving comments. You are right in thinking that any of these gifts can be used for other occasions. All the best, Diane

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  9. I love the smell of Lily of the Valley. It is one of my favourite flowers but now that I know it is poisonous I don’t think I’ll be getting any as I have 2 cats, one which loves to eat my plants. I tried to grow a Stevia plant last summer and she ate the entire thing! But I do love Lily of the Valley and I love your gift ideas especially the candle. 

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  10. This is another great review and its full of lovely  pieces of information. I always enjoy reading all your reviews and this one is no exception because they are indeed  very helpful. This is the most extensive and comprehensive review I have read on lily of the valley gift.

    Hadnt been I read this post before Valentine I would have preferred to do the needful by gifting my wife Lilley of the Valley gift. I appreciate your post so well

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  11. Hello Diane,

    Thank you for sharing this article and providing such a piece of interesting historical information!  you just gave the perfect wonderful idea for this upcoming Valentine. I never knew this Lilly of the valley can be made of Perfume.  I have found that this is really a wonderful review about ” Life Valley Gifts” enjoyed the information and design of this site, I think it is a great idea for giving a beautiful gift from this tip.  Thanks for sharing this informative review of this product.

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  12. Lily of the valley, now there is a name that’s well established and tried and very trusted. My late mum used to love it, my wife likes certain products in the range, but I like what you have done with your post and the way you have covered as much ground as possible with it

    I really enjoyed reading it and have passed it to my wife as well

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    • Hi – thank you so much for looking  at my article and leaving comments. Lily of the Valley does have a certain old-fashioned connotation to it. I hope your wife enjoys reading it. All the best, Diane 

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  13. My cousin wants to celebrate his 3rd wedding anniversary with his gentle yet feminine spouse. I’m sure flower like Lily of The Valley sounds a good choice of bouquet present to her wife. Will it an overkill also if he uses Lily scent perfume? I can imagine their romantic dinner with Lily theme in the home. I will share this article with my cousin and see if he like this idea. Thank you

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    • Hi – thank you for your comments. I think it would be a lovely idea to combine the bouquet of flowers with the perfume. I hope your cousin enjoys his upcoming anniversary. All the best, Diane

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  14. HI,

    I have found that this is really a wonderful review about ” Life Valley Gifts”. I think it is a great idea for giving a beautiful gift from this tip. I will apply this idea to my friend’s birthday. I believe that this idea is very helpful for us. I expect most of the people will like this post.

    Thanks for sharing this informative review of this product.

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    • Hi – thank you for your comments. I am glad you found some useful gift ideas which would be ideal for your friend’s birthday. All the best, Diane

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  15. Hi Diane. you just gave the perfect wonderful idea for this upcoming Valentine. I never knew this Lilly of the valley can be made of Perfume, earring and Bouquets. You’re such a wonderful writer That’s the beauty of Internet community because I just learnt new idea

    I wanna put this up to you as an expert because I’m not yet married but I have a wonderful Girlfriend. I am putting it up to you to help me in choosing one out of these three wonderful gifts for my Girlfriend. Please!!!!!!!

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    • Hi – thank you for your nice comments. I am glad that you find some suitable ideas for a Valentine’s gift for your girlfriend. The flowers are lovely, but of course, they don’t last for very long. As perhaps she may not like the perfume, I would suggest the earrings. They are very stylish and classy. All the best, Diane  

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  16. Enjoyed the information and design of this site, definitely learned some interesting facts about Lily of the valley. I like the looks of the earings which gives me some idea’s for my 7-year anniversary gift for my wife, I think she would love them. Thanks for the great post and great idea.

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  17. I love lilies myself so is my mother. I think I have the perfect idea for the perfect mother’s day gifts coming up. I particularly like the candles for myself. I love collecting scented candles. I sure will give the candle and the perfume a try. Thanks for sharing this lovely article.

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  18. Hi Diane,I didn’t know that there was something as a unique earring ?This is something i need to have for my wife, mother and aunt.U have also written about matching necklace and parfume.This makes it a perfect gift for a mothers day, wedding and my wife’s birthday.My wife is a fan of natural products. She is a hard core vegan.She always buys things that are natural. So i know she and her mother would love this.I definitely have to share this article with my wife, her mother and all of my friends.I know they are going to be very very very happy with this.The only question i have is: Where can i buy it ?Please tell me so i can share it with all of my friends.Thank u very much for this.Have a nice weekend,Dahay

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    • Hi Dahay – thank you for your comments. I am glad you have found some gift ideas that would be suitable for your wife and family. If you wish to purchase the earrings or perfume, you can click on the photographs of the items and you will find them available on Amazon. All the best, Diane

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  19. Hi Diane, I am always looking for a unique and unexpected solution for gifting that person that is so difficult to shop for and your suggestions are perfect. Thank you for sharing this and providing such interesting historical information!  I think when someone reads this and learns the symbolism behind the Lily of the Valley or the tie to art history that adds valuable information that helps the reader to make a decision on whether or not to make a purchase. Old fashioned or not, being an admitted fragrance junkie both the perfume and candle appeal to me and are items I am eager to give a try!

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    • Hi – thank you for reading and leaving comments. I enjoy researching history and traditions, so I am glad you found it interesting. I love the perfume and think it suits me. Just an old-fashioned gal at heart! All the best, Diane

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  20. Hello Diane, It so great to know that this delicate Lily can be made into a thing of beauty in the form of earrings and perfume.  You gave me a great idea for the upcoming valentine`s day. Earrings for my wife and perfume for my young daughter.What an awesome review on the Lily Of the Valley.

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    • Hi – thank you for your lovely comments. Of course, the earrings and perfume would also be ideal for Valentine’s Day. I am sure your wife and daughter will be delighted with their gifts. All the best, Diane

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  21. Well we have been married many more than 2 years.  In fact, its been almost 30 years.  However, 2 or 30 doesn’t matter to a woman who loves perfume.

    Some days I think my wife is addicted to perfume when I come home and there is a new bottle on her shelf.  Pretty sure more than she can use in a lifetime.

    However if it is an addiction it is a welcome addiction considering all the other things in the world that she could be addicted to.

    I am going to show her your article and see if she knows of this perfume.

    Dale

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    • Hi Dale – thank you for reading my article. Congratulations on nearly 30 years of marriage. I am sure your wife would be delighted to add another bottle of perfume to her collection. All the best, Diane

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  22. You are right that lily of the valley has an unforgettable spring fragrance. I had never thought of different pieces of jewellery in the form of lily of the valley. I think that regardless of the age earrings or necklace make looks woman forever young — the great idea for next present to my love.

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    • Hi – thank you for your nice comments. Jewellery is always a welcome gift, and I am sure your partner would be delighted with a pair of lily of the valley earrings. All the best, Diane

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  23. Great and well-detailed post, I surely learnt some new facts about the lily of the valley   flowers, my second wedding anniversary   is coming up by July and I really cherish the Lily of the valley earrings, My partner rocks glittering jewellery and I think this will be a perfect addition for her. 

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  24. I am not into jewellery neither is anyone close to me, so in spite of the fact that I found your description of the earrings interesting – I could actually picture it – it’s not an item that will go on my list. You also vividly described the Eau de Toilette _ couldn’t imagine the smell though – but it sounds like a fragrance that I will enjoy smell on someone that I love. That one will go on my list.

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    • Hi – thanks for your comments. Of course, not everyone is into jewellery. I am sure that the perfume would make a great gift for someone you love. All the best, Diane

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  25. Nice information for the season. Have been looking for the gift to present to my wife who does not just put any kind of jewellery. This Lilly of Valley is very simple and beautiful looking. It’s good for a classy and choosy person like my wife. She also likes good scent perfume. My beautiful daughter also deserves good stuff like this. And the good thing is the earrings is not too expensive to buy. 

      Great review. Thanks 

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    • Hi – thank you for your comments and I am glad you enjoyed the review. I am sure your wife and daughter would be delighted to receive either of these gifts. All the best, Diane

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  26. Thank you for this great review and make it easy to read.

    I think my wife will love this Lily of the valley   earring since is her favourite flower.

    is coming our anniversary and I will surprise her with the Lily Of the valley earrings and the Lily of the valley Eau de toilets, she will be amazed.

    Thank you for sharing

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  27. These earrings look lovely and I think my wife would love these for her birthday coming up. They are very attractive and would make the perfect gift.

    She loves perfume too, especially lilies! It looks beautifully packaged as well. I also like most smells of perfume but some women wear way too much and it’s a turn-off!

    From what you describe this is an excellent choice for her as well. Just one thing? How strong is the smell?

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    • Hi – thank you for your comments. I am sure your wife would be delighted with these earrings as a birthday gift. The fragrance of the scent is not too strong. It is Eau de Toilette, which is much lighter than Eau de Parfum. All the best, Diane

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  28. The earrings are absolutely beautiful and such a great idea for a gift. I like that they are hypoallergenic, which means you can give them to anyone with the confidence that they won’t make the persons ears fester.

    I think my friend would love some like this for her birthday.

    Perfume, on the other hand, is something that I wouldn’t buy online unless I already knew what it smelt like and the price online was cheaper (which it normally is). I always like to try perfume out first as a tester before ordering, as often what smells good in the bottle doesn’t necessarily smell good on me.

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    • Hi – thank you for your comments. The earrings would make a gorgeous birthday gift and I am sure your friend would be delighted to receive them. I do agree with you about perfume. I have been wearing this particular fragrance for years, but I know it would smell totally different on somebody else. All the best, Diane 

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  29. I love scent from essential oils. I  saw that the content consists of only pure essential oil form lily, geranium and citrus. Okay, I a fan of both lily and geranium scent but not so much on citrus. I  just can’t imagine what’s the final product smell like. But I’ll still give this product a try as it is so affordable. Thanks for sharing such a great deal. 

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    • Hi – thank you for dropping by and reading my review. I don’t find the citrus to be too overpowering, so I hope you get the opportunity to try this product. All the best, Diane

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  30. Dear Diane,

    I loved how easy the review makes it for readers and this is an interesting and helpful review.

    I am searching for an Anniversary Gift for my wife and Lily of the Valley Earrings sounds great. The best thing is my wife is a fan of Lily flower.

    Its great to know that… Lily-of-the-Valley symbolizes innocence, purity and abundance. A favourite flower for weddings and for honouring mothers (My wife won’t be aware of this and planning to share it with her Lol). The earrings are awesome and I strongly believe my wife will love it.

    Thanks again for the review and wishing you much Success!

    Paul

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    • Hi Paul – thanks for dropping by and adding your nice comments. I am sure your wife will be delighted with these earrings. Please feel free to look at my other articles for some unique gift suggestions. All the best, Diane

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  31. A wedding is one event that has to be done well and to be remembered for the lest of our days , Yes the lady on my side need to look stunning  and those rings are doing just that they are beautiful for that great day  good and not only can they be worn main day they can also  be used for any other special day for both of us 

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    • Hi – thank you for your nice comments. Yes, these earrings are ideal for a wedding or an anniversary. I have many gift suggestions in my other articles, so feel free to have a look around. All the best, Diane

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  32. Hello! I was reading your article about valley really I think this is important to the loved ones as well as a gift to you woman who loves to wear earrings, however, how can I get it since your talking about Amazon ( the provider). D we have other types of earings in the market! let me hear from you Thanks

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    • Hi – thank you for adding your comments. I am not sure if you can get these earrings from another provider, Amazon usually has the best price. I will be reviewing more jewellery in other articles, so keep reading. All the best, Diane

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  33. Great post and good info. 

    This looks like something I have to give as a present to my wife. 

    She loves earrings, and these ones look really awesome, even I like them. 

    She will be so happy with these ones, you will see, I’m sure about it. 

    Thanks a lot for sharing it with us. 

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    • Hi – thank you for your comments. I am sure your wife would be delighted with these earrings or maybe, another gift that I have recommended elsewhere. All the best, Diane

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  34. Hello Diane, 

    thanks for such captivating and interesting article, I found it to be very enjoyable and helpful! As far as Lily Of The Valley Earrings goes, I have to say this truly can be a stunning and extraordinary gift idea for a lovely woman! Those earrings look simply gorgeous, due to a beautiful combination between artistic & elegant design. And what makes these earrings so special is that the enamel is hand-applied, therefore everyone will have a unique, non-duplicate piece of art. 

    Keep up the great work Diane 😉 

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  35. Finding gifts that tell a story or let the recipient know that you have really thought about what to buy them are really tough these days.  I have been through this process recently celebrating 5 years of marriage and didn’t want to go with just flowers and a card.

    I like that there are alternatives on offer that make the gift original and more memorable. Can you confirm pewter is suitable for those with sensitive skins?

    Rich

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    • Hi Rich – thanks for stopping by, and congratulations on five years of marriage! Yes, pewter is a great option for those with sensitive skin, as it is nickel free, which is the element that generally causes problems. All the best, Diane

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  36. I  must say that this is a very interesting review, Diane. I  did not hear about this earrings but they look quite powerful. I  checked the price and they are not expensive at all, I will definitely order one pack for my mother, her birthday is close and I think that she will be surprised.

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    • Hi Daniel – thank you for your comments. They are surprisingly affordable for such high quality. Your mother will be delighted with them! All the best, Diane

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