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From Roses To Chocolate, Stratford Florist Has Valentine's Day Covered

Phyllis Rega, owner of Phyl's Flowers.
Phyllis Rega, owner of Phyl's Flowers. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Roses are still the 'tried and true original' Valentine's Day gift.
Roses are still the 'tried and true original' Valentine's Day gift. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Phyl's Flowers offers many options for the romantic shopper.
Phyl's Flowers offers many options for the romantic shopper. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

STRATFORD, Conn. — At Phyl's Flowers and Fruit Baskets in Stratford, romantic Valentine's Day shoppers can find everything they want.

"We sell a mixture of items around Valentine's Day, but roses are tried and true," said Phyllis Rega, owner of Phyl's Flowers. "It's still the original red rose. And we always give away a complimentary box of chocolate with a dozen roses."

Valentine’s Day is big business from local stores to national retailers. Americans spent nearly $19 billion last year for Valentine’s Day and could spend close to $20 billion this year, according to fatwallet.com.

During the season, 250 million roses are produced. Many consumers opt for the red roses, which account for 40% of purchases, according to the site.

Men typically outspend women two to one on holiday-related purchases. And don’t forget the four-legged members of your family: About 1 in 5 Americans will buy gifts for their pets.

If you're looking for flowers in Stratford, Phyl's Flowers and Fruit Baskets is located at 29 Stonybrook Road. For information, call 203-377-1114 or check the website .

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