Love isn’t all about romance. Your love for your mum, best friend, dog or even croissants is as worth celebrating as your love for a partner.

This idea resonated with best friends Ruby Pilven and Vivienne Hollingsworth. So the duo came up with "Lovers' Day" to give Melburnians a way to celebrate all kinds of love this Valentine’s Day.

“We’re both single and we just thought – single people deserve presents too!” says Pilven, laughing. “It’s nice to be able to celebrate all your lovers.”

Gift them their favourite dining experience. The Broadsheet Gift Card can be used at thousands of restaurants around the country.


Hollingsworth is the florist behind a new business, Flos Botanical, and Pilven is a ceramic artist from Ballarat. They have combined their talents and created non-kitsch Lovers' Day gift boxes that feature a handmade porcelain pendant with a bunch of fragrant seasonal blooms. The pair will deliver them on Sunday morning.

The Flos Botanical X Ruby Pilven gift boxes are $85. Orders must be finalised by 6pm on Friday February 12. Delivery is only available to selected suburbs.

For more information and to place your order, visit