Best Of 2020

Best Floral Arrangements to Send When You Screw Up: Gia & the Blooms

Look, we’ve all been there. You say the wrong thing at the wrong time, you forget to show up to an important event, or you’re generally just really good at pissing people off. When you screw up, Gia & the Blooms in Over-the-Rhine has unique bouquets and fast local flower delivery to mend relationships with irresistible arrangements. Their burlap-wrapped bouquets lean more avant-garde than Hallmark with rich colors and rare finds. Owner Yuliya Bui, from Minsk, Belarus, named the shop after her pitbull Gia, a rescue from the SPCA. Bouquets start at just $35 and 20 percent of all proceeds go to local charities. Of course, the flowers can be sent on any occasion and the shop also sells single stems, houseplants, planters and greeting cards to brighten someone’s day. Stop in or order online. Gia & the Blooms, 114 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine; Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, giablooms.com.