Because of its cost, giving flowers to mothers on her day is not an easy task for Guyanese people.
As far as options go, the cheapest you can get is corsages starting at five dollars with two roses and ten dollars when you have four.
These vary according to their presentation, as boxes decorated with roses, toppers, chocolates and a card to dedicate range from about $20 to $80. For example, a “medium” has 10 flowers, 15 chocolates, and a price of $55.
It should be noted that merchants offer the option of adapting their customers’ budgets or discounting their purchases, however, they state that they do not have the expected receptivity.
A vendor says, “Yes, it has happened, but not that much, I have seen that men give gifts to their girlfriends more than their mothers, because February 14 is a very good day.”
Other arrangements combine roses with a few sunflowers and cost as much as $45.
They offer different options
Downtown San Felix shoppers want to offer the most affordable options for surprising Guyanese moms. Of these, you can get roses per unit for 15 bolivars, watches for 6 dollars or arrangements with small perfumes for 5.
In clothing and shoe stores, windows display advertisements for discounts of up to 20%, so pants cost around $10.
“This date is the most anticipated for those of us who have an arrangement or a cake,” he admits, explaining that he chose to make presentations smaller and cheaper to facilitate his sales. For some, this solution has worked to attract the attention of the customers.
Cups with candy are available for as little as a dollar, while an arrangement of candy and a balloon is around $4.
One of the options offered to this day is the “Eternal Rose”, which is made from fabric ribbon and costs $10 to $15 per bouquet.
Despite the fact that Mother’s Day is just hours away, sellers expect their sales to improve “at the last minute.” In the case of San Felix, some Guyanese can be seen inquiring about prices but without finalizing their purchases.