As the Vietnamese Teachers’ Day [November 20] is fast approaching, the flowers and gift market is heating up with a variety of products offered at reasonable prices.
Many flower shops in Hanoi are selling diverse flower bouquets to meet customers’ preferences. A quick survey at these shops revealed demand for flowers in the next few days is set to rise by 10 – 20%.
A flower shop in Tran Dai Nghia street ahead of the Teachers' Day. Photo: Truong Giang.
At present, prices for a bouquet of ten lily flowers would vary from VND100,000 – 250.000 (US$4.31 – 10.78), up from VND50,000 – 100,000 (US$2.16 – 4.31) a few days ago.
Notably, Dalat rose prices now double compared to normal days to VND80,000 – 150,000 (US$3.45 – 6.47) for a bunch of ten; prices of Tay Tuu roses increase by VND20,000 – 40,000 (US$0.86 – 1.72) to VND50,000 – 80,000 (US$2.16 – 3.45).
“Over the past few days, many parents and students have ordered flowers to present to teachers, with prices of bouquets averaging from VND350,000 – 450,000 (US$15.09 – 19.4),” said Kim Oanh, a flower shop owner in Pham Ngoc Thanh street, Dong Da district.
Meanwhile, gift shops are also busy with a growing number of orders, ranging from purse, necktie, scarf, to cosmetic products such as perfume, shampoo, or make-up, which are later wrapped in colorful gift boxes.
A cosmetic seller in Thai Ha said during the Teachers’ Day, a package of shampoo – hair conditioner from brands of Clear, Dove, Enchanteur, Tresemme, Purite, Rejoice, or Double Rich, which are domestically produced, would be priced from VND300,000 – 700,000 (US$12.94 – 30.18), or skincare products from VND400,000 (US$17.25) and over.
Supermarkets and major online platforms such as Lazada, Shopee, Tiki are offering discounts of up to 50% for many types of gifts.
Director of Ha Dong Co.opmart Nguyen Thi Kim Dung said on the occasion of the Vietnamese Teachers’ Day, Co.opmart supermarkets are introducing combos of gift boxes from famous brands, such as Pantene, Elastine, Double Rich, Hazeline, Dove, Enchanteur, or Lux, among others, with prices from VND43,500 – 142,900 (US$1.88 – 6.16) per box.
At the same time, supermarkets also offer discounts of up to 40% for clothes, shirts, or decoration accessories as gift on this occasion.
“Sales promotion programs not only help customers to easily buy what suits their needs, but also show their affection and love to teachers on this occasion,” Dung noted.