Residents Hunker Down under Continuing COVID-19 Restrictions Find New Ways to Appreciate Mothers

HONG KONG, April 28, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ —

• Celebrations continue to be difficult to hold under 4th wave of cases
• Retailers are finding new ways to support communities and help families celebrate Mother’s Day
• One florist, Give Gift Boutique, has partnered with the Van Gogh Museum to provide themed bouquets and gifts

Everyone has a mother, and Mother’s Day gives families a chance to praise and show appreciation for their mums. Like last year, Hong Kong families are scrambling to find safe ways to celebrate. COVID-19 and variants have continued to restrict access to entertainment and dining venues. These rules are slightly relaxed for those already vaccinated but are changing on a regular basis and infractions bring high fines. Husbands and children are coming up with more creative, non-traditional ways of celebrating.

Earlier in April, a case of the N501Y mutant coronavirus strain was confirmed on the island. Currently, Hong Kong is enduring the 4th wave of the pandemic and has seen extensive restrictions that affect every sector. The situation leads many to be concerned that that the originally promised lift of restrictions will be further delayed. The government had promised an easing of the rules for vaccinated residents within “vaccine bubbles” that may yet be out of reach if a new strain starts to spread.

Heavily affected by COVID restriction are the island’s florist and gift shops as weddings, parties, and celebrations all continue to be celebrated in a muted fashion. This has led some boutiques to find novel and creative ways to support their communities. Give Gift Boutique, for example, is continuing the Van Gogh Senses Series of floral arrangements. These bouquets are inspired by Van Gogh’s Almond Blossom and The Harvest; two works that continue to hang in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Give Gift Boutique is a leading Hong Kong flower delivery service and florist and gift shop serving corporate clients and individuals. Relying on the expertise of ex-pat florists from the Netherlands and Toronto, Give Gift delivers top-quality gifts, hampers, and bouquets keeping up with the latest European and Japanese designs.

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