I love fresh-cut flowers as much as the next person, but what I don’t love is putting a tippy glass container in the middle of my kitchen table. Maybe I could just add a sign: "Hey, kids! I’m breakable! Please knock me over so that Mom can pick broken glass out of her roses!"
My kids are old enough now that I can set out a vase without too much worry, but if you have little ones, check out the brilliance that is the Jill-able Fill Me Up Vase. It’s a plastic bag! Made from recycled materials, each vase folds completely flat when not in use and stands up under its own weight when filled with water. It’s economical at just $8 each, it’s eco-friendly, and while it’s still spillable, at least it’s utterly unshatterable. The fact that they’re also cool and mod-looking is just the icing on the cake.
Super spring hostess gift. –Mir