Flowers are always a touching and special gift and a great way to show somebody you care, whether it’s a partner, family member, or just a friend.
There’s just something lovely about receiving a fresh bouquet which can really brighten your day, so we’re going to take a quick look at our three top reasons why we think flowers are the perfect gift for any occasion.
Send a Message
Perhaps the best thing about flowers is their ability to send a message. Different flowers can convey different emotions, for example, red roses or carnations are perfect to show somebody that you love them, yellow flowers are often given to friends, and lighter colors are used when someone is grieving for a loved one.
There are also specific flowers for each year of an anniversary and you can learn more about which flowers are best suited to each occasion with this really handy infographic from Flowercard.
Did you know that flowers actually have a language all of their own that was developed during the Victorian era, where people were encouraged not to display their emotions so openly?
It’s a bit old-fashioned, but also kind of interesting and you can learn more in this blog post from ProFlowers.
The fact that you’ve chosen the specific flowers for the recipient yourself adds an extra special touch to the gift, meaning that the recipient knows that real care has gone into it.
Whether you’re saying sorry, telling someone you love them, congratulating them on a new baby, or simply trying to brighten their day, there’s a flower for every occasion, and they’re always sure to be appreciated by the receiver.
They Make a Lovely Display
Unlike gifts such as chocolates, which disappear quickly (very quickly in some cases!), flowers can be appreciated for days or even weeks.
They can be displayed in a vase or as a table centerpiece in your home so that you can be reminded of the lovely gesture that your friend or loved one has made every time you walk past them.
Although they might feel a little embarrassed, it’s also a popular option to send flowers to someone at work so that they’ve got their bouquet sat next to them at their desk!
The lovely scent of flowers is also a great way to freshen up a room and breathe a bit of life into it too.
The final reason we love flowers is more of a practical one, but it’s still relevant. They’re a really easy gift to order and have delivered.
This means that they’re ideal for sending to someone who perhaps lives far away who you haven’t seen for a long time and can be ordered and sent with just a couple of clicks.
Receiving flowers out of the blue like this from someone who lived on the other side of the country (or the world) is a great feeling, and really lets the recipient know that you’re still thinking about them.
Many online florists offer next day delivery too, so it’s an ideal way to quickly get out of the doghouse if you’ve forgotten a big anniversary or birthday!