Flowers have long been given as a gift in many cultures worldwide. Some concepts are universal, like red roses representing love and passion, while some cultures attach certain meanings to flower colors.
It may seem rather simple, buying a bouquet of roses for someone you intend to woo. However, there’s a certain trick to it, making the moment more memorable through presentation. It requires the right timing, occasion, and type of flowers to really make an impression on someone.
In this article we’re going to highlight some tips for giving flowers as a gift, so that you aren’t just tossing a bundle of cut plants at someone and expecting gratitude.
Don’t always opt for roses, add a personal touch
Roses are the traditional romantic flower, but many people today like to buck tradition. There are many other romantic flowers such as tulips and lilacs, but you needn’t always give a romantic-themed flower either.
In fact, you can add a much more meaningful touch to the flower arrangement, by catering to the person’s personality and color preferences. Or you could even purchase flowers based on their birth month, to make them feel a little extra special for their birthday. You should discover what their birth flower is, and make sure you get the right one.
Choose an artisanal bouquet
Giving someone roses is considered romantic in theory, but in practice it can really backfire. It’s not always “the thought that counts”. Picking up a last-minute bouquet of roses for a date from the corner store can seem really desperate, cliche, and even a bit weird (rose bouquets in the first few dates are especially a terrible idea).
However, when it is proper time to give someone a meaningful flower bouquet, you want to spend a little bit on something that was meticulously arranged and wrapped. It’s like going to a gourmet restaurant versus going to a chain restaurant. The portions at a gourmet restaurant just look more appetizing, due to the garnishment and presentation.
Honeysuckles blossom in bright and eye-grabbing colors in the start of spring.
Lilies are known for their pleasing fragrance, which is why they’re associated with the luxuriously earthly sign of Taurus.
Lavenders are pleasantly eye-catching flowers in vibrant purple hues, with a relaxing fragrance. This nature of being simultaneously outgoing yet relaxing fits the dual-nature associated with the Twins.
CANCER: White Rose
Cancers are known to be very sensitive to the slightest of heart-touching gestures. For this very reason the white rose best represents naivety, purity, and vigor.
As the proud and optimistic Lion ruled by the sun, it only makes sense that the proud, cheery sunflower is associated with this flamboyant and charismatic zodiac sign.
A difficult-to-spell flower like chrysanthemums summarize the studious Virgo, and while unassuming in hibernation, the chrysanthemum can bloom beautifully during Virgo season.
Often said to be the most romantic sign that loves the thrill of courtship, the rose is perfectly associated with Libra’s more passionate side.
Often represented as a mysterious, brooding sign, Scorpios are associated with the dark red geraniums.
Sagittarius are the quite popular and adorable type, hence the carnation suit them the best.
Pansies truly represent love, devotion, and true friendship which is one reason they suit Capricorns the best. Also they are the first flowers to blossom during this period.
Aquarians much like the orchid flower are influenced by the energy exuded around them and the environment they are in. Orchids are a blend of beauty with their exotic smell and graceful structure.
PISCES: Water Lilies
The obvious choice for Pisces babies is a water-based plant since the zodiac is represented by the fish sign. Water lilies signify peace and good luck which goes in line with the qualities of Pisces who are often quirky.