Flowers are an ideal gift for almost any occasion. From anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother's Day, graduation, and weddings to expressing sympathy, gratitude, and appreciation, sending blooms is one of the best and most popular ways of conveying feelings to your loved-ones.
But with so many different varieties and colours, how do you choose the perfect flower for every occasion? Often times factors like what's in season, the recipient’s personal preferences, a flowers meaning and local traditions can also affect your choice.
Gifting flowers is always fun but may not be as simple as it seems. That’s why we’ve put together this little guide to help you choose the perfect flowers for any specific occasion.
Nothing says happy birthday more than a bunch of the recipient’s favourite flowers! But if you’re uncertain about their favourite, lilies can often be a great choice and make a perfect birthday gift as they symbolise happiness and positivity. They also last super long, meaning they'll be remembering their spacial day for weeks to come. Lilies are however poisonous to cats so make sure that the birthday guy or gal is sans cats. Sunflowers are also popular because of their bright and cheerful disposition, plus they also last for ages!
Still not sure what to get? Worry not. There’s yet another way to choose the perfect birthday flowers.
Did you know that like gems, every month has a birth flower and each birth month flower has a unique meaning?
Here are the flowers for each birth month and their meanings:
Wedding Anniversary Blooms
Your anniversary is one of the most special days in your relationship. This milestone is a perfect opportunity to show your commitment and love to your partner.
With a flower to signify the years of your marriage, you can make this moment even more meaningful and special. Similar to birthday's, anniversaries have a flower associated with each year. Feel free however to pick your partners favourite ones.
Anniversary flowers by year
Flowers for Valentine's Day
Gifting flowers on Valentine’s Day has become a tradition to express one’s love and affection to a special someone. Although roses are no doubt the most popular Valentines Day flowers, there are also a lot of different options that perfectly fit this special occasion and will surely surprise your loved one. Lilies, carnations, tulips and alstroemeria are only some of the especially beautiful choices for Valentine’s Day flowers. We love arrangements that have bold red blooms such as the Renate and the Erica.
Flowers for Mother's Day
Flowers are one of the thoughtful gifts you can give mum on this special occasion. However, choosing the perfect flowers for the most special woman in your life can sometimes get overwhelming. Here are some thoughts for mum:
- Yellow roses - represent a caring nature
- White roses - purity and brightness
- Deep pink - appreciation
Funeral Arrangements and Condolence Flowers
Flowers are a heartfelt way to express your deepest sympathy during the passing of a friend or a family member. In the most difficult of times, flowers also provide comfort to the family of the departed.
Here are some of the most common types of funeral flowers:
Symbolises the soul of the departed and its return to a peaceful state of innocence.
Remembrance and love
Classic deep red roses are often used at funerals and represent love and grief.
Pink and white orchids are widely used to express one's sympathy and represent eternal love.
Symbolise strength and fortitude
Flowers are a perfect way to share and embrace the holiday spirit. Flowers and plants that symbolise Christmas include poinsettia, amaryllis, Christmas cactus, snow rose, orchids, and ivy.
This plant symbolises joy, love, purity and hope.
Represents determination, beauty, and love.
There is always a reason to send someone lovely fresh flowers. Whatever the occasion, flowers can express a thousand emotions and are always a fantastic way to convey your feelings. Ultimately this guide should only serve as inspiration. Let your heart lead the way and you can't go wrong :)