Choosing the Right Flowers for Her
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Different types of flowers can have different meanings. They can say a lot about the recipient and a lot about your relationship with her. In addition, different types of flowers also suit different occasions better. So, getting your choice correct is pretty important.
Of course, sometimes it all comes down to what her favourite flower is. But if you’re unsure, there are some ideal flower types that suit different occasions and relationships.
What flowers should you buy for your mum?
When it comes to Mother’s Day or your mum’s birthday, or even a ‘just because you’re an awesome mum’ moment, there are several types of flowers that suit different personalities. Mother’s Day is the day to really appreciate the woman who raised you and taught you to be who you are today. If you know what her favourite flower is, great. If not, here are some options.
- Rose – roses are usually considered a ‘partner’ flower, but there’s nothing stopping you from handing a beautiful bouquet of roses to the woman who came first in your life. Roses tend to evoke ideas of classic, smart and sophisticated so if that’s how you’d describe your mum, these are the flowers of choice. The rose can also mean different things depending on colour, for example, yellow means friendship and pink tends to mean appreciation and admiration.
- Lily – the lily tends to represent someone who is high-energy and a major source of inspiration. Like roses, there are different types of lilies that represent different personalities, for example, stargazer lilies are great for ambitious mums, Casablanca lilies are usually used to celebrate someone and for the regal mums out there, calla lilies are the perfect choice. The wonderful thing about lilies too, is that you can buy them closed, or semi-closed, so they last a whole lot longer, and as each one opens, the delicious aroma gets stronger.
- Orchid – for many people, orchids are the perfect flower choice. Gorgeous to look at, easy to maintain and sophisticated to the max, orchids are a great option for the imaginative, trendsetter mums.
- Carnation – according to some sources, the pink carnation means ‘a mother’s undying, eternal love’. In fact, legend has it that pink carnations first grew from the ground where the Virgin Mary cried over Jesus’ death. If that doesn’t spell unconditional and timeless, we’re not sure what flower does.
What flowers should you buy for your mother-in-law?
For many, Mother’s Day celebrates mum. But what about the other mother in your life? Or, more accurately, your partner’s life? The key thing to remember here is that your mother-in-law raised your partner, the one you love so much and are so thankful for each and every day. Doesn’t that deserve a little thanks?
And it doesn’t have to be Mother’s Day to show a bit of gratitude. Whether you’re visiting for a special occasion or just heading over for a family meal, a bunch of flowers can mean everything.
Of course, you may not know your mother-in-law as well as you know your own mum. So, choosing her favourite flower will likely be a bit harder.
A lovely way to choose a bouquet for your mother-in-law is to look at what you’re buying or would likely buy for your mum, and choose it in a different colour, for example, your mother-in-law’s favourite.
Read our guide on buying flowers for your mother-in-law here.
What flowers should you buy for your partner
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday, a thank you gift or an ‘I love you’ gift, flowers for your partner are a fantastic way to show your appreciation and love for your partner. But if you think a rose is just a rose, well, it’s best to read on.
- Rose – the rose is often the most popular choice for Valentine’s Day, probably because red roses symbolise love, romance and beauty. But, they can also be pricey, especially around Valentine’s Day. If red’s not your partner’s colour of choice, consider pink, yellow, orange or even lilac – all beautiful options for the one you love.
- Peonies – peonies are most commonly tied to romance, prosperity and bashfulness. They’re soft and absolutely gorgeous, especially as they bloom. Some people even believe that peonies are a good luck charm, bringing good fortune to those who receive them.
- Gerbera daisies – known to symbolise beauty, innocence and purity, gerbera daisies are distinguished from the normal daisy variety by their large flowering heads. They’re available in so many different colours, all bright and vibrant, that you’ll be able to find the perfect colour choice for your one and only. They’re also known to bring a sense of cheerfulness and happiness to the house.
- Tulips – standing for ‘perfect love’ this is understandably the perfect flower to give to your perfect love. While they’re most often associated with the Netherlands, they’re widely available and they’re all about comfort and warmth. They’re also classic and affordable, a winning option!
- Gardenias – these ones are all about the fragrance and don’t they smell just beautiful? Gardenias are elegant, signifying purity and joy, and symbolise old-fashioned love. While they are pricey, they’re definitely worth it for the one you love.
When deciding what flower to buy for the special woman in your life, the options are endless. Whether it’s the one who raised you, the one who raised your partner or your very special girlfriend or wife, there are a multitude of flowers that suit any and every occasion.
Find the right bouquet the women in your life at Gift Flowers. With a stunning collection of flowers and the choice to customise your own arrangement, plus special Mother’s Day and birthday selections and delivery options, we are sure you’ll send the perfect gift.