Common Mistakes that the Recipients Make When they Receive Flowers as Gift.

Flowers are the prettiest gifts one can send when you want to show emotions, attachment, and love. Also, if you have no clue about which gift to present, a basket of mixed flowers is the most popular option that brings a smile to the face of the recipient. It spread immediate delight and happiness. If you have just receive flowers as gift and do not want to make common mistakes that many people make when they receive flowers, read further to know here.

  1. To Keep the Flowers in sunlight after receiving them from the delivery guy.

It is not a good idea to keep the fresh flowers in the vicinity of sunlight. It will burn the delicate petals of the flowers and make them wilt in no time. Hence, the cool temperature and shady places provide the best environment for cutting flowers. You can also follow the best flower care tips which helps to keep them fresh.

  1. Not removing the wrapping, which damages the flowers and leaves.

The flowers are wrapped tightly in designer plastic paper or cellophane sheets. This keeps the flowers away from their natural requirements like air and water. If the bouquet is unwrapped and kept in a vase with clean water, the flowers will be able to breathe and look happy for a longer period.

  1. No giving attention card message along with the gifts.

People attach message cards with the bouquets to express their love and gratitude. So, it is etiquette to read those kind words with patience. Even if the sentimental message cards are hiding between the leaves, it is rude to ignore them. Hence, take time to admire the bunch of roses delivered to you and always look for the message cards.

  1. Failure to acknowledge the sender once the gift is received.

After realizing the efforts made by the person who selected the flowery gift for you, it is mandatory to send a “Thank you” message to the sender. It is impolite to neglect to acknowledge your friend or family member who wrote heartfelt messages on the card for you. So, when you receive flowers on a Birthday or any occasion, make sure to call the sender as soon as possible to express your gratitude.

  1. Not bothering to care about flowers received.

Everything needs love and care to grow in this world. If a stunning flower arrangement is delivered to your doorstep, and you don’t take time to appreciate them and leave them unattended, it will wilt and lose its beauty very soon. Thus, avoid this mistake, and you will be thanking yourself for saving a stupendous flower basket.

  1. Not complaining to the service provider if not happy about it

Many receivers are passive about the quality of the flowers that are sent to them. It is recommended to complain about anything that you disliked about the gift of flowers that you have received. Surely, the person who paid to surprise you with flowers has spent enough money to woo you. So, don’t hesitate to call the florist to report about any bad experience. They may replace the bouquet or compensate for the mistake.

  1. Not Saying Thanks to the Delivery Man (Though not Essential)

Although it is not compulsory to thank the delivery boy who presented an enthralling bouquet at your door but showing a gesture of gratitude is always welcome. The delivery man surely bothers about basic courtesies like a verbal “thank you” or eye contact with a smiling gesture. So, don’t skip this minimal respect and gratitude for them, as you feel great by doing it when you receive flowers as gift.


Author is owner of a leading flower shop in Dubai with online order facility. He has 10 years experience of managing this service and writing on it. Information on products and services is given on occasional blog posts.

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