Top 5 Things to Know When You Give Flowers to Relatives or Friends

When you’re thinking of buying a gift for a relative or a friend, you’d want your gift to reflect the positive emotions of love, care, and respect. It is perhaps why flowers are one of the most common kinds of gift worldwide. The tradition of giving flowers to convey positive emotions has been encouraged by almost every culture in the world and it is easy to see why. Flowers are colorful, they smell amazing, look delightful, and are mostly not expensive.
Additionally, there’s a whole diverse variety of flowers available from roses, lilies, hydrangeas, to lilacs, carnations, and daffodils. There are many more that you can choose from based on your aesthetic preferences or taste and the nature of the occasion for which you are buying them. Flowers are not only available in a broad variety. But also myriads of different colors, with each color representing a different emotion. Perhaps this is the reason why it’s said that there’s a flower for everyone and every occasion. Red and Pink flowers are great when gifting someone you have romantic feelings for. Yellow and white are the way to go if you want to appear sincere and respectful. Every flower is unique and has distinct significance. Thus you should make sure your floral arrangement is appropriate for the occasion in question.

Here are some things you should keep in mind when you give flowers to relatives or friends:

1) Give Importance to the Occasion

A funeral is an occasion where flowers are commonly present and given to the ones mourning to showcase sympathy, compassion, and hope. Birthdays or Anniversaries are also an occasion where you can easily spot flowers. Because it delivers the feelings of love, gratitude, and care. Although both the occasions have one thing in common i. e. flowers, there are still huge differences in the kinds of flowers. Flowers for celebratory occasions may be inappropriate for an occasion like a funeral. And it is thus necessary to be sensitive to emotions when buying flowers for any occasion.

2) Consider the Relationship, Gender, and Age of the Recipient

You can’t give the same kind of flowers to a lover with an elder or senior with whom you have a formal or platonic relationship. Flowers to a loved one should show love and care. Similarly, when you give flowers to relatives who are an elder person or a senior at work should convey feelings of sincerity and respect. It is therefore imperative to consider your relationship with the recipient while gifting flowers. You can also customize flower arrangement to make it even more personal and appropriate for the gender and the age of the recipient.

3) Personalize the Gift with a Suitable Message

Many service providers allow you to also send a card with a personalized message with your floral arrangement. Although most of the time just a wish with your name is enough, as per the occasion, the sender can also add a short or long message to the recipient.

4) Choose a Reliable Florist to arrange and Deliver

The right supplier always makes a huge difference in products and services. The birthday is on the 10th of August but your floral arrangement is delivered on the 12th. You asked for red roses, lilies, and lilacs but the arrangement is different from what was ordered. To avoid such things, do a careful background check on the supplier or florist. If they are an online service provider check their reviews and carefully read the offerings on their website. You need to ensure that you don’t make an imperfection when you give flowers to relatives or anyone favorite to you.

5) Deliver Flowers at the Right Time on a Specific Date

A gift delivered on the wrong date or time can have the opposite effect and may even make it seem inappropriate on certain occasions. It is therefore very important to confirm twice not only the date of your bouquet delivery but also the time.


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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