Choosing a Flower as Gift for a Loved One? Here’s How You Choose!

This might come as a shocker, but giving flowers isn’t just for men, nor is it only for women to enjoy. Sarcasm aside, choosing a flower as a gift for a loved one, whether it is your husband, your wife, a brother, sister, grandparents, relatives, — even neighbours – is a great idea.

Depending on the colour on the arrangement of bouquet, the emotion one feels will be a tad different. From the passionate red of a rose, to the pure white of a calla lily, to the fun exuberance in a bouquet of golden tulips, the type and colour of birthday flowers sends an emotional message.


Consider these meanings when choosing a flower as a birthday gift so that you communicate exactly what you intend.

White flowers. White flowers are mostly associated with innocence and purity. The fresh white blossoms represent perfection and honesty. White flowers are ideal when you want to communicate that amazing combination of pure, thoughtful love and undying fidelity. For most people, white roses are the perfect bridal flower. White flowers include white orchids, white carnations, white calla lilies, white daisies.

Red flowers. Fresh red flowers send the powerful and clear message of intense romantic love. Red is the undeniable colour of passion and any red flower arrangement or bouquet will communicate your powerful and strong love. It is the closest symbolic likeness to our heart. Red flowers include red carnations, red tulips, red Gerbera daisies, and of course – red roses.  Give this as a gift to show message of passion and desire.

Yellow flowers. Yellow is the colour of sunshine, friendship and filial love. It shows trust, respect, and compassion. Dues to this, yellow flowers are the popular choice in the workplace to show appreciation for a job well done.  It also communicates sympathy. Give it to show your compassion and warmth and renew ties of friendship, even at trying times. This includes yellow lilacs, yellow chrysanthemums, yellow daffodils, etc.

Blue flowers. Deep, rich blues offer serenity and calming effect. They calm the emotions and create a contemplative mood, kind of like lying on your back and watching clouds float across a bright, blue sky. Consider too the pure bliss of staring out at the calm blue sea. Blue flowers also bring closeness, and are perfect flowers for long-term lovers who want to show their deep and abiding loyalty. The peace from blue flowers also makes them appropriate as a get well flower.

Combination flowers. Mixing the passion of red flower to the innocence and purity of white flowers sends a signal of excitement and harmony. Combining flower types and colours transcend their meaning and offer a touch of excitement wrapped in pure elegance.

Reading this article, you might have thought of some people who would love or need to receive such birthday flowers. Personally, I assess how I feel for the person and what he or she felt about me before choosing the best flower to give as a gift. I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to choose the perfect one that suits the recipient. Good luck!

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