Hello, this is Jake, since you ask this question, I suppose you want to send someone flowers as a birthday present, you are just not sure whether it is a good idea. Well, I used to have the exact problem just as you do, so I have done a lot of research on it, and I am happy to share my experience with you today.
Why do we give flowers as gifts?
When I do my research, I wonder why we give flowers as gifts, this is the first question I ask myself. If I know this, I may have a better understanding of whether flowers are good presents or not.
Here is what I found:
- Humans naturally love beautiful things, this is decided by our genes, if we see something beautiful, we feel happy, even a baby can identify which woman is more beautiful, and have obviously good impressions with her (there used to be an experiment about this).
- Emotional Connection
Flowers are one of the best ways to convey emotions, whether it be love, joy, appreciation, or sympathy. It is said that nothing is as effective as sending flowers in communicating human emotions. Flowers bring happiness and positive emotions to people, and it has the ability to make people feel less lonely or sad. This positive effect on emotions is something that people would like to see.
Yes, I want to stop this, all boring theory stuff. If you still didn’t get my point, here is a very simple example: If you like a girl, you both have a good feeling for each other, but you did not want to formally explain, at this time if you take some initiative, send her some roses, girls will have an understanding of the boy’s feelings, and make the girl feel happy!
What could make flowers a bad gift?
Surprised? Never thought that flowers could be a bad gift? Yes, I felt just the same as you do when I find this question. After I did some deep research, I notice that this is a serious question. Let me tell you why.
- Flowers will possibly bad gift for people who have allergies, you have to make sure the flowers you choose are not the ones that will lead to allergies to the receiver. If you know the receiver does have allergies but are not sure which flowers to avoid. I suggest you do not send them flowers at all.
- For people who are about to go on a trip. Make sure the receiver has no travel plan shortly, if yes, they would feel bad leaving the flowers to wilt in their absence.
In this case, a dry floral bouquet should be a good alternative.
- The above suggestion is also good for the elderly or people who are not used to seeing fresh flowers. They may feel that it is a waste of money to buy flowers, they do not know how long they will stay fresh. It is better for them if you make dry floral bouquets instead, which are not expensive and last longer than fresh flowers.
One more thing I want to let you know is that I do think it may be better if flowers are given as an additive to the main gift.
Ok, now that you have reached here, I guess you have decided to buy some flowers as a birthday gift to someone. Then let’s go on to the next step – how to choose flowers for a birthday.
What Are the Most Popular Birthday Flowers
When I do my research, I notice that most of the time traditional flowers, such as roses and lilies, are used as gifts for birthdays. Um, did you know that there are more and more people giving their lovers other kinds of flowers in recent years. Such as tulips, daffodils, etc.
So to this question, there are really no standard answers, you can either follow the traditions or choose whatever flowers that can express your feelings to the receiver.
In order to save you some time, I want to give you a short list of traditional popular birthday flowers. Here it is:
- Gerbera Daisies
Note: pay attention to the culture of the receiver, in some cultures, they may give some kind of flower with different meanings. For example, in China chrysanthemums are used for past people, it is obviously not suitable for people who are still alive as a birthday gift. So if the receiver is Chinese, do not send them chrysanthemums.
How to Send Birthday Flowers Online
I have found that many people choose this way to send birthday flowers because it is fast and convenient. There are many websites out there that provide such services, just search “send flowers online”, and you will find lots of websites, choose one of them according to your location, and place an order just like all the normal orders you placed online like on Amazon.
Some websites will even allow the receiver to sign up for a monthly subscription of flower supplies so that they can receive fresh flowers every month. I think this is a pretty cool idea, although it is not that useful for a birthday present.
Flowers for birthday month
You must be a person who really cares about details that you want to send him or her not only flowers but flowers especially for their birthday month. It is my horner to have you as my reader. Here is a list I collected when I did my research, I also keep it for my own use:
January: Carnation & Snowdrop.
February: Violet & Primrose.
March: Daffodil & Jonquil.
April: Daisy & Sweet Pea.
May: Lily of the Valley & Hawthorn.
June: Rose & Honeysuckle.
July: Larkspur & Water Lily.
August: Gladiolus & Poppy.
September: Aster & Morning Glory
October: Marigold & Cosmos
December: Narcissus & Holly
If you don’t want to send the actual birthday month flowers, but still want to get something related, a personalized birth month flower art print will be a good choice. You can get them on Etsy or Amazon easily.
How to choose flowers for a birthday
Ok, we have come to the end, let me summarize what we are talking about today.
First, we talk about why people send flowers as a gift. Then, we discuss whether flowers are good or bad for your scenarios. Third, after you have made your decision, we talk about some popular flowers, birth month flowers, and how to send them online if you like.
I hope this article has given you a perfect answer to your question: Are flowers a Good Birthday Present? Thanks for reading.