Birthdays are a special day that deserves to be celebrated and enjoyed. It is all about spending time with loved ones, celebrating getting a year older and wiser and, of course, getting gifts.
While there are several different classy gifts you can get someone for a birthday, one of the best gifts to show someone you care are flowers. Whether it is a gift for your mom, a coworker, your wife or even a friend, a happy birthday flower is sure to put a smile on their face. Not only that, but it can also improve the look of their home and add some freshness to any space.
They are a timeless gift, appreciated by everybody and one that can come in many different shapes and sizes, due to the thousands of different types of flowers that exist. But with so many choices, how do you find the perfect floral arrangement to give as a birthday gift? Read on to find out.
Know the Preferences of the Gift Recipient
The first key to finding the perfect floral arrangement for a spring birthday gift is to know what the recipient likes. Everyone has different tastes when it comes to flowers, from big and bright flowers, to ones that are smaller and more subtle.
While the simplest way to learn is to ask, if you want the flowers to be a surprise, there are a few other options you have. You can ask their family and close friends or even check out their social media profile for hints.
If you aren’t able to learn the flowers they like, going with a flower that is their favorite color is often a safe bet. Also, be aware of any pollen allergies. Many different flowers can be terrible for those with allergies, and being around them can cause sore eyes, the sniffles and a runny nose.
You should also be sure to get them something that will look good in their space. For example, if your recipient likes adding color to their home as the seasons change from winter to spring, you want to ensure you get them an arrangement that fits.
Once you have an idea of the kind of flowers they like, it is time to head online. It is the perfect place to learn more about these flowers, such as how to care for them and where to get them. You could search for local florists and inquire about the flowers, or could even buy them online for a reputable online store.
Every flower has a meaning or symbolism behind it, as well. There are plenty of resources that can help you learn about these, and ensure the flowers you get aren’t sending the wrong message to someone. Not only can the internet help you discover or find the right flowers, but it can also help you learn more about what sort of an arrangement you want to present the flowers in.
You can often find flowers already in pre-made arrangements and buy them, but can also make your own. It could be arranged in a certain shape, cascade over a bowl, have flowers put in a rustic wooden box or everything in between. You can use all the same flowers, or mix and match different ones to match the many colors of spring.
The choice is yours, and you can be as creative (or as basic) as you want. Simply try to think of what the recipient would enjoy and how you can best arrange the flowers to make them happy.
Know Your Budget
When shopping for flowers it is important to have a budget in mind. While some flowers can be as affordable and cheap as a couple dollars, this isn’t always the case. You will certainly pay more for quality flowers, especially ones that have been put in pre-made arrangements. The prices range, but flowers can sometimes cost hundreds of dollars.
While you want to get something that someone will love, you don’t want to go into debt buying them something that will only last a couple of weeks in most cases. Always consult your budget and know what you can comfortably afford. The good news is, you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get quality flowers in most cases.
Ensure All Flowers in the Arrangement are Healthy
Once you have learned of the type of flowers they like, have a budget and have done your research on where to get them, the next step is to actually go out and get the flowers. In order to get the most value out of these flowers for the gift recipient, you need to make sure the flowers you buy are healthy and in good shape.
The stems should be firm and dark green, and not be fraying or weak at any point. The leaves should be intact, and the petals themselves should be free of issues like wilting or black and brown spots. If you buy flowers that are already showing signs of age, they simply won’t last very long.
Of course, you can’t check the exact flowers you get if you buy online, but that is why it is important to buy from a reputable source. If a company has a great reputation for delivering high-quality and healthy flowers, you can feel confident that is what you will get.
Also, once the flowers are in your possession, it is important to care for them until they reach their final home. Provide them with the water they need, and ensure they don’t get damaged. If you are going to build your own arrangement, do it carefully and gently, of course.
We hope that the information and guidance in this article have been able to help you find the perfect spring birthday floral arrangement. Finding (or making) the right arrangement can be difficult, but is certainly worth it to put a smile on your loved ones face.