There’s no doubt about it: fresh flowers are just nice. They have intricate shapes, vibrant colors, and intoxicating fragrances. A fresh floral arrangement can add a splash of cheerful color to any room, and flowers can make perfect gifts for almost any occasion. Almost nobody could fail to be happy when somebody gives them some flowers.
At Bouqs, their seasonal birthday flowers are divided into categories for your convenience. You can choose Mom’s birthday flowers, Birthday flowers for daughters, Birthday flowers for sisters, or Birthday flowers for wives. You can also Send birthday plants or try our popular Purple bouquets.
On a more romantic note, we have Birthday flowers for him, Birthday flowers for her, and Happy birthday roses. If that’s not what you need, don’t be alarmed! We also offer Birthday flowers for kids and Birthday flowers for friends. If you’re in a rush, choose from our Same-day birthday flowers, or if you don’t know what to choose, browse our Best-selling birthday flowers to see what other people have enjoyed.
The Value of Gifts
The concept of giving someone a gift is to convey some kind of positive message: ‘I love you’ (mother’s day/valentine’s day). ‘I am grateful to you for your help’ (for a colleague or friend). ‘You are an important part of my life, and I want to include you in my celebration’ (Christmas).
Although, to some extent, any gift functions to convey this kind of message, the more appropriate the gift is to the occasion and recipient, the more effectively it sends the right message.
According to Larson & Watson (2001), gifts may have one of four different kinds of value to the recipient: economic value, social value, functional value, and expressive value. In other words, somebody may value a gift because it costs a lot of money, and the giver is therefore allowing the recipient to get something nice without having to break the bank. On the other hand, they may value it because it strengthens the social relationship between the giver and receiver. Perhaps it’s because the gift is useful or because it resonates with the recipient’s personal value system.
Gifts of Flowers
From the point of view of social relationships, giving flowers is a perfect way to show that you care about somebody. Flowers aren’t useful or valuable, and they don’t serve as a long-lasting reminder of the gift giver. Nor are they likely to resonate too deeply with somebody’s personal values – and this is what makes them really indulgent. The point of giving flowers is purely to give pleasure.
Professional arrangements of cut flowers from a florist are always exquisite, but they’re usually too pricey for people to buy them for any but the most special occasions. That’s why it’s so nice to be given flowers as a gift: it’s something you wouldn’t normally do for yourself.
When you buy someone clothes for a gift, you run the risk that they won’t fit, won’t look good, or won’t feel comfortable on that person. The same goes for most other gifts. It’s difficult to be sure if the recipient will like the gift. With flowers, on the other hand, you’re much less likely to go wrong. Unless the person you’re giving them to is allergic, it’s hard to think of a time when flowers wouldn’t be appreciated.
When flowers are given as gifts, they tend to convey love or affection. In America, fresh flowers are bought for gifts more often than for any other reason. In Japan, an even higher proportion of flowers purchased are given as gifts.
Birthday gifts are some of the most personal gifts you’ll ever give. Birthdays are all about celebrating a unique and special person. The day is a celebration, just because it’s the day that a special person was born.
Flowers are the perfect way to show somebody how important they are to you. They can show that you care without being too ‘gushy.’ They can be personal without being too intimate. Best of all, flowers always make people happy!
There are all sorts of traditions you could consider when deciding which specific flowers to give for someone’s birthday gift. Certain types of flowers, or certain colors, have traditionally been given according to what month people’s birthdays are in.
The tradition of giving certain types of flowers as gifts for birthdays in certain months may date back to Ancient Rome. Certain types of flowers aren’t only associated with certain birth months but also with certain character traits.
For example, January’s birth flower, the carnation, is sometimes called ‘the flower of love.’ Carnations represent affection or love and vitality. Holly and Poinsettia are the birth flowers of December. Poinsettia is associated with cheerfulness and success, while holly is associated with fertility and longevity.
On the other hand, some traditions associate certain colors with certain birth months. White flowers, especially snowdrops, are given for January birthday gifts. April is apparently a good month for purple.
Other traditions suggest that birthday flowers should be chosen to suit the personality of the birthday girl/boy. For example, sunflowers could be given to somebody with a sunny and cheerful disposition.
When you’re choosing birthday flowers, the most important thing is to make sure that the person you’re giving them to will appreciate them. If you know what type of flower or color the person likes, that’s a good place to start. But if you’re not sure, don’t worry – almost any type of flower will do!
In the past, flowers have often been given as gifts or as tokens of appreciation when somebody goes out of their way to do something helpful. Flowers are still used in this way, but in today’s market, fresh flowers are becoming less and less popular.
The younger generation tends to feel that flowers don’t provide value for money: they’re not long-lasting, trendy, or unique enough.
Whether or not flowers are good value gifts, quite a few people seem to prefer giving gifts that are more useful than flowers. They want to think of the recipient of their gift using that gift regularly, for a long time to come, and being reminded of the gift giver each time this happens.
On the other hand, as people get older, they tend to care less about material possessions and more about experiences.
This older age group often finds gardening more fulfilling than younger people, and they also appreciate receiving flowers as gifts. When deciding whether to give flowers as a gift, you need to decide whether the person you have in mind will really enjoy the beauty and fragrance of a floral arrangement every time they walk past.