The Best Flowers to Buy for Every Occasion

Liv Butler
Authored by Liv Butler
Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9:21pm

Flowers are one of the most popular forms of gift out there, and for very good reason. Flowers can both look and smell beautiful and can embody a wide range of different messages, everything from let’s celebrate you to I’m sorry for your loss. The very versatility of flowers can be both a blessing and a curse for some people, as they worry that getting the wrong bouquet could be sending an unintended message. This guide is here to help you learn the best flowers to buy for every occasion, so you are never left wondering again.  

Birthday Flowers 

As explains, there is a wide range of flowers that you can buy for someone to celebrate their birthday. Some of the most popular birthday flowers include roses, lilies, and gerberas. When you are looking to send someone flowers to celebrate their birthday, there is no reason why you need to stick to only one type of flower. Buying a bouquet of mixed stems can also be a great solution, especially if you find one that is bright, colourful, and fun. 

Condolence Flowers 

Traditionally the most common flowers to send to someone to show your condolences are white flowers. These white flowers typically come in the form of lilies, especially stargazer lilies, but can also include white roses and orchids too. Other flowers that are a good choice to show your condolence are calla lilies which signify resurrection and rebirth, as well as iris flowers that show faith, hope, courage, and admiration. Of course, other flowers can work as condolence flowers, especially if you know they are in favor of the departed person, but it is generally a good idea to keep to white or a more muted color palette. 

The reason why white flowers are chosen to express condolence is that they are aside to symbolize innocence, purity, and eternal love. 

Congratulations On Your New Baby 

Buying someone a bouquet of flowers is a great way to express your joy and excitement for their new baby. When you are looking for flowers to celebrate the birth of a loved one’s new baby, there is no reason why you should feel the need to stick to gender-specific hues. Going to bright, joyful flowers like sunflowers can be a great way to go. If the sunflower does not appeal to you then you could always go for a youthful and equally joyous spring flower like the daisy. 

Valentine’s Day 

Valentine’s day is the day most commonly associated with giving flowers to show how much you love and apricate your significant other. When you think about giving flowers on valentine’s day, you likely think of one bouquet, in particular, that is, a bunch of red roses. While red roses are the common choice for valentine’s day, they are by no means the only option. 

Red flowers a typically given on valentine’s day as the color is traditionally said to signify strength, respect, love, and devotion. If roses don’t appeal to you, then you could give some sweet-smelling tulips or a charming bouquet of ranunculi instead. 

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