Are you looking for a great gift for the special lady in your life? Whether you’re using them as an apology, for a special occasion, or just as an “anytime” gift, flowers are a great choice.
When you’re buying your girlfriend flowers, though, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. After all, not all girlfriends are alike and not all flowers are alike. You need to find the right flowers for your special girl!
We want to help guide you with this helpful flower buying guide. No longer will you stand aimlessly in the floral section of the grocery store, grabbing a bouquet of roses and hoping for the best. We’ve got you covered in that area.
Keep reading to learn all about how to buy flowers for your girlfriend the right way.
First, know how much you’re willing or able to spend on your girlfriend’s flowers. We’re not all made of money, and as flowers are a temporary gift (unless she decides to dry them, of course), you want to budget accordingly.
A good flower arrangement will set you back a bit, so plan for that ahead of time. The flowers are a gesture as much as they are a physical gift.
Do your research and know what you’re willing to spend ahead of time so you don’t get sticker shock when you’re visiting the local florist.
Know What She Likes
Before you go spending all of your money on a fancy set of flowers, make sure you know what kinds of flowers that your girlfriend is into. Again, girls all have different interests and while it may be tempting to go with the classic roses or daisies, your girlfriend might have other flowers in mind.
We should mention that any flowers are appreciated, but going the extra mile to make sure you get the best of the best is never a bad idea.
To figure out her favorite flowers, you can do a few things.
The first is simply asking. You can ask her (though do it far ahead of time) in a context that seems pressure-free. Make it part of a conversation where you’re both talking about your interests.
You can also ask her friends. This way there’s no chance of ruining the surprise.
You can also go based on her favorite colors. Does she like purple? Consider some lilacs or violets. Is she a lover of reds and pinks? Roses and tulips are always a safe choice.
This is also a good time to make sure that you take note of any allergies or pets in the house. Some people can’t tolerate certain flowers, and some flowers are poisonous to cats and dogs.
Consider An Arrangement
While a bouquet of a single type of flower is nice, why not get a professional flower arrangement?
Florists know how to take your ideas and arrange your girlfriend’s favorite flowers in such a way that she’s going to love the end result. The colors will flow together and it will look like a work of art that she’ll be happy to show off in her room or on her dining room table.
You might not know how to arrange a perfect bouquet or vase, but a florist will know what to do to make sure that you get the most out of your floral gift.
Go With the Seasons
It’s a great idea to shop for seasonal flowers, especially if they’re going to be a holiday gift or if you’re shopping local.
Spring flowers tend to include things like tulips, daisies, and anything else that screams “Easter”. They come in pastel colors and they’re meant to brighten up your space and bring the good feelings of springtime into the room.
Winter flowers lean towards the holidays. They’re often read and white and include things like roses and poinsettias.
Shopping for seasonal flowers also gives you seasonal vases so they make for great, reusable decorations.
Make It a Suprise
Who doesn’t love a surprise gift?
Whether you’re getting flowers for an event or for a random “I appreciate you” gift, the element of surprise is sometimes the best part.
While flowers are a small gesture of love, the gesture will be bigger if you hide them until the perfect moment. Send the flowers to her school or workplace, or leave them at her home for her. She’ll never see it coming.
This is even better for flowers that are for no reason at all. What’s more surprising than bringing a bouquet home when you come home from work when there’s no occasion for it? She’ll love the gesture.
Write a Note
This is a special consideration that’s best when you’re sending the flowers to her rather than giving them in person.
Sure, you could just leave a note that says that the flowers are from you and leave it at that, but why not go the extra mile to say something sweet and heartfelt?
Consider learning how to write a poem, or including one of her favorites. Recount a thoughtful memory.
If there’s something that you want to say but it’s tough to say out loud, this is a great way to get your feelings across behind the veil of flowers.
Buy Your Girlfriend Flowers for a Great Suprise
Are you looking for the perfect gesture that can tell your girlfriend how much you appreciate her? Buying your girlfriend flowers is a great idea. She’ll love the floral arrangement and you’ll love to see her smile.
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