Whether you’re looking for romantic, thoughtful, or sentimental gifts to send your significant other on Valentine’s Day, flowers are one of the most popular choices. They’re an easy way to impress your partner while also adding a little romance without breaking the bank. However, when sending flowers, it can be difficult to know what type of flower will fit the personality and style of your loved one.

Here are some things to consider when sending flowers for Valentine’s day.

Think of the Recipient’s Favorite Flowers

Are you sending flowers to a potential companion, a new love interest, or a long-time holder of your heart, perhaps your wife? You’ll want to consider your recipient’s favorite flowers before you decide which bouquet to send. Are they sentimental? Do they love the bright colors of daffodils? Or do roses awaken feelings of romance and warmth in their soul? 

Perhaps she likes tulips because of their vibrant colors or maybe they love extra romantic lilies that express the beauty of your relationship. You may want to consider what you know about the recipient if they’ve only been a part of your life for a short time or you are still getting to know one another. It’s also important to find out if they have any allergies or if there are any varieties that could be dangerous to pets. 

Decide How Much You Want To Spend

You need to decide how much of your budget you are willing to spend on the flowers you choose. While it may be tempting to send a beautiful bouquet that costs over $100, think about what other things you could add to the flowers if you go with something less extravagant. The good thing is, you can spend as much or as little as you want on your flowers. You may also want to consider how much the person might appreciate receiving an extravagant gift if they are modest or are uncomfortable with lavish displays. 

If the person prefers a simple bouquet of flowers or something handmade, spend less on your purchase and send something more personalized than traditional red roses. You can also decide how many flowers should go in your arrangement based on your budget. You can always save on flowers by buying them yourself or visiting a local flower market to get the best price. 

Choose Between a Bouquet, Single Rose or Mixed Flowers

When it comes to gifting Valentine’s Day flowers, you have the option to choose between a bouquet, a single rose, or mixed flowers. You can also send them as a gift with a teddy bear, a balloon or chocolates. A bouquet of roses is the traditional way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Roses are available in various colors and types, making them an ideal flower for expressing your love. 

If you’re sending a Valentine’s gift basket, ensure that no two flowers in the basket look alike and that there is plenty of greenery to contrast with the blooms. Mixed flowers are perfect for showing someone that you care about them. Only give your loved one a single flower if you are sending it as a romantic gesture or mixing it with other types of gifts. No matter what flowers you choose, ensure they’re fresh and healthy.

Get Creative With Flower Arrangements and Stay on Trend

Flowers can make a great gift, but it is vital to get creative with your flower arrangements. Choosing something that will last for a while and not just look beautiful when you first give it to them makes your flowers more than just a passing sentiment. It also lets your recipient know how much thought went into picking these special flowers. For example, you could go with a flower arrangement in the shape of something meaningful to your relationship, like a heart for Valentine’s Day.

It’s also important to stay on trend when you choose what flowers and arrangements to give out. For example, if you want to add lilies to your arrangement, you should know that the calla lily is becoming very popular. This flower can come in several different shades and works well with almost any color scheme. Another trend to keep an eye on is what season the flowers are currently in. Don’t forget to include extra gifts with your flowers, like cookies or wine. 

Order Ahead of Time To Avoid Last-Minute Stress 

If the last thing you want to do is stress about whether your flowers will arrive on time, consider ordering them in advance. This way, they can be reserved days beforehand, so they are ready with plenty of time before getting delivered. You don’t want to be frantically calling the florist on Valentine’s Day because you forgot to order them in time. Be sure that your flowers are fresh and in season. This way, they will look better for longer. 

Sometimes, instead of having the flowers sent to your recipient, you might want to deliver them yourself. This way, you can spend time with them and enjoy the day together. If you opt to deliver flowers yourself, be sure to plan accordingly to avoid any last-minute issues with schedules.

Choose an Appropriate Card and Write a Thoughtful Message 

A card easily expresses your feelings because you can include a heartfelt message. You could even go with a funny card, too. Pick an appropriate card and write a thoughtful and personalized message. If you’re giving roses, address the card to your significant other or “to my best friend.” If the recipient is not romantically involved with you, you can address it with something simple like “Happy Valentine’s Day.” But if it’s your loved one, feel free to be a bit more sentimental.

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