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The Art of Giving Flowers

Why Everyone Loves Receiving Blooms (Bonus: How to Up Your Floral Gifting Game)

“Some gifts are big. Others are small. But the ones that come from the heart are the best gifts of all.”

–Tinku Razoria.

No matter the age, gender, or background, everyone loves receiving flowers. Why? For starters, they are stunning, meaningful, emotive, and can make even the most mundane day feel like a special occasion. Read on for a deeper look into why flowers are the perfect one-size-fits-all surprise, plus some DIY tips to up your gift giving game. 

Flowers Are the All-Around Crowd-Pleaser

And don’t just take our word for it—take yours! 80% of Americans say receiving flowers as a gift makes them happy. How about giving flowers? A whopping 88% say that giving flowers makes them happy. Now that has major “crowd pleaser” potential written all over it.

Each Flower Has a Different Meaning & Symbolism Behind It

Flowers have a language of their own. When sending a bouquet, choose specific colors or varieties to transmit a desired meaning or feeling. Whether it be romantic love, appreciation, sympathy, or an apology, there’s a variety for every occasion, big or small. 

  • Rose: this variety alone has a color fit for every special day
  • Red: passion and beauty
  • Deep Pink: appreciation
  • Light Pink: elegance and admiration
  • White: loyalty and purity
  • Yellow: friendship and joy
  • Orange: creativity and enthusiasm
  • Sunflower: loyalty and admiration
  • Hydrangea: understanding and gratitude
  • Carnation: admiration and luck
  • Daisy: motherhood and new beginnings
  • Snapdragon: desire
  • Protea: bravery
  • Chrysanthemum: loyalty

Flowers According to Zodiac Signs

Got a friend that decides what shoes to wear based on their horoscope? Send them flowers inspired by their zodiac sign.

Aries: March 21 – April 20 → Variety: Honeysuckle

Taurus: April 21 – May 21 → Flower: Lily

Gemini: May 22 – June 21 → Flower: Lavender

Cancer: June 22 – July 22 → Flower: White Rose

Leo: July 23 – August 22 → Flower: Sunflower

Virgo: August 23 – September 23 →Flower: Buttercup

Libra: September 24 – October 23 → Flower: Rose

Scorpio: October 24 – November 22 → Flower: Geranium

Sagittarius: November 23 – December 21 → Flower: Carnation

Capricorn: December 22 – January 20 → Flower: Pansy

Aquarius: January 21 – February 19 → Flower: Orchid

Pisces: February 20 – March 20 → Flower: Water Lily

“Flowers Are Good for You” – Science

Flowers are scientifically-proven to serve humans—mind, body, and soul. Being surrounded by flowers helps boost your mood, creativity, and happiness, while simultaneously lowering stress and depression. For those stuck in the humdrum of home office, flowers are the all-natural cure to the doom and gloom—no prescription required!

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

When your loved one opens the door to a fresh delivery of flowers, they’ll be instantly filled with joy—but it doesn’t end there. This rush of elation will be experienced every time they walk into the room and see the bouquet of fresh flowers thriving. 

Want to give them something that literally keeps on giving? Pamper them with a flower subscription that delivers delight on repeat. Plus, each Enjoy Flowers bouquet is guaranteed to last 7+ days, which makes for a lot of natural joy!

An (Easy) One-Size-Fits-All Gift

Flowers are perfect for celebrating a big day, reminding someone you care, or for chic home decor. Whatever the occasion, flowers are a one-size-fits-all detail that still feels personalized and unforgettable. Plus it’s easy as 1, 2, 3. One, select a One-Time Bouquet or Subscription. Two, add a personalized note. Three, sit pretty knowing that you just sent a gift with layers of meaning and the power to instantly transmit your feelings.

Bonus: Level Up Your Gifting Game*

Because sometimes it IS what’s on the outside that counts, here is our DIY floral wrapping paper for that final refined touch.

*Be prepared to be tagged in some Instagram posts gushing about the elegance and detail of your gift.


  • Dried flowers
  • Hemp rope or string
  • Solid color wrapping paper/paper
  • Tape 
  • Clear ouchless rubber bands


  1. Place your gift on an open sheet of solid wrapping paper. We’re using solid natural brown paper (a recycled paper grocery bag to be precise).
  2. Wrap your gift as usual.
  3. Tie the present with hemp rope or string. Then tie the string with a double-knot. 
  4. Create a mini bouquet of dried flowers of your choice. 
  5. Wrap the bouquet with a clear ouchless rubber band to hold the flowers together in a subtle, elegant way.
  6. Place the mini bouquet on top of the double knot and tie the string into a bow.
  7. Voilà! You’re about to be crowned the chicest gift-giver ever.

All I Want for Christmas (My Birthday, My Anniversary…) is Blooms!

Show those you love most just how special they are to you with the only present that’s as distinctly beautiful and unique as they are: fresh flowers. They’ll be delighted each and every day as their flowers blossom. And while you’re ordering one for them, consider gifting one to yourself—because you deserve pretty things too!

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