Flowers are suited to an array of occasions – be it birthdays, anniversaries, or a host of other celebrations. In fact, you don’t even need an occasion to treat a loved one, or even yours truly, to a beautiful bouquet of blooms. Asides from adding colour to the home, they’ll brighten up the moods of all they encounter.
Why do flowers make the perfect gift?
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love receiving a bunch of idyllic blooms? Asides from injecting colour and energy into the home, a floral display delivered directly to the door of the recipient will put an instant smile on their face, as they’ll know that someone else wishes to brighten up their day.
Blooms are something that will never go out of style. Studies conducted by the New Jersey State University, in the USA, suggest that flowers heighten our love of life, improve happiness, lower stress levels and boost our social behaviours. When you send flowers, in addition to looking aesthetically pleasing, you’re actually sending a gift to a recipient that promises to have a positive impact on their wellbeing.
As well as promoting feelings of happiness in the recipient, sending gifts can also boost our own mood. Studies suggest we get more pleasure out of giving gifts than we do from being given them. Waiting for the recipient to call and say thank you, or to send a picture or a message, all adds to the feel-good feeling.
Struggling to pick the perfect blooms?
If you’re still struggling to decide on a bouquet, look to online florists like Serenata Flowers for inspiration. Their bouquet of the month takes style notes from the season, as well as from blooms which are proving popular with their clients providing you with a choice that’s guaranteed to be a winner!
This month’s bouquet is Freya – a bold and beautiful display that promises an array of deep hues in the shape of brandy roses, fairy freesias and purple lisianthus. The result? A mystical wonderland that injects a vibrant splash of colour into any room!
This bouquet arrives with plant food and is wrapped in protective cellophane; simply follow the instructions, add fresh water to a vase and arrange your blooms as you please. You may even wish to split them between several vases and spread the joy around your home.
The display contains five red freesias, five dark purple lisianthus blooms, salal foliage, five Rosa Atomic blooms and four pink wax flowers. When presented in a glass vase, this floral display will create an instant focal point.
Freya is available for next day delivery, provided that you order before the set cut-off time, and will arrive with the recipient between the hours of 8am and 8pm. Alternatively, you can opt to pick a timed courier option. Once you’ve placed an order, you will receive a text message and an email as soon as your blooms have been dispatched, and another notification when they arrive at the recipient.
Why you should buy yourself flowers
As well as gifting other blooms, it’s important to treat ourselves every now and again. A vase of beautiful flowers is proven to have an instant warming effect on our frame of mind. Displaying fresh flowers in the home has a positive effect on everyone living there, heightening emotions, boosting creativity and putting us in a good mood. They also add a splash of colour to a dull room or day, and a sweet-smelling fragrance to the home.
Several online florists, including Serenata Flowers, offer letterbox flowers as well as flower subscriptions, meaning you can set up a delivery of flowers every month if you wish! As well as a great gift to yours truly, this is an ideal present to gift a loved one – especially if you are working away from home and want to remind your better half that you are thinking of them!
Choosing flowers as a gift
If you’ve decided to gift a lucky friend, family member or colleague a set of bold blooms, you’ll need to consider their tastes. Do they have a favourite flower? Do they have a favourite colour? Is their home decor minimalistic or traditional? Considering all of these factors will help you to choose the perfect floral gift for a loved one.
Alternatively, opt for Freya – a bouquet of the month that really makes a statement!