Flowers can make great Christmas gifts for loved ones, providing an injection of rich colours for the festive season. Adding bouquets of blooms to mantelpieces, sideboards, coffee tables, and dining room tables is a great way to add a dose of seasonal colour into your abode this Christmas.
When choosing flowers for Christmas, think about colour schemes, styles, and delivery options.
Here we’ve listed a few of our top tips for ordering Christmas blooms this December – all you need a flower-filled festive celebration!
Christmas flower delivery
It’s important to order flowers with delivery in mind. Christmas is a busy time of year and a number of people will be placing orders online.
When ordering from online florists, make sure you check their delivery information. Certain bouquets will have quicker delivery times than others, with some even offering the same and next day delivery, provided that you place your order before a certain cut off time.
It’s also a good idea to consider location, especially if you’re planning on sending blooms overseas – it’s likely you’ll want to factor in some extra time in these instances to ensure your blooms arrive when you want them to.
Does anyone deliver flowers on Christmas Day?
It’s unlikely you’ll find a florist that will deliver on Christmas Day itself, however online florists such as Serenata Flowers offer free Christmas delivery up until Christmas Eve on 24 December.
This is great news to those who wish to send blooms as Christmas gifts, or even to their own home for decorative purposes on Christmas Day, as they’ll fresh and ready to provide that injection of bold rich colours.
Which flower delivery service is best?
If you’re looking for a fast, hassle-free flower delivery service, ordering from an online florist is a great idea as it takes the middle man out of the equation.
Instead of sending blooms yourself via a mail delivery service, simply order online and the online florist will use their own courier to ensure the safe and speedy delivery of your chosen blooms to your chosen address. This means you can expect speedy and efficient service, as well as peace of mind that your blooms will arrive when expected.
What is the flower for Christmas?
The traditional flower for Christmas is the poinsettia, however, there is an array of other Christmas themed styles and bouquets to choose from, including the likes of Red Mistletoe, Christmas Carol, and Winter’s Tale.
The Mexican poinsettia, known as the Christmas Flower in North America, is often added to a variety of Christmas decorations. Its bright red hue and its blooming season (which happens to coincide with the Christmas holiday) mean it is closely associated with the festive period.
This plant can be kept up until the following year when cared for correctly. Some individuals will even plant it in their garden, bringing it inside against when the next festive season comes round.
Do flowers make a good Christmas gift?
Past studies of reactions to gifts of blooms have concluded that flowers elicit great happiness in 100 percent of the recipients who receive them, which makes it safe to say that flowers are an extremely good option when it comes to Christmas gift ideas.
They also add colour and fragrance to a home and will certainly brighten up even the dullest of days, as well as the most minimalistic of rooms in the household. For best results, pick blooms that you know the recipient will enjoy, whether this is their favourite bloom or perhaps their birth flower.
If you’re unsure of what option to go for, choose the recommended bouquets from an online florist, or alternatively, opt for a generic bouquet in minimalistic hues alongside a simple, yet stylish vase. This is a present most will appreciate, while it also gives them something to look after over the festive period and beyond.
Flowers for Christmas decor
Asides from gifting blooms to friends, family, and colleagues, ordering bouquets for use in home decor is a must at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas time. Opt for bouquets containing rich greens, ruby red shades, golden tones, and snowflake hues for best results. You can use flowers to add embellishments to your mantelpiece, doors or dining room table.
Alternatively, you can even add floral embellishments to your food – simply search for edible flowers online and pick what you like the look of! This is a trending theme at present and one that will add interest and glamour to your seasonal dishes this Christmas time.
Look for inspiration on the likes of Pinterest and Instagram, as there many accounts offering up a range of inspirational ideas. Alternatively, sprinkle petals across your dining room table to create a lavish look that guests are guaranteed to love.