What better way to celebrate someone than with happy birthday flowers? While a traditional bouquet can be gorgeous and well appreciated, giving it every year can begin to feel ordinary. To help in the hunt for the freshest flower gifts, I'm sharing answers to common questions, including 15 unique variations of birthday flowers. Some of them last longer, and some just taste better.
Before we start, I'd like to say that traditional bouquets shouldn't be discounted as a gift option. The meaning they hold and their ability to enhance a person's mood makes them a lovely gift to receive for any occasion. However, as noted above, sometimes you just want to mix things up a little. So here we go.
What flowers are for a birthday?
Some flowers represent each birth month, but there isn't a specific flower that represents general birthdays themselves. Go to the next question for a birth month flower chart.
What are the birthday flowers for each month?
What color are birthday flowers?
Unless you're matching colors that represent the month itself or birthstone colors to the flowers, there isn't a specific birth month color for them. Typically, birthday floral arrangements are brightly colored, whether 1 color is used or multiple. Yellow is also a good option as it signifies friendship.
What flowers say happy birthday?
Bright colorful ones, their birth month flower, or even their favorite flower can say happy birthday. If you know them well enough, their favorite flower is a great option because it's personal and lets them know you remembered.
Are flowers a good birthday present?
Yes, flowers are a good birthday present, because they bring joy, lift a person's spirits, reduce stress, and are a nice gesture.
What can I send instead of flowers for a birthday?
Below I have listed several options that can be gifted without the literal take on flowers, such as a box of chocolates, jewelry, and candles. A few other great birthday present ideas are food gifts, relaxation gifts, and wine. From seasonings to gourmet cheese and brunch, there's a variety of food gift options for an array of appetites. Everyone could use a little relaxation with candles, essential oils, bath bombs, and even moisturizing socks. Wine is a simple gift that will be utilized. Depending on your office culture, wine is a good go-to for coworkers. These options come at all price ranges for any type of relationship or budget.
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1. Flower Cookie Bouquet, $44+ at Cookie Bouquets
This a fun and bright way to get the mood of flowers in a tasty treat.
2. Preserved Roses, $25+ at Forever Monroes
Preserved flowers can last 1-3 years and make a fragrant home decor item.
3. Chocolate Flowers, $45 at Diamond Chocolates
A pretty and edible bouquet.
4. Pop up Flower Bouquet, $24+ at Lovepop Cards
This pop-up flower bouquet can be displayed on a counter or saved for later. Either way, it's a nice keepsake.
5. Dried Flower Mini Bouquet, $12 at Sweet Williams Norfolk
This miniature bouquet is perfect for small gift needs.
6. Party Animals, $60+ at 1-800-Flowers
Party animals are a floral take on a balloon animal and just the right way to celebrate for animal lovers.
7. Fruit Bouquet, $66+ at Edible Arrangements
A sweet and semi-healthy food gift option, depending on how much chocolate and sprinkles are on that bouquet.
8. Birthday Cake of Flowers, $56+ at Teleflora
This is not edible, so it's not as tasty as real cake, but it's better than the real deal for those that aren't fans of cake or wanting one.
9. Bouquet of Flowers Candle, $24+ at Hello You Candles
With this candle, they can enjoy the sweet smell of flowers at any time in their home.
10. Sola Wood Flower Arrangement, $20 at Color Me Pretty by Dawn
Sola flowers are a forever flower they don't wilt or die. They make a great decoration for an office desk or the home.
11. Fabric Tulip Bouquet, $19+ at Jobuko
These fabric tulips will make for a fun and conversational centerpiece.
12. Soap Flower Bouquet, $15 at Shabby chic Bonmariage
They can have a relaxing birthday with these luxury soaps.
13. Birth Month Flower Grow Kit, $34 at Uncommon Goods
A longer-lasting version of their birth month flower, they can plant this grow kit in their garden or keep it in a planter indoors.
14. Pressed Birth Month Flower Art, $95 at Uncommon Goods
This artwork could hang at their office desk or at home.
15. Birth Flower Necklace, $32+ at Caitlyn Minimalist
This necklace is a sentimental piece they can wear with almost any casual outfit.
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Now that we've explored all of the modern options, be sure to share your favorite type of birthday flowers in the comments below. I always enjoy keepsakes, but anything edible sounds good too!
Until next time,
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