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 fifteen unique variations of birthday flowers. Some of them last longer, and some just taste better.
Traditional flower bouquets began as an easy way to universally express emotions through their color and even the type of flower being given. The meaning they hold and their ability to enhance a person's mood make them a lovely gift to receive for any occasion. If they enjoy receiving fresh flowers every year, a monthly subscription to a flower delivery service is an easy and thoughtful gift.
What flowers are for a birthday?
Some flowers represent each birth month, but there isn't a specific flower representing general birthdays themselves. Another option is to make the flowers personal to the birthday boy or girl by choosing their favorite flower.
What are the birthday flowers for each month?
I put together a quick reference chart of birth month flowers, found below. My birthday is in June, making my flowers roses and honeysuckle. My favorite flowers are lilies, which are one of Josh's birth month flowers.
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 one color is used or multiple. Some good bright choices are yellow and pink. Yellow is gender-neutral and signifies friendship. The color pink is a feminine option that represents grace and happiness.
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 fits their personality 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. This is especially thoughtful for people with pollen allergies as it gives them a bouquet without the side effects.
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, and you can add a happy birthday label to make it more festive. 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.
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 (Similar Style), $99 at Orly Bee Designs
With these, you get the same feel as a traditional bouquet with the added benefit of them lasting one to three years while making a fragrant home decor item.
3. Chocolate Flowers, $40 at Diamond Chocolates
An aesthetically pleasing and sweet 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 (Similar Style), $12+ at Ms Ceiba
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, $60+ 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 (Similar Style), $80 at Petals By Sarah
Sola flowers are forever flowers, they won't wilt or die. They make a great decoration for an office desk or the home.
11. Fabric Tulip Bouquet (Similar Style), $14+ at Fabric Bags And More
These fabric tulips will make for a fun and conversational centerpiece.
12. Soap Flower Bouquet, $23 at Soap Tasty TX
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, $98 at Uncommon Goods
This artwork could hang at their office desk or at home.
15. Birth Flower Necklace, $42+ at Caitlyn Minimalist
This necklace is a sentimental piece they can wear with almost any casual outfit. Read my full review of this necklace here.
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Now that we've explored all of the modern options, be sure to share your birth month flower and favorite type of birthday flowers to receive in the comments below. I always enjoy keepsakes, but anything edible sounds good too!
Until next time,
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