Unique and Unusual Flower Gift Ideas
A Timeless Tradition Based on Symbolism of Warmth and Love
Flowers are gifted to say I love you, as a congratulation, or as a symbolic statement within the gift. For an anniversary, birthday, or the birth of a child they are heart warming.
There are thousands of unique and distinctive floral gift ideas and each of these items carries its own distinct message within the folds of its scented blooms.
With so many novel ways to now treasure the scent and sensation of flowers they have come to hold a new charm within their gifting. The beauty and romance that surrounds a gift of flowers is more exciting than it has ever been.
For a wedding, graduation, or as an I'm so sorry, each bloom is as beautiful today as its ancestors were a hundred years ago. There is simply no other gift quite like this one.
The Symbolic Meaning Beyond the Petals of The Flower
A lilac's meaning is one of first love and the beautiful rose has long been viewed as a symbol of love. The red rose is a dynamic statement of love.
Roses have always been a highly popular flower indicative of romance but it is important to note that each color of the also rose carries with it an individual meaning.
A red rose is the traditional symbol of love or beauty while a white rose represents purity or innocence.
A pink rose is given to show appreciation and also to represent grace or elegance. A yellow rose is a sign of friendship while an orange rose expresses passion or desire. A lavender rose is given to show one's enchantment for another and also gifted to show love at first sight. On a more gloomy or sinister tone a dark black rose represents death or farewell.
Because their blooms are like small faces peering upward from the wilderness the pansy is the flower of free thinking. The exquisite iris is a portrait of innocence and elegance. Daisy's are given to represent innocence while an apple blossom is symbolic of a promise of something more to come. A forget-me-not means to remember someone.
Flowering Teas Can be an Enchanting Experience
A Gift of Tea can be a Respite in a Busy Day
Tea can be an exciting gift to receive. Soothing, refreshing, nutritious, and relaxing it is a beverage and an experience both at the same time.
Tea can be found in a variety of flavors and types. Herbal, black, oolong, green, white, and flowering tea each offering its own unique benefits and taste. Yes, flowering teas are made from real flowers. There are many edibles in this category and as a beverage their taste can be delightfully unique.
As a gift of flowers the flowing teas are best gifted with a clear glass pot so their beautiful bouquet can be viewed as it unfolds. These teas are delightful for sharing intimately or in a party setting. It is a delightfully different way to give flowers. A taste tempting adventure for a favorite foodie friend.
Birth Flowers are Shared for New Baby and Birthday Gifts
Flowers that are in season have long been used for wedding ceremonies, given as a gift to say I love you or passed to a new mother as a congratulation on the birth of her new family member.
Flowers were easily available and of a cost that most could afford so this wilderness gift was made well use of.
Families who lived in rural areas would often present these blossoms as a gift and over time these seasonal flowers came to be known as birth flowers for the month in which they were in season.
January - Snowdrop / Carnation
February - Primrose / Violet
March - Violet / Jonquil
April - Daisy / Sweet pea
May - Lily of the Valley / Hawthorne
June - Rose / Honeysuckle
July - Waterlily / Larkspur
August - Gladiolus / Poppy
September - Morning Glory / Aster
October - Calendula / Cosmos
November - Chrysanthemum
December - Poinsettia / Holly
Enchantingly Symbolic Each Holds its Own Unique Meaning
People have been gifting flowers for as long as they have been growing wild in the fields and forests. Symbolic and traditional there are more than a few ways to create an unforgettable gift of these romantic blossoms. There are as many ways to give flowers as there are occasions to receive them.
Traditional Anniversary Flower List by Year
1st wedding anniversary flower: Carnation
2nd wedding anniversary flower: Lily of the Valley
3rd wedding anniversary flower: Sunflower
4th wedding anniversary flower: Hydrangea
5th wedding anniversary flower: Daisy
6th wedding anniversary flower: Calla Lily
7th wedding anniversary flower: Freesia
8th wedding anniversary flower: Lilac
9th wedding anniversary flower: Bird of Paradise
10th wedding anniversary flower: Daffodil
11th wedding anniversary flower: Tulip
12th wedding anniversary flower: Peony
13th wedding anniversary flower: Chrysanthemum
14th wedding anniversary flower: Dahlia
15th wedding anniversary flower: Rose
20th wedding anniversary flower: Aster
25th wedding anniversary flower: Iris
30th wedding anniversary flower: Lily
40th wedding anniversary flower: Gladiolus
50th wedding anniversary flower: Yellow rose or violets
With so Many Options One is Sure to Find the Perfect bouquet
Because flowers come in such a wide array of varieties, colors, displays, and arrangements, they are the perfect gift to give or to receive. Colorful and scented they are a breath of the outdoors brought into the home.
Flower bouquets, baskets, aromatherapy products, petals, decorative products, and perfume. Ideal for virtually any occasion there are so very many wonderful gift choices that one can select from.
When you also take into consideration the sentimental meanings attached to the many flower varieties the importance of giving a floral present becomes even more significant.
There are Many Ways to Add a Creative Touch
A magical tiny fairy garden, a potted plant, or an aromatic bouquet are delightful floral gift ideas. Flowers in a teacup or a cheerfully sweet filled planter will bring a smile to their recipient.
Flowers For Health? Rose is used in aromatherapy to relieve the symptoms of depression, pms, headaches or insomnia. Jasmine is an aphrodisiac. It also provides relief for headache, mental tension and anxiety.
Lavender is an antiseptic. Soothes minor cuts and burns, muscle aches and pains, insect bites and eczema. It is also used to calm and relax, to relieve anxiety or as a treatment for acne, dandruff, insomnia, sunburn, psoriasis or the symptoms of pms.
Cheerful and heart warming flowers are a gift which shows caring, respect, and love for another. Any occasion is a great occasion to send flowers.
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