The power behind giving flowers is pretty special. Whether you’re spoiling mum for being so awesome or you’re surprising your loved one with something spectacular, there’s an art in picking the right bunch – and it’s more than just what looks ‘good’.
Flowers can reveal a lot about someone’s personality. And once you’re able to match the perfect blooms to the best traits of who you’re buying for, you’ll see just how much more impressive giving flowers can be.
Here’s a list of the most popular bouquets of flowers for all those special occasions or just to say ‘I love you’:
1. Roses – The flower of love
The flower of love is easily the most popular of all blooms. Roses, usually the number one choice for Valentine’s Day, symbolises romance, beauty and perfection.
They are ideal for women who are feminine, a little old-fashioned and who hold a timeless sense of style.
People who are naturally romantic will appreciate a bunch of red roses. But if you don’t want to display a huge token of love, opt for another shade of colour like yellow (ideal for friendship), pink or white. Because roses are linked to passion, beauty, perfection and strength, they’re usually reserved for the closest and traditional of relationships.
Personality type: She’s romantic, passionate and traditional. She’s a girly-girl and strives for perfection.
2. Daisies – Innocence and beauty
Renowned for their purity and cheerfulness, daisies are the happiest of buds. Best given to those with optimistic and loving personalities, daisies are refreshing and unpretentious. For a really lively flavour, opt for Gerbera daisies which are always a favourite to receive with their recognisable large flowering heads and joyful vibe. Give daisies to that someone special who’s playful and gentle, casual and earthy.
Personality type: She’s adventurous and a lover of nature. She enjoys spending time outdoors, making others laugh, being loyal and cherishing friendships.
3. Poppies – Creatively quirky
Poppies are vibrant flowers and a perfect for that person in your life who’s highly creative. They are one of the most vivid of blooms and best suited for the contemporary individual who thrives on living in the moment. Symbolising fantastic extravagance, it’s a good idea to give poppies to a personality type you know very well.
Personality type: She’s enthusiastic, quirky and the life of the party. She loves expressing herself (and is great at it too) and needs to be constantly learning and trying new things.
4. Tulips – Perfect Love
Elegantly beautiful and easily identifiable, tulips stand for perfect love and is known as the flower that keeps on giving. Because they are a declaration of love (even more so than roses), they tend to be reserved for the most special lady in your life.
Tulips are an expressive flower so suit individuals who are attracted to unconventional and exotic things. They convey comfort and warmth in softer colours like yellows, oranges and pinks but for the real love of your life – opt for red.
Personality type: She’s thoughtful, sensitive and passionate. She cherishes family and friends, connects easily with people and seeks to change, give and offer sound advice to people she loves.
5. Lilies – The flower of friendship
A great option for people who prefer something a little more tropical, lilies are romantic and great for really impressing the women in your life as part of an arrangement with roses. Great for expressing love for a friend or that special someone, lilies are all about beauty, class and style. Carefully crafted bouquets of these beauties can be dramatic, expressive and sophisticated and tend to show off how well you know your loved one.
Lilies are very connecting flowers so are best for people whose personality you know well. Lilies – and other tropically inspired plants and flowers – are also a great option if you wanted to buy the man in your life a bunch.
Personality type: She’s compassionate, kind, friendly and playful. She has a motherly figure, a strong desire to help and care for people and is well-respected.
6. Orchids – Beauty and strength
Symbolising love, beauty, luxury and strength orchids send a rare message of exoticness with them. Because they’re the wilder of blooms, it shows a much higher level of creativity than the person that goes with the standard dozen roses. They’re perfect because they hold well over time, are delicate, thoughtful and wise. Give these creative buds to the exotic and mysterious personality in your life.
Personality type: She’s classy, exotic and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She values honesty, her small circle of close friends and thinking outside the box.
7. Sunflowers – Warmth and happiness
Promoting warmth and happiness, sunflowers are best for really brightening up the life of someone you care about. They also stand for loyalty and scream sunshine (hence the name!). Sunflowers are spirit-lifting blooms and suit the extroverts of the personality groups. Because they are flowers that follow the path of the sun, they are suited for bubbly, warm individuals.
Personality type: She’s approachable and cheerful, bubbly and energetic. Her presence can light up a room in a second, she’s optimistic about life and she makes friends easily.
What flowers do you love to receive? Please share in the comments below.