The popular tradition of giving flowers during special occasions and major life events has given rise to a lot of convenient options in the modern world. Whether the flowers were professionally arranged by a talented florist or hand picked with love by a secret admirer, every flower is beautiful and makes for a joyous gift.
In nearly every town, there is a wonderful florist who can arrange the perfect bunch of flowers according to the recipient’s taste. Florists have the most reliable access to exotic, expensive, and gorgeous flowers that simply can’t be found in a garden. For engagement and wedding events, a florist is a great choice. A florist usually needs an advanced notice for arrangements, but many of them will keep a few on hand so that customers have quick access.
Local Grocery and Department Stores
If the flowers are last minute, many grocery and department stores have a floral section with a limited variety of flowers. Industry standards such as roses, tulips, and daises are usually available. These are more suitable for casual gifting or for emergency situations such as an unexpected early birth. In addition, these stores are usually open with later hours; most florists only operate during normal business hours.
Local Garden Shops
In some cases, it might be necessary to buy live flowers. These are always more suitable for the green thumbs in an individual’s life. Anyone who maintains a garden most definitely loves to receive uncut flowers. They can then keep them in pots around the house or plant them in the garden so that they may flourish for years to come. Some home improvement stores have garden centers as well. There are many different options for live plants.
Picking Garden or Wildflowers
Picking wildflowers or flowers from a garden is the most budget friendly way to gift flowers. Of course, this is not going to be an option during colder months when the flowers aren’t in blooming season. An old vase can be filled with several different wild or garden raised flowers, with some natural green foliage added in to give it a bit of volume and greenery.
Gifting flowers can be a very easy process, especially if the buyer plans ahead of time. It is important to identify the allowed budget, the personal tastes of the recipient, and the importance of the event in order to give the most reasonable bouquet.