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Flowers make the perfect gift

By Bessie Johns

There is evidence that flowers have played a great part in the history of mankind. Because flowers can be seen and found all over the countryside and each species is uniquely different they have been placed in important places such as temples where they were left as flower gifts for the Gods. People have used them for personal decoration and they were included in some of the rituals, the May Queen’s crown being a prime example. In Victorian times flowers still had an important role and were used to convey secret messages, particularly between lovers. Florists today still used the language of flowers in their arrangements especially those flower gifts intended for birthdays or as early fathers day gifts.

Flowers are capable of making a significant statement, for example sending red flowers for a Ruby wedding anniversary, or yellow flowers for a golden wedding anniversary. Experienced, professional florists are able to give advice on the most appropriate flowers and those that are available in the colour of choice. The hidden meaning for scarlet Zinnia is constancy while the message of magenta Zinnia is lasting affection, either would be appropriate included in an anniversary gifts of flowers.

Flower gifts are extremely useful particularly when there are great distances between people and postal services are not as reliable as they could be. Sending flowers as anniversary gifts to siblings or parents from abroad or to a country abroad could not be easier, with access to numbers of online florists on the Internet today. Very often there is the added option of including other items with the flower gifts such as champagne and chocolates, or delicious biscuits which are always welcome and add another dimension to the gift.

Anniversary gifts are not the only gifts that can be obtained from florists, birthday hampers are another option, particularly useful for those birthdays that are difficult to buy for or when you have forgotten the birthday and it is too late to find an alternative gift in time. Birthday hampers of luxurious chocolates or a bottle of champagne is always gratefully received, particularly if it is accompanied by a promise of time free of interruptions and family demands in which to enjoy it, this could be either alone or with a special companion, of course.

Anniversary gifts and those for birthdays are not the only times that require gift selection of some sort or another. Flower gifts are appropriate and useful for many other situations as well such as an engagement, retirement from work or just as congratulations for achieving something else that may be important like passing the driving test, or an exam. This idea is not new, Olympic medal winners all receive a bunch of flowers on the podium, once the medals have been awarded. Flower gifts are also nice to receive when moving to a new home, whether they are arrangements or plants they help to make a strange house more welcoming while they settle in.

People who work closely together like to acknowledge their colleagues special days, the difficulties arise when it has to be done in secret. Colleagues start acting suspiciously carrying around large envelopes and looking furtively around corners and that is only to collect the money, hiding the gift or gifts is even more problematic. Being able to order flower gifts or birthday hampers online and having them delivered on the day could solve a lot of problems. Another occasion that can cause difficulties is the birth of a new baby, especially as they are notoriously bad time keepers. Flower gifts accompanied by a little something in blue or pink will save the day.

When someone is unwell and feeling low, any flower gifts sent by friends or relatives will help to lift spirits and will help to re-enforce that nothing is so bad that it cannot be shared or understood by someone else and they are not alone. Sometimes the day to day tedium of modern life becomes too much so even the smallest gift, such as a single flower can help to lift the gloom. The power of flower gifts and the people who give them should not be underestimated. As many hospitals do not accept flowers on the wards these days, there are alternatives to flowers available online for those situations as well.

Whatever the occasion, a solution to the anniversary gift dilemma is close at hand, whether it is an anniversary or birthday, a suitable flower gifts can be found online. With deliveries virtually worldwide the stress of ensuring that gifts arrive intact and on time is a thing of the past. When selecting gifts for people abroad, there is no need to worry about carbon footprints either, as locally sourced flowers and products are used to make up the order.

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Johns, Bessie "Flowers make the perfect gift." Flowers make the perfect gift. 27 May. 2011. 23 Jul 2014 <>.

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Johns, B (2011, May 27). Flowers make the perfect gift. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from

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Johns, Bessie "Flowers make the perfect gift"

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