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How to choose the best birthday flowers
Wednesday, 30th Jan 2019

Top Tips for Sending Birthday Flowers

Birthdays are a great time to have flowers delivered. Whether you’re ordering them for yourself or your getting flowers by post for a loved one, they are the perfect accompaniment to birthday celebrations. But the question is: how to choose the best birthday flowers? It might not even be something that crossed your mind until you had to organise a flower delivery, but once you start thinking about it, it can become quite overwhelming. What type of flowers should you buy, should you use same day flower delivery or not? Lots of questions and lots of options. Luckily we are here to help you answer this tough question. So read on for advice on choosing the best birthday flower delivery.

What does the person like?

The first question is what kind of flowers does the person you’re buying them for like? Do they have a favourite flower? Do they like traditional bouquets, or would they prefer something unique and unusual? If you can get the answers to these questions then great, check out some florists and book that next day flower delivery - you’re probably done. If you don’t have the answers, is there any way you can get them? If not, you might have to try one of our other strategies. And of course, if you’re buying flowers for yourself, the answers to these should be simple to get.

What month were they born?

Another simple way to choose flowers for someone’s birthday is to buy them based on the month they were born. Every month has its own special flower:

  • January - Carnations
  • February - Violet
  • March - Narcissus
  • April - Daisy
  • May - Lily of the Valley
  • June - Rose
  • July - Delphinium
  • August - Gladiolus
  • September - Aster
  • October - Marigold
  • November - Chrysanthemum
  • December - Holly

So if you’re really stuck, just find their birth month and pick the flower of that month. Simple.

How good are they with flowers?

Another thing to think about is how good your loved one (or you) is with flowers. Can they keep flowers alive for ages as if by magic, or do they die almost as soon as the flowers are put in their hands? This is worth thinking about because you don’t want to waste money on a super luxurious bouquet of birthday flowers, only for them to wilt and die a day later. If in doubt, speak to a trained florist and find out what kinds of flowers are the most and least hardy, so you can pick something suitable for the person in question.

How much can you afford?

It would be lovely if we didn’t have to think about budget when it comes to birthday flowers, but let’s be honest, not many of us have endless funds, so we need to be realistic. But don’t worry if you don’t have a mega-budget to spend, because you can get great quality cheap flowers from a lot of flower shops these days. Do be realistic about what you can afford though and remember: it’s the thought that counts.

How will you send them?

Last but not least, how are you planning to get your flowers to the person in question? Will you organise next day flower delivery so they arrive at the person’s house. Or will you take them there yourself? This is important because some bouquets will travel a lot better than others, so it’s not always a good idea to take them long distances if you can avoid it. The best option is to find somewhere that does flower delivery in the area you need them delivered, and leave them to the experts.