Tips on choosing the best birthday flowers: a birthday flowers guide of their symbols and meaning
Flowers can often be a last-minute choice of gift, with little thought, bought from a late night garage after an awkward, sorry-I-forgot moment.
However, if you choose wisely and put a little thought into your choice of flowers, a beautiful bouquet can be the perfect present; brightening up the home, a fragrant injection of life and the perfect greeting for a loved one.
Are flowers a good birthday present?
Absolutely! The most suitable gift for a birthday are flowers, indeed.
Sending flowers show respect, thoughtfulness and good manners. Instead of buying something that is not gonna be liked by the birthday person, send flowers instead. You can be creative with them too.
What kind of flowers do you send for a birthday?
Many florists and flower delivery companies offer birthday bouquets that are already arranged and ready to be sent to the birthday girl/boy/mum/dad/grandma/grandpa. Most often birthday bouquets are arranged from the following flowers:
This flower comes in two main colors - blue or purplish and pink.
It is a very gentle flower that represents purity and kindness, but also friendship. It is a great bouquet of flowers to send to any kind-hearted person with a set of chocolates and a balloon.
Lilies all represent respect and graciousness. They come mostly in white, but are a strong symbol of respect.
They are also associated with motherhood. Most of the time they are combined with other types of flowers. Good option for a birthday bouquet of Lilies is a flower basket arranged with lilies.
Peonies are the most preferable flower to send for anniversaries, birthdays etc., because they represent wealth in all its forms.
Most of the time combined with Hydrangeas. Visit our Birthday flowers to look at bouquets with Peonies.
Gerbera is a welcomed flower, because it symbolises joy and happiness as it represents the Sun.
Most of the time, Gerbera flowers are arranged with two more flowers, but some bouquets are made of a combination of different colors of the Gerbera flower.
The usual and most preferred flowers by your lovеrs and partners. Roses come in different colors, numbers and arrangements.
You can choose between many and different bouquets. Look up your options - colors of the rose represent different emotions and meanings. For example, you can send rose roses to your daughter for her birthday.
What color are birthday flowers?
Usually the most desired colors for birthday flowers are: pink, blue, red, white and orange in combination with greenery. Most often, people choose a combination of two or three colors in combination with other birthday gifts and a card.
Another option is to choose a set of one colored flowers, if you like the simplistic style or go for their favorite colors. This option means you can include a nice variety of different flowers in your bouquet as lots of blooms come in a range of colours. Things like roses, tulips, chrysanthemums, carnations and lilies all have different colour varieties, so you can create a nice mix.
Birth month flowers: the 12 birth flowers of each month
In this article, one of the things we discuss is the birthday flowers for each month. Each of these seasonal birthday flowers represents a different sentiment.
So the next time you want to give someone flowers on their birthday or you would like to arrange for flower decorations for your own birthday, why not go a step further and pick birthday flowers according to the month!
January birthday flowers – Carnation
Carnations are a beautiful flower with vibrant, blossoming petals that look perfect in any room.
They’re also the flowers of January. Whatever the reason, they’re the ideal gift as they not only look lush, but come embedded with meaning for that special date.
Carnations are symbolic of love and attraction, so they can be lovely gifts for your loved ones. A little extra research into what different colours represent can help you personalise the gift even further. Carnations are known for their long lifespan and are a tasteful and practical flower gift.
February birthday flowers – Iris
The birthday flower for February is Iris. February means violet, so why not surprise a loved one with a stunning bunch of Iris’? These beautiful, bright petals are a bold statement and are the perfect antidote to a cold and chilly birthday.
The delicate flower also blends well with white or yellow flowers.
True to the meaning of its name (“rainbow”) the iris is available in a riot of colours. Greek mythology knew Iris to be the goddess who was the messenger of love, and the flower is a wonderful way of conveying the same sentiment of love and affection to someone on his or her birthday!
March birthday flowers – Daffodil
The birthday flower for the month of March is the daffodil. March welcomes spring, and with that the iconic daffodil, a staple of new beginnings and the start of summer months. A bunch of daffodils is certain to put a smile on anyone’s face, whereas a single daffodil in a stylish vase is a great gift idea.
Daffodils are known to represent friendship, and are a beautiful cheery yellow, sometimes with splashes of white. If you have a dear friend whose birthday falls in the month of March, daffodils are a fantastic way of greeting them and acknowledging the friendship you share.
April birthday flowers – Daisy
The birthday flower for the month of April is the daisy. Daisies are significant to April; they’re beautiful little flowers but can be slightly dull on their own.
For a flower lover, why not opt for a daisy design across cards, jewellery or accessories for a poignant gift.
Daisies symbolise new beginnings and are also known to represent purity and virtue. Daisies are also symbols of love and loyalty, and not just the romantic kind but also the familial sort, which is what makes them such a great birthday gift. If you have a green thumb, daisies are fairly easy to grow on your own.
May birthday flowers – Lily
Lilies are the birthday flower for this month. Those who are celebrating in May are spoilt for choice with Lilies. Opt for vibrant Lilies in a gorgeous bouquet, available in a range of colours with a fragrant scent, or go for Lily of the Valley, a smaller, snowdrop type bud of soft white.Seeing as to how they are some of the most beautiful and delicate flowers in the world, you can be sure that they will be a much appreciated birthday gift.
Lilies represent a myriad of emotions, so pick the colour wisely. From innocence and chastity to passion and devotion, lilies can be used to convey birthday greetings and deeper emotions.
June bithday flowers – Rose
The perfect flower for the perfect gift, especially for the girls, splash out with a magnificent bunch, or go simple with a single, significant Rose. Again, a rose is an iconic flower, available in fresh or plastic varieties, all of which look fabulous.
For this summer month, the birthday flower is the universally loved rose. Roses are available in such a wide range of sizes and colours that you will be spoilt for choice when picking a birthday gift for a loved one! From beauty to loyalty, steadfastness to friendship, roses convey all sorts of human sentiments and emotions and you can use any one variety or a combination of several, to express your feelings!
July bithday flowers – Delphinium and Larkspur
For the month of July, the birthday flower is the larkspur and delphiniums.
The Delphinium are tropical plants available in bright blue, soft lilac and fresh white – a bouquet of all shades are a stunning compliment to any home.
These flowers are available in tall blooming stems, or as bunches of elegant petals, and a good florist will create you the perfect selection.
The larkspur is not as commonly seen as some of the other flowers mentioned in this list, nor is it a very common gifting choice. However, with the gorgeous and unique shades of purple, blue and white that these flowers are available in, there is a touch of mystique and enigma to these flowers. So, if you know someone with a personality that displays those traits, or someone who loves unique gestures, the larkspur is an ideal gift for a July birthday.
August bithday flowers – Gladiolus
If you have a friend or a family member whose birthday falls in the month of August, gift them the gladiolus. Gladiolus is synonymous with August, and is the perfect range of summer flowers to make anyone’s day.
They’re available in a collection of shades; from luscious lilacs and pastel blues, right through to vibrant oranges and sunshine yellows.The name of the flower translates to mean ‘sword’ and it was symbolic of the Gladiators of the Roman era. The flowers stand for respect, truthfulness and remembrance and are hence a beautiful way of honouring someone and also letting them know that they are loved and thought of often.
September bithday flowers - Myosotis and Aster
Myosotis’, or forget-me-nots, are for anyone celebrating September. These soft blue, bushy flowers inject a soft glow of fresh, winter colour.
Their small buds are a collection of adorable petals and a bunch of these will be a fantastic gift, either as a bouquet, or as decoration.
September usually marks the onset of autumn or fall all around the world. The birthday flower for this month can also be Aster, and the name of the flower is Greek for “star-like flowers”. The flowers come into bloom in that distinct period between the end of summer and the onset of autumn, and are thus a perfect birthday flower for the month. With their trademark fragrance, asters make for a beautiful gift.
October birthday flowers – Marigold ( Calendula )
For the month of October, the birthday flower is the Marigold - Calendula. Calendula, or as they’re more commonly known, Marigolds, are the ever popular gold flowers perfect for brightening up a winter’s day. For anyone celebrating a special date in October, Marigolds are a rich and vibrant flower, with luscious, warm tones. With their bright orange and gold hues, marigolds instantly invoke feelings of happiness, cheerfulness and celebration.
They make for great gifts at any time, but for the month of October, they are a truly wonderful way of greeting someone on their birthday and infusing an extra dose of merriment in their special day! Marigolds are found almost all over the world, though they are traditionally indigenous to Central America. If you live in a region that is reasonably sunny and has fertile soil, you should have no trouble finding marigolds for a loved one’s birthday!
November birthday flowers – Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemums are the birthday flowers for the month of November. In most countries, these flowers are available all year round and because of their hardiness, they also last fairly long once they are cut, which means the person you gift them to will be able to enjoy them for a number of days. The name of the flowers means ‘golden flower’ and they convey sentiments of love and joy, thus making them an ideal birthday present.
You can find chrysanthemums in a riot of colours!
Chrysanthemums are a perfect, budget flower, available in most supermarkets and florists. Despite their affordability, they’re a beautiful gift and can be found in any colour to suit every taste. Bright, playful and vibrant, these beautiful flowers are November favourites.
December birthday flowers – Poinsettia
The poinsettia is the traditional flower of the month of December. It is the Christmas flower, and also the ideal gift for birthdays occurring in the month. With its lovely red leaves and Christmas-symbolism, the poinsettia is a thoughtful and appropriate gift for birthdays falling in December.
December is famed for Poinsettias, Christmassy red, extravagant and the perfect winter flower. They make an exceptional gift for any special December date; their bold, flowing petals bring the festive feel indoors, and are perfect indoor plants, as well as being extremely affordable and available almost everywhere over the Christmas months.
Summer birthday flowers
Flowers are a popular birthday gift all over the world. They are lovely to look at, bring so much colour and beauty to the birthday celebrations and are steeped in sentiment and symbolism. However, it will come as a surprise to many that there are birthday flowers for each month! The same way that particular gemstones and sun signs are associated with each month, so are flowers!
If you want to gift someone a gorgeous bouquet for their birthday, or compliment their birthday gift with a small flower arrangement, you can make the gesture so much more meaningful by basing it around the concept of birthday flowers.
In this article, we take a look at the different flowers for each of the spring-summer months. From March to August, we have for you a list of the birthday flowers for each month and what they mean!
Birthday flowers by year of anniversary
Most people pick bouquets and flower baskets on the basis of appearance. When you are giving a flower arrangement to someone on his or her birthday, you want it to be as beautiful and attractive as possible. Many of us know that flowers are rather symbolic and different varieties mean different things, and specific colours of each variety can be used to convey unique emotions.
However, did you know that there is a specific flower for each month of the year and these “birthday flowers” represent different qualities?
Special birthday: if it is a special birthday, you could always opt for a bouquet that represents this.
There aren’t official flowers for different ages, as such, but you could use the same flowers you’d use for an anniversary. For example,
20th birthday anniversary: Daylilies.
30th birthday anniversary: Sweet pea.
40th birthday anniversary: Nasturtium.
50th birthday anniversary: Violets.
60th birthday anniversary: Irises
Birthday flowers for mom
As mentioned above, the best flowers for Mother’s birthday are:
- Hydrangeas and
Choose birthday bouquets of warm colors such as rose, pink, yellow, white. Bear in mind that every birthday bouquet might come in different arrangements and colors.
Birthday flowers for dad
No need to think twice - blue is your birthday color for all dads and blue peonies would do you a great deal. Blue Hydrangeas are also perfect for this occasion. You can invest into a card or “Best Dad” balloon.
Birthday flowers for a girlfriend / boyfriend
When you want to send birthday flowers online to a loved one, you want to make sure they are the most gorgeous and perfect flowers you can afford. But if you don’t know a great deal about flowers, then picking the best birthday flowers can feel quite daunting. After all, there are so many options to choose from, where do you even start. Obviously, you can start with the options available at your chosen flower shop, and pick from the selection they have on offer. It is a great option if you are short on time, or have no desire to get too involved in the world of flower delivery.
If however, you want to go a bit further and personalise the bouquet, then we have got a few tips to help you get started, and ensure the flowers you pick delight your loved one.
Choose your loved one’s favourite flower.
This is a simple, yet super effective option as it shows just how much you know them and that you have put effort into the gift.
Of course, the only caveat to this one is that you do need to know what their favourite flower is. If you know this already, then great, get online and start ordering. If, however, you are not sure, there are ways to find it out. First, you could ask them, or someone else close to them, or you could have a dig around on social media and see if you can find any clues there. When you do find out, it will make choosing their birthday bouquet a breeze.
Choose the flower bouquet for their birthday
There are different types of flower arrangements. When you settle down to their favorite flowers it is time to choose the arrangement - clean or colorful. Whether you go for their most preferable flower or choose a flower bouquet according to their month or birthday anniversary - you will never go wrong!
Add a card or a gift
Flower Delivery always adds a card to your birthday flower bouquets. Nonetheless, your choice is whether you would like to add balloons, wine, candles and chocolates or a fluffy bear.
To sum up, when choosing birthday flowers follow one guideline from the above mentioned and choose accordingly. Most of the time people would appreciate every kind gesture coming from their heart and flowers are the way to show your gratitude, appreciation and love to them.
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