The Dos and Don’ts of Gifting Valentine’s Day Flowers

The Dos and Don'ts of Gifting Valentine's Day Flowers

The Dos and Don'ts of Gifting Valentine's Day FlowersPicking out the perfect Valentine’s Day flowers is one thing, but actually giving them to your significant other is another. There are a lot of unspoken rules when it comes to gifting flowers for Valentine’s Day. Should you send them to their office or at home? How big should the flowers be? When should you buy them? If you’re asking yourself these questions, then read over our list of things you should do and things you shouldn’t do when gifting your significant other Valentine’s Day flowers.

DO order early

It’s never too early to order your Valentine’s Day bouquet. This is one of the busiest times for florists, and if you wait until the last minute, they may not be able to take your order or give you exactly what you want. So, in order to give your significant other the perfect bouquet, you’ll need to order as early as possible.

DON’T overdo it

A lot of people think “the more the merrier” when it comes to Valentine’s Day flowers. However, this isn’t always the case. When considering your bouquet, think about how long you’ve been with your significant other, and what their own preferences are. If you’ve only been together for a few weeks, a gigantic bouquet with every flower imaginable may not be the best choice. If your significant other is looking for something grand, then by all means go for it, but don’t be afraid to go simple.

DO get some chocolates

Does your significant other have a sweet tooth? Then by all means get them some chocolates! It’s not Valentine’s Day without some candies to munch on, and they’ll compliment your bouquet well. Everyone has their own preferences, however, so keep in mind what kinds of chocolates your significant other enjoys. If you’re not sure, then get an arrangement with a variety of chocolates available.

DON’T overwhelm their senses or allergies

Particular flowers carry strong odors and scents. This can become overwhelming, especially if your significant other lives in a small apartment. You should either opt for flowers with a more subtle scent, or at least get ones that you know your significant other enjoys the smell of. Additionally, you’ll want to keep their allergies in mind. If your significant other tends to sneeze a lot in the springtime, then choose flowers with less pollen such as hydrangeas or geraniums.

DO write a thoughtful card

A beautiful bouquet of flowers should always be accompanied by a beautiful handwritten note. If writing doesn’t come naturally to you, then take some time before you make your order to plan out what you want to say. Think about what you love about your significant other, and don’t be afraid to express your feelings. Even if it sounds cheesy, it’ll come from the heart, and your significant other will know that.

DON’T just pick any flowers

Buying a simple bouquet from your local grocery store may be cheap and easy, but it’s not very personal. The bouquet you choose for your significant other should be unique to them, and it should show that you put a lot of thought into it. Think about the types of flowers that your significant other loves. If they don’t have a favorite flower, then get some that represent their personality (for instance, if they’re the sunny and bubbly kind, get some flowers that are bright and colorful). Still not sure what to get? Then read over our guide on picking the perfect Valentine’s Day flowers here.

If you’re searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day bouquet, then look no further than Mills Florist. We have plenty of Valentine’s Day bouquets that are sure to put a smile on the face of your significant other. Give us a call today at 650-326-3443 to order your Valentine’s Day flowers today.