HOW TO GIVE FLOWERS LIKE A GENTLEMAN
* * * * *
Our guidance? Keep it classic. Uncountable men have curried favour by floral means in the past, and there are few deeds more wholesome than thrusting a bouquet of flowers at somebody you like.
It may be a tried-and-tested way to articulate your love and affection, but there are ways to get it mistaken. When you don’t know your gerberas from your geraniums and your roses from your ranunculi, assembling a respectable bouquet isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. With this in mind here are some expert tips on what we should do when we want to amaze.
Don't Be. Become.
* * * * *
KEEP IT IN SEASON
These days, we have contact with pretty much any flower we want, but sticking to something seasonal is often the greatest choice. We would endorse flowers that are in season so that your carbon footprint is lower. You may think that means there are slim pickings in wintertime, but that’s not the case, and being aware of the environment doesn’t mean conceding on something special. Combining seasonal flowers is also a safe bet because they won’t look too odd together.
GIVE A VARIETY
Flowers are very much down to individual taste, but much like clothes, they have a habit of wandering in and out of fashion, which means certain blooms may look a little passé. Purely stylistically, gerberas have had their time. But saying that, if someone likes it, we wouldn’t say there’s anything you shouldn’t buy. If you like it, go for it, but we think it’s always good to change it up and try different flowers. Something that looks a little bit diverse will always go down well.
DO ROSES DIFFERENTLY
What about red roses? A failsafe classic or a sappy, hackneyed cliché? Roses are a classic, but we tend to think to be unique is always better. Giving somebody, a red rose can feel copied and expected, so try and find roses that have a point of difference. Go for a garden rose or something that isn’t mass-produced and still has its scent as a result. The real beauty in any flower comes from it being in its natural state.
Like it or loathe it, the photo potential of a bouquet of flowers is one of the explanations why they’re a wanted gift, even if the recipient just wants to post it so they can show off. And so what if they do? The best time to get flowers delivered is early in the day when the light’s perfect. This way, they can snap a shot for their Instagram. We all know that's half the fun.
MESSAGES ARE PERSONAL MATTERS
If you were wringing your hands about what on earth to write on the message card, you needn’t worry. There isn’t only one way to write a message, because that’s not what flowers are about. It really hinges on if secrecy versus a heartfelt message should be used. It’s quite situational, and the beauty of a considered bouquet of flowers is that it works as an anonymous surprise, an emotional gift, or even a quick ready-to-go present. And don’t feel like you need a day of artificial romance to show somebody you care. Flowers can be for every occasion, not just for lovers, and not just for Valentine’s Day.
* * * * *
A U T H O R
I M A G E
* * * * *