Picking the Right Flowers for Valentine’s Day: The Dos and Don’ts’

Buying flowers for Valentine’s Day is not as simple as you think it is. It is an intricate process, a fact that most people fail to realize. Different types of flowers and the kind of color they have present different meanings to a receiver. Although it may seem to be a common practice to give red roses as gifts for this day, there are many other options that can be appreciated best by your receiver and is lighter on the budget.

For a convenient gift giving experience this Valentine’s Day, consider the following do’s and don’ts.

Red Roses


This is the most common go-to flower for Valentine’s Day. Red represents love. Romance and affection and is also a way to say I love you to your receiver. If you intend to give away several flowers for this Valentine’s Day, you might want to opt getting a different color for friends, colleagues and other ladies in your life that is not your wife or girlfriend, if you do not want to send a different message

Yellow Roses

yellow rose

This gentle color is a perfect choice for giving flowers to friends. It is not usually associated with romance so it would be a perfect option when giving flowers to your mother, grandmother, aunts and sisters.

Pink Roses

pink rose

Pink on the other hand symbolizes admiration, grace and gentleness. You might want to consider this color in case you intend to give flowers to your lady boss. Like yellow, you can also give this to your grandmother, mom, your sisters or your daughter. You can also give this to an intimate lady friend if you know that she prefers pink over red.

White Lilies


This flower is a perfect gift for the lady who has style and sophistication. Though it is a little bit more expensive than roses, someone with elegant taste would appreciate receiving this gift over roses. Lilies can also be added in a bouquet together with other flowers like Gerber daisies and roses to offer a colorful presentation for your gift.



For the uniquely special lady, giving orchids as your Valentine’s Gift might be a good idea.  What’s great about this option is that it will continue to bloom when cared for. It embodies beauty, strength and love. If it compliments your receiver’s taste, this is a perfect substitute for the usual roses that you give on Valentine’s Day.



A budget-friendly option for Valentine’s Day would be carnations. It comes in a wide array of colors to choose from. It represents fascination and new love, which makes them ideal gifts for new relationships or to show appreciation towards a person.

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