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How to Give Romantic Flowers to Your Girlfriend November 28, 2017 08:45


Nine times out of ten, you don't actually need a reason to send your girlfriend flowers! The gesture alone makes such a statement - it means you thought of them and wanted to show it. That alone is the basis of a long and happy relationship or the beginning of one at least! A surprise bunch of romantic flowers will literally melt a woman's heart - no matter how 'cheesy' you may feel.

If there is a special occasion you want to celebrate with your lady love, romantic flowers are a great way to translate how you feel when words don't seem like enough.

When it comes to choosing the right bunch of flowers, well, that's a different ball game. It may seem overwhelming at first, but we're breaking it down for you in this guide. Read on!

When Should You Buy Her Romantic Flowers?

Romantic flowers are great for a number of occasions, or as mentioned before, no occasion at all.

More than anything, a woman is impressed by the gesture, rather than the actual flowers - unless she is very particular! That being said, choosing the right occasion to send flowers can be a little confusing.

One thing to establish from the get-go is whether the lady in your life is actually a fan of flowers at all.

Some women prefer chocolate, some women prefer wine - there is no harm in asking!

There is nothing more romantic than a spontaneous gesture of love, arriving on her doorstep with a beautiful bouquet of romantic flowers!

Buying or sending flowers on a particular occasion is a given. Any of these would include an anniversary, a birthday, Valentine's Day or a congratulatory celebration.

But what's important to keep in mind is that romantic flowers given for no reason at all, score you the highest number of brownie points!

Choosing the Best Blooms

When it's all said and done, a pretty bunch of flowers always wins - even if you have no idea whether your special lady actually likes those particular flowers!

There really is no exact science to picking the best blooms, but here are a few pointers:


These are a colorful, vibrant option if you are on a bit of a budget.

They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, color, and character and truly make a statement.

But, fair warning, some European countries view these blooms as the 'flower of death' - so make sure you have been dating long enough to know her quirks and superstitions!


These are long-lasting, great-smelling flowers for any occasion, and nothing says 'romantic flower' quite like a lily!

Lilies come in all shapes and sizes, and are known to bloom twice if you cut away the dead leaves and allows the buds to bloom.

Another fair warning: lilies are toxic for cats, so avoid presenting a bunch of these to your lady love if she happens to be a cat owner!

Alstroemerias or Peruvian Lily

These dainty flowers pack a punch when bought in bulk. Don't be fooled by their size, they are the ultimate romantic flower.

They are intricate, delicate flowers that really make a beautiful statement when you buy them in a big bunch.

If you don't quite have the budget for bulk Peruvian Lilies, then you can add a few larger flowers to beef up your bouquet. They are hardy and will last up to two full weeks, and come in an array of beautiful shades.

Gerbera Daisies

If you aim to keep things simple, the Gerbera Daisy is your answer.

A simple bunch of these flashy, bright and joyful flowers will put a smile on anyone's dial.

They don't last very long unfortunately, but there are a few care tips you can use to keep them bright and beautiful a little while longer!


For the ultimate show of love, nothing says 'you're super special to me' like peonies. They may look similar to roses, but these flowers show-up a bunch of roses like nobody's business!

These beautifully fragrant flowers are the definition of dreamy and come in an assortment of colors ranging from dusty pink, purple-red, white or yellow.

They may be on the more pricey end of the spectrum, but the peony takes home the prize every time.

If you're dead set on delivering an exact bunch of her favorite flowers, find out what they are by asking close friends and family. If they are unsure, you could always find out her favorite color and go with that!

Flowers to Avoid

Some flowers just don't make the right statement and should be reserved for occasions such as weddings, funerals, and proms!

Put your best foot forward and avoid sending or buying the following flowers or arrangements which consist of:


These scream 'let's just be friends' and are typically used for funerals and in prom corsages


We have one word for you: cliche! Roses are overdone. If you know for a fact she loves them, then go for it, otherwise be a little more creative!

Tulips and Sunflowers

These flowers have virtually no 'shelf-life', are overly fragile and quite frankly, can be a total waste of money!


These flowers have a very pungent smell and can be totally off-putting for some people!

Potted Orchids

Firstly, orchids are expensive. Secondly, they are hard work to keep alive! If you know your girlfriend is no 'green-thumb', then avoid wasting your money on orchids, despite how pretty they are!

Courier Service or Personal Delivery?

The first thing to consider here is the status of your relationship.

If your relationship is relatively new, you're probably still trying to earn major brownie points!

Nothing makes a statement like being surprised after your 10 am meeting by a stunning bouquet on your desk! But if you plan on sending romantic flowers to her workplace, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Does your girlfriend enjoy attention and would she be happy to have flowers on show all day?
  • Is your girlfriend a private person and would she appreciate a personally delivered bunch of flowers more?
  • How will she transport her big bunch of flowers home - on the bus or by train? Flowers could be heavily damaged while in-transit!

If you are really unsure of any of these answers, your best bet is to hand-deliver a beautiful bouquet to her door!

What About a Card?

Now, if you plan on hand-delivering your flowers you may assume a card is a bit of a waste, right?

Well, it really doesn't have to be!

If your relationship is relatively new and you are a little wary or shy to express your feelings in person, a card could do the trick.

Your best approach is to keep it simple and stick to meaningful one-liners:

'These flowers are beautiful - they made me think of you'

'Just to let you know I'm thinking of you'

For anniversary celebrations, these witty one-liners are ideal:

'Just in case the other guy forgot!'

'You didn't think I'd forget, did you?'

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Treat that someone special in your life with a personally delivered bouquet of blooms, and let them know how much they mean to you.

View our catalog of beautiful arrangements to suit any occasion, and then place your order. If you need help choosing flowers for your special lady, we don't mind helping out! You just need to get in touch with us.