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How to buy flowers online: A quick guide for Men

Do you want order flowers for someone special in your life? If it’s your first (or even second or third) time, we understand this can still be an intimidating process.

However, buying flowers online is a simple process and is hugely popular with men! Here’s a quick guide that can help you get flowers to your loved one quickly and easily.

  1. Play it safe with colour

When you’re selecting flowers, you may feel overwhelmed with the number of colours you have to choose from. Should you go with red? Pink? Purple? Orange? Yellow? White? If you don’t know their preference, what’s the safest route?

We recommend playing it safe with green and white if you’re not sure what the recipient’s favourite colour is. You can’t go wrong with something simple and neutral!

  1. Go with their favourite flowers

Nothing is more thoughtful than sending them a bouquet of their favourite flowers! If you’re not sure if they love daffodils, tulips, roses, hydrangea, pansies, etc., then call up their best friends. They should be able to give you some direction. Plus, your recipient will love that you went the extra mile.

  1. Order well in advance

Sometimes popular or rare flower varieties can sell out if you don’t order far enough in advance. We recommend ordering at least a week in advance to make sure you can gift the flowers you have in mind.

  1. Send them to her work

Do you want to shine the spotlight on your recipient for their birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or another special event? Consider sending them to their work. Some people love this show of affection, and it makes their day even more special. We recommend aiming for the earliest delivery possible, so the recipient won’t accidentally leave before the flowers are delivered.

  1. Understand the language of flowers

Sometimes the novelty of flowers is lost on men. They aren’t sure why people, especially women, enjoy them so much. Wouldn’t it be more practical to buy some other type of gift? Why would you purchase flowers if they only last for a short period of time?

The language of flowers is often misunderstood. Sure, jewellery may last longer, but beautiful flowers often evoke a better response. This is because flowers demonstrate thoughtfulness and intentionality. They convey more emotion than another physical gift. Never underestimate the power of this language!

  1. Personalise your flowers with a note

A personalised note with flowers is one of the best ways to tell someone that you’re thinking about them or that you care for them. Sometimes people aren’t sure what to say, or they get a bit embarrassed if they’re ordering over the phone. They don’t want the person they’re ordering with to hear them express their love aloud. If this sounds like you, don’t fret. Ask if you can send them your message via email so you have time to think about it.

If you’re struggling to come up with what to say, here are some ideas you can personalise.

  • Birthday

Happy birthday to you! You’re aging better than a fine wine.

  • Anniversary

Thank you for loving me like no one else.

  • Apology

I’m sorry for hurting you. I miss you, and I love you.

  • Just Because

There’s no special occasion — you’re just a special person in my life. I love you!

  • Congratulations

Congratulations on your achievement! I couldn’t be prouder of you.

  1. Add a candle for gift longevity

As noted above, some people don’t like to gift flowers because they don’t have the longest life span. After a week or two, your gift will begin to droop. Then what?

Flowers are a beneficial gift even if they don’t last forever. They convey emotion, have a positive long-term effect on moods, and lead to increased contact with friends and family members.

If you like to gift more practical, long-term items, we understand that too. We suggest adding a candle to your flower package. This is a practical item that aligns with the flowers and won’t look out of place, but its life will long outlast flowers. Plus, whenever your sweetheart lights that candle, they’ll think of you.

Final Thoughts

The gift of flowers is something so simple, but thoughtful and long lasting in memory. Use our guide above to wow the loved one in your life with a gorgeous bouquet for a special occasion or just because!

Kate x

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