Gifting Just Because

Tips for Giving Flowers to the Man in Your Life

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How often do you think about sending flowers to the man in your life? It seems a little unorthodox at a first glance, but you might be pleasantly surprised. In a poll by the Society of American Florists, over 60% of men say they would “love” to receive flowers! Especially if your guy is tough to shop for, a gift of flowers is an unexpected expression of your esteem for him.

Often the people we give gifts to tend to buy the things they truly want. So except for the times when you luck into the perfect gift at the right time, gift shopping can become a blind search for something he’ll “probably like”. But if you look at the huge variety of flower gifting options, you’ll see how easy it is to find the one your guy will love!

Maybe he has already shown an eye for beauty or a flair for stylish surroundings. But if not, don’t worry! The Bouqs Co. has you covered with plenty of options for every kind of guy. So let’s take a fresh perspective on giving flowers to the fellows. Imagine the genuine surprise and delight on his face when he receives a gift of flowers that show your appreciation for all he is.

Be Aware of the Setting

Unless your floral recipient is ultra-secure in his manhood, you may want to think about where he’ll receive the delivery. Consider the company protocols for receiving gifts at work. Some. If he works in an office setting with a mix of men and women, he’ll have a desk to put them on and the blooms will be appreciated.

But if he works in a predominantly male setting (think a mechanic shop or construction site), you may want to surprise him with his bundle of blooms when he gets home. Be especially careful if you’re sending apology flowers for boyfriend troubles. If you have them delivered to a sensitive location, you may end up with more issues than you started with.

Give Some Thought to the Arrangement

While the male/female stereotypes have lessened over the years, the fact is that some flowers have a definite ‘girly’ vibe.. While there are men who love pink, this is definitely a “read the room” moment.

Be sure that you either take some time to choose something dude-appropriate yourself or be clear with whoever will be selecting the flowers that the arrangement is for a man. Flowers in strong colors and with a more structured shape make great choices for guys. Save the perfectly pink posy pot for your best friend’s bachelorette party. In fact, you might want to think about an arrangement that’s composed mainly of greenery or incorporates some succulents, accented by a few bright blooms.

Consider a Live Plant

If you’re on the fence about whether a full bouquet is a good call, or if your man is the nature-loving type, a live plant could be the way to go. A myriad of options means a plant for just about any lifestyle or personality. Just consider a few details, things you probably already know about him, to find just the right plant for your guy.

Does he travel, or have a busy life outside the home? Try a succulent, which will require minimal attention or a low-maintenance plant that does not need frequent watering, like a snake plant.

Is he into clean living? In general, plants are great for the environment, but some really stand out, like the ZZ plant, a unique East African plant that almost takes care of its owner! Not just low maintenance, it’s drought tolerant and only needs to be watered when the soil is dry. It’s not picky about light, and it purifies the air.

Does he like bold statement pieces? A ficus, with its classic big, waxy leaves in a range of rich colors, is just the right nod to his personal style!

He might appreciate your practical choice as much as he will the thoughtful surprise. A plant is a lasting gift, something he can enjoy every day without doing anything extra. This is just a short list of ideas for finding the one for your man. There are so many choices, it won’t take long to find a plant that says “I get you!”

Consider Some Masculine Add-ons

Particularly if the flowers for your boyfriend or husband are meant as a celebration gift (like for a birthday, promotion, or anniversary), you can dude-ify the bouquet yourself. For instance, if the recipient loves craft beer, you could tuck a bottle or two among the buds. If he’s a serious sports fan, slip a couple of tickets in the accompanying card. Even just a funny greeting card hidden in the arrangement can make a big difference in how the delivery is received by that special guy in your life.

Make Flowers Part of His Get Well Care Package

Some guys want to be pampered when they’re sick, and some don’t want anyone around. Either way, a bouquet or plant can help you show your man the TLC he needs. If he’s the stay away type, have the flowers delivered with a caring personal note. If you live with him or are visiting, make a care package and add flowers to the traditional offerings of soup, tissues, and other “feel better” supplies.

The nice thing about flowers is that they demand nothing of the receiver. So if your guy is under the weather and too exhausted to concentrate on a book or tv show, or all those puzzle books, he can just enjoy his cheery bouquet or plant without taxing his energy. This is why flowers are such a popular get-well gift. We all deserve a little extra cheer when we’re feeling poorly, right?

Nothing Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Like Flowers

Guys often bring flowers to make up for something they said during a disagreement. So, why shouldn’t things work in reverse? Not only are apology flowers for boyfriend issues an icebreaker, but they also add a bit of sincerity to your sentiment. If nothing else, the thought of him being sent apology flowers for boyfriend problems may make him laugh and help relieve some of the tension.

Celebrate Your Guy’s Success

These days it seems the wins are a lot harder won. What better reason could there be for pulling out all the stops to celebrate? Go for the champagne, and definitely a thoughtfully chosen bouquet or plant to send the message that this is a big deal!

Did he get a promotion at work, or open the business he worked so hard on? Maybe he just won his dream account. A money tree is a great way to commemorate the event. Easy to care for and a real eye catcher, a money tree will be an everyday reminder of his building success!

Do you have an anniversary coming up? That’s a win for both of you! Relationships aren’t easy, and the last few years have really thrown a few extra obstacles into the mix. You both deserve big props, so make it memorable. Imagine how blown away he’ll be when you’re the one giving flowers!

Don’t forget his extracurricular successes. Is he involved in sports, or a gamer? Maybe he’s a passionate volunteer, a musician, or artist. The successes outside of work are sometimes even more meaningful. Show him that you really see him by marking his success where it really counts to him.

Surprise Him With a Gift from The Bouqs Co.

So, if you’re feeling like sending flowers online for your boyfriend, husband, or even just a friend, then you should explore the options at The Bouqs Co. Just like your guy, we’re completely unique. We’re artisan florists who handcraft each order and guarantee your happiness. Ordering is simple, and there are no surprises (like hidden fees or upselling). If only relationships could be this straightforward!

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