With Mother’s Day coming up in less than a month, you may be stressing about what to get for mom! Mother’s Day flowers are always a great choice, especially if mom lives further away. We have some tips on choosing the best Mother’s Day flowers to make it a little easier on you. This post contains affiliate links.
While many people think of flowers as a last-minute gift or a “I had no idea what to get you, so here’s a bouquet” type of gift, they really are a great way to bring some spring life into the home. Even when I get another gift, I like to give at least a small bouquet. We had such a miserable winter here and I’m just so excited to see color back in the world again! I want to bring that into my home!
Choosing the best Mother’s Day Flowers
When you’re choosing the best Mother’s Day flowers, the most important tip is to think about your recipient. You obviously want to get something that they love. Just about everyone has a favorite flower. Sometimes when we look at a bouquet, we tend to look for our own favorites, what appeals most to us. If you love roses, for example, you may be drawn to that section of the floral shop. That’s great if you mom loves roses too, but maybe she prefers lilies or daisies. Leave your own flower biases at the door! Other tips for choosing the best Mother’s Day flowers include:
- Start looking around early. Yes, you can get Mother’s Day flowers at the last minute, but if it’s going to be a planned part of your gift, give it the attention it deserves. By shopping around your local florists, you can get an idea of who has the healthiest flowers. You want something that is going to last longer than one day!
- If your mom is a gardener, consider giving her flowers that can be replanted. If that doesn’t work, how about adding flower seed packets to the bouquet so she can grow her own?
- Don’t want to give flowers that will die in a week? How about a bonsai tree? They have flowering varieties that just so happen to bloom in May! Perfect timing, right? The Japanese have taken bonsai tree care to an entire art form level. Caring for the tree is said to be deeply relaxing.
- Make sure you add a nice Mother’s Day card to the arrangement to make it a bit more personal. Get a personalized card from a site like Tiny Prints, or let your little ones make a special card for grandma.
- Put some thought into the vase. The flowers will fade and wither, but a good vase can be used for many bouquets to come. Make the vase the star of the gift and the flowers kind of like the decorative ribbon. I absolutely love the beautiful art glass vase above. Even without flowers, it makes a stunning piece of art.
These tips will help you choose the best Mother’s Day flowers that go beyond just a last-minute arrangement. Do you have any other great tips for picking out flowers?