The Best BirthdayFlowers to Send
10th December, 2023
A big bouquet of flowers is an amazing gift at any time of the year but somehow sending a bunch on someone’s birthday gives it even more meaning.
Whatever the occasion, sending flowers is the perfect way to convey emotion. Whether it’s to cheer someone up, to declare your love or sending a bunch of blooms simply to say sorry, flowers are an ideal way to show someone that you are thinking of them, as well as being great for putting a smile on their face!
You may be surprised to learn that for centuries blooms have been used to communicate different meanings and emotions. It was the flower-loving Victorians who really popularised this as they even published a book on the art of floriography. Although their flower language went into a lot of detail (even suggesting that the hand you gave the bouquet in meant different things!), we still use the fundamentals of floriography today.
Birth month flowers
In the same way that flowers can convey emotions, different flowers represent different birth months (a bit like birth stones). Although we don’t know for definite, it is believed this trend started in ancient Rome when they celebrated birthdays with wine, cake and lighting a fire on the house altar (a tradition we can still get behind), but they would also present a bunch of flowers. This tradition has stuck, and we now have birth flowers for every month.
Absolutely nothing can beat getting a big bunch of flowers on a birthday. If you’re looking to send a fabulous birthday bouquet, choose flowers that are personal to that special person in your life. Do they have a fondness for sunflowers? Are they a fan of a traditional chrysanthemum? Do they love a showstopping lily? If you’re not sure on what they would like, then choose our gorgeous Blooms of the Month which feature the very best seasonal flowers for that month.
Birthday flowers for milestone birthdays
Big milestone birthdays are extra special and you need to create a bouquet that can really deliver. Make sure you include flowers that celebrate their birth month and then mix in some perfect picks that not only conveys a heartfelt message but also celebrates their special age.
21st birthday flowers
30th birthday flowers
40th birthday flowers
50th birthday flowers
60th birthday flowers
70th birthday flowers
Best flowers for a birthday
Whether it’s a special bouquet of blooms for that big birthday celebration or you know someone who is forever pretending to be 21, there are plenty or gorgeous flowers to choose from.
Whether it’s for your sister or your friend, you can’t go wrong with a bouquet bursting with alstroemeria, which is said to be the flower of friendship. For your dad or your aunt who perhaps want a more understated celebration, keep it simple with a colourful bouquet of mixed gerberas or tulips. For a summer birthday, you can’t go wrong with sunflowers or peonies which make a statement all by themselves. Whatever birthday blooms you choose, they’ll be guaranteed to make them smile.