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How to Send Birthday Flowers: The Ultimate Guide


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Did you know that there are over 400,000 species of flowering plants on earth? With so much variety to choose from, flowers make the perfect gifts! And one of the most popular reasons to send flowers is the celebration of someone's birthday. 

If you want to send birthday flowers, this post will share some tips and tricks to make the right selection. Moreover, it will give you some ideas for making the gift even more special. So keep reading to find out! 

Choose the Right Flowers for a Birthday

If you've never purchased flowers for someone's birthday, you may be overwhelmed with all the types and colors available. But, picking out the right flowers is a lot easier when you learn their meanings. Doing so can help you get the right message across and choose the best bouquet for your recipient! 

Types of Flowers for Your Significant Other

Are you sending flowers to your spouse or significant other? If so, you can never go wrong with red roses! These classic flowers exude romance and love. 

Even so, you may prefer another type of flower for your partner. Here are some flowers you may want to give your love interest on their birthday. 

  • Lilies
  • Orchids
  • Gerberas
  • Tulips

All of these flowers come in a range of colors, so it's easy to find the perfect bouquet for your loved one!

Birthday Flowers for Children, Family Members, or Close Friends

If you're sending birthday flowers to a family member or friend, there's no harm in sending them their favorite kind of flower. But, if you don't know what type of flowers they like, you can always choose a bouquet made of a wide range of beautiful flowers, such as:

  • Lilies
  • Pink and yellow roses
  • Tulips
  • Sunflowers
  • Wildflowers
  • Daisies

All of these flowers are cheerful and express admiration and love. That's why they are the best choices for close friends and family members. 

Best Flowers for Coworkers and Acquaintances

If you are sending birthday flowers to your boss or team members, your best bet is a bouquet mixed with yellow roses, tulips, peonies, or daisies. All of these flowers symbolize warm wishes and positive feelings, which make them the best choice for business relationships. 


Just like different types of flowers have specific meanings, so do colors. For example, sending red flowers to a coworker may be inappropriate, especially if you aren't interested in them romantically. Instead, you should send them orange or yellow flowers representing joy, compassion, and respect. 

If you are dating someone, pink flowers are an innocent and thoughtful way to show you care about them. Meanwhile, blue, purple, or white flowers are elegant choices for long-term partners. 

Of course, you can't go wrong with a cheerful bouquet of colorful flowers. These bouquets are perfect for just about anyone celebrating their special day! 

Consider Birth Flowers

Just like there are gemstones for the different birth months, there are also birth flowers! Surprisingly, many people are unaware of this, so sending someone their birth flower is a unique way to celebrate a loved one's birthday. 

Don't Spoil the Surprise

Whether you give them the bouquet in person or have it delivered, try to keep it a surprise! Of course, the best surprises require you to plan ahead of time. Here are some tips to make your flower delivery a successful secret. 

Ask for Their Address in Advance

Don't wait until the day before the recipient's birthday to ask for their address. More than likely, they will assume that you are sending them something in the mail. And, even if they don't expect the gift to be flowers, it won't be nearly as shocking.

But, even if you waited until the last minute, don't worry! You can always ask someone else for the recipient's address. 

Consider Having Flowers Delivered at Work

If your recipient works at an office, they might enjoy getting their flowers delivered at work. They'll be able to look at the beautiful bouquet all day and feel extra special. 

Yet, some people may feel a bit embarrassed, so avoid doing this if the recipient is shy or doesn't like sharing details about their private life. 

Choose the Right Time 

Knowing the recipient's schedule makes it easy to choose the right time to have the flowers delivered. But, if you aren't sure when they'll be at home, you can ask a friend or family member for help. By doing so, you can ensure that the recipient gets the flowers personally. 

Go the Extra Mile

Some people forget to include a special message or card when sending flowers. Yet, this gesture will make the gift more meaningful. You can share your birthday wishes with the recipient and even tell them what the flowers represent! 

If you're sending a gift to your partner, you may want to include a little something along with the flowers. Some great ideas are a box of chocolates, champagne, or a stuffed animal. Your spouse or partner is bound to love this unique gesture!  

Send Birthday Flowers 

After reading this post, you are ready to send birthday flowers to nearly anyone in your life- whether a partner, family member, friend, or coworker. When it comes down to it, you know your loved ones better than anyone. So follow your instincts when picking out the best birthday flowers, and they'll surely love that you thought of them! 

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