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A Man’s Guide to Buying Flowers for Any Woman

A Man's Guide to Buying Flowers for Any Woman

A Man’s Guide to Buying Flowers for Any Woman

When it comes to flowers, it can get confusing as to which flowers to give who, and when. Follow this handy guide and you will stay in the good books, forever.

Some men think the easiest way to get a woman to smile is to compliment her or buy her a box of chocolates. In reality, the key to a woman’s heart is to buy her flowers.

Flowers are the gift that every woman wants but none of them will ask for. They’re great for celebrating special occasions as well as offering comfort during sad times. They’re a beautiful gift for your girlfriend, mother, and many other special ladies in your life.

But, different women and different occasions call for different kinds of flowers!

Here’s everything you need to know about buying flowers.

All the Women You Might Buy Flowers For

If you’re not already buying flowers for your girlfriend/wife, you’re doing something wrong. Don’t just wait for Valentine’s Day or her birthday to do this. Do it just because and watch how well it works out for you and your romantic relationship as a whole.

However, keep in mind there are plenty of other women you can show your love, support, and appreciation for with flowers. These may be:

  • your mom, aunt, or grandma
  • your sister
  • your boss
  • your childhood friend
  • your pregnant friend

It makes sense to buy your mom flowers on Mother’s Day or to show up at grandma’s house with a fresh bouquet. You may be surprised to see your boss or an old friend on this list, though.

Keep reading to discover why these ladies need flowers from time to time, too.

Occasions When Buying Flowers Is the Right Idea

Forget about birthdays and holidays for a second and think a little harder.

When was the last time you went to a housewarming party or a baby shower? Did one of the important women in your life recently go through the loss of a loved one? Did she overcome an illness that was affecting her?

These are all occasions that call for flowers.

Buying flowers is a way to show you care when your mom needs a pick-me-up and when you want to be there for your boss, but not cross any lines. It’s a gesture that can say things like “thank you”, “get well”, and send a special message of love.

But, you always want to make sure your flowers are sending the right message. There is a right way and a wrong way to buy flowers for your coworker. More so, it is possible to drop the ball when buying flowers for your girlfriend or your mom.

The best way to get it right every time is to understand the meaning of the flowers you’re sending.

Various Meanings of Different Kinds of Flowers

Flowers can send a stronger message than “I love you” or “I’m sorry.” Different kinds of flowers send messages like “I appreciate you” and “I’m here for you.”

Here are some of the most popular kinds of flowers and what they mean:


Roses basically scream the word “love.” This is why you see so many red roses around Valentine’s Day and why they’re so highly associated with romantic relationships in general.

All it takes is just one red rose to bring a smile to your special woman’s face. If you want to really wow her, though, a nice arrangement or a big bouquet is the way to go. There’s also the option of setting up rose petals all over your home to create a truly romantic experience.


Sunflowers are commonly associated with pure thoughts. They’re appropriate to welcome a new coworker or to show an appreciation for your boss on her work anniversary. They’re a nice way to offer a housewarming gift to a friend, too.

But, there’s an alternative meaning to sunflowers that ties them into romance and love. If you’re a man who has a good habit of buying flowers for his woman, get sunflowers the next time you find yourself searching for a bouquet. Switching things up keeps her on her toes and keeps your romance alive.


Up next on the list is Tulips. These are a declaration of love.

In other words, they’re perfect for when you’re ready to say “I love you” for the first time or when you want a special way to show your love to a family member. Tulips can light up the look on your mom’s face and on your sister’s.

Additionally, these are a good way to express a unique love for your roommate or a good friend who is not your girlfriend. But, it might be too much if you get these for a coworker.


Lilies are one of the more unique flowers on the list. You can buy them for a special woman in your life if they’re her favorite flower (the favorite is always the best way to go).

For everyone else, though, lilies should be reserved for when a baby is born or a pregnancy announcement is made. This is because they represent purity and beauty – words that are usually associated with babies.

These are appropriate for baby boys as well as baby boys because it’s the mother who will really appreciate them. Sending the new mom in your life lilies shows her that you wish her the best for this new chapter in her life and for her baby.


Last but not least, orchids.

Orchids are best for mature women because they’re a sign of refinement and exotic beauty. Get these for your mom just because or find a beautiful pot of orchids to give your grandma the next time you see her.

One of the coolest things about orchids is that they typically come potted instead of in bouquets. This means the woman you give an orchid to can tend to the flower and keep it in her home for a very long time, as long as she knows how to care for it of course.

Get the Right Flowers Every Single Time

There’s rarely ever a wrong time to buy a woman flowers. As long as you’re clear on where your relationship stands and what you’re trying to say, buying flowers is always a good idea.

The trick is to be sure you get the right flowers for the right person. The guide above can help you narrow down all your options. If you want to make this gesture even more special or unique, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

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