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Birthday Gift Ideas For Friends and Family

One of the biggest issues we’ve seen from our customers, friends and family is not knowing what gift or which bouquet to buy someone for their Birthday. Every year we can find ourselves in that situation again. Often as each new year comes around with another Birthday, we are reminded of of the difficulties we had the previous year. This only adds to our current frustration and that frustration can block off our creative tendencies.

As each year goes by, the chances of you buying a unique gift are reduced. Otherwise it just ends up being the same Birthday lived every year. Taken out for breakfast, lunch or a nice dinner. The same or similar gifts and of course the customary bouquet of flowers.

Sometimes experiences can trump material possessions. Experiences can last a lifetime in memory but a material product for example can wear off in a short period of time.

We asked our customers, friends and family what their ideal or perfect gift would be and I think you will be surprised of the answers!

A beautiful elegant bouquet of flowers – Well I bet you didn’t expect that one coming! It may be clique but you would be surprised knowing the affect that flowers can have on someone. You can use flowers to convey almost any sentiment – love, joy, respect, compassion and of course care. Flower bouquets are made that little bit more special when they are delivered with a smiling loving face behind them.

Flowers have for centuries created deep positive feelings for those people that have received them as a gift from someone else. Flowers are so diverse that you can usually find flowers that have meanings related to the character of the person you are sending them to.

A personalised Birthday hamper – If you are the creative type then creating a Birthday hamper will give you a lot of fun enjoyment. You can really create a hamper that is based around the person you are giving it to. The great thing about hampers is that they contain many different gifts so you can create a theme around it. Themes could be a makeup hamper for your niece or a golfing hamper for your husband or a mans hamper consisting of toiletries, beer and potato based snacks. You can even add other items to the hamper such as personal photos, clothing, tickets, music and film. The choices are endless.

There are two fantastic ideas for you to have a think about!

What are you waiting for?!

Missed Someones Birthday?

The pace of life these days is very fast for most of us. Normally you would send flowers to your best friend but this year with all that’s going on, you forgot!

You could kick yourself. Normally you are so good, organised and never forget any occasion. You’ve been busy at your work, busy in the home with the family, social life etc. Maybe you could of let yourself off and given yourself some slack but it was your best friends Birthday you forget!

You may have given yourself some leeway but with online calendars that send you automated reminders and heck Facebook even tells you when it’s someones Birthday!

Now, we have all forgotten an occasion before, we’re all human I’m afraid. Not everyone is going to list their Birthday in their Facebook profile so you’ll need to remind yourself in other ways.

We can assure you you’re not alone. According to Interflora, around 20% of people that send flowers initially forgot the actual occasions! So you have good company!

So lets forget about feeling sorry for yourselves or avoid doing anything about it. So you missed it by a day. Imagine this, if someone forgot your Birthday but then made up for it a day later would you really care? If your best friend turned up at your door with a bouquet of flowers and some chocolates would you be annoyed with them or would that take you by surprise?

You didn’t congratulate them or send them anything on their Birthday but you can still make up for it. The longer you leave it the worse its going to get.

So have a think, what can you do? What can you buy them and how can you create  special, personalised time for your best friend? How about stopping by the local florist to pick up a stunning bouquet. Then, grabbing a bottle of bubbly and a box of decadent dark chocolates and then texting your best friend to say you are on your way.

You could spend a couple of hours lounging on your best friends sofa with a glass of bubbly, demolishing the box of chocolates catching up on all the latest gossip. After surprising her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers they are now lovingly displayed on her coffee table!