This Mother's Day (May 8), send Mom a bouquet of Mother's Day flowers
to show her your love and appreciation. You may think that flower arrangements are not very unique, but your choice of blooms or vessel can be. You may also worry that flowers are not long-lasting, but remember that sentiments last beyond the life of your gift. There are already so few days out of the year that a mother receives flowers -- don't be the one to deprive her of one more day unless you know for sure that she dislikes receiving them. In that rare case, you should check out our list of non-floral Mother's Day Gift Ideas
as chosen by our editorial staff!
If Mother's Day flowers sound good to you, then, great! The next big step is figuring out your budget, which can often be hard to do without seeing what exactly a certain budget can buy. Realizing this, our picks for Mother's Day flowers are organized by budget! See what certain price ranges can get for you and Mom, starting from $30-$40! Also, be sure to check out tips on flower choice and flower delivery at the end of the article!
► If you have a working mom, have the flowers delivered to her at work
on the Thursday or Friday before Mother's Day! Who doesn't like receiving this kind of appreciation and recognition in front of their peers?! Plus, she'll get to bask in the delight of your gift all weekend long!
► Don't wait until the last minute to place your floral order! Placing an order on Friday or Saturday almost guarantees you stressed service representatives and limited choices. Instead, wait no later than Wednesday or Thursday to order
your Mother's Day flowers.
► If you're buying from a "cyber florist" (online), be sure to only order from a reputable and professional company
. If you don't, your mother may not receive a bouquet that looks the way you expected it to look. Yikes!
► Is your mom a country gal? Is she more traditional? She might like flowers presented in a sweet, woven basket and arrangements featuring pastel colors
-- especially pinks!
► Does your mom live in the suburbs? Is she in a more urban environment? Think about getting her an arrangement in an elegant vase or glazed pottery
she can reuse.
► Is Mom a unique personality? Does she take pride in standing out? She might really enjoy receiving an arrangement of exotic flowers
► Of course, always take her preferences into highest consideration
! Does she have favorite flowers or colors? Are there certain ones she absolutely hates? Be sure to think on it before buying!
As a final tip:
If you feel like you've got an extra special Mom, see if you can pair your surprise bouquet with a small sentimental gift given to her in-person or a lovely Sunday brunch. You will have her floating above the clouds for weeks!
Think you could put together a more fabulous floral arrangement for Mom -- and for much less? Watch this DIY video for professional tips on how you can gift Mom with a more personal creation!
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