Flowers are the perfect gift for almost anyone in almost any situation. They're more meaningful than a gift card for a co-worker, more original than a bottle of wine for the host of a dinner, and more appreciated by a colleague or client. Flowers are the best-kept secret of people that know about gift giving.
But most of us never think of flowers. Maybe for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, but not much else.
Some people are in on the secret though. The best HR people and office managers know that flowers are the perfect gift for employee birthdays and other workplace celebrations. The best realtors know that flowers are the most thoughtful gift for a client that has just bought or sold a home.
The list goes on and on, and that is what this site is about – exposing more people to the idea that flowers are the perfect gift.
It's not just opinion – flowers are a great gift and this section looks at why they are so perfect in so many situations:
Stories and anecdotes about flowers and how they can be used in personal situations – to celebrate birthdays and express sympathy, to cheer someone up or thank someone who has been kind.
Flowers are especially versatile in professional settings – the perfect gift for clients, colleagues and co-workers. In fact flowers are often considered the best kept secret of the most successful real estate agents and best human resources managers.
Real world studies that prove the benefits of giving and receiving flowers.
Flowers are a great gift but getting good ones can be tricky. It seems crazy but there are a lot of businesses out there that act as middlemen, pretending to be real local florists but not adding any value. Learn how to get the best flowers and value by dealing with a real local florist.
We love pictures of flowers and stories about giving and/or receiving them. We hope you will share your stories and pictures with us.
Actually blogs... one for sharing stories about giving and receiving flowers and another to share beautiful pictures of flowers and the best examples of floral design.
Just a small sampling of the things people love about flowers.
We see flowers as being pretty for the same reason we love the stars, a sunset/sunrise, mountains, the tropical ocean, and all other forms of natural beauty.
New research shows the sight and smell of flowers can change your brain chemistry and make you feel more positive.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health - flowers.
Some guys think that giving flowers is pointless because the flowers will eventually die. Well, guess what? That's actually the part that we love.
"Our hypothesis is that flowers are exploiting an emotional niche. They make us happy," McGuire says. "Because they are a source of pleasure - a positive emotion inducer - we take care of them. In that sense they're like dogs. They are the pets of the plant world."