“No one is angry when they get flowers.” Kate Young, a mom and Hollywood stylist who works with Margot Robbie and Dakota Johnson knows a good Mother’s Day gift when she smells one. “I give flowers a lot,” says Young, and that’s alright by her.
According to the industry group the Society of American Florists, 33 percent of Americans reported buying flowers or plants for Mother’s Day last year. And the most popular Mother’s Day flowers are callas, freesia, gerberas, hydrangeas, irises, lilies, and orchids.
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Yes, you can go the highly generic and ho-hum all-pink route, but might we suggest you spin your color wheel and opt for something that maybe unleashes your creative side. Like a combo of hot pink and orange, or yellow and purple, or lime green and magenta.
When ordering flowers, keep the recipient’s personality in mind, and pay attention to the colors she loves (and loathes). And note if she’s averse to certain scents, because nothing ruins a bouquet quite like a sneezing fit or an allergy attack (been there, don’t recommend it). Once you’ve got that sorted, here are some standout Mother’s Day bouquets and arrangements that smell as good as they look.
This mixed Mother's Day bouquet Includes five red roses, five blue orchids and five Israeli ruscus greens in a glass vase. They flowers will open about two days after they arrive.
No, red roses aren’t exactly groundbreaking. But they are when you pair them with blue orchids and get a flower arrangement that’s bold and unexpected.
Nothing says spring like tulips. And nothing says love quite like this arrangement of sustainably grown blooms.
Red tulips mean love, while purple ones symbolize royalty. Show mom she’s mean both things to you with this bouquet of multicolored flowers.
This spectacular lemon zest quad orchid looks dainty, but is surprisingly hardy.
This “delicate beauty” (which also happens to be the meaning behind orchids) is a gorgeous purple plant that’s shockingly easy to care for. Just add one ice cub once a week and place it in indirect sunlight. And it will thrive.
This Urbanstems Double The Lisse arrangement of 32 Dutch tulips is an explosion of spring in your home.
Orange and peach and pink, oh my. This bouquet of Dutch tulips is truly sunshine in a vase. And they happen to be long-lasting, too.
Show your tender side with this Bouqs Juliet bouquet filled with white mini calla lilies.
These elegant miniature white calla lilies hail from a sustainable farm in Ecuador. The calla lily means regal, and truly, that’s a sentiment every mom can get behind.
This relaxed bouquet features farm-fresh assorted pink and white gerbera daisies.
Gerbera daisies are some of the best-selling Mother’s Day flowers. And pink is a go-to color. If you insist on it, at least choose an arrangement that’s a fluid blend of different shades. Oh, and daisies convey innocence.
There's probably no better way to convey how much you adore mom than with a Bouqs sunflower bouquet that symbolizes the word.
With this striking bouquet, you get 24 mixed stems of upbeat happy sunflowers, which are all about adoration and loyalty, mixed with cool silver dollar eucalyptus. Best of all, these flowers are always fresh because they’re cut-to-order and are essentially garden to table.
This stylish Bouqs assortment of succulents is perfect for the mom who doesn't want to spend hours caring for her blooms.
No green thumb? No problem, thanks to this quirky foursome of succulents, inside a ceramic planter. They need lots of sun, but are otherwise hardy. Best of all, many believe that succulents symbolize enduring and timeless love because they’re survivors.
This Click and Grow Smart Garden is truly one of our favorite gardening products. It's a self-watering system that yields herbs and fruits.
One of the bummers about fresh flowers is that they, well, perish. If you want to get mom something longer-lasting, might we suggest investing in the Click and Grow Smart Garden. You can grow herbs all year long at home, regardless of weather conditions or light levels. You just plant the cartridges right into the container, refill the water reservoir, plug the device in, and watch nature at work.
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