It’s customary to give flowers on Mother’s Day. For some people, it’s tradition to give a certain type of arrangement — her favorite variety, for example, or something in a color that she loves. In 2022, however, there’s room for some flexibility. Whether you’re marking a period of change or just want to do something different for the holiday, you’ve got plenty of options to make this her most memorable Mother’s Day yet.
The tips and trends dominating the floral landscape this year are spectacular. There’s a little bit of something for every mama, whether she has a more understated style or loves to go all out. Maybe she prefers the best of both worlds. Whatever her tastes, there’s a botanical beauty out there that’s just made for her. Here are a few floral trends to watch this season — plus some gift ideas that may come in handy as you choose the perfect one for the mom who has loved you unconditionally since day one.
Vibrant blossoms never go out of style — and there’s room in any arrangement for the tried-and-true classics. What makes modern bouquets stand out, however, is that they’re just a little bit off the beaten path. It’s simple to run straight for the flowers you know your mom appreciates because you’ve given them to her many times before. However, that can lose its luster after a while, and you might find yourself wishing for something new and different this year. Plus, giving her something unique is a thoughtful way to show her you’re thinking about her and what she loves.
With that in mind, consider livening up her Mother’s Day bouquet with something out of left field. The Manhattan incorporates eye-popping buttercups with miniature calla lilies and snapdragons with garden roses. It’s a classy presentation that’s sure to impress, especially if she loves those bold, dramatic hues that stand apart from the rest. If your mom loves something complex and lavish, an arrangement like this will do the job beautifully.
If she prefers a more laid-back approach, there’s good news: low-key looks are just as trendy as bolder styles. Less is definitely more for some floral styles in 2022. Instead of just choosing light and airy colors, though, it’s also about silhouettes. The Lemon Drop is simple, elegant, and eye-catching all at once. It displays the less-is-more aesthetic perfectly, lending its unique character to her desktop or vanity.
Single stems can also be wonderfully elegant in the right vase. It can be anything from her favorite rose color to a sunflower to a tulip. A long-neck vase is ideal because it supports and shows off the single flower beautifully. It will stand out on her bedside table or the corner of her desk. As for color palettes, there’s balance to be found here. For every bold and vibrant shade that reigns supreme this year, there’s a softer pastel that’s just as appealing. The Manor, with its medley of warm ivories and soft blushes, is resplendent for Mother’s Day.
It’s not just the flowers that count. Your container of choice adds to the personality of your gift, so make it count. This year finds the market packed with styles of all kinds — and you don’t have to get overly fancy, either. There’s a little bit of something for every type of mom, from the artsy to the quirky to the fashionable. Whether she loves to go glam or prefers her styles down-to-earth, you can find a vase that suits her best.
The Santana is a prime example. It’s nestled in a chic ceramic vase bearing a contemporary look, and it’s something she can use to add a touch of modernity to her space long after the flowers are gone. The Dawn is another choice that not only brims with vibrant peach roses but features a lovely blue and white vase that plays the perfect foil to the soft tone of the flowers.
Studies find that almost 80% of people purchase flowers for Mother’s Day, with green houseplants falling a distance behind at just over 20%. For the mom who truly loves Mother Nature, however, almost nothing could be more fitting than some majestic greenery. Maybe she’s got a green thumb with a garden to show for it. If that’s the case, you can bet she’ll be wowed when you gift her a meaningful plant.
Something sentimental is always thoughtful. The Dinero, for example, is a charming money tree that is thought to bring good fortune and prosperity to her home. The Greer is a stylish Monstera plant. Symbolic of respect and honor for your elders, it celebrates the special bond you share with your mom.
It’s the little accents that put a memorable finishing touch on any gift that you choose to give. Whether it’s a houseplant or a bouquet, it will look all the more lavish when you add something extra to the equation. Maybe it’s a stylish bow wrapped around the vase or box of her favorite gourmet chocolates to sweeten the sentiment that much more.
The Moonstruck is the ultimate example: it includes The Luna, a glamorous bouquet that needs no introduction thanks to the eye-catching statement it makes, along with a Malin+Goetz vetiver votive candle. A warm glow and a sophisticated arrangement make the perfect partners for a classy gift to your mom. Another option is The Reva, a must for the always-busy mom who could use a little time to herself. The sweet pink arrangement is complemented by a trio of bath bombs from milk + honey.
There’s a sense that anything goes when it comes to this year’s floral trends, and that’s entirely accurate. That’s good news if you’re feeling stumped about what to give mom. Ultimately, remember that it’s the person who matters the most. It’s easy to feel momentarily blinded as you gaze at the amazing flowers before you. Which is best for her? Think about her — her favorite colors, her favorite blooms, and even her fashion sense. What looks like it will resonate best with her? That’s where your heart will lead you.