How often have you struggled to figure out what gift to give someone? Whether it’s a birthday, a holiday, a commemorative event like a graduation, or “just because,” we’ve all been there!
If only there were a gift that everyone was sure to appreciate and enjoy, something thoughtful and creative that would still uniquely speak to the recipient…
That’s the magic of a hand-designed floral centerpiece.
Still need convincing? There are countless reasons why floral centerpieces are one of our favorite go-to gifts—but let’s be honest: we would be here until next spring’s first blooms if we tried to list all of them. And since you have gifts to give, we’ve culled our list down to the top three reasons why you should choose to gift floral centerpieces.
But wait, hold the floral foam! Is a floral centerpiece the same as a flower bouquet? Read on to understand the differences between the two before we dive into why the next gift you give should be a floral centerpiece.
Three Reasons Why You Should Gift a Floral Centerpiece
Although flower bouquets and floral centerpieces might sound like synonyms, they’re not quite the same. While they both display an artful arrangement of cut flowers, the key difference lies in their presentation style.
A flower bouquet consists of flowers typically bundled together without a vase, like The Morello. As a result, bouquets aren’t necessarily arranged to be visually appealing from all sides.
A floral centerpiece, on the other hand, includes a vase, so the flowers are ready to display in a central location upon receiving them.
Pssst, pro tip! You can always add a vase to your bouquet order to make your own centerpiece.
One of our favorite aspects of gifting floral centerpieces is that not only do they come loaded with blooms, but they also come loaded with meaning. And that’s part of the fun of giving floral centerpieces as well; there are several different ways that you can curate them to fit the person and the occasion.
We don’t just mean including a note with a nice message or trying to choose an arrangement that features blooms in their favorite color. We mean taking full advantage of the power of flowers.
But you can take the meaning behind the floral centerpiece even further. The concept of color psychology tells us that specific colors tend to stir up certain emotions and feelings. For example, the color red is often associated with passion and love, whereas the color orange is commonly associated with enthusiasm and joy.
By taking these associations and symbols into consideration when looking at the different flowers featured in the centerpiece, you can give someone you care about a truly thoughtful gift that carries a lot of meaning. For example, if you want to give the host of the evening a special gift, consider a floral centerpiece that features sleek calla lilies, ruffled garden roses, and whimsy ranunculus like The Gold Rush.
Have you ever seen someone react poorly to flowers? We haven’t either! Why do you think that is?
While everyone will have their reasons for liking flowers, one of ours is that it inspires mindfulness. While it’s unfortunate that floral centerpieces don’t last forever, flowers encourage us to remain present and enjoy their ephemeral beauty.
However, it also turns out that there’s some psychology behind our tendency to fawn over flowers.
A study at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, found that flowers induce positive emotions and moods in both men and women. The study also showed that flowers can lead to more positive social behaviors and can even help improve our episodic memory.
Another study published by the American Society for Horticultural Science showed that the smell of flowers also prompts positive moods. It also indicated that flower fragrances can help improve brain functions, including—like the Rutgers study—memory.
We have to admit it makes sense that there’s a connection between smell and memory. Have you ever smelled something and been hit by a memory linked to that smell you didn’t even know existed? Smells are powerful, and that’s just another reason why floral centerpieces make such a great gift. There’s nothing like a familiar scent to trigger our nostalgia for memories and experiences. Giving someone special a centerpiece like The Autumn Harvest that features fragrant flowers can be a heartfelt reminder of moments you’ve shared.
If you’re like us, then you care about the environment and try to shop responsibly. But we’re living in the age of plastic, and finding an eco-friendly gift that won’t end up in a landfill or in the sea can be challenging.
Now you can do your part by giving the gift of a floral centerpiece designed and created by a company like ours that responsibly and sustainably sources its flowers and foliage from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. So not only can you send someone important to you an uplifting and cheerful floral centerpiece like The Maisie, but you can also rest assured that your gift is environmentally friendly.
So the next time you want to send a gift to someone, you know what to do. No more hemming and hawing over what gift to give—just some hemming and hawing over which floral centerpiece to choose!
To view more of our gorgeous floral centerpieces, please visit our Fall Collection.