I can clearly recall the first time I received flowers. I was in kindergarten then and I got freshly picked roses from one of my classmates who claimed to have a crush on me. I naturally said thank you and smelled it. I remember frowning after sniffing the pretty little thing because it didn’t smell in any way nice. Fast forward to high school, I got my first flower bouquet. They were of all flowers, yellow and white roses. While I did not bring them anywhere close to my nose, I walked around school with a very wide grin, parading the beautiful gift I just received. Bad news for men: not all women react to flowers like me. Because we have naturally different personalities, please do not be offended when women do not appreciate cut plants like how actors portray in movies. Some are just not exactly fond of plants. Period. I have good news though: if you still want to give flowers because of its sentimental value, you have other options.
Flowers are hands down, beautiful and have been long a symbol of love, affection, and gratitude. Women naturally like gifts associated with these words and flowers are your best bets. Men are in luck because flowers do not just grow on soil today. They have actually managed to grow from boutiques, art stores, supermarkets, and bookstores!
Taking a trip to the mall can overwhelm one with brooches, ceramics, vases, bags, or even kitchen mixers all decorated and embellished with flowers. Surprise your lady with sugar cookies, soaps, and candles all shaped into flowers. Artists can also render a unique piece that can speak of your feelings and leave your woman breathless. Bookstores and supermarkets are my favorite modern flower growers because they house the most interesting forms of this popular gift! I just saw a lovely recyclable grocery bag printed with mod looking flowers next to the local produce. The gift-wrapping section is my favorite bookstore aisle because they have pretty wrappers and bows with slightly embossed flowers. How lovely is that?
My point is, whatever a woman says, do not just bite if she says she doesn’t like flowers. Do your research, pick on what interests her genuinely, and fuse in the floral element from there. It would be nice if you can actually shoot two birds with one stone: cast your message through flowers and captivate her with its immaculate and timeless beauty.