When it comes to Valentine's Day, nothing says ‘I love you’ like the perfect bunch of flowers. However, picking the right bunch can be difficult, especially when there are so many floral varieties to choose from. Although roses tend to be the most popular Valentine’s Day flower, it can be nice to provide flowers that are a little different to the traditional choice. When you’re looking for flowers for Valentine’s day, whether it’s roses, something a little different, or a combination of the two, there is sure to be a bouquet to please your partner.

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for roses

As mentioned, roses don’t have to be the only option when choosing flowers for the person you love. Although they are the traditional gift on what is dubbed the most romantic day of the year, they might not be everyone’s favourite choice. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t buy your loved one flowers for Valentine’s Day. Here were look at a couple of different options to go with when choosing flowers other than roses.

Choose their favourite flower

Perhaps your partner loves tulips or sunflowers? If they have an ultimate favourite bloom, consider getting them a bouquet of this flower instead. By gifting them a bouquet of their favourite flowers, not only are you guaranteed that they will like them, but they will also appreciate the thought that went into your purchase. Choosing a bouquet that is made of their favourite flower allows you and your florist a little room for creativity – you can mention the flowers they like, your budget and the florist can take care of the rest.

Get a bunch of their favourite colour

Don’t know their favourite flower? What about choosing flowers that match their favourite colour? This is another failsafe option to choosing the right bouquet if you aren’t sure what your partner’s favourite flower is. If you’re not sure of what their favourite colour is either, take a look at some of the colours they wear with their clothes and accessories, or even how they have decorated their home. Once you know the colours they love, it’s a matter of telling the florist and they can suggest some flowers to match.

Choose a bouquet based on their personality

Is your partner the traditional, conservative type? Or are they fun-loving, spontaneous and exciting? There are some bouquets that may go well with your loved-one’s personality which will show that you have thought especially hard about what kinds of flowers will suit them.

For the socialite:

  • Personality: Charismatic, social, and the life of the party.
  • Choose: Blooms that are in season to indicate all the new and exciting ways they make your day. Choose flowers such as chrysanthemums, pink spray roses and bushes of spirea.

For the romancer:

  • Personality: Lovers of lace, romantic ballads and dreamy stares outside a rain-spotted window.
  • Choose: A bouquet full of soft pinks and pastels such as pink and purple roses or pink hydrangeas.

For a bubbly, down-to-earth type:

  • Personality: Very positive in every aspect of their life and can be anything from “girly-girl” to one of the guys playing video games on the weekend.
  • Choose: Bright and multi-coloured blooms that match their personality such as a variety of ranunculi mixed with daisies, sunflowers and roses.

Choose a bouquet based on symbolism

If you enjoy symbolism, you’ll be pleased to know that various flowers have different meanings. In the way that roses are often used to portray romance, there are many other flowers that contain their own symbolic meaning.

  • Tulips: Tulips are one of the most popular flowers in the world and are instantly recognisable. They represent comfort and warmth, but also ‘perfect love’.
  • Casa Blanca Lilies: People often love these flowers for their strong, heady fragrance, but they also stand for class, style and beauty.
  • Orchids: These flowers often come in a variety of colours, so choosing ones your partner will like should be easy. These blossoms symbolise beauty, luxury, strength and love.
  • Carnations: Although these flowers sometimes aren’t appreciated, they’re actually a lovely flower that is just often underestimated. These cheerful blooms symbolise fascination and new love, perfect for those celebrating their first Valentine’s Day together.
  • Sunflowers: These flowers are instantly recognisable and often put a smile on many people’s faces. Available all year round, these flowers represent loyalty, warmth and happiness. 

When in doubt, just choose roses

It goes without saying that roses are the prime choice for flower giving on Valentine’s Day. You may want to be a little different or give that special someone something to remember, but at the end of the day, roses are a popular choice for a reason. Roses are classic, meaningful and symbolic of romance, love and beauty. So if all else fails, a stunning bouquet of roses will always go down a treat.

If you’re looking for the perfect bouquet for the person you love, there are a number of different flowers to choose from, even though you may think roses are the only option. Consider choosing flowers that are symbolic of your relationship and where you hope to take it after Valentine’s Day is over.