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Gift Buying Guide For Flower Lovers

10 Tips that will guarantee you find the perfect gift

Flower Gift Ideas:

Do you have someone in your life that loves flowers and gardening? Are you are stuck for flower gift ideas? Finding a truly "one of a kind" unique gift for flower lovers can be a daunting task, so here are a few ideas to help you find that perfect gift!

From parents, in-laws, brothers, sisters, partners, friends and co-workers – your shopping list can seem endless at times. So where to start? Whether your recipient is a creative, a gardener, a bookworm, a foodie – or a combination – the perfect gift will be well received if you have truly thought about what the recipient loves.

Astrantia photographic coasters

Thoughtful Gift Buying Tips: A good idea is to keep your ears open for clues. Note down if they’ve mentioned any particular interests or hobbies. Make a list of all the things the person is interested in and things that define who they are. You don’t have to give all of those gifts, but you’re going to hit on some cool ideas you wouldn’t have otherwise, and when you combine a few of them, your recipient will really appreciate how personal and thoughtful you were.

Gift giving and taking time to make sure that you choose something special shows that you care and love the person that the present is for. It is a gift from your heart.

1. Ask yourself what that person needs, and put together a care package.

Gift baskets are popular for a reason—there's something about a collection of themed gifts coming together in a cohesive way that is just really cool, and you can accomplish that same thing. Pick one thing, and rather than trying to find one perfect gift, put together several smaller gifts around that topic.

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2. Do some stalking.

If all else fails, stalk. If you've participated in Secret Santa exchanges before, you're familiar with this concept. But have you ever tried it on your friends and family members? Most people have a wishlist on Amazon, and they’ll be pretty surprised and delighted if you somehow found just the thing they wanted without even asking and that they may have even forgotten they wanted themselves. Look through their Facebook history for clues. How many people have posted something and gone "OMG I NEED THIS!" before? Probably a lot. If they have a Pinterest account, that's a gold mine of all their tastes and anything they want. You can use these methods to see what types of things they’ve posted and commented on before.

3. Give the gift that keeps on giving.

Go back to that list you made and figure out which of those can be turned into a subscription. This will keep them thinking of you all year long and appreciating your gift even after the original Christmas/Birthday gift getting experience wears off.

4. Be charitable.

Ok, so someone on your list REALLY has everything he or she needs? I don’t believe you, but that’s okay, because there are a lot of other people out there who don’t have everything they need. Find something they’re passionate about, and then donate to that cause. For the flower lover this could be something such as planting trees with eco charities, or through membership to the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) this will allow free entry to all their gardens and partner gardens throughout the year. Another gift that keeps on giving!

5. Unique floral mug

Nothing beats kicking back on the patio with a cuppa! Your flower loving friends will love spending time outside with a luxury fine bone china mug of their favourite flower. The simple mug, goes from drab to dreamy with these beautiful, unique floral designs on limited edition pieces that are carefully crafted in the UK on fine bone china. Each one is a little work of art that'll inspire you to sit and relax for a moment..…

Choose meadow flowers such as poppies, the warmth and structure of an Astrantia, the calming Hydrangea, or the striking beauty of the frost tipped rose.

A selection of my mugs are available here

Astrantia Fine Bone China Mug

6. Make the present an event.

Get creative with the packaging! Rather than just handing them a gift in regular wrapping paper, turn it into an experience they will enjoy. Hide the gift and send him on a scavenger hunt to find it. And never, ever, underestimate the sheer fun of unwrapping presents. Sometimes, quantity can mean quality, when it’s a bunch of small individually wrapped items.

7. Give the gift of learning.

Is there something they want to learn to do? Make it happen! Perhaps a one-to-one course on how to take beautiful photos of the flowers they love so much.

8. Photo Coasters

For the avid gardener, or flower lover, a gift of flower coasters is the way to go!

These photo coasters are cork backed to protect surfaces and the photographic print is heat resistant, hardwearing and wipeable.

Available in packs of four or individually.

Astrantia cork backed photographic coasters

9. A flower framed print can make the difference between a space that feels lived - in versus a space that actually feels alive and because photos require no food or water, they make a great gift for even those with questionable green thumbs. Unique, beautiful creations with a story and soul that will be treasured, appreciated and admired for years to come, having the ability to transform any living space into a bright and thriving environment. Brighten up a room with a pop of colour and a bit of green, add a happy hue to any neutral toned room.

There’s a flower print to suit every personality, lifestyle, and home.

Be sure to give your plant loving friend a lovely flower themed greeting card to go with their gift.

Rainbow Flower Mosaic

Hand signed limited edition

10. Just A Card

Sometimes, just a card is enough it expresses all the human emotions, joy, thanks, sympathy, humour, love and admiration. It allows us to connect on an emotional level with the people who have touched our lives.

Everyone loves to receive a card, either through the post or by hand. In this instant world that we all live its worth reflecting that the greeting card is still considered by most as the truly effective way of telling someone you really care. What’s more this has now been proved scientifically. Dr Lynda Shaw is a leading authority on research in this area...

"Handwriting helps the brain to learn by improving fine motor skills and expression. It activates massive regions in the brain involved in thinking, language and working memory. It is intimate and reveals personality. We express emotion when writing a greeting card, therefore this is quite an awesome mix. Equally time is the most precious thing we have to give, so if we spend time choosing, writing and sending a card we are helping people feel valuable and worthwhile.

Who would have thought a greeting card could do so much."

Rose greeting card

Stylish, premium greeting card, blank for your own message. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, new home, thank you or simply to say "hello" Carefully created in the UK.

I am passionate about creativity! Therefore, all my products are sourced from the wonderful companies we have in the UK, online and locally.

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