There was a time when flowers were strictly for women only. Today, as gender equality has progressed and flowers have become more widely available, men love receiving them too. They’re the perfect gift for men of all ages, even on their birthday – so which ones should you buy the males in your life?
Well, we’re strong believers in dismantling gender stereotypes, but a lot of people still associate pink with femininity. And that goes for flowers as much as for anything else. If you want to send birthday flowers to a man, you may want to soft-pedal this particular part of the spectrum. And while men tend to like most colours, we find that many prefer blue and other cool colours. That gives you plenty of choice when you send birthday flowers. How about our Simply Vintage bouquet, a fragrant and enticing mix of blues, purples, and whites?
Every birthday is a landmark in a man’s life, but some are more so than others. Some, such as his 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, or 50th, have a special symbolism that can be expressed in the language of flowers. For an 18th birthday, why not send him eighteen carnations or sunflowers? And if he’s 50, fifty roses, lilies or daffodils divided between different rooms will fill the house with their beauty and fragrance. Milestone birthdays like these should be celebrated with the flourish they deserve.
Flowers can convey countless different messages to different men. Apart from simply saying happy birthday, they can tell your husband or boyfriend you think he’s handsome. To your brother or best friend, they may say thanks for offering a listening ear or helping you to fix the car. To your father, they can be an expression of gratitude for sticking up for you, and encouraging you to plow your own furrow in life.
To a son or nephew, they may simply say I’m proud of you and how your life is turning out. To a coworker, they may mean I love sharing a desk, a photocopier and a wireless network with you, so here’s a birthday gift that will brighten both our lives. Check these birthday card message ideas for some more inspiration.
By the way, if you’re not actually in search of a gift for a man at all, we have many birthday flowers for her.