Your guide to buying flowers for mom this Mother’s Day

Flowers for You owner Carol Dunne gives some tips for florals and finishes for gifting to mom on her special day.

Gifts that are the most thoughtful are the ones that take into account the needs of the receiver.

For example, those living in retirement homes may appreciate flowers that thrive in lower light and don’t need as much care.

Fresh flowers are always a good option because they’re not going to “hang around being something you don’t need,” said Dunne.

If you want a flower that will last longer, choose a potted plant like a calla lily or hydrangea.

It used to be that the go-to flower for Mother’s Day were mums or carnations but now the trend is to pick something more unique, with a bit of colour and with a little more thought put into it, says Dunne.

Nowadays, shoppers also have more exotic varieties to choose from such as ginger, fatsias, and orchids.

Dunne’s number one seller at Mother’s Day is fresh flowers, followed by outdoor hanging baskets and flowering plants.

Flowers can be topped off with a enclosure card or a butterfly to make mom smile.

Compliment your bouquet or plant with a thoughtful gift for mom.

Flowers for You carries a large line of jewellery, cups, hearts, signs for mom, mugs, picture frames, books, stained glass items, window crystals and more.

Window crystals make a great gift for mom as they are small, pretty and out of the way in a window, they won’t sit collecting dust.

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