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Birthday Picks for Her and Him

Birthday Picks for Her and Him

Author: C.W.

It’s that time of the year again! Heck, it’s always that time of the year if you know enough people. With someone’s birthday right around the corner, you might be stumped about what to give. Odds are they already have whatever’s going through your mind, and you’d prefer to step outside of the box for once and give them something unexpected and, frankly, easy on the eyes.

As it happens, there’s nothing better than giving the gift of green—foliage, that is. Beautiful blossoms, thick leaves, and robust plants are all welcome additions to any space, whether you’re surprising the lucky guy or gal in your life. Here are a few options that are sure to delight even the most difficult-to-please.

For Her

Sag Harbor

If you’ve ever visited Sag Harbor, you know that it’s a true destination. There’s so much more to the quaint beach town than meets the eye. Sure, it’s in the Hamptons, an area largely associated with hardcore partying and rich celebutantes. The Sag Harbor arrangement, by contrast, is warm, inviting, vintage, charming, and familiar in the most comforting way. That could very well be why the bouquet of the same name evokes many of the same qualities. The dazzling medley of uplifting sunflowers, purple stock, and green bells of Ireland is just radiant and so perfect for giving her something to smile about on her special day. And if you’re trying to send her an extra meaningful message, sunflowers and stock flowers are the way to do it! The former is a bright and cheery representation of genuine love, while stock symbolizes joy and happiness. Whether it’s for a girlfriend, a BFF, or mom, such a thoughtfully composed arrangement is sure to delight.


Ah, the humble tulip. It’s such a classic, an old favorite that people instantly recognize at a glance. It’s also emblematic of true love, and it’s one of the few flowers that you never have to think twice about giving to anyone, whether it’s someone you’re madly in love with or someone who’s a good friend. They also happen to be ideal for anyone with a spring birthday—they’re emblematic of the season’s fresh colors and first blooms, and they evoke a sense of calm and serenity. Our Tootsie arrangement celebrates those oh-so-special bonds that make life worth every moment and give you yet another good reason to celebrate her big day with flowers. The arrangement includes 35 tulips, each bundled by color and beautifully arranged in a striking rectangular vase. It’s the kind of accessory that looks phenomenal anywhere!


Dinner and drinks are on you—but not until the workday comes to an end. In the meantime, there’s always a brilliant bouquet to brighten the day and get things started on the right note. Why not something that evokes a hint of brilliance courtesy of her favorite wine? The Zinfandel arrangement includes a lovely blend of dianthus, anemones, roses in various hues, and hyacinths, all set in a heavyweight glass vase. The result is a breathtaking arrangement perfect for adding a pop of lively color to anything. It’s worth noting that the dianthus species is among the world’s most revered. Its name is derived from the Greek words for god (“dios”) and flower (“anthos”). Is it any wonder so many consider this beauty a truly divine flower?

For Him

Crystal Succulent Garden

What to give to the guy who’s not exactly known for his green thumb? Try a succulent. It’s beloved largely because it just plain lives…and lives…and lives. A hint of neglect isn’t going to hurt this special plant. Some water on the soil, along with some regular sun exposure in the morning, is all that this Crystal Succulent Garden in Large Verge Planter needs. The large verge planter is the perfect home for this statement piece. A brilliant amethyst shines and adds a hint of peaceful energy to the mix. Amethysts are also thought to be purifying and protective. He can place this calming beauty anywhere. It’s an instant conversation piece, but it will just as easily look right at home in the entryway, waiting to greet him with its simple, magnificent beauty.


If a burst of affection is what you feel for your special someone, you know you’ve got your work cut out for you. What could you possibly give him to show precisely how you feel? If words fail you, or you just want your present to do some of the talking, then the Moonburst arrangement is a great way to share your feelings. The star of this show is rich blue delphinium. The plant is often considered symbolic of dignity, love, and respect—three important factors for any lasting and loving connection. A few sprigs of white snapdragons peek out, alongside lush greenery. The effect is crisp and beautiful. It’s all nestled in a simple glass jar, and he’ll love the way it breathes new life to any room.

Déjà Vu

Your flowers of choice don’t necessarily have to send a powerful message. Maybe you just love the way that they look, and that’s perfectly understandable where Déjà Vu is concerned. White ranunculus, bright greenery, and weeping eucalyptus all play crucial roles in bringing this eye-catching arrangement to life. So what’s the message…if you do want to send one? Ranunculus is symbolic of charm and attraction. The ruffled flower has historically been given as a sign of affection—from the crusher to the crushee, the message was often heard loud and clear. But even if you’re not about to tell someone that you can’t stop thinking about him, you can be certain this arrangement will make his birthday unforgettable.

Ask anyone who’s ever received flowers or plants for his or her birthday: they just make the day brighter. Imagine being responsible for spreading that kind of joy! These fabulous finds are sure to bring a smile to their face on their special day.