Vicky Wilson, Interflora’s in-house florist, explained: “Buying flowers for a friend is one of the simplest ways to show them you appreciate them. Any bouquet will be sure to put a smile on their face, but thinking of ways to personalise a bouquet beyond a card is a great way to show you care.”
Gift giving has always been a great way to let a friend, colleague or a loved one know that you’re thinking about them, but the pandemic – and the social isolation that swiftly ensued – has only made the gesture even more meaningful.
But while choosing the perfect gift can often be somewhat of a headache, flowers have long been a sure-fire way to bring a smile.
But how to truly ‘personalise’ a floral bouquet?
“Take time to consider how their personality may be suited to a particular style or colour and include flowers with symbolic meaning for extra thoughtfulness.”
We caught up with the team at Interflora to discover what would be the perfect bouquet to buy for your friends, according to their star sign…
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Daffodils are the perfect pairing for an Aries. This flower blooms early and symbolises new beginnings so complements Aries as the first sign of the zodiac.
They also symbolise faithfulness due to their ability to bloom year after year, making them ideal for a loyal friend.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Lillies are a great match for any Taurus as they symbolise devotion and fertility, perfect to complement the sensual nature of a Taurus.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Lavender makes a great gift for Gemini’s as its relaxing qualities balance out their social and energetic traits.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers make for loyal friends, as such a longer-lasting flower that requires more care such as a white orchid makes for a perfect present.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Sunflowers are one of the best floral gifts for any Leo. Not only are they in the peak of their season during this zodiac month they are also bold, confident and demand the attention just as Leo’s themselves do.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
When looking for a flower to compliment a Virgo, the white rose makes an ideal choice. This flower mirrors their reliable nature, whilst also appealing to their understated side.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Tulips are an ideal gift for any Libra. The flower reflects Libras peacemaking qualities and this classic flower will appeal to their indecisive nature.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
A dark red rose is a perfect match for a Scorpio, as this flower complements their passionate side and appeals to their mysterious side.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Look no further than a Carnation if you want to appeal to a Sagittarius. This common wedding flower appeals to their romantic side whilst also channelling their strength.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Pansies are a great match for your Capricorn bestie. This tenacious flower reflects the hardworking and persistent nature of Capricorns.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
This assertive and free-spirited sign is perfectly complemented by the Iris. This spring flower represents hope and is appropriate for any ambitious Aquarius.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Hydrangeas symbolize emotion and understanding making them an ideal gift for a Pisces, those born under this sign are considered to be the most empathetic and compassionate of the zodiac.
Furthermore, the intricate petals will appeal to their creative side.