Guest Author - Connie Krochmal
For flower lovers all sorts of floral related gifts are suitable for Mother's Day. With gifts, keep in mind that it really is the thought that counts. A recent scientific study found that you don’t have to spend a fortune. In fact, recipients get just as much pleasure from reasonably priced gifts as they did from extravagant ones.
Obviously, flowers are the perfect gift for any occasion. If you plan on spending a good bit, why not split this into several smaller gifts that you can give periodically throughout the year?
Everlasting arrangements are just ideal gifts for Mother’s Day. For year-round displays, I recommend ones that are timeless. The hydrangeas would be an example. Ones that provide seasonal interest can only be enjoyed part of the year. An example would be a wreath with fruits, berries, and fall colors.
For floral designers, all sorts of floral design supplies and materials make great gifts. In addition, consider other things with floral related themes.
For fashionable moms, there are a number of options. With summer coming, consider some pairs of OKA shoes. There are several styles that would appeal to flower lovers. The Lucy shoes feature an oversized beaded mum on the straps. The flower color is chosen to coordinate beautifully with the shoe. For example, the black has a bold red chrysanthemum, while the white has an understated black flower.
There’s another OKA shoe style called the Camellia. The camellia-shaped flowers are available in several shades of gingham as well as metallic, gold, and platinum. The shoes are available in a range of colors.
For moms who have gardens, rose plants would be an ideal gift. These allow floral designers to grow their own stems for cutting. The David Austin rose catalog has all sorts of rose varieties that would be good as cut flowers.
For Mother’s Day 2009 consider various kinds of home and garden décor items with a floral theme. For the patio, consider a set of coordinated floral print patio pillows and cushions. Ones intended for outdoor use will be UV resistant and weatherproof. Depending on the climate, your mom can enjoy these floral patio treats for around half of the year.
Flower inspired doormats are a welcome gift for Mother’s Day. Coco mats are made from coconut fibers. These colorful mats come in a range of sizes and styles. Easy to care for, just hose them down or shake out the dirt. These are available in various floral themes from roses and dahlias to daisies.
For those with climbing roses, a rose arbor or trellis is a welcome gift. These make it easier to harvest roses for floral designs. The buds will also stay nice and clean, which isn’t true if the rose canes are allowed to rest on the ground.
For those moms with cutting gardens, consider packets of flower seeds or suitable plants. Typically, these plants are either annuals or perennials. Collections of cutting garden seeds are available from a number of mail order catalogs.