Romance is in the air in Alexandria, which means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re still deciding what to get your boyfriend or husband for Valentine’s Day, then our florists at Conklyn’s Florist recommend flowers or living plants because, it turns out, guys actually really like them.
We deliver more and more bouquets to men every year for Valentine’s Day, and studies have actually shown that men who receive flowers are more communicative, open, willing to make eye contact, and they even stand closer to their loved ones. If you’re working to create a magical and intimate holiday for you and your guy, then flowers are definitely the way to go!
Our Top 5 Valentine’s Gifts for Him
Next to cacti, succulents are the most low-maintenance plants you can ask for, which makes them the perfect gift for a guy with a busy schedule. All they need is sunshine and, in our humid environment, a very rare drink of water. The Peaceful Zen Garden, with its contemporary style and clean lines, will look wonderful in a man’s office or home.
Orchids are often thought of as feminine flowers, which makes them the perfect way to remind your man of your own beauty. The pure-white blooms of the Phalaenopsis orchids featured in our Twin Orchid Planter will bloom every winter to warm up your husband or boyfriend with your love.
3. Tropical Blooms
Tropical plants bloom in fiery colors and feature interesting shapes and textures. They’re perfect for contemporary designs with a masculine touch, and we especially love the hot reds and sunny yellows featured in our Island Dreams arrangement. Plus, the compact design is perfect for an office.
4. Blue Hues
Sending your beau a bouquet featuring blue bloom is a lovely choice. Our Ocean Dance design highlights dusty blue hydrangea and vibrant delphiniums with contrasting roses and lilies to create a look your man can admire.
5. Clean and Compact Designs
If you’re sending flowers to a real man’s man, then it’s best to stick with compact designs that feature clean lines. These designs are beautiful but don’t feel too frilly. Choose one with white, blue, yellow, and green flowers, like our Weekend, Get Away arrangement, and you’re golden!
How to Choose a Plant or Floral Arrangement for Your Guy on Valentine’s
When choosing flowers for your man, there’s a greater selection than you might expect. We recommend avoiding designs that might seem overtly feminine. Unless pink is actually his favorite color, it’s better to stick with bright, bold, primary colors.
Tropical flowers such as anthuriums, ginger, bromeliads, birds of paradise, and protea tend to be used in more masculine arrangements. These blooms are usually arranged in more contemporary hi-style designs which tend to look more masculine than others.
If you’d like to give a gift that your guy can enjoy for years to come, then we recommend dish gardens or plants like spathiphyllum and arboricola, which are low-maintenance options for the home or office.
If you’re not sure what to select, our florists at Conklyn’s Florist are here to help! Whether you order online, over the phone, or in person, we can provide you with personalized recommendations to help you choose a design your husband or boyfriend will love.