If you have a friend who is a florist, you might be wondering what kind of gift to get them. You might assume that since they work with flowers all day, every day, they wouldn't be interested in receiving them as a gift. However, as a florist myself, I can tell you that this couldn't be further from the truth! In fact, receiving flowers is probably one of my favourite things to get, and its not for reasons you might think.
As a florist, I rarely bring flowers at home. While we might be surrounded by blooms all day long, getting home from a long day of work and making another arrangement doesn't always sound appealing, no matter how much you love flowers. Also, taking stems home means we're not selling them, and that's not good for business. So, if you want to brighten up your florist friend's home with a fresh bouquet, you should definitely go for it.
Another common misconception is that florists are too picky about the flowers they receive as gifts. This simply isn't true. As a florist, I can tell you that I appreciate every kind of flower from every season. Flowers are beautiful, and they're all beautiful in their own way. So, whether you pick up a bunch of flowers from the grocery store or from a high-end florist, your florist friend is sure to appreciate the gesture.
Speaking of grocery store flowers, don't be afraid to go that route if you're on a tight budget or time. A bunch of tulips is a bunch of tulips, whether they're from a florist or a grocery store. What matters most is the thought behind the gift. If someone thought of me while they were walking past some flowers at the grocery store, I would proudly display them on my counter, in fact I pick them up for myself and greatly enjoy the practice of adding a bunch to my grocery list.
As a florist in Vancouver, we are framiliar with how much talent we have in this industry. Getting the chance to support the work of our peers is so fun and we think it's important to do so. My husband will buy flowers from a different florist every so often so we get to explore more of what Vancouver florists have to offer in every part of the city. I get to know how fellow flower shops work, so if ever we need to give recommendations to our customers and clients, we know who are available and are framiliar with the great work that they do! So, even if you're not a florist yourself, buying your florist friend flowers can be a great way to show your support for their industry.
Finally, there's just something special about receiving flowers as a gift. It's like having someone else cook dinner for you - it always tastes better when you don't have to do it yourself. As a florist, we spend our days creating beautiful arrangements for other people, so it's nice to have someone else do the work for us for a change. Plus, there's nothing quite like the feeling of walking into a room and seeing a beautiful bouquet of flowers waiting for you, right?!
So, if you have a friend who is a florist, and you're wondering if buying them flowers is a thing, it is! Don't ever hesitate to go this route. Whether you opt for something from a high-end florist or a simple bunch from the grocery store or farmers market, your florist friend is sure to appreciate the gesture. So, the next time you're struggling to come up with a gift idea, remember that flowers are always a great idea.
We're located in South Delta, BC and we have some amazing neighbors that grow heirloom varieties of tulips, daffodils, dahlias and eucalpytus if you're ever in the area. There is Schoolhouse Farms and River & Sea Flowers. We highly reccommend a visit!