The Ultimate Guide to Mother's Day Flower Gifting Ideas

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In Australia, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. This year, it falls on May 12, 2024. It’s a day when many Australians show their appreciation for the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures, including stepmothers, relatives, guardians, and close family friends.

History of Mother’s Day

The roots of Mother’s Day trace back to ancient times. The Greeks honored Rhea, the mother of gods, with festivities. The Romans celebrated Matronalia, a day dedicated to mothers. But it was Anna Jarvis, from West Virginia, United States, who championed the modern Mother’s Day.

In 1908, Anna held a memorial for her own mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers during the Civil War. Her dream was simple: a day to express love, not just through words but through actions.

In Australia, Janet Heyden initiated the custom of giving gifts to mothers on this special day in 1924. Her inspiration came from visiting elderly mothers at Newington State Hospital, where she witnessed their sacrifices—many had lost husbands and sons during World War I.

Tradition of Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is a special occasion to celebrate and honor the incredible mothers in our lives. One of the most popular ways to show appreciation on Mother's Day is by gifting flowers.

As a leading florist, we have compiled ‘The Ultimate Guide to Mother's Day Flower Gifting Ideas’ to help you choose the perfect floral arrangement for your mom. Whether you prefer classic roses or exotic blooms, this guide will provide you with creative and thoughtful ideas to make this Mother's Day truly special.

Expert ideas to make Mother’s Day Unforgettable

Find creative ways to make this Mother’s Day truly memorable. Explore ideas to honor the women who shape our world. Infuse this Mother’s Day with love, laughter, and a touch of magic. Here are a few ideas that can make your Mother’s day truly unforgettable.

  1. Breakfast in Bed: Rise early, tiptoe to the kitchen, and whip up her favorite breakfast. The aroma of fresh coffee and warm croissants will weave magic.
  2. Handwritten Letters: In this digital age, a handwritten letter is like a rare gem. Pour your heart out—thank her for the little things, the big things, and everything in between.
  3. Create a Memory Jar: Gather memories—old photographs, tickets, dried flowers—and place them in a beautifully decorated jar. Each memory whispers, “Thank you, Mom.”
  4. Cook Together: Spend the day in the kitchen. Bake cookies, chop veggies, and laugh over spilled flour. The mess? It’s a masterpiece of love.
  5. Garden of Love: Speaking of mess, let’s talk about flowers. A bouquet is lovely, but why not create a mini garden? Carnations, Chrysanthemums and tulips—each bloom is a chapter in your shared story.

Why do flowers make the perfect Mother's Day gift?

Flowers have long been cherished as a timeless expression of love and appreciation, making them the perfect gift for Mother's Day. Their beauty and fragrance evoke feelings of warmth and gratitude, instantly brightening the day of any mother. Flowers convey sentiments that words alone often cannot express. By gifting flowers, we honor the nurturing presence and unconditional love of mothers everywhere, showing them how much they mean to us.

View our range of flower arrangements for Mother’s Day.

Which flowers can be sent on Mother’s Day?

When it comes to choosing the perfect flowers for Mother's Day, there are many options to consider that can cater to your mother's unique preferences and personality. 

  1. Roses
    Red Columbian Roses

    With their timeless beauty and symbolic meaning of love, Roses remain a top choice for expressing admiration and affection on this special day. Red for passion, pink for gratitude, yellow for friendship. Every single rose whispers, “You are cherished.” Their delicate petals and captivating fragrances evoke feelings of warmth and affection, making them a perfect expression of gratitude towards mothers. Whether in classic red, soft pink, or vibrant yellow, roses offer a versatile option to suit every mother's taste and preference.

  2. Tulips
    White Tulip Flowers

    Tulips make an excellent choice for gifting on Mother's Day due to their elegance, versatility, and vibrant colors. Available in an array of hues including pink, pale yellow, hot pink, red, and white, tulips offer options to suit every mother's taste and preference. Moreover, tulips symbolize deep affection and enduring love, making them a meaningful and heartfelt gift to express gratitude and admiration for mothers.

  3. Lilies
    Pink Lily Flowers

    Lilies exude elegance and purity, making them an ideal option to convey heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to your mother. White lilies signify purity. Place them in a crystal vase—the light dancing through the petals.

  4. SunflowersSunflower Image

    Sunflowers are a fantastic choice for mothers who appreciate vibrant and cheerful blooms. Sunflowers convey a message of appreciation and love. Their sunny disposition and bright color symbolize adoration and joy, making them a delightful gift to uplift her spirits.

  5. CarnationsPink Carnation Flowers

    Carnations are an excellent choice for Mother's Day gifting due to their delicate beauty and rich symbolism of love and admiration. Their elegant ruffled petals and variety of colors allow for a personalized touch, making them a thoughtful and meaningful gift for honoring mothers. Carnations are Anna Jarvis’s favorite. Pink for a mother’s undying love, and white for her pure spirit. Mix them, and you have a rainbow of emotions.

  6. ChrysanthemumsWhite Chrysanthemum Flower

    Chrysanthemums are the official Mother’s Day flower. They make an excellent choice for Mother's Day gifting due to their vibrant colors, long-lasting freshness, and symbolic meaning of love, honor, and admiration. These beautiful blooms are sure to convey heartfelt appreciation and bring joy to any mother's heart.

Whether you opt for a classic bouquet of roses, an elegant arrangement of lilies, or a cheerful display of sunflowers, each flower carries its own unique symbolism and beauty, allowing you to tailor your choice to perfectly suit your mother's preferences. We offer a wide variety of flower options to help you create a meaningful and memorable Mother's Day gift that will surely bring a smile to your mother's face.

Why choose Vhouse Florist?

At Vhouse, we don’t just arrange flowers; we weave emotions into every petal. Here’s why you should choose us for your Mother’s Day celebrations.

  1. Exquisite Arrangements: Our floral artists create magic. From elegant whites to vibrant pastels, our Mother’s Day arrangements are a symphony of colors and fragrances. Choose from:
    1. Stunning Whites: Timeless classics that whisper grace and admiration.
    2. Fabulous Pastels: Soft hues that convey tenderness and love.
    3. Vibrant and Bold: Bright blooms that celebrate energy and joy.
  2. Arrangements with Vases: Because every bouquet deserves a beautiful home. Our chic ceramic vases add that extra touch of elegance.
  3. Same-Day Delivery: Forgot to order? No worries! We offer same-day delivery for orders placed by 2 pm. Your love will reach your mom’s doorstep in no time.
  4. Convenient Pick-up Option from Our Shop: Swing by our cozy flower shop in Westfield Miranda and handpick your favorite flowers. Our friendly staff will assist you in selecting the perfect arrangement, and you can take it home right away.
  5. Personalized Notes: Want to say more than just “Happy Mother’s Day”? Add a personalized note—we’ll hand write it for you.
  6. Expert Advice: Not sure which flowers to pick? Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to guide you. Roses, lilies, or chrysanthemums—we know them all and will help you to select the ideal flowers.
  7. Thoughtful add-ons that complement flowers and enhance your floral gift. Hutwoods Candles, Pleasant Tree Greeting Cards, Ceramic Vases, Chocolates, Teddy Bears, Balloons and many more.

Let Vhouse Florist Be Your Choice

This Mother’s Day, let Vhouse Florist be your messenger of love. We promise not just flowers but memories, not just bouquets but emotions. Order now and watch your mom’s eyes light up with joy. 🌸🌼🌹

Explore our Mother’s Day Collection here

Closing Thoughts: A Bouquet of Gratitude

As you pick the perfect blooms, remember that Mother’s Day isn’t about grand gestures—it’s about the little things. The whispered “I love you,” the shared laughter, the warmth of her embrace. Let your heart bloom like a garden, and let your love be the petals that scatter joy.

This Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate not just our own mothers but all the women who nurture, guide, and love unconditionally.

Happy Mother’s Day!!

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