Men & Flowers
Most flowers sold in the UK are bought by women.
However, come Valentine's Day, the majority of flowers sold are
overwhelmingly bought by men! Why is this? What is stopping men
buying flowers the rest of the year?
Need a Reason?
The F&PA recently questioned groups of men
on why they bought flowers - most said "to soften the wife
up" or to apologise for bad behaviour! No wonder some women
can be a little suspicious of bouquets (although they try not to
look a gift horse in the mouth...) Get into the good habit of surprising
your partner with a bouquet for no reason at all - she'll be delighted
by your thoughtfulness instead of wondering what you've been up
to. Remember how happy she was when you bought flowers on Valentine's
Day? Well, why save it up for just one day a year - try a small
bunch of fresh flowers every now and then and see what effect it
Lack of knowledge
Many men don't know the names of flowers or how
to go about choosing them, and this can be a little daunting for
beginner buyers. Visit our other website pages on flower buying,
to get some idea of what to look for when shopping for flowers.
Ordering flowers by phone can cut out some of the worry as firms
offer standard arrangements at varying price points, so you know
exactly what you are getting. However, remember if you want something
more individual then many florists will make up a "hand-tied
bouquet" - this is a ready-made mixed bunch, wrapped and arranged
to go straight into a vase. You just need to specify the colour,
style and price required!