12 Nontraditional Ways to Gift Flowers

Turn a timeless gesture into an extra-special sentiment because they deserve it.

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April 03, 2024

No matter the occasion, flowers are a universally appreciated gift. They are visually stunning, extremely versatile and convey thoughtfulness in the best way. Let's face it, no one could say no to a beautiful bouquet! And while there is no shame in picking out a classic arrangement, going above and beyond an otherwise simple act is key to becoming the ultimate gift-giver. Why gift a normal bouquet of roses when you can munch on edible ones, or if that special someone is an architect at heart they'll find joy in working for their gorgeous flower display. Small yet meaningful twists on a traditional sentiment like gifting flowers will go a long way in showing your appreciation (especially since these flowers don't wilt!) Take a look at our nontraditional flower picks for an over-the-top gesture your recipient will never forget.

$59.99 $47.99

These LEGO bouquets are getting all the craze for all the right reasons. With over 700 pieces configuring roses, snapdragons, asters, daisies and poppies, this bouquet creates an everlasting vibrant display in any room. It is also extremely customizable, as the petals and stems are adjustable so you can never get bored looking at the same arrangement. Treat this as your next date night craft or gift it already configured if you can't help yourself (we won't blame you).

Gifting flowers always symbolizes something meaningful, and these handblown glass flowers from Uncommon Goods take that concept to the next level. Each of the six colors represent a different attribute, making for an extra special gift with a hidden message your recipient will remember forever. Choose between love, strength, admiration, wisdom, gratitude and joy.

This pop-up bouquet is certainly sealed with love. Unfold a whimsical display of pink and yellow roses for a standalone centerpiece that is portable, lifelong and so much fun. Purchase an envelope with a blank card to handwrite a message, or personalize one directly online with a photo and gift card for an additional $5. If roses aren't your fav, Lovepop sells several other bouquets of sunflowers, daisies, lilies and more!

$158 (Set of 4)

You can never go wrong with gifting a bouquet of flowers alongside a bottle of wine, which is why these glasses are the perfect nontraditional alternative. Each glass has a forest green stem adorned with a gleaming pastel blue, yellow, pink or purple flower, making these glasses equally fun to drink from and look at.

Uniquely shaped candles are on the rise in the home decor realm, and we're certainly not complaining. One of these chic soy-wax candles will instantly transform any space, adding a touch of elegance and warmth to your nightstand, vanity or bathroom. With 23 color options and 30 scents, you are bound to find your recipient's favorite.

$26.99

While you may not be able to cuddle and squeeze this teddy bear, it is just as adorable as any plush. The artificial yet lifelike roses make for an iconic centerpiece compared to an ordinary vase of roses, and you can choose between a variety of colors to match any aesthetic or your loved one's favorite color. It's also easily giftable, coming already assembled and in a clear gift box wrapped with ribbon that reads "Just for you." It doesn't get sweeter than this!

From $75

A bouquet of roses made of delicious Belgian chocolate? No, you aren't dreaming. This confectionary delight is the key to anyone's heart, featuring intricately crafted milk and white chocolate in the shape of real-life roses. The chocolates come individually wrapped and ready to share, and the reusable hatbox is decked out with a classy cream bow for a one-of-a-kind display (but if you decide to keep this treat between you and your giftee we promise not to tell).

From $44.99

1-800 Flowers offers another alternative to bouquets that is equally a piece of cake to gift. Hand-designed by florists with pink mini carnations, lavender cushion poms, white button poms, gypsophila and a pink rose, this flower display is scrumptiously stunning. It even comes with candles for a botanic birthday celebration!

Not only are these potted plants exceptionally vibrant and playful, but they don't require any attention or caretaking (aka the best kind). Between tulips, roses, poinsettias, lilies and more, littlecrochetflower can craft all kinds of flowers in every color of the rainbow. Add them to your spring decor repertoire or create your own year-round crochet garden.

$6.33 $5.99

The lush smell of flowers always comes and goes way too soon, so gifting this diffuser to someone who lives for those scents is the ultimate surprise. Decorated with an artificial handcrafted flower infused with essential oils, this sweet diffuser can make any space smell like spring. This flower is also extremely portable and easy to use, not requiring any batteries or outlets for a recognizable floral scent that never leaves. You can also snag it in Pure Refresh or Sweet Dreams.

For those astrology enthusiasts, you know your birthday shapes the kind of person you are. And what better way to celebrate that uniqueness than by gifting a glass bouquet based on their special month? Each of the 12 options are arranged to resemble a different month, from January carnations to December narcissus. Not to mention the bouquet is beautifully crafted with glistening blooms of recycled glass that catch the light of any windowsill. This gift is guaranteed to bring even more joy to an already special day.

$21.99

Swap out that boring reading light for this charming table lamp that doubles as a glorious accent to your nightstand. The LED source gives off a warm and soft lighting between the tulip petals, and the ceramic flowerpot is extremely durable to support the longest flower life ever. Snag one in this dashing pink or radiant yellow.

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