How to Choose the Best Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning out your Valentine’s Day for that special someone. Maybe a romantic dinner and an evening out, or perhaps some special Valentine’s Day gift for her or him. Kenyan’s love the last-minute dash, but if you plan early, your Valentine’s Day is going to be extra special and your Valentine will appreciate the work you put into it to make that day memorable. But before you order a Valentine’s day flowers, let’s talk about what makes for a great bouquet of flowers for the day.

7 Things to Consider when Buying Valentine’s Day Flowers

It may seem like a simple task, there is so much that needs to go to choosing the best flowers for Valentine’s Day. However, it is not a daunting task, especially if you work closely with your florist to make sure that you get the right bouquet for your special someone.

Let us dive into it and see what you need to consider when picking flowers for Valentine’s.

Learn the Flower Language and Speak it Fluently

Flowers are a universal language, and people always use them to to convey different emotions and meanings. When choosing flowers for your Valentine’s Day bouquet, it’s important to know the meanings behind them.

For example, red roses mean “I love you,” but if you’re in England that same rose flower could mean “goodbye” instead of love. It may also be taken as a symbol of health and luck in others countries. However, even with the diverse communities we have in Kenya, we sort of have a similar language when it comes to flowers.

Some flowers have more specific meanings than others when it comes to conveying romantic messages on Valentine’s Day (or any day). For instance, red roses would convey love, passion and romance while white lillies convey purity and chastity. Know what message you want to convey and make sure your bouquet speaks it fluently.

Buy from your Trusted Florist or Order Online

Luckily, Kenya has a huge flower market most of which is for export. Part of the market share is consumed locally. So, the best way is to find Valentine’s Day flowers is to buy them from a local florist. Local florists are your best bet because they will have a large selection of flowers, and they will also be able to deliver on time.

Many florists have made it a lot easier when it comes to buying flowers for someone. You can order your flowers online and have them delivered fresh to your special someone. This is especially useful if you are not in Kenya but you still want the person to know how much you love and care for them on this special day. You can engage your florist online to personalize the bouquet to perfectly fit your individual style. This way, the person will not feel left out during Valentine’s Day, even if you are not close to them.

The next time someone asks me how to choose the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, I’ll tell them all about how important it is for me to buy my bouquets from someone who knows exactly what kind of arrangement I’ll love most.

You Can Never Go Wrong with Red Roses in Kenya

When it comes to Valentine’s Day flowers, red roses are the most popular choice in Kenya. They symbolize love, passion and romance—the perfect combination for a day of romance. Red roses are also the traditional choice for celebrating Valentine’s Day in many countries around the world. They’re also the most expensive kind of rose you can buy for your valentine.

Flowers for Valentines Day

If you want to send red roses there are other options available: white and pink varieties of this flower will work just as well. Take advantage of the fact that red roses are quite cheap in Kenya as compared to other countries in the world. The flowers are also readily available and you can never wrong with red roses, especially if you do not know much about flowers or what exactly your love likes.

Consider What He or She Prefers

You should also consider what your love prefers when it comes to flowers. He or she might be a flower lover. If that is the case, then you do not need to worry too much about this—he or she will likely be happy with any kind of Valentine’s Day gift you get her.

You need to rethink your gist if he or she is not an avid gardener and prefers more tropical plants. You can consider sending them something like orchids or papyrus stalks instead of the typical Valentine’s Day roses.

If you’re shopping for yourself, ask yourself which flowers you like best: Are you more into bright colors or do you prefer white blooms? Is there anything particular that puts a smile on your face (or makes you sneeze)? Your answer might help narrow down the choices when it comes time to get something special for Valentine’s Day.

Buy in Advance and Get Great Discounts

You can get a discount on your flowers if you buy them in advance especially if you buy your flowers online. Flowers are known to increase in price especially when the demand spikes during common days such as Valentine’s Day.

Most florists in Kenya can offer great discounts for early birds. Call your florist and find out what deals you can get for this Valentine’s Day and buy the flowers well in advance. Find out about any terms that you may need to know like minimum amount required or any other charges such as delivery charges that you need to consider.

There is usually a high demand in red roses during Valentine’s Day. In most cases, florists run out of red roses and flowers close to the day. This never works well for last minute buyers that end up buying bouquets by the roadside that would not really capture the spirit of Valentine’s Day.

If you are not in luck with red roses from your favorite florist, there are plenty other options that you can consider. Just make sure you buy from expert florists a bouquet you are confident that the recipient will appreciate.

Do Not Forget the Actual Day

A special reminder especially to men. Events could take over your life and you forget the little things that matter. You can put a reminder or take the day off if you have to, but do not forget Valentine’s Day.

Make sure that you:

  • Do not buy your flowers too soon or too late.
  • Arrange something special to grace the day
  • Get a car, candy, chocolate or wine to go with your beautiful bouquet.
Valentines Day Flowers and Gifts in Kenya

Do your Research if you are a First Timer

When it comes to choosing the best Valentine’s Day flowers, the first thing you should keep in mind is that experts know more than you do. Your local florist can help you choose the perfect bouquet for your special someone. If your heart is set on sending roses, then choose red roses. Be sure to consult your florist about their meaning of the flowers first you buy them. What flowers mean may be so different to a popular belief you held.

Your Valentine may have specific preferences when it comes to their favorite flower. Know what colors she prefers and find out whether he or she has any allergies. You can consult them if you are not sure, but with time you will get to learn all these little important details.

Make This and Every Valentine’s Day Special

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to express your love for someone. It doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate, but it should be thoughtful. The best way to do that is by learning about the person you are buying for and their preferences, so that you can find them the perfect Valentine’s Day flowers. If this sounds like too much work, then just stick with your bouquet of red roses. They’re always a good choice for Valentine’s Day and the recipient will feel the love.

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