27 Unexpected Ways To Give Someone Flowers

Expressing your affection florally doesn’t have to be boring.

1. Buy your love a pair of floral Doc Martens.

My college boyfriend once bought me flower-patterned shoes for Valentine’s Day and I didn’t stop wearing them until the soles parted company from the bodies. Available here (check eBay for cheaper options).

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2. Or a flower cap.

Buy it here.

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3. Bake these delicious pumpkin cupcakes.

Directions here.

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4. Make flower-shaped cookies.

Buy the cookie cutter here.

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5. Not into baking them yourself? Good thing the Internet exists.

Available here.

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6. Flowers and chocolate join forces.

Buy it here.

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7. Apparently this flower smells exactly like chocolate! So, killing birds with stones, etc.

It is, aptly, called the Chocolate-Scented Daisy.

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8. If your loved one has a cat, win its heart with a floral catnip toy.

Available here.

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9. And for dogs, get these treats.

They look legitimately, enviably delicious. Available here.

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10. Let your paramour unwind with flower-shaped bath fizzies.

Available here.

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11. Protect your boo’s phone.

Buy it here.

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12. Nerd out.

Available here.

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13. Make origami flowers.

These each require only a single sheet of paper, with no glueing involved. Directions here.

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14. If they’re always late, make an origami flower that’s also a clock.

Directions here.

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15. If you like the idea of origami but not of folding it yourself, buy this pastel bouquet.

Available here.

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16. Make quick and easy coffee filter roses.

Directions here.

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17. Or felted billy balls.

Apparently these flowers are also called “craspedia,” which sounds kind of like Wikipedia for swear words. Instructions here.

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18. Get them a flower kaleidoscope.

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This is what it looks like inside.


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Buy it here.

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19. True love is a floral flask.

Buy it here.

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20. This is a flower-shaped vibrator.

I am loathe to recommend a vibrator I have never used, but it could make the perfect novelty gift for the right partner. Buy it, if you dare, here.

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21. This is a brooch shaped like an octopus that wants to give you a flower.

Again: right partner, perfect insane gift. Available here.

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22. Bring out your Valentine’s inner child/latent fear of clowns with a balloon bouquet.

They’re easy to make yourself.

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23. If you do stick with the more traditional route, you can still make your bouquet out of the ordinary.

Like with this heart-shaped bamboo.

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Or this succulent bouquet. Available here.

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25. Make simple flowers special with an offbeat vase.

Available here.

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Available here.

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27. Like, REALLY offbeat.

Available here.

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And don’t stress: you’re being sweet and thoughtful and everyone loves flowers.

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It’s pretty hard to go wrong.

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