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).

2. Or a flower cap.

Buy it here.

3. Bake these delicious pumpkin cupcakes.

Directions here.

4. Make flower-shaped cookies.

Buy the cookie cutter here.

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

Available here.

6. Flowers and chocolate join forces.

Buy it here.

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

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

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

Available here.

9. And for dogs, get these treats.

They look legitimately, enviably delicious. Available here.

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

Available here.

11. Protect your boo’s phone.

Buy it here.

12. Nerd out.

Available here.

13. Make origami flowers.

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

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

Directions here.

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

Available here.

16. Make quick and easy coffee filter roses.

Directions here.

17. Or felted billy balls.

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

18. Get them a flower kaleidoscope.

This is what it looks like inside.


19. True love is a floral flask.

Buy it here.

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.

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

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

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

They’re easy to make yourself.

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.


Or this succulent bouquet. Available here.

25. Make simple flowers special with an offbeat vase.

Available here.


27. Like, REALLY offbeat.

Available here.

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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