Flowers for Men: Debunking Stereotypes and Finding the Perfect Gift

Flowers for Men: Debunking Stereotypes and Finding the Perfect Gift

There is more to giving flowers than what meets the chromosomes. For ages, giving flowers has been stereotyped as a romantic (or apologetic) gesture for women. 

But here's the thing: men appreciate beautiful things, too! 

Flowers for men are a fantastic gift option. They show you care and put thought into what they'd enjoy.

Think about it. Flowers brighten up a space and fill it with colour and life. They can add a touch of sophistication to a home, office, or hospital room. Plus, there are so many different types and colours of flowers there's bound to be a perfect match for any guy on your list.

Not convinced? Hear us out! 

Why Flowers Make Great Gifts for Men

The truth is men appreciate beauty and thoughtful gestures as much as anyone else. Besides brightening up any space, a bouquet of fresh flowers shows you put effort into finding a unique gift. 

Flowers for men can express just about any emotion, from congratulations on a promotion to a simple "thinking of you."

Every Occasion is a Flower Occasion

Maybe you're celebrating your dad's birthday, showing appreciation for a colleague, or congratulating a friend on a new job. 

Flowers can be the ideal gift for men on all these occasions and more! 

  • For the dad who loves to grill. A basket filled with bold sunflowers, orange lilies, and green chrysanthemums is a vibrant choice.
  • For the coworker who just got promoted. A sleek, modern arrangement of white calla lilies or blue irises in a glass vase speaks to their success.
  • For the friend who aced that exam. Celebrate their intellectual achievement with a sharp bouquet of purple orchids or green spider mums.

Redefining the Bouquet

The key to picking out the perfect flowers for him is to move away from soft pinks and frilly arrangements. 

To make selecting masculine flowers a bit easier, here are a few go-to rules to follow: 

Bold & Striking

Guys often love bold colours and interesting textures. Sunflowers, with their bright faces and tall stalks, are a great choice. Lilies, in colours like orange or deep red, also make a statement.

Simple & Sophisticated

For a more understated look, try a bouquet of tulips or orchids; even an orchid plant is a good idea. These flowers come in various colours, so you can find the perfect match for his personality.

Woody & Earthy 

Plants like Bonsai trees or succulents are popular gifts for men. They're low-maintenance and add a natural touch to any desk or room.

At Terra Plants & Flowers, we offer a wide selection of blooms with a more masculine feel. 

  • Sunflowers. Big, bold, and cheerful, sunflowers symbolize strength and admiration.
  • Lilies. Although lilies come in so many colours, the classic white or tiger lilies have a strong, elegant look.
  • Tulips. Simple and sophisticated, tulips come in a rainbow of colours to suit any taste.
  • Birds of Paradise. These exotic flowers have a unique and eye-catching appearance, perfect for the man who likes to stand out.
  • Succulents. Not technically flowers, succulents are a low-maintenance option that adds a touch of greenery and modern style.

Think Outside the Vase

Flowers aren't limited to just bouquets! 

Here are some non-traditional bouquet ideas for gifting flowers to the men in your life:

  • A manly mug filled with bright wildflowers.
  • A box of gourmet chocolates paired with a single, perfect orchid.
  • A succulent planted in a sleek black pot for his office desk.
  • A gift basket combining flowers with other manly gifts, like gourmet snacks or a bottle of good beer.
  • A nice potted plant is a great, long-lasting gift. Choose a low-maintenance option like snake or jade plants.

Test Out Our Theory!

Ready to surprise the special guy in your life with something unexpected? 

Head to Terra Plants & Flowers and browse our flowers, plants, and gifts gallery.

We even offer same-day delivery in Ottawa, so you can brighten his day in no time! 

The next time you're looking for a gift for a man, don't be afraid to think outside the box and consider the power of flowers for men. You might be surprised at how much he loves them.

Let's find your perfect masculine bouquet today!