WHY DO FLOWERS MAKE GREAT PRESENTS?
The practice of giving flowers has been present for centuries and is encouraged in several cultures. Receiving fresh fresh flowers on a dull dark day can light up any face with a smile. Flowers are apt for any occasion and any reason. Australian roses are well-renowned for their beauty. It is the reason behind the nation being one of the largest rose growers.
The different aspects of flower gifting that convey specific meanings are:
- The arrangement of the flowers
- The colour
- The type
Why has gifting flowers been around for such a long time? Why do people value it, and what emotions do they elicit?
1. It Communicates Emotions:
The biggest reason for gifting flowers is to convey specific emotions. It could be
- To express feelings of love
- To apologise
- To express appreciation for someone’s effort
- To show sympathy
A flower is an element of nature, and this primal element is vital in the evolutionary fabric. Studies in biology have shown that it is not just humans who adore flowers. Birds and animals decorate their habitats with flowers to attract mates. They sometimes even gift pebbles and flowers during the mating season.
The act of extending a piece of beauty conveys the emotion that one respects and values the receiver. Giving a gift is a tangible testimony to that appreciation. The receiver will treasure it for life, and such acts solidify the relationship.
Immediate Dopamine release
Understanding the science behind gifting will help one to value it more and do it often. Studies show that throwing a surprise increases the dopamine levels in the receiver’s brain. It causes a rush of euphoria. The instant response of a smile or ‘thank you’ after receiving a gift is a physical manifestation of good emotions.
Dopamine is the ‘feel-good’ hormone in the body. When dopamine is released, it causes feelings of positivity and trust towards the cause of the excitement. Sustained dopamine release solidifies the bond and trust between the individuals. From a simple act of hugging to giving gifts, doing things for others, and receiving them both releases dopamine.
It is a great treat for all the senses:
Most gifts are satisfying to only one of the senses at a time. Flowers are unique gifts that are a treat for the senses. It is visually appealing to the eyes and at the same time, delights in smelling.
Having flowers around in the house can brighten up interiors. It adds a sense of vitality and beauty. Corporate offices and workspaces are thinking of ways to incorporate more plant life into a room. Why is it so? The reason is that it increases productivity and offers peace of mind. Flowers and plants have a calming effect on people.
To Forge Lasting Bonds:
Flowers are the easiest way to show someone that they are cared for by the giver. To go one step ahead, one can find out what the receiver’s favourite flowers are and give them to make a lasting impression. An individual will never forget about a person who pays attention to details and cares enough to execute their wishes. Gifting their favourite flower or colour reflects the attitude that one took time to think about it.
It is Convenient:
Gifting fresh flowers comes with the advantage of convenience and accessibility. They are an easy gift to send someone. There is no necessity to spend hours browsing stores or catalogues to pick the right present.
As they say, flowers, chocolates, and diamonds are a girl’s best friends. And anyone who receives flowers as gifts will appreciate them for sure.
Author bio: Steffy Alen is a copywriter and content strategist. She helps businesses stop playing around with content marketing and start seeing the tangible ROI. She loves writing as much as she loves the cake.