If you are looking for a truly unique gift this holiday season, the inspiration you need may be as close as your backyard garden or the vase on your table. Flowers say so much, and they can perk up the Christmas season and bring a bit of light into the depth of winter.
In fact, flowers can be the perfect gift for the person who is hard to buy for. Who would not love to receive a vase of fresh flowers at this time of year? Whether you are buying a present for a loved one close to home or a relative you have not seen for years, a bouquet of flowers makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift.
Even if you do not give a bouquet of flowers to everyone on your gift list, you can still incorporate floral elements into the presents you do choose. Here are some creative ideas for bringing flowers into your holiday gift giving this year.
Crystal Bud Vase with Birthstone
Nothing is more elegant than a plain crystal bud vase. The understated charm of this great gift is sure to be appreciated by the lady in your life, and some men will surely appreciate this type of gift as well.
You can make the bud vase you give even more special by choosing one with an inset birthstone. Adding the birthstone makes the gift more personal and allows you to give one to everyone on your list without repeating yourself. For an extra special touch, you can even engrave the crystal with the name of the recipient and top off each vase with a single bloom.
Pendant with Dried Flower
Jewelry is always a good Christmas gift, but a plain necklace may be too generic. If you are giving a gift to your significant other, parent or other person close to you, personalizing the jewelry will make it more special and memorable.
You can start by engraving the name of the recipient on the front of the pendant or locket. That personal touch is sure to be appreciated, and it can turn a plain piece of jewelry into a cherished family heirloom.
Adding a dried flower can make the pendant or locket even more special. Whether you incorporate a favorite bloom, preferred type of flower or favorite color, the floral touch will add additional charm and beauty to your heartfelt gift.
If you have an avid reader in your life, nothing will be more appreciated than a good book. While e-readers have made some inroads, many readers still prefer the feel of a paper book in their hands. Just do some checking around, look for an unread novel by a favorite author and then wrap your gift.
Of course a book can seem like a generic gift, but you can fix that by adding a floral bookmark or two. Every reader has a favorite bookmark, and your special gift will quickly become part of the rotation. You can make your own floral bookmarks using a favorite flower or have it made for you. No matter which option you choose, the reader in your life is sure to appreciate your care and thoughtfulness.
The right flowers can make any occasion more special, and that is true of the holiday season as well. If you are looking for a special gift, saying it with flowers is a wonderful way to set your present apart from the crowd. Whether you are creating a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone or telling your parents how much they are loved, floral gifts provide a personal touch few other gifts can match.