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Title: Mother's Day Flower Gift Ideas that Say 'I Love You'

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Moms do a lot for us - from taking care of the kids to ensuring everything in the household is running smoothly, all while maintaining a job for many. This is why Mother's Day is so important, and the pros at Forest of Flowers can help you choose your classic flower-themed gifts for the occasion.

Everyone loves receiving flowers. But how do you decide on what the best Mother’s Day flowers are? Not to mention there are several forms you can send flowers in; bouquets, arrangements, dish gardens, garlands, and more. What matters most is it's time to celebrate all that your mom does throughout the year, and flowers are one of the best ways to do that!

The florists at Forest of Flowers have your back this season, offering you some insight into the best Mother’s Day flowers to gift your mom this year. Having said that, here's a list of some of the best flowers to gift your mom this Mother's Day, along with a few extras to include in her gift package:


You can rarely go wrong by opting for a classic, and there is perhaps not a more classic flower than the elegant rose bouquet.

If you were to go to the Google machine and type in "Mother's Day flowers", some of the first images you're likely to see are roses. Roses are the go-to choice for most occasions, including Mother's Day. And why not? They're beautiful, smell amazing, and come in many different colours. Not to mention, they're known for their prestige and elegance, which are linked closely to popular media.

Roses also last long, especially if you take care of them. Your mom can subsequently enjoy them for days or even weeks after receiving them. Not to mention, it's easy to spruce it up with an extra sprig or a few baby's breaths, fancy greenery, bows, chocolates, or even a cute teddy bear. No doubt your mom will love this time-honoured tradition.

Need a gift idea? Check out our Something Special arrangement.

arrangement with roses


Lilies are stunning flowers and make a classic addition to arrangements for nearly every occasion, including Mother's Day. They come in a variety of colours, so you can find the perfect hue to match your Mother's Day flower theme.

Lilies are beautiful and encompass an essence of serenity that perfectly captures the spirit of motherhood. Lilies are also not too difficult to care for (provided you don't have cats–if you do, see this article), so your mom can enjoy lilies for days to come.

Looking for a nice lily gift for your mom? See our Home Sweet Home Asiatic Lilies and White Rose Arrangement.

Home Sweet Home Asiatic Lilies and White Rose Arrangement


Carnations sometimes get a bad rap for being a "cheap" flower, but nothing could be further from the truth. Being affordable doesn't make a flower cheap. Carnations are a great option for something that could be a little different. They have a long shelf life, and they come in an OCEAN of colours!

You can mix and match a beautiful rainbow bouquet or pick your mom's favourite colours. Reds, pinks, purples, peaches, yellows, oranges, white and red (yes, they come in dual colours), white and purple, green, orange and red, and many more. They're a beautiful gift and they can serve as a wonderful reminder of how your mom's vibrance lights up your life.

Looking to gift Mom some carnations this Mother's Day? Check out our Pretty 'n' Pink Carnations.

Pretty 'n' Pink Carnations flower arrangement


Springtime comes with many beautiful blooms, including the vibrant and lovely tulips. Tulips symbolize love, gratitude, and hope, making them some of the perfect flowers to gift your mom this Mother's Day. They come in a variety of colours too, but perhaps not as many as previous blooms we've mentioned.

Still, lovely warm tones, pinks, yellows, and purples can be found to match just about any taste.

They're also easy to take care of, which is perfect, especially for busy moms who don't have the time to delicately preen picky flowers. They're also not on the pricey side either, so you can double up on the blooms and show your mom how much you care without making your wallet wince.

Whatever your budget is, there's a way to make tulips into something that will bring a smile to your mother's face.

Need help deciding? See our Florist Choice Spring Basket.

Florist Choice Spring Flower Basket


Daisies are a supremely popular flower, which means your mom is likely to enjoy them. Daisies symbolize innocence, hope, and purity - perfectly encompassing motherhood to a T. You can also find daises in several colours from white, orange, pink, purple, yellow, and even burgundy, so there's bound to be something you like.

Like other blooms we've mentioned, daises are easy to take care of, typically only needing to be watered about once a week and can grow in several types of soil. This means they'll hold up during your Mother's Day delivery (which can often be hectic), so you can feel confident they'll show up in good shape.

Whether you want to give your mom a bouquet of daises or a few in a vase, she is going to love your thoughtful gift.

Need a gift featuring daisies? See our Simply Beautiful - Hot Pink Roses, Soft Pink Carnations, and Delicate White Daisies.

Simply Beautiful - Hot Pink Roses


Orchids are an exotic option that often goes overlooked due to their reputation for being difficult to take care of, but they can make an excellent gift either as a potted plant or even as an arrangement/bouquet.

Orchids are lovely, elegant flowers that can truly brighten up your mom's Mother's Day. They're exotic and come in a variety of gentle and intense colours, from pink to deep purple and blue and even red. Their petals are delicate, and they have slender, unique silhouettes that are sure to grab people's attention.

They are also a symbol of beauty and great strength, a perfect message to drive home to a busy, passionate mom to let her know you appreciate her. It's important to let your mom know not to over-water these finicky plants, though, because they're prone to root rot.

Looking for a perfect potted plant? See our Charming Purple Phalaenopsis Orchid.

Charming Purple Phalaenopsis Orchid


Gerberas are a type of flowering plant that belongs to the daisy family. They are known for their bright and colourful blooms that come in a variety of hues, such as pink, yellow, orange, and red. Gerberas are popular in gardens and as cut flowers and are often used in bouquets and floral arrangements.

They're usually given as gifts on special occasions and make for a popular flower for the springtime season. These flowers symbolize innocence, purity, cheerfulness, and loyal love. This makes them an excellent choice for Mother’s Day Flower gift ideas.

Are gerberas the way to go for mom? See our Simply Gerberas arrangement!

Simply Gerberas flower arrangement

Flowers: the Mother's Day Gifts that Keep on Giving

Now that you have some ideas, it's time to choose where to buy your flowers (we've been dropping your links, wink-wink!) Forest of Flowers is a team of passionate flower professionals who can help you choose the perfect floral arrangement for your mom this Mother's Day season. Check out our flower shop in person or order online.

Get flower delivery or pick it up at your local florist. We even offer a floral subscription featuring beautiful, hand-tied bouquets that you can have delivered monthly! Mother’s Day isn’t the only time to show mom you appreciate her, after all, is it?

Dish garden

If your mum is the type to want to keep things for a long time, a dish garden might be a better choice for Mother’s Day. The greatest benefit of a dish garden of flowers is how long they last! They’re arranged and delivered in a pot or dish and stay fresh for several months. They’re great for brightening up a room and showing mom how much you love her.

See our array of dish gardens available for flower delivery online!

Gifts to Add to your Mom’s Floral Gift Package

mother and daughter

A Home-cooked Meal or Gift Card

There’s little that beats a homecooked meal to show mom how much you care about her on Mother’s Day. Besides, chances are, she’s made you plenty of home-cooked meals over the years! Even if you’re not a talented cook, there are plenty of easy but won’t break the bank. Or, if budget isn’t a concern or you just want to take mom out, you can gift her a restaurant gift card. That way, you can avoid the mess that comes with cooking while making sure mom’s belly is as happy as she is.

Mother and young doughter

Chocolates, Candy, or Treat Gift Boxes

It’s completely classic to add a box of chocolates to a bundle of roses – but what if mom doesn’t love chocolates? Well, don’t be afraid to change things up! You can always make a bundle of mom’s favourite candy or cookies, depending on her tastes. If you want to go above and beyond, you could give her a gift basket of artisan treats, too! That way, she gets a little bit of everything. They even have gift baskets catered towards vegans and carnivores!

A DIY or Full Spa Package

Whether you want to craft a DIY basket filled with spa day essentials or buy mom a gift card for a private spa experience, giving your mom the gift of relaxation is something she’s sure to love the chance to take a breather and get her pamper on.

Hopefully, this has helped you to bulk up your Mother’s Day Flower gift ideas!

Showing Mom you love her is just as much about the thought you put into her gift as the gift you choose. It’s less about how much you spend and more about the meaning behind what you give her. No matter what collection of blooms, treats, or experiences you go with, we’re confident this blog has given you the tools you need to choose a gift your mom will never forget this Mother’s Day.

“I just want to thank you For your warm smiles Your encouragement Your words of wisdom That still guide me today Thanks for everything Happy Mother's Day.”
—C. Harding