The history of Valentine’s Day has always been rooted in love. While it has evolved from an ancient day of rituals to a religious celebration and, in modern times, a commercial holiday, Valentine’s Day has been and always will be a day for love. Today, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating all sorts of love, from Galentine’s Day with our girls to a day of self-love by ourselves and even giving thoughtful gifts to our family, friends, neighbors, and mentors. Here at Flowers by Mike, the top florist in Oceanside & East Rockaway, we are celebrating the mentors in our life that we simply love and adore. Without some of these mentors, our lives would certainly have taken different paths. So, this Valentine’s Day, we are expressing our gratitude, appreciation, and love with thoughtful flowers.
Show Your Gratitude with Valentine’s Day Flowers
Gifts for Teachers & Coaches
Our teachers and coaches become integral parts of our lives, cheering us on from the sidelines, imparting words of wisdom, and encouraging us to grow and thrive. While an annual end-of-the-year floral bouquet is a lovely gesture, we should be thanking our teachers and coaches every chance we get. Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to send flowers and gratitude, whether green blooms to symbolize resilience, indigo flowers to signify wisdom, intuition, and integrity, or something that will simply brighten up their desk, like a red anthurium.
Gifts for Bosses & Coworkers
Celebrating Valentine’s Day or even Galentine’s Day at the office is a fun excuse to send your boss or co-workers a fresh collection of flowers to show your gratitude for their leadership or mentorship. Whether working from home or in the office, the people you work with are always ready to collaborate, set you up for success, provide insight and advice on new projects, or simply chat about the weekend. Orange flowers like gerbera daisies, orchids, hibiscus, lilies, and calla lilies are great options for adding a pop of color to their workspace while expressing success, enthusiasm, exuberance, and passion for work and life.
Gifts for Mom & Dad
A listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and endless unconditional love, our moms and dads have always been there to pick us back up when we fall and watch us bloom. Their wise words, whether we wanted to hear them or not, turned into some of the greatest pieces of wisdom that propelled us into the people we are today. So, on a day that celebrates love, it only makes sense to send your mom and dad marvelous flowers for them to admire and cherish. Express your love and gratitude with graceful and soft blooms for your mom, like lavender, white, and pink roses or tulips, and plants like succulents or bromeliads for your dad.
Gifts for Grandma & Grampa
Our grandparents are often the ones we can count on always to be there waving in the crowd during our soccer games, dance recitals, graduations, and all kinds of other big moments in our lives. Every time we saw them as kids, or even adults, they greeted us with the warmest hugs and delicious treats. Whether teaching us how to cook or bake, helping us navigate a tool shed, or listening when our parents “just don’t understand,” grandmoms and granddads are our number one fans. Spoiling them this Valentine’s Day is done best with the perfect sentimental blooms or flowering plants, like orchids. Purple orchids are especially meaningful as they represent elegance, tradition, refinement, luxury, admiration, and adoration.
Gifts for Older Siblings & Trusted Friends
The love we have for our older brothers, sisters, and friends who feel more like older siblings is an unbreakable bond and friendship like no other. Celebrating Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day with sisters, brothers, and close friends might mean a fun dinner out, a girls’ night in, or a surprise bouquet of colorful blooms. While blue aster and goldenrod represent sisterhood, low-maintenance and rich hues are ideal for brothers and close guy friends. In general, yellow flowers are a bright and sunny symbol of happiness, lightheartedness, positivity, and friendship.
Flowers are the best go-to gift for anyone. Both men and women feel a boost of energy and a wave of happiness when presented with a dazzling bouquet of fresh blooms. With a range in color, shapes, sizes, luxury, and price, you can bet that whatever bouquet you select for your mentor will be unique and something they don’t already have. To brighten their day and share the love, browse the collection of Valentine’s Day flowers from Flowers by Mike in Oceanside & East Rockaway.