Elegant gift ideas on a budget

There’s nothing worse than being strapped for cash by the end of the month and having to make some unexpected purchases. While you want to send a gift that is memorable and impressive but also one that doesn’t break the bank. The good news is that there are a number of elegant gift options available if you know where to look.

Fresh flowers

The first thing you want to remember is that flowers are always a suitable gift no matter the occasion. They will always be a thoughtful and elegant gift. The type of flowers you choose and the colour scheme will depend on the occasion and your relationship with the recipient. Red blooms, for instance, are associated with romance. Therefore, these types of flowers should only be sent to your partner or spouse. Pink flowers send a message of affection while yellow is associated with friendship.

Potted plants

If you want an elegant gift that will last longer than a couple of weeks, you should shop around for a potted plant. Different plants require different amounts of care and different growing conditions. Some need more sun than others as well. If you are not sure how much time the recipient has to tend to a plant, you should look for something very low maintenance such as a succulent.

Optional extras

Whether you order a fresh cut bouquet or a pretty house plant, your florist should be able to include some optional extras with your elegant gift delivery. Some of the most popular choices include luxury chocolates, bright balloons and even wine. The gift or gifts you choose will depend on the preferences of the recipient and your budget.

Amazing deals

If you are on a tight budget, you can always shop around online for deals and bundle offers. Many florists have bundles that include a plant or bouquet paired with at least one or more extra gift. There are some bouquets that come with a free vase or free chocolates which will help you keep costs low.

Once you have found the perfect elegant gift, it’s time to decide where it should be delivered. If you live close enough to the recipient, you could have the gift delivered to your address so that you can present it in person. Alternatively, if they live far away, you can have your florist deliver directly to the lucky recipient.