Fresh flowers to surprise the elderly

Elderly gift recipients can be tricky to shop for. The good news is that fresh flowers are suitable for all ages. In fact, given the fact that they have a positive effect on our mood and emotional state, they can prove particularly beneficial for older recipients. Of course, if they no longer live at home and are residing at a facility, it is important to keep in mind that flowers can affect sensitive allergies so you should avoid those that have a large amount of airborne pollen.

Best blooms for the elderly

As briefly mentioned above, the best fresh flowers for an elderly recipient are those with minimal pollen. Of course, there are two types of pollen. The heavier variety will tend to fall onto the table below and can make quite a mess while lightweight pollen floats through the air and can cause sneezing, red eyes and more. Flowers like lilies can have their pollen removed if you want to play it extra safe. Even if the bloom has heavy pollen, removing it will ensure that the bouquet does not make a mess on the table below.

Top colours

As for your choice in colours, there are plenty of options. Your choice will usually depend on the occasion and the preferences of the recipient. Brighter colours are excellent for happy occasions such as birthdays. Of course, if you want to send fresh flowers with a soothing and calming effect, you could opt for pastels instead.

Add to your order

When you order fresh flowers online, you will notice that your florist also has various optional extras from which you can choose. These include balloons, teddy bears and luxury chocolates, to name a few. Make sure that you keep the preferences and possible dietary needs of the recipient in mind when making your selection.

Once you have chosen the perfect fresh flowers and any extras you would like to include, all that’s left to do is complete your personal message and arrange the delivery. If you would like to present the flowers in person, you can have them delivered to your address so that you can see the smile on their face when they are presented. On the other hand, if you live far away, you can have the florist deliver directly to the lucky recipient.