Valentine’s Day and anniversaries are classic flower-giving festivities, but they’re not the only ones! The simple joy that a bouquet of flowers inspires in their recipients, along with their stunning beauty, make them the perfect gift for any occasion, even if that occasion’s ‘just because.‘ Here are some of the best times to give flowers as gifts, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, simply showing someone you care, or trying to keep yourself out of the doghouse! 


Flower-Worthy Oceanside Occasions

The best part about giving flowers is that–with the exception of those with allergies and paralyzing bee phobias–everyone loves them! Even better, with so many species and varieties to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect flower arrangement to celebrate any occasion. Here are some perfect occasions for flowers, either as gifts or as decoration: 


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Weddings are one of those occasions that just scream for flowers. The demand is so great, in fact, that some wedding planners spend more on flowers than they do on booze! Flowers make the perfect wedding party accessories as corsages, headpieces, or bouquets, and they also add delightful accents of color and life to any wedding venue in the form of table arrangements or garlands strung around a reception area. If you’re looking for the perfect wedding flowers, think peonies, roses, dahlias, and hydrangeas. 



Mother’s Day

If your mom’s as big a flower fan as ours, you’ll definitely want to make them a key part of your next Mother’s Day celebrations. Moms never forget, so the bigger the bouquet, the better! Think carnations, daisies, orchids, and lilies for mother’s day flowers. 


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Diamonds aren’t always a girl’s best friend; sometimes, it’s a cake made of flowers! Forget meaningless gift cards and cliché jewelry this year, and let that special someone know you’re glad they were born with an over-the-top birthday bouquet from the Dees’ flowers make great birthday gifts for other people in your life, too, like friends, parents, neighbors, and coworkers. You can never go wrong with roses, lilies, orchids, and tulips when putting together your birthday bouquet.



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A housewarming is a celebration of moving into a new home and a fresh start, making them flower-worthy special occasions and a great excuse to splurge on some fresh-cut blooms or potted plants. Low-maintenance plants like succulents and snake plants make particularly great housewarming gifts! 




Just Because 

There are people in all of our lives that just make things move so much smoother, whether they’re true friends, solid coworkers, a doting wife or husband, or a really great accountant! Whenever you want to say a small “thanks” to these special people (or earn some extra gold stars with your spouse), a gift of flowers is just what to give. Consider giving daisies, tulips, or sunflowers for these occasions. 


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Get Well Soon

Giving people flowers when they’re sick or recovering from an illness or operation is a long-held and cherished tradition. Flowers are great healers and offer comfort to those who are ill or otherwise suffering. Showing someone on the mend that you care is a beautiful gesture, and there’s no better way to spread love and cheer than with flowers! Roses, tulips, and lilies are ideal for this occasion. 




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The “I Messed Up Again”

We see a lot of these kinds of flower arrangements going out our door, but we’re not judging anyone. Maybe you forgot an anniversary, or you bought a new sports car without clearing it with her first. Whatever the reason, you obviously messed up, and the only way to fix it is with some amazing flowers! For these kinds of occasions, look for the best roses money can buy to smooth things over and get you back in her good books.




Divorce Party

Sometimes, relationships run into problems that even the “I messed up again” flowers can’t fix. In these cases, you might be going to a divorce party for a close friend to offer either emotional support or a sincere round of congratulations. For these occasions, bring flowers that show real independence, like sunflowers or lilies, or invest in a mix-and-match floral arrangement to remind your friend how much variety there is in life and how many flowers are still swaying in the fields. 


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There are many occasions to celebrate this year, and The Dees’ Nursery & Florist has a floral arrangement for all of them. Whether they’re for Christmas, Easter, graduation, or any of the events listed above (and more!), we’ve got the flowers for any occasion in Oceanside, NY.