different studies, research, and intelligent guesses have tried to make sense
of why we are drawn to flowers. Some point to evolution, saying that our
ancestors associated bright colors to edible fruits and friendly items in the
wild. Some say it stems from the fact that we are visual creatures, that our
eyes play a large role in creating associations in our brains. Some mentioned
Chromatherapy, which is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations
to frequencies that result in health and harmony.
all of those. In plain words: flowers are nice. Colors attract us the same way
moths are attracted to flames. The sight of flowers arouses positive memories
and feelings within us, bringing us back to that time we spent on the farm,
that movie we watched, or the idea of a nice spring day on a field of flowers.
All of these
positive emotions and feelings triggered by flowers is exactly what put it in
the pinnacle of timeless gifts for all time. Flowers have become the ultimate
gift for any occasion—or no occasion at all.
Mother’s Day coming up, it’s easy to pick the most beautiful bouquet we can
find to give to the amazing moms in our life—whether it’s your birth mom or
in-law, your grandmother, your sister who is a mom to her kids, your lady boss
at work, or your wife. But what if they would like something a bit more
unconventional, a bit more unique and creative? What if you’d like to give them
something that will last longer, to remind them longer of your love and
affection for them?
With this in
mind, we have curated a Mother’s Day gift guide of all-things floral that you
can give your loved one. From planted flowers that can grow and thrive longer,
floral plates and mats for the entertaining mom, to unconventional flower
arrangements that will sit beautifully in your home—you’re sure to find
something in our list!
Nothing screams Best Mom better than this Mom Monogram arrangement from The Flower Estate. This beautiful floral arrangement can be styled with various preserved and dried flowers, for a decorative arrangement that will last for years. You may also contact The Flower Estate on Instagram for bespoke arrangements.
Another monogram style from The Flower Estate. Choose a letter, or maybe a heart, and have them style it around that. The more personalized, the better! We’re sure your moms will also love the reusable pot that this arrangement comes with.
Two of the most blockbuster online stores on Instagram have teamed up to create this very special Mother’s Day collaboration for our moms! For the sweet-tooth female in your life, give her this elegant 3-layer pink marble velvet cake with cream cheese frosting from Aegyo Cakes, which comes with a beautiful hand-preserved bouquet from Fig Vine.
Don’t miss the restock of Fig & Vine’s limited edition floral dome and speakers! This beautiful glass dome houses beautifully arranged and preserved roses and peonies. It also lights up and can connect to your phone to act as a speaker, playing happy tunes to brighten your mom’s day. Message Fig & Vine now on Instagram to pre-order for Mother’s Day and get a 10% discount!
One of the appeals of fresh flowers is how fragrant they smell. But what if you choose to buy preserved ones? Not to worry because Halimuyak MNL has aromatherapy bundles that combine our love for flowers and scents! Check out this preserved white rose bouquet that comes with rose incense sticks. All of their packaging are also plastic-free and eco-friendly.
Halimuyak MNL also lets you customize which bouquets and incense sticks you want in your gift kit. Choose from their list of preserved blooms (eucalyptus, cotton balls, statice, lavender, and more) and pair with incense sticks or palo santo.
If your mom or wife is big on sustainability and lowering your family’s carbon footprint, they are sure to love these handmade handbags by Il Mio Beauty and Bag Studio, which are made from upcycled Japanese obi.
Il Mio Beauty and Bag Studio breathes a second life into vintage Japanese obi sourced from Japan, by turning them into these beautiful tailored purses. Since they can only use obi that they have on hand, each piece is truly one of a kind, and is a piece of art in itself.
And speaking of art, why not commission a floral monogram art from the talented Fil-Chi visual artist, Yandra Po? Yandra creates these stunning monogram paintings featuring still life flowers, which look good framed and hung on the wall.
Flora Vida by Marian Rivera is one of the most popular flower shops that started online, and now, they’re growing their brand to the Home segment with a floral collection that looks immaculate and elegant. Surely a blockbuster hit with any flower-loving lady and home buddy!
Currently, Flora Vida has already teased some photos from the new Flora Vida Home line featuring night lamps, pillowcases, stools, memo boards, and kitchen essentials. While they have yet to reveal a launch date, we’re hoping these will be revealed in time for Mother’s Day. So keep an eagle eye out on their Instagram page to be the very first to claim dibs!
If your mom is a proud momma to fur babies too, maybe she’d like a portrait of her favorite furry companion from artist, abisänts. She creates these adorable watercolor paintings of your pets in a signature blue and white porcelain style, with golden details. Send her a message for a commission.
Imagine your mother’s sofa freshed up with these Sanganeri cushion covers from Del Sur Clothing + Lifestyle. These cushion covers are made from the lightest cotton fabrics, handblocked using vegetable dyes.
And while we’re on the subject of entertaining, how about these Van Gogh-inspired plates from Happy Ongpauco-Tiu’s My Happy Home? These European bone china dinner plates are printed with Van Gogh’s most iconic works: Almond Blossoms, Sunflowers, Starry Night Over the Rhone, and Starry Night.
Complete your entertaining essentials with Placemat Queen’s new flower dome napkin rings. These rings are made in collaboration with Singapore-based brand, The Messy Lab, who works with resin-preserved flowers.
These luxury napkin rings are made with real flowers and gold flakes preserved in resin, and then attached to a gold-plated ring. They can ship nationwide and internationally, too! Use these beauties to tidy and level up your napkin placements on your tablescape.
Don’t miss out on these dainty table napkins from Artsy Margot. These 17x17 sized napkins are handprinted with daisy patterns, and are available only in limited quantities. Message them on Instagram to reserve a set!
For something more designer, you’ll love these dainty hand-embroidered placemats by Gabbi Sarenas. The placemats are made with 100% pure cotton with a signature embroidery of santan, sampaguita, or bougainvillea. Perfect for your “al presko” assemblage!
Since we can’t travel just yet to see the beauty of cherry blossoms in bloom, let Kamila’s 4am Art bring Sakura season to you! Bring your loved ones to Japan with these candles that smell like a field of Sakura in bloom, designed with real Sakura flowers picked from the streets of Japan.
You can also inspire your mom or wife to start journaling to deal with the stresses and anxieties of the everyday. This beautiful Sakura pen will definitely motivate them to get writing! This Sakura pen by Kamila’s 4am Art comes in 9 different colors and comes with 2 free ink canisters for refill.
What’s not to love about the bright and vibrant art of Pia Garcia? Infuse a bit of her colorful and vibrant style into your mom’s everyday with this gift box filled with floral functional goodies such as stickers, postcards, and notebooks.
For plantita moms who love taking care of flowering plants, this anthurium potted plant by The Lace Leaf is the perfect gift! Anthurium flowers last a long time, so your mom will appreciate the blooms longer. You can also dress it up with an abaca basket planter of your choice.
Orchids are probably the most iconic mommy plants, probably because they are great indoor plants that require little maintenance and care. For gifting, check out these gorgeous oberonia thisbe orchids from VIVI by Flossom.
You can choose from a wide variety of orchid species and colors at VIVI by Flossom, available in 1-stem to 6-stem arrangements. They also have different vases and boxes to choose from, like this acrylic box which can hold 6 stems of phalaenopsis orchids.
Sometimes, nothing can really beat fresh, beautiful blooms. To make your fresh flowers stand out, check out this special woven basket that comes with Fifty Nine Flower Café’s Poppy flower arrangement. When the flowers are gone, the container can be reused for your mom’s next plant project or home use.
Did you know that elephants symbolize strength and power? For our moms who have always been our source of strength and power, give them this lively bunch of roses in a unique woven elephant basket. Order now before the Mother’s Day rush and you can get free delivery within Metro Manila!