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4 Alternatives to Roses that You Could be Giving to Your Sweetheart

Approximately 15% of women in the U.S. will treat themselves to flowers during February, but roses can get old pretty fast. In an era where succulent floral arrangements and kale accents have become popular, it might be time to step up your floral selection game when you visit your local florist.

Fortunately, you don't have to be a botanist to know the difference between a rose and a tulip. But if you want to really step up your flower delivery game in 2017, we have some excellent suggestions that you might not have thought about before. Here are four of the best alternative flowers to gift to your sweetheart this year.

  • Orchids

Orchids come in a variety of colors, but their delicate appearance lends an otherworldly, whimsical presence to any floral arrangement. Not one for floral arrangements? A single, potted orchid is always a good bed for the gardener in your life.

  • Succulents

Succulents are seriously underrated. They may be a little bit prickly, but their hues of purple, blue, pink, and purple are simply stunning. Not only that, but a few potted succulents are a breeze to take care of. A low-maintenance gift that will last a lifetime.

  • Sunflowers

If someone is a ray of sunshine in your life, why not give them the gift of sunflowers to symbolize just that? Sunflowers, while not a traditional sweetheart's gift, are a wonderful way to tell someone that they bring joy and sunshine to your life. A bouquet of these beautiful flowers is truly a testament to happiness.

  • Hydrangeas

Hydrangea blooms are some of the most beautiful in the world, and yet they're very infrequently gifted. These flowers bloom in dense bunches and come in varying hues of pink, purple, blue, and even white. They're a lush symbol of beauty, warmth, and spring.
Don't get stuck in a flower-gifting rut this year. The 2017 floral trends are going to step outside of the box, and you should too! Don't wait to order a beautiful, unique floral arrangement for your sweetheart this year.