Flower bouquet alternatives

Good things come in pairs; fish and chips, tea and biscuits, beans on toast and chocolates and flowers to name a few classic combinations. It’s fair to say that most people love to receive chocolates and flowers now there are so many great alternatives to choose from it can be a bit overwhelming. We’re going to let you in on some alternatives to flower bouquets which will guarantee to surprise and delight that special someone.

Our list of alternative bouquet ideas for all occasions

Chocolate bouquets

Chocolate bouquets are becoming more and more popular for people who feel that traditional bouquets are a little repetitive. With popular sweets on offer such as Lindt Lindor, Ferrero Rochet and Rafaello all paired with a wide selection of fresh flowers on offer, there’s no wonder that people are opting for a chocolate bouquet over other gifts that are missing that wow factor.

Most florists can even personalise your chocolate bouquet depending on the occasion; more chocolate for your sweetheart with a sweet tooth or more flowers for that special someone who loves the scents and colours of their favourite flowers.

flower bouquet alternatives

alternative bouquet ideas

Flowers in a box

Stand-alone bouquets are a beautiful alternative to traditional bouquets and can be placed on a flat surface without running the risk of the flowers being dropped or crushed.

The boxes themselves can be picked for the perfect occasion, coming in an assortment of colours, shapes and sizes and there are even quirky alternatives on offer that also include sweets.

Plants and Trees

Indoor plants and trees have always been a classic way to add a warm, homely feel to a house or apartment but are often forgotten about as gifts when compared to flower bouquets. Plants naturally have much more longevity than flowers and for that reason, make a great alternative gift for good friends, people who’ve got engaged or married as they represent good luck and show somebody that you care.

alternatives to flower bouquet

flower bouquet alternatives ideas


Typically associated with Christmas and village hall raffles there are some very unconventional hampers on the market that will positively surprise the recipient - simply because they probably won’t expect to receive one.

Whether it’s for a coffee lover, your vegan friend or someone who likes a drop of whiskey; the beauty of a hamper is that you can put just about anything in them because it’s all about the thought and presentation.

The takeaway

Hopefully after reading this article, we’ve given you some inspiration to choose a really special gift, whatever the occasion. Chocolates and flowers will always be a classic but with so many alternatives to flower bouquets on offer we have even more options to charm, amuse and relish just about anyone.