Dating Diary: Send Your Love Without Sending Flowers Heather Hopson July 17, 2013 Uncategorized 5 Comments I love fresh flowers. However, I hate getting beautiful bouquets as gifts, especially when it’s delivered to my job. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Well, I have hay fever. Most people pick an arrangement based on beauty, so they typically select something that’s highly pollinated, like lilies. I later tear up–due to the thoughtful gesture and the allergy symptoms striking. I end up putting the flowers in the conference room or another common area for others to admire. Even if you’re not allergic you may not embrace the idea of receiving flowers. I’ve heard women complain about getting red roses, which they say are unoriginal and overdone. So, check out these great alternatives to sending flowers. [imagebrowser id=9] Hey DFTM Fam–What flower alternative have you received/sent? 5 Responses Janeane Davis August 9, 2013 One of the best gifts I received was yarn, lots of yarn. One of the gifts my husband liked most was a thermal cup that kept his water ice cold. Reply firsttimemom August 11, 2013 Yarn? Do you knit? 🙂 Reply Brandi August 10, 2013 Although I do love receiving flowers, these are all fantastic ideas. It also makes me feel great that my fiancee had done just about every one of the things on this list! Reply firsttimemom August 11, 2013 He’s a keeper! Reply Arelis Cintron August 13, 2013 Daniel and I used to write love letters to each other when we dated in college. We didn’t go to the same schools, so I’d make sure I’d get my letters in starting at the end of the week when he’d be on his way home so he’d have a letter when he got back to school. I still have every single one. I love getting letters! One Christmas a few years ago, I gave him twelve days of Christmas. Each day he would get a gift or two… not of my favorite things but things I thought he’d love to get. These are all great alternatives to flowers. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.