Great Flower Alternatives to Roses as Mother’s Day Gifts

With Mother’s Day on the way, you may be wanting to express your gratitude to your mum with a lovely bunch of flowers.

Roses are a go-to flower gift but they aren't the only flowers you could consider. Check out the alternatives below and then choose the type of flower that will make your mum feel loved and valued.


These sweet-smelling flowers come in a variety of different colours, including pink, orange, yellow, red, and white. They symbolise prosperity, happiness, and good fortune; the three qualities that everyone can appreciate.


Sunflowers make a perfect gift to brighten up your Mother’s Day, as they symbolise warmth, happiness, love, loyalty, and longevity. These vibrant and cheerful flowers come in a range of colours, including the traditional yellow, as well as orange and ruby red. Sunflowers are a beautiful and meaningful way to show your mother how much she means to you on this special day.


Lilies are a great choice for Mother’s Day due to the various meanings behind each colour. Pink lilies symbolize love, admiration, and gratitude, making them a great choice to show appreciation for your mother. White lilies symbolize purity, innocence, and peace, making them a good choice if you want to express your love and respect for your mother's role in your life. Ultimately, the most important thing is to choose a bouquet of lilies that your mother will be grateful for and enjoy on her special day.


These exotic and graceful flowers symbolise love, luxury, and elegance, making them a unique and special gift for Mother's Day. They are long-lasting too (especially when preserved), so they will serve as a daily reminder of your gratitude long past March. 


A bouquet of bright and cheerful daisies is bound to make your loved one very happy, although you could include them in a bouquet with a variety of other flowers. They represent happiness, innocence, and friendship, so are an excellent choice if you're looking to make your loved one's day.


Freesias are a popular choice for Mother's Day because they are elegant, fragrant, and come in a variety of beautiful colours. These delicate flowers symbolise friendship, thoughtfulness, and innocence, making them a lovely way to show your appreciation for your mother.


Known for their lush blooms and elegant appearance, hydrangeas are a great alternative to roses on Mother's Day. They are a symbol of abundance, grace, and understanding, so can be considered a special and thoughtful gift.

Choose Long-Lasting Flowers with The Magic Flower Company

We're sure your loved one will adore the flowers you give them, whichever type of bouquet you choose.

If you want to give your mother a unique and long-lasting gift on Mother's Day, look at our beautiful flower collections.  At The Magic Flower Company, we specialise in creating preserved versions of beautiful flowers that your mother will be able to enjoy for weeks or even months to come.

Get in touch with us if you would like to learn more.

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