Always give flowers on Mother’s Day!
You really don’t have the option to give or not to give. Your only option is what to give.
Certain flowers are preferred for other occasions, such as red roses for Valentine’s Day, lilies for Easter, poinsettias for the holidays, etc. There is no obligatory flower for Mother’s Day.
There are all sorts of wonderful, bright, cheerful bouquets that you can give on Mother’s Day. However, our panel recommended giving a beautiful plant instead of cut flowers—azaleas, hibiscus, amaryllis, a showy orchid, etc. Panel members prefer plants because a plant will remind your mother of your thoughtfulness for a very long time, and she can show it off to her friends thereby demonstrating that she is remembered. (That may be as important as being remembered..)
And here is a Mother’s Day poem:
“A mother is the truest friend we have,
when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us
when adversity takes the place of prosperity;
when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us;
when trouble thickens around us, still will she will cling to us,
and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels,
to dissipate the clouds of darkness,
and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
–by Washington Irving
Below are some choices to make your flower-giving a bit easier. (And save you time and money at the same time.)