Many people value tradition and when it comes to giving flowers, this can be especially true because after all, flower giving is a traditional custom that has been handed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. Those who want to be in with the trends will also notice that over time, in our modern society the popular flowers will change from decade to decade as tastes change. This is just as sensible as the trends in fashion or music and once you understand the patterns it will all make much more sense. This list will cover both traditional favorites and a few hot trends, as well.
Roses - These are the number one most popular flower in the world to give. They are vibrant, recognizable and have a powerful array of colors. They are an international symbol of romance and have been used for thousands of years in nearly every culture on the face of the Earth. You cannot go wrong choosing roses for romance or simply to show your pride.
Carnations - These cute flowers come in a variety of colors and even patterns. Since they have a pleasant scent they are very popular for many occasions where roses might be a bit too strong of a statement.
Orchids - These exotic blooms come from more tropical regions and they are highly sought after as objects of beauty for a wide variety of purposes. If you want to be a little bit eccentric, this is a great choice.
Daisies - As a purely joyful flower, daisies are happy and provide a sense of fun. They make a great gift for many occasions and today there are many different color variations to choose from.
Violets - These are usually sent as potted plants and can make a wonderful gift for those who do not prefer cut flowers, but would rather have a long term flower.