The Secret Language of Birthday Gifts
A birthday guide to gifts
Birthdays gifts aren't just about birthdays. They're actually a way to say 'thank you.' When you surprise your best friend with a bouquet of flowers at work, or wake your daughter up with a new teddy bear on her birthday, what you're really saying is "Thank you for being in my life."
At FTD, we're the flower experts, but we're also the birthday experts. We know how important it is to send the right message, and there's so many different ways to tell someone you care. But we're mainly focused on five: taste, sight, smell, sound, and touch. Keep reading to learn what some of our most popular birthday gifts are really saying through the senses they evoke.
Beautiful Sights and Aromatic Smells
Longer than any modern gift the flower in its elegant complexity has embodied the mystery of love - in all of its forms. When we evoke sense memory - the smell of a favorite flower that reminds us of times past - we are saying more than simple words can express. We are re-experiencing the enduring nature of our most important relationships. We remember flowers. Whether they are the accompaniment to a gift or the gift itself, a birthday is incomplete without the subtle, fragile expression of beauty only a lush bouquet or simple, timeless arrangement can provide.
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Indulgent and Delicious Taste
The FTD experience is about so much more than flowers. It's about indulgence. The same way that a flower communicates love and friendship through sight and smell, sweets like chocolates and candy tug at our heartstrings through their decadent taste. And nothing reminds us of the simple joy of our childhood birthdays like cookies and cake. That's why we've partnered with some of your favorite brands like Godiva and Mrs. Fields, to add the richness of taste to our suite of birthday gifts. To make a loved one feel celebrated, an invitation to indulge in something simple, beautiful, and delicious says more than a mouthful.
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Warm Feelings and Joyful Sounds
To complete our tour of the five senses that evoke love, we've arrived at touch and sound. When we hold something in our hands - from a a soft, singing Teddy Bear to a sparkling pendant - we feel the excitement and happiness of our special day. A birthday isn't complete without something we can hang onto always, like a gemstone - or the decadent, fleeting indulgence of a spa basket for mom. Nothing melts hearts faster than beautiful earrings or a necklace in her birthstone. Or celebrate the day life began by giving life itself - pick a tree kit that will provide shade and memories for many birthdays to come.
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