Sure, the Mitzvah does require us to send a Shalach Manot to at least one person…
But some (read: ALL) of us care about more than just a single person… and some of us (read: ALL again) tend to love some people more than others (waving to my boyfriend in the stands 👋).
How do you express that love? Whether it’s for our spouse/significant other or a beloved family member?
The answer is (hopefully) NOT “by getting them a bigger Shalach Manot” or “by getting them Hamantaschen with more chocolate inside”.
But one of the answers may certainly be: “by getting them beautiful Purim flowers.”
Now… let’s assume my boyfriend is reading this article (no pressure, darling) – what flowers do I secretly wish he’d get me for Purim?
Let’s explore that question further… shall we? 🙂
European Floral Garden
Flying to Europe on Purim is probably pushing it. Unfortunately, it only lasts one day (but Passover is coming up!).
Luckily – you can still get a European style bouquet – ripped straight from a French couple’s garden…
Just kidding (about the poor French couple), but it does smell incredible fresh – as if it just came from a divine garden!
This bouquet is filled with bright yellow sunflowers, green poms, pink tulips, and a bunch of other beautiful flowers I can hardly pronounce (here goes: Alstroemeria).
A delightful bouquet to surprise someone you love on Purim!
Be Happy Bouquet
A wise man named Robert McFerrin once said:
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh be happy
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh don’t worry, be happy”
Smart man! While it would be amazing to invite him to your Purim festival, it’ll probably too expensive!
Fortunately, you can “settle” for the next best thing (for much cheaper).
This big smiling bouquet is overflowing with gorgeous yellow roses and daisies, all contained inside a giant mug.
And here’s the best part: you can reuse that mug (after you wash it, of course) to make a GIANT cup of coffee/tea!
Now there’s a bouquet that basically guarantees a GIANT small from anyone who gets this bouquet!
Time to Celebrate Rainbow Rose Bouquet
Purim is a celebration!
We celebrate the survival of the Jewish people from the evil Haman’s attempt to kill the Jewish people (wait in line, Haman!).
So… since you’re planning to send flowers anyway, you might as well choose a colorful rose bouquet that looks and feels (and is named) as a celebration!
Each rose was picked fresh, hand-gathered and colored with a variety of vivid festive colors… making it a natural fit for the festival of Purim.
Faithful Guardian Bouquet
This stunning blue & white bouquet is a remarkable gift for Purim.
It contains a quite unique mix beautiful white roses, white button poms (with Bella Donna Delphinium), blue hydrangea and extra Dusty Miller greenery forms a lovely combination that captures your attention the moment you step into the room.
It also comes with a dazzling blue glass vase with metallic banding, that your recipient can keep as a keepsake long after the costumes come off and Purim is over.
Add a nice personalized gift message (for free), throw in a cute teddy bear (not free… don’t push it) – and you get one helluva gift that fits the occasion perfectly (you know, the traditional Jewish blue & white colors and all).
Deluxe Hugs & Kisses
Why settle for fake hugs and kisses sent via Whatsapp/Facebook if you can send someone you love the real thing? DOZENS of them!
This impressive bouquet contains an impressive collection of 16 ruby red tulips and 16 blue iris… from the fields straight to the Purim feast table.
Without a doubt – one of THE best bouquets for our spouse or significant other.
Rose & Lily Celebration
Are Rose and Lily invited to your Purim celebration?
You better invite them! They’re so colorful! They bring joy everywhere they go!
True Story: I actually do have good friends named Rose and Lily who inspired me to write this 🙂
This fantastic bouquet includes a breathtaking (literally) array of flowers – all arranged by hand at a local florist shop:
- Pink Asiatic Lilies
- Pink Roses
- Red Roses
- Purple Waxflowers
- Alstroemeria (I hate that word)
All contained in one lovely glass vase and a cute decorative ribbon.
Pink & Pretty
Have you ever seen GIANT pink roses?
You have now…
Granted, you’re seeing it through a computer/mobile screen… so it obviously doesn’t look that big (unless you zoom in). But wait till you see it in person!
The pink roses and white alstroemeria are delivered in a pink fluted vase, wrapped in a cute pink bow…
So pink… so pretty!
Sapphire Skies Bouquet
If there’s such a thing as a “Jewish bouquet” – I believe this is it.
OBVIOUS JOKE: No, not because it’s circumcised! Haha, you’re such a joker (not).
- First – it’s blue & white…
- Second – the unique combination of flowers & colors makes you want to stare at it for hours. And once you do…
It’ll capture your focus… soothe your soul… and you’ll start to feel that inner sense of bliss…
You know – that feeling you get when you stare at the clear blue sky (hint: that’s why this bouquet is called Sapphire Skies).
Now you see why this is the ultimate bouquet for Purim? Or any Jewish holiday for that matter?
Sweet as Sugar
There’s a downside to sending/receiving so many Mishloach Manot baskets on Purim – sugar. SO MUCH SUGAR!
And we all know what happens when you dive head first into a Mishloach Manot filled with chocolates and treats? You get a sugar-high, following a sugar-crash.
By the afternoon, we feel so lethargic that we’re practically walking and talking zombies.
Well, what if you can get a similar sugar-high, without consuming any sugar… and without the crash?
All you’ve got to do is to choose a bouquet that appeals to slightly different senses: our visual and sense of smell.
There’s a reason why this flower bouquet is called “Sweet as Sugar”…
Surprise? Not really…
Lilies are an all-time classic (they’re actually one of my favorites), and a terrific fit for any occasion (especially on holidays).
… Invited to a Purim feast?
… Celebrating your wedding anniversary?
… Forgot all about your wedding anniversary and made your wife mad?
Lilies can be the answer to all of those. (unless you really forgot your wedding anniversary, in that case – get the lilies, and may the force be with you)
I have to say – I wrote this entire article asking myself: “If my boyfriend would have surprised me for Purim with a nice flower bouquet – which flowers would I like the most?”
Which was pretty weird… but it helped me focus on the most beautiful flowers for Purim I could find!
Now, let me be clear – if he does happen to read this article and he does decide to get me a bouquet for Purim – that’s obviously OK!
I’m not going to shoot myself in the foot here! That’s bad for business (read: relationships)!
Anyway, I hope you found this helpful!