Flowers by Leslie - Portsmouth, NH

Flowers by Leslie - Portsmouth, NH

Posted by Flowers by Leslie on January 19, 2020 | Last Updated: February 6, 2020 Uncategorized

Flowers and Plants Make the Best Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Romance is in the air in Portsmouth, which means Valentine’s Day isn’t too far away! If you’re still thinking about what to get your husband or boyfriend for Valentine’s Day, our florists at Flowers by Leslie recommend seriously considering flowers or a potted plant.

Is It Actually Appropriate to Give a Man Flowers for Valentine’s?

It’s definitely acceptable to give a man flowers for Valentine’s Day! In fact, guys enjoy receiving them just as much as women, and we deliver more and more floral arrangements to men for Valentine’s Day every year. Research has actually shown that men who receive flowers can become more open and communicative. They make better eye contact and stand in closer proximity to the people around them. Giving your guy flowers might just be the perfect way to start the most romantic and intimate day of the year.

Our 5 Favorite Valentine’s Gifts for Guys


Ceramic Dish Garden

Ceramic Dish Garden

1. Dish Gardens

Bursting with foliage, dish gardens are a great choice for any guy. They look beautiful in an office or home and will do well in just about any environment. With a dish garden, your guy can enjoy a variety of plants, and you can feel good knowing he’s breathing clean air.






As if beautifully blossoming green cymbidium orchids rising out of dramatic black river rocks weren't splendid enough, this gift takes it up a notch by delivering it all inside a beautiful Noble Heritage Urn.

Splendid Orchids

2. Orchids

Orchid plants bloom with clusters of the most alluring flowers. They bloom naturally in the winter, which means they’ll continue to warm your man’s heart every year. Although all orchids are beautiful, we typically recommend green cymbidium orchids or all-white Phalaenopsis orchids for men.






In this arrangement, the serenity of the color blue along with the purity of intention symbolized by white.

Beautiful In Blue

3. Blue Blooms

If you’d like to get your guy a more traditional floral arrangement for Valentine’s Day, we recommend selecting one that features more masculine colors. Our Beautiful in Blue bouquet, for example, features a variety of flowers in a peaceful palette of blue and white.






Aloha is a celebration of joy, gratitude and being in the present. Lovely orchids celebrate the spirit of aloha, especially when mixed with gorgeous roses evocative of a Hawaiian sunset.

Aloha Sunset

4. Sunny Flowers

Sunshine-colored flowers are also a great choice, as they’ll brighten your man’s day. Our Aloha Sunset arrangement is a wonderful choice for men because it features clean lines, a compact design, and flowers in yellow and orange.






sland dreams can come true no matter where you are if you're lucky enough to receive this delightful bouquet. It beautifully combines tropical flowers with greens and hand-delivers them in a dramatic black cube vase.

Island Dreams

5. Tropical Vibes

We often recommend arrangements that feature tropical flowers for men. These blooms have fiery colors, interesting textures, and unusual shapes that often work well in more contemporary and masculine-looking designs. The Island Dreams arrangement is a great choice for a guy with sophisticated taste and an appreciation for high-design.






How to Select a Floral Valentine’s Gift for a Man

When you’re shopping for your husband or boyfriend, you might be surprised at how many options in flowers and plants are actually out there for men. If you’re not sure where to start, this can sometimes feel a little overwhelming.

We recommend starting with color. It’s usually best to avoid pastels that feel overly feminine. Look for monochromatic color schemes that are great for men. Consider all shades of blue or an arrangement with groupings of deep, jewel tones. When it comes to the design, contemporary is great, but flowers like thistles and interesting greens with a natural, rustic feel are good, too. Natural wood or ceramic containers are best for men.

If you decide to get a plant, we recommend ZZ plants, bromeliads, succulents, and dish gardens featuring a wide variety.

If you’re not sure what to choose for your husband or boyfriend, our experts at Flowers by Leslie can help. Whether you order online, over the phone, or in person, our florists will provide you with personalized recommendations to make sure you pick a Valentine’s gift your sweetheart is sure to love!