A Guide to Sustainability, Flower Edition: 5 Simple Steps to a Greener Future

Flowers are a timeless way to show love and care to those we cherish, no matter the occasion or distance. With natural beauty that can brighten up any room and make for a memorable surprise on special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, or simply to brighten someone’s day, flowers are a versatile gift with endless possibilities.

Previously, we unpacked how different hamper materials can be reused, recycled, and upcycled, giving them a new purpose. Today, let’s discover how flowers can also be recycled and upcycled to create an array of unique and creative functions that preserve their beauty and give them a second life.

Join us on this journey towards sustainability and learn how you can repurpose your lovely blooms…

#1: Handicraft and Accessories – Unleash your creativity by transforming them into wearables

Let your artistic skills shine by transforming flower petals into unique and colourful floral accessories. Collect tiny, vibrant petals and string them together as ‘beads’ to form bracelets, necklaces, or earrings, adding a touch of nature to your jewellery collection. To enhance the longevity and aroma of your piece, seal the petals with a mixture of PVC glue and perfume, ensuring a long-lasting and fragrant wearable art.

#2: Flower Confetti – Elevate special occasions with a touch of floral magic

Don’t let flower bouquet petals go to waste! Instead, dry and collect them in a small glass jar for a multitude of purposes. Transform them into delightful cake decorations, sprinkle them as enchanting wedding confetti to create a magical aisle, or add them to your bubble baths for a fragrant and therapeutic relaxation experience. To ensure their freshness for important occasions or future uses, store these petals in a zip-lock bag and keep them cool in the refrigerator.

#3: Decorative Pieces – Infuse your living spaces with vibrant blooms  

Let your living spaces bloom with the essence of your favourite flowers, adding a vibrant touch that will delight your senses and bring joy to your surroundings. Preserve the beauty of your flowers by drying them and placing them in photo frames as captivating standalone decorations, or as elegant complements to photographs capturing your happiest memories together. Whether adorning tables, bedside cabinets, or empty shelves, fill your rooms and house with your flowers and colours to create a captivating ambience sure to enliven any indoor space.

#4: Homemade Potpourri – Embrace the everlasting fragrance of blooms to invigorate your surroundings

Indulge in the delightful aroma of fresh flowers long after they have faded away from your hand bouquets. Simply dry out a selection of petals and blend them in a bowl to create a one-of-a-kind scent for your room. Enhance the fragrance by adding spices that will infuse your space with a unique and natural perfume. Roses, violets, geraniums, and lavender tend to be more aromatic and exude a sweet scent, making them ideal for your homemade potpourri.

#5: Replanting – Revitalise flowers by giving them a second change to bloom

Did you know flowers can be regenerated simply through replanting? All you have to do is trim off the lower stem tip, place it in a pot of soil, and provide it with the right amount of water each day. Witness magic unfold as you nurture these cuttings into vibrant blooms once again. Let these stalks establish roots in its own pot, ensuring minimal disturbance, and give it time to grow before finding a sunny spot where it can thrive.

There are endless possibilities to repurpose flower bouquets and keep their beauty alive. With a little creativity, you can transform them into unique pieces of art. Sustainability can be a way of life, where small actions can make a big impact. You can do your part by upcycling hampers and flower bouquets received; give these simple ideas a try or share them with someone you care about.

Join Noel Gifts in our mission towards sustainability by exploring our Eco-Friendly Collection here, or shop our flower bouquet delivery in Singapore right here. Let’s work together to make a difference for our planet!


Spice Up Your Mother’s Day Celebrations: Activities Recommendations for 5 Types of Moms

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate and honour the remarkable women who have dedicated their lives to raising us. Showing appreciation for Mom can take many forms, from a simple ‘thank you’ to a thoughtful card, a special gift, or spending quality time together. Whether your mom is a homebody, adventure-seeker, or foodie, why not make the day extra special by treating Mom to a full day of activities to show her how much you care?

Let’s dive in to explore some perfect activities for different types of Moms that will make this occasion truly unforgettable…

#1: The Homebody

For the calm and collected moms who enjoy taking things slow, there’s nothing quite like activities that promote mindfulness and reduce stress. A homely Mother’s Day celebration can be both relaxing and enjoyable! Consider surprising her with a delicious home-cooked meal filled with love, or spending a lovely afternoon knitting together, allowing yourselves to escape from daily pressures and focus on creating something beautiful. A nature walk in a nearby park can also be an excellent opportunity to unwind and soak up the beauty of the nature.

#2: The Laid-Back Mom

Make this Mother’s Day all about rejuvenation and revitalisation as you give mom the well-deserved rest and relaxation she needs. Treat her to a luxurious spa or facial session, take her on a delightful retail therapy session, where she can finally splurge on the clothes and shoes she has been eyeing, or plan a relaxing picnic at a picturesque location, where mom can enjoy the beauty of nature, savour tasty snacks, and cherish quality time with her loved ones. To elevate the celebrations, consider surprising her with a heartfelt gift like a beautiful Mother’s Day flower bouquet or a thoughtfully curated gift hamper, check some out here.  

#3: The Social Butterfly

We all know moms who thrive in the company of friends and family, where socialising activities become the perfect choice. Gather everyone together for a brunch session, complete with heart-warming stories, laughter, and quality time, all while enjoying a special home-cooked meal or dining at her favourite restaurant. If you are up for some adventure, spend the weekend camping outdoors, alongside a memorable BBQ session that she will cherish forever. Another exciting option could be surprising her with tickets to a concert, where she can sing along and dance to her favourite tunes, with many artists coming to town!

#4: The Adventurer

These moms are always on the lookout for activities that push their limits, providing them with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction once completed. Consider taking mom out for some exhilarating adventure sports, such as rock-climbing, kayaking, or ice skating which puts both her physical and mental abilities to the test. For indoor options, escape rooms can be an excellent choice, not only challenging her problem-solving skills but also strengthening family bonds as everyone works together to solve puzzles and riddles.

#5: The Adrenaline Junkie

Lastly, let us not forget the thrill-seeking moms who crave an exhilarating adrenaline rush. Plan a series of exciting activities that will get her heart racing. Take her to a theme park like Universal Studios Singapore where she can experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of roller-coaster rides. For a real test of bravery, join her on a bungee-jumping or ziplining session at Sentosa to challenge her fear of heights. Alternatively, indulge in some fast-paced racing with go-karting, putting her driving skills to the test as she competes head-to-head against loved ones.

With an extensive selection of activity options this Mother’s Day, prioritise spending quality time together, having fun, and creating lasting memories with your beloved mom, while demonstrating your deepest care and appreciation for her. Let Noel Gifts make your celebrations even more exceptional with Mother’s Day flower bouquets, hampers, and gifts starting from $40.

A Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!