Don’t just give a flower
But do you also know the story behind your friends and family’s favourite flower? It might not seem important to know someone’s favourite flower, but it is. If you give someone their favourite flower, the gift becomes more valuable. An article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology* reports that we expect to receive a personal gift from our friends. It makes the bond tangible, emphasising the intimacy of the relationship. So there are good reasons for sharing your favourite flower and finding out what the favourite flower is of other important people in your life.
*Source: J.H. Berg/R.D. McQuinn: Attraction and Exchange in Continuing and Noncontinuing Dating Relationships. In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50 (May) 1986, S. 942 - 952.