flowers or chocolates?

flowers and chocolates - Flowers are an important gift item in modern society. They are suitable as gifts on a variety of occasions - Birthday, Graduation Day, Mother's Day and Valentine's Day, to name a few. One thing that is worth keeping in mind while presenting or receiving flowers as gifts is the meaning associated with different flowers. These meanings came to be conventionally accepted and seem to vary from culture to culture. In the western culture, there are some standard meanings associated with different flowers. The convention of associating meanings with flowers has been systematized and is not talked of as the language of flowers.
Philippines
August 15, 2007 6:19am CST
Do you prefer to receive flowers from someone (a lover, an admirer, or a friend), or chocolates? Both would be great hehe. chocolates are edible. that makes it great. haha! Flowers are sweet even if it's sugar-free. hehe. Nowadays, there are already chocolates that are formed into shapes of flowers. It's like a bouquet of chocolates. hehe. very nice! my boyfriend usually gives me flowers. i kept the dried petals and placed it in a vase. i added some designs and i placed it in my room so that everytime i see it, it will remind me of him. =)
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22 responses
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
I love chocolates and since I could not eat flowers, I would prefer chocolates. They say to flowers from someone is something sweet but this is something that I had never appreciated in my entire life. As much as possible, I would like to receive food or useful stuffs from a pursuer instead of flowers. I dont know. Maybe I am just weird.
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• Philippines
15 Aug 07
yeah i see your point. it's good if you receive something that is useful or edible. but flowers also show an expression of appreciation and love. like giving flowers on mother's day. it will really make your mom happy or it will make you happy if your kids give you flowers right? =)
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
My mother would truly be touched if ill send her flowers but aside from being touched, I want her to get something she could use too. I give her flowers too but I do not spend on them. I pick them from our garden. Haha. If I would have to buy something, I want it to be useful and not just touching.
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• Philippines
17 Aug 07
well that is one way to save. haha! =)
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
16 Aug 07
Well since I am on a doctor restricted diet and cannot have chocolate or very rarely. Though I love to eat it. I would have to say flowers so as not to be tempted to pig out on the forbidden but all to alluring and delicious chocolate.
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• Philippines
17 Aug 07
yeah..flowers don't ruin your diet. hehe. =)
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
I love both, chocolates and flowers. My husband always gives me both. And I prefer to receive both. If the guy will only give me either chocolates or flowers, I would gladly accept it, of course it depends on his budget and it doesn't make any difference anyway. But if he's going to give me both..it would be best! *smiles* thanks..take care. cheers!:D
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
yeah two gifts are better than one hahaha! =)
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@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
Flowers are really nice. It shows of beauty and would make anyone feel special. Chocolates are sweet, and it's especially great if shared by the giver and the receiver or with friends. I would prefer to have both. Hahahha.. Ok, I'll follow the rules. I'd rather have chocolates. And share the pieces with him. *LOL* But flowers are nice too. Though flowers and chocolates are both nice. No matter how nice they are, if you don't really like the person who gave it to you, they are not as nice as if these were given by the person we love. =)
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
yeah what matters is the giver. =)
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@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
16 Aug 07
i like both and i don't mind getting any... :-) as long as it is free, i would gladly receive it... :-) it is so nice of your bf and so romantic of you to keep the dried petals and placed it in a vase...
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
the best things in life are free. haha! yeah my boyfriend is really sweet. he likes to give me flowers. sometimes even a basket of flowers. that's why i keep the dried petals to remind me always of how romantic he is. hehe. =)
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• Indonesia
16 Aug 07
since i really don't like flower ( i think i'm the only one girl who don't like flower) then i will prefer chocolates.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
you will like it if it is given by someone special to you. =)
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• United States
16 Aug 07
If I had to choose, I would pick chocolates.My favorite flower is hard to find and they would die anyway. But with chocolates they are meant to disappear.Besides they are sweet.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
why is it hard to find? what's your favorite flower? where is it located? is it hidden somewhere in a rainforest or something like that? =)
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@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
16 Aug 07
I like to get chocolates. I'm very fond of sweets.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
me too. i like sweets especially chocolate cakes. =)
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
Hi josan181237! I love flowers but I love chocolates even more! LOL! So, I do prefer to receive chocolates because I would satisfy not only my heart but my stomach too! LOL! Have a nice day and take care. So how are you now? Feeling better? No more colds?
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
hi faith210! i don't have colds anymore but i have a cough so i'm still not well yet. haha! yeah chocolates satisfy both the heart and the stomach. haha! that's hitting two birds with one stone. lol! =)
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@itkasp (266)
• Australia
15 Aug 07
Hi, I prefer to receive chocolates. I know flowers is romantic, but with chocolates i can share them with him as well. But, maybe both will be nice
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
yeah you can share the chocolates with him. sometimes he even consumes more than half of it! haha! but that's ok as long as you had a good time munching those. =)
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@clocks123 (1227)
• United States
15 Aug 07
i prefer receiving flowers i love flowers chocolates are nice but fattening
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
you're health conscious? yeah chocolates do contain lots of calories. if you eat too much, you'll get fat. =)
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• United States
15 Aug 07
Neither, while it's a nice gesture and I do appreciate either one. I prefer something of more originality - like a cd of their favorite songs.A book, they loved as a child or as an adult.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
yeah originality is better. which reminds me...a cousin of mine gave me a cd with all my favorite songs in it as a Christmas present and i love it. =)
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
15 Aug 07
I think I will go with the Chocolates, rather than the Flowers. But I believe most of the Females will love to receive Flowers, but Men like me will prefer Chocolates than the Flowers. Whatever it is, I always dont look at the content of the gift, but just look at the love with which it was given to me.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
if it's Father's day, would you still prefer chocolates from your kid? yeah the gift doesn't matter, it's the thought and the love that counts. =)
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• Philippines
15 Aug 07
I prefer to recieve flowers rather than chocolates. Though flowers dont last forever or longer compared to chocolates, I'd still choose flowers because something that doesn't last long is worth treasuring more. Also, you can buy yourself chocolates if you want to and when you got some dimes but you would not want to buy yourself flowers for no reason at all, ayt? lol. Well, flowers are really delicious and fulfilling but flowers still stand more appreciated to me.
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• Philippines
15 Aug 07
you mean chocolates are delicious. hehe. in my case, i kept the petals. i know it will last longer. =)
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
15 Aug 07
well between flowers n choco, i would prolly like to get choco, but over all, i would prefer a nice piece of sterling silver jewllery...do the math, by the time you buy a bouquet of flowers or a fine box of chocos, you might as well spend $30- on a nice ring or necklace...it lasts longer than both choco or flowers!
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• Philippines
15 Aug 07
haha! exactly! diamonds are forever..lol! =)
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@zabawaus (1732)
• United States
15 Aug 07
I always prefer flowers then chocolates because i don't like eating chocolates and flowers looks more romantic then chocolates.
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• Philippines
15 Aug 07
yeah flowers are romantic. it's really sweet if someone gives you flowers. =)
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@mistissa (1348)
• Netherlands
15 Aug 07
I prefer chocolate because I am really addicted to chocolate. But I also like the smell of flowers, can't I just get both
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• Philippines
15 Aug 07
hehe. yeah both is better. haha!=)
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@gesell03 (173)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
if from a lover i would prefer flowers, white roses, if from an admirer, i would love chocolates and also for friends.
@bam001 (941)
• United States
15 Aug 07
As much as I like chocolate, I would prefer to get flowers. I think flowers are much more personal and romantic.
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@jen_n514 (218)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
i prefer chocolates...im a chocolate lover...:D keep smiling...:D
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