Whether they’re big or small, scented or unscented, cut or uncut, flowers always seem to have the ability to make us happy. But there are some flowers that are a little extra joyful — the ones that instantly put a smile on your face. If you’re having one of those off days (you know, the ones where you just miss the bus or spill your coffee before you even get to work) or you know of a friend going through a tough time, here are some of our favorite flowers that are sure to give anyone who receives them a serious pick-me-up.


Nothing says, “have a sunny day” quite like a bouquet of sunflowers, after all — it’s right there in the name. Not only do sunflowers embody pure joy, they also teach us to thrive and turn towards the light, even in the darkest of times.


Gerbera Daisies

With a large flowering head that closely resembles a sunflower, gerbera daisies also have the power to lift anyone’s spirits — maybe that’s why they’re the fifth most popular flower in the world! What distinguishes them from sunflowers is their array of bright colors. To really put a smile on someone’s face, try mixing red, orange, yellow, purple, and pink daisies in one bouquet.

Gerbera daisies

Psychedelic Roses

While we love a classic red rose, sometimes you need something a little out of the ordinary. Oscar Wilde once said, “a mere color can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways” — so imagine what a dozen colors could say!

rainbow roses


With their beautiful, pale pink petals and soft bloom, it’s no surprise hibiscus flowers have become synonymous with feelings of warmth and joy. But, did you know that they have been shown to have physical health benefits as well? If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, hibiscus flowers have been known to actually lower blood pressure and improve your mood.

Red Hibiscus Flower


Assorted tulips

With their simple, soft bloom, tulips have a feminine feel that can lighten any mood and lift everyone’s spirits. And with so many tulip colors to choose from, there are infinite ways to gift spring’s favorite flower.

No matter what flower you give to brighten up a friend’s day, the fact that you thought of them alone will be enough to make them smile!


Tara Carlson graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Public Relations and loves any and all things creative writing - which is why she is thrilled to be working with Petal Talk. When she's not writing, you can probably find her swimming at the beach, playing soccer, and catching up on the latest movies (she's a big fan of award season)!

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