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What flowers to send to your Bulgarian friend and girlfriend

If you’ve come to this link hoping to see an answer to the question “Should I send flowers to a woman?” I’ll have to disappoint you. I do not know the answer. No woman is like the other one and whether the lady of your heart appreciates it or not – you’ll have to find out by yourself.

As for us – we love receiving flowers and have appreciated every single bouquet we’ve ever gotten. So, if you know your lady would like that, too, and want to make her smile, this post will be useful for you 🙂

What flowers to send when in Bulgaria?

The main reason we wanted to share this post with you is that there are plenty of do’s and don’ts when it comes to sending flowers to a Bulgarian girlfriend, friend, or someone you’re into. To help you choose the perfect bouquet, we’ve put together this informal guide. Enjoy!

Red roses

Suitable for: your girlfriend | wife | lover

Sending red roses to bulgarian girlfriend

Nothing says “I’m into you” quite like red roses and that’s known internationally. In Bulgaria, however, you have to be overly cautious with them. If you are sending them to a lady you’re in a relationship with – great! If you, however, are simply trying to show affection – red roses might be seen as far too aggressive. If she happens to have a boyfriend and he sees them – you’ll get her in trouble. And if you’re sending them to her work place – that’s pretty much like telling all her colleagues that she was awesome last night. Not quite the message women want to leave with colleagues, right? So, once again, be extra careful when sending red roses and make sure it’s appropriate. And never, absolutely never, send them to a woman you’re not romantically interested in!

Pink roses / other pink flowers

Suitable for: girlfriend | girl you’re into

Send pink roses bulgarian girl friend

If you want to melt the heart of a girl you went out with, show her you’re interested, or simply make your girlfriend happy, then pink roses (or other pink flowers) would be a great choice. This color is certainly not something you’ll send to your accountant as a sign of gratitude, but to the woman of your heart they’ll be a lovely surprise. Who knows, that might even make her get some new underwear 😉

White orchids

Suitable for: wife | girlfriend | good friend

Sending white orchids

White is considered to be the color of honesty and clean intentions. With that in mind, you can send it to just about anyone. The one thing you should consider is that orchids are amongst the expensive choices in a flower shop, so if you send them to someone, it should better be a lady you’re close with or someone you owe a lot to. Otherwise you risk being misunderstood  – she may think you’re trying to say something but didn’t have the guts to send red roses 😉

Purple orchid

Suitable for: wife | girlfriend | good friend

When appropriate send purple orchids

It really simply says “I think you’re beautiful” or “You’re on my mind”. It is quite a safe choice, but make sure arrangement is stylish and classy.


Suitable for anyone (who isn’t allergic)


Liliums are those flowers you can sense 5 meters away from the flower store. They look and smell absolutely gorgeous and luckily are suitable for any situation, regardless of their color. Just be careful – there are people out there who are allergic to liliums 😉


Suitable in all situations!

Sending flowers to Bulgarian girl friend

Everyone loves sunflowers and the meaning of a bouquet would be “I want to put a smile on your face” or simply “Thank you for babysitting my dog last weekend”. You’re safe to send them to just about anyone and for any occasion. Just don’t bring them to a funeral…


Suitable for anyone


These beautiful flowers are a wonderful choice for any situation. There’s no chance of being misunderstood when you’re sending chrysanthemums, and are a particularly good choice when you want to take a bouquet of flowers at the house party you’re invited to.

Bouquet of spring flowers

Suitable for anyone!

Spring flowers bouquet

A combination of various spring flowers (those tiny ones that are usually gathered in large bouquets) is a safe option saying “Thinking of you” or “Thank you”. Do not send them for a specific occasion however – they can only be sent on a regular day as a sign of affection or as a sign of gratitude for something small. Please remember that those are not a suitable choice for anniversaries either – unless it’s your parents’ one.


Suitable for anyone!


You can really never go wrong with tulips, especially when they’re in large bouquets. You can send them to anyone for any occasion or without one – just because you’re cool and so are they.

Yellow flowers

Suitable for friends | your accountant

Yellow flower

Generally you may want to stay away from yellow flowers when it comes to Bulgaria. In some regions of the country they are accepted as a sign of dislike – the type of flowers which you’d bring to an occasion you do not want to attend but you’re forced to. In some cases however, they are the only suitable choice and a good arrangement with yellow  flowers may be a great choice to congratulate a friend for a new job or a new baby, or simply as a “thank you” for something small.


Suitable for funerals


Even though carnations are absolutely beautiful, back in communism these were pretty much the only flowers given to women and nowadays they are quite neglected here. Carnations were (and still are) most commonly the flowers we bring at funerals.

Did we inspire you to make a woman smile? If so, you can use the link below to send flowers (we’re in no way affiliated with the shop – it simply seems to be the only online flower store with an English version) If you know any other flower shops online – please feel free to drop the link in the comments below!

By Nina Alexander

Nina is the big sister. She's a marketing professional by day, traveler by heart, tech geek, bookworm, beer lover and an amateur photographer. Her motto is Friedrich Nietzsche's famous quote "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

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