Gift Edit 2023

Forget Regular Flowers This Valentine’s Day — These *Dried* Flowers are Everlasting

updated Jan 12, 2023
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When you think of Valentine’s Day gifts, you likely think of three things: chocolate, jewelry, and the creme de la creme of all amorous gifts, flowers. Whether you opt for roses or a different kind of bloom, a flower arrangement is the perfect gift for that special someone in your life — for Galentine’s Day, too.

However, after a few days have passed and the buds are wilting, there’s always that less-than-romantic motion of tossing past-their-prime flowers into the trash. But what if there was a way you and your loved ones could skip this dreaded step? Well, that’s where dried flower arrangements come in. They’re the ideal alternative to fresh-cut flowers because they’re not only everlasting (just like your love!) but also double up as long-term decor. To help you play Cupid, we’ve rounded up some of the best dried flower arrangements for Valentine’s Day. Shop eight of our favorite picks below!

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The Bouqs Co.

Named after February's official birthstone, the Amethyst bouquet is a calming beaut. Symbolizing peace, this dried arrangement of violet baby’s breath, dark green eucalyptus, white bunny tails, and orchard grass is a real gem.

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It’s no surprise that Etsy has an abundance of dried flowers. We’re partial to the Fréjus bouquet, with preserved hydrangea, baby's breath, stoébé, and eucalyptus, and dried tatarica and rodanthe. Available in three sizes, the handmade bouquet will brighten any room.

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Williams Sonoma

Talk about a pop of color! The Pink Strawflower Bouquet is the perfect air-dried arrangement. It features an assortment of pink and purple strawflowers arranged alongside caspia, picked at their peak and air-dried to maintain their beauty. Arranged by hand in Mexico, it comes in a set of two so you give one and keep one for yourself!

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was $175.00

A dozen red roses are as classic as it gets for Valentine’s Day, and these will last long after they've eaten their last bite of chocolate. The preserved roses are tucked into an elegant hat-box-style container and tied with a matching satin bow.

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West Elm
was $19.00

Give your loved ones (or yourself) the gift of tranquility with this lavender bunch. A gorgeous earthy element, it also adds a dose of drama to anyone's space.

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There’s so much to love about the Pink Dried Globe Amaranth bouquet. Each arrangement of the pretty wildflowers is unique and was grown and harvested in the U.S. If preserved flowers aren’t your recipient's taste, Afloral carries dried grasses and greenery as an alternative.

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Truly a vision in all white, The Essex arrangement is reminiscent of clouds. Save for pops of green leaves, it’s all about bleached hydrangeas and bunny tails, starflowers, and skeleton ferns. (Even the sleek, elegant vase is crafted from white ceramic.) If pops of color are more your style, UrbanStems stocks plenty of other dried bouquet options.

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If you’re looking for an arrangement that doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day, the Ashn Earth Wildflowers Bouquet is the pick for you. Handmade in Philadelphia, the warm blend of sumac pods, milkweed pods, dried Queen Anne's lace, and dried peppergrass is gorgeous year-round. From monochrome to bouquets, Terrain has oodles of options when it comes to dried bunches of flowers.