Need a unique birthday gift for someone born in October?
Choose a gift based on their birth flower – and the great news is you have choices. The marigold and the cosmos represent the month of October. Marigolds are a bright orange flower that have a pleasing scent.
They were grown by the Aztecs and passed along to the Spanish conquistadors who took them back to Europe. Today they represent prosperity and optimism.
Cosmos is a simple flower that comes in a variety of colors. It is considered a symbol of serenity, peace, and order. It’s also lovely to look at and to use in bouquets.
Marigold and Cosmos Can Bloom into the Fall, Making Them a Good October Birthday Gift
Both cosmos and marigolds come in several varieties, some of which bloom into the early fall, making these flowers perfect for giving to someone for their October birthday.
Many types of marigolds, including Mexican marigolds, will bloom late enough in the year that you can give them to someone born in October. Many types of cosmos will keep blooming until the first frost, also making them great to give as a gift.
Bouquets That Contain Marigolds or Cosmos Aren’t Easy to Find, So Growing Your Own Might Be the Best Option for Gifts
Cosmos and marigolds are beautiful flowers, but they aren’t always popular in store-bought bouquets, so if you want to give them as gifts, you may need to grow them yourself. But that will make your gift even more thoughtful and heartfelt.
Once you have your flowers, mix them with other flower varieties to make a cohesive bouquet that pops. You can also cut their stems short and place the flowers in a jar with water.
Both are great options for making arrangements that the recipient will love to display and enjoy. In less than two months, you can have a mature marigold plant and/or a mature cosmos plant available to take blooms from.
Both marigolds and the cosmos require full sunlight to grow and bloom. You can grow these in containers if you wish and keep them indoors next to a window that gets full sun.
They need little maintenance and will grow quickly as long as they have the proper sunlight and water.
Artificial Marigold Flowers Are Readily Available as a Low-Maintenance Gift for October Birthdays
If you don’t have access to live marigolds and cosmos or your gift recipient struggles with allergies, choose artificial flowers. With artificial marigold and artificial cosmos options, the flowers will last for many years, and they won’t require the recipient to perform any maintenance tasks.
Many artificial marigold or cosmos flowers look just like the real thing, and they never need to be pruned, fertilized, or watered. It couldn’t be simpler to care for them.
They just need to be dusted periodically.
Both the artificial marigold and cosmos will last much longer than cut flowers would and longer than a blooming plant, allowing the birthday celebrant to enjoy them for years to come.
Incorporate Marigolds or Cosmos into Your Birthday Gift – Without Giving Flowers
If you want to give the recipient something that relates to either marigolds or cosmos, you don’t have to give them the flowers directly. Marigold or cosmos gifts for October birthdays don’t have to include the flowers themselves.
You can find a lovely gift that uses the shape and/or color of these flowers.
The month of October also has two stones to represent it. Both opal and tourmaline are the birthstones of this month.
Choose a jewelry piece that also incorporates one of these stones to continue the October theme. A tourmaline accent to an October flower piece is especially thoughtful and meaningful.
Marigold-scented Lotion Will Give Them the Scent of The Birth Flower Year Round
It isn’t just the way they look that makes the October birth flowers an amazing gift.
They also have great scents. One way that you can incorporate these flowers into your gift is to get a gift that uses the scent. A lotion scented with marigold essence is a great way to incorporate the flower into a gift.
Everyone needs lotion from time to time, and a great-smelling lotion will always get plenty of use and be appreciated.
A Marigold-Scented Candle Is a Lovely Gift for October Birthdays
Another way to get the great scent of the marigold is to give a candle that incorporates its essence inside it.
A marigold-scented candle is a thoughtful and tasteful gift for anyone with a birthday in October. When you give someone a special candle to represent their birthday and birth month, the recipient will think of you every time they light their birthday candle.
Whether you choose live flowers or a scented lotion, your loved one with an October birthday is sure to feel special when you give a gift that incorporates the October birth flowers of marigold or cosmos.
What are your favorite marigold or cosmos-themed gifts for someone with an October birthday? Let us know in the comments!