Birthdays are a joyful time for everyone involved and planning how to celebrate should be as much fun as the celebration itself. If you need to mark an important time in someone's life, choosing the right celebration is important, especially if it is a particularly big birthday, a coming of age at 21 perhaps? Celebrations should always be surprises and should be joyful and colorful but how do manage to do this when you are apart. What ideas for a birthday gift can be joyful, colorful and especially a surprise? For many people the best way to celebrate is to say it with flowers. Whatever time of year, seasonal flowers. Roses are red violets are blue but only flowers say 'I love you' - in quite the same dramatic way. A bouquet of flowers arriving beautifully packed and looking stunning will deliver your birthday message very clearly. For special birthdays there's no better way of marking the occasion than a huge flower bouquet. There are so many types of flowers you can send whenever you are sending them. Seasonal flowers such as hyacinths and daffodils in the spring or carnations and dahlias during the summer make particularly good ties. Perhaps best of all the flowers for birthdays is a brilliantly colored mix of the season's best blooms. A flower bouquet is the chance to say happy 18th or best wishes on your 60th but whatever the occasion there is always a huge variety, whatever the time of year and your surprise will be most welcome. Some people prefer to send sweeter, more edible thoughts. Saying happy birthday with a gift basket is such a handy way of showing your thoughts. Gift baskets can be made containing many different luxury goods. The sort of goodies a person would never buy for themselves. Perhaps you want so say happy birthday with chocolate? Not just any chocolate, why not choose the best Belgian, Swiss or French chocolates to make your message particularly special. For someone coming of age their 21st birthday is very special and a bottle of good wine is always welcome. Why not find a good French burgundy that was bottled in the year that they were born in? What better way of declaring a good vintage? Of course, some people have a sweet tooth and if it's their birthday let them know how much you care with a hand decorated cake and all of these things can be included with their favourite flowers as a stunning gift basket.