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Holidays & Occasions Christmas Christmas Statistics
Christmas/Hanukkah Floral Statistics PDF Print E-mail

Christmas/Hanukkah is the No. 1 floral-buying holiday. Thirty percent of adults purchase flowers or plants as gifts for the holiday season.

Holiday Ranking

(Based on consumer purchases of fresh flowers and plants for holidays at all outlets.)


Dollar Volume

Christmas/Hanukkah 30% 30%
Mother's Day 24% 25%
Valentine's Day 20% 25%
Easter/Passover 13% 10%
Thanksgiving 6% 5%


For whom are they buying?

Self 34%
Parents or in-laws 32%
Wife / spouse 29%
Friend / neighbor 26%
Other relative 15%
Girlfriend/ boyfriend / significant other 9%
Grandparent 8%
Daughter / son 8%
Co-worker 7%
Other 6%


What are they buying?

(Multiple responses allowed)

Fresh flowers as home decoration
/ entertaining, such as centerpieces
Red poinsettia


Fresh flowers as host gift or other gift 50%
Flowering houseplants other than poinsettia 25%
Green houseplant 24%
Other type of flower or plant 21%
None of the above 2%


Poinsettia Colors

The most popular colors:

Red 74%
White 8%
Pink 6%
Mixed 3%

Popular Fresh Flowers

The most popular fresh flowers purchased for Christmas are: mixed flowers, roses, misc. single flowers and carnations.

Data collected by Synovate eNation national online poll (2007) and IPSOS-Insight FloralTrends Consumer Tracking Study (2005), Paul Ecke Ranch, 2010.

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