An individually designed flower bouquet makes for an ideal gift as it is thoughtful with a personal touch. Keep in mind whom the bouquet is being created for. The tone of the bouquet is largely determined by the colours you choose. It would be preferable to choose the receiver's favourite colour as theme for the arrangement or bouquet.
Etymologically, the origins of the name Ikebana comes from two Japanese words: ikeru, which means to give or conserve life, and hana, which translates as flower. There is an old Japanese saying relating to Japanese flower arrangement that goes kokoro wo ikeru, which literally means to give life to your heart. In all cultures, nature has always been an essential source for healing of the soul. In Japan, the use of flowers to enrich the spirit has been part of the culture since ancient times. By extension, Ikebana is also considered a form of artistic expression meant to enrich and heal the spirit.