Butterfly Gifts are getting as popular as unicorn gifts it seems. And there is a good reason for that. Not only are butterflies beautiful but they 100% bring a smile to everyone's face.
Ever seen a butterfly land on someone and not smile? It's impossible.
Butterflies are so cute, and we all want one to land on our nose you may have seen in the movies.
Or you could click play on the video below to see how cute and funny it is landing on a Husky dog.
In this post, we are going to cover the symbolism of butterflies and the Top 5 Butterfly Gift ideas.
But before we get to the best butterfly gifts, let's discuss the symbolism of butterflies.
Butterflies symbolise numerous things depending upon where you reside in the world.
While some cultures see butterflies as a symbolism of transformation, love, or wisdom, other cultures view them with suspicion and apprehension - butterflies to them are omens of a less desirable nature.
At the Chinese culture, the butterfly symbolises love.
According to an ancient Chinese legend, butterflies are a symbol of the undying bond between lovers.
It's a very common practice for newlyweds to receive a present with a butterfly symbol on it on their wedding day. It is intended to remind a couple of the energy of love.
Butterfly gift ideas are therefore excellent for young couples starting on their journey together. And, given the symbolism has universal appeal, it is not just a gift for Chinese couples.
The Chinese also believe that the flutter from flower to flower symbolises an excellent social life for the young.
You have no doubt heard the term 'social butterfly'. This is the term used to describe someone who flitters around from one person to the next. This is a good idea for the host, so that they can spend a little bit of time with all their guests.
In some cultures, butterflies are a symbol of knowledge and wisdom.
Butterflies carry pollen from flower to flower, so some cultures relate this activity to clever people spreading their wisdom and knowledge from one person to another and helping them grow.
There are many great leaders in the world who could have this moniker: Countless spiritual leaders, motivational speakers and philosophers.
Have you ever had a butterfly or butterflies in your dreams? Or perhaps you like to dream of butterfly gift ideas ;-)
Dream interpreters have different meanings for the presence of butterflies in dreams.
Some teach that if you merely see a butterfly in your dream, it implies that you need to settle down in life. Not a bad option for many people it would seem.
But what if you catch or kill a butterfly in your dream. That can't be a good thing, right?
Well, as it turns out, catching or killing a butterfly in your dream symbolises that you're superficial. So, not the end of the world, but something worth considering.
Now doesn't that sound nice. Seeing two butterflies in your dream. Hopefully, one landed on your nose and the other on your hand.
Seeing two butterflies in your dream is said to represent a long and happy marriage. Hopefully, if you are seeing two butterflies, you have married already.
While many cultures associate the charm of the butterfly with various positive symbols, other cultures believe that the butterfly symbolises bad omens.
In middle ages times, a flock of butterflies was a bad omen that predicted an upcoming epidemic or war. In the past, Celts believed that if you saw a butterfly flying during the night, it meant impending death.
Some early Americans followed this Celtic tradition by believing that if a white butterfly circled an individual, it meant death was certain - bad news for sure.
In contrast, Christianity has long held that the butterfly symbolises the resurrection of Jesus.
While in the cocoon, the caterpillar seems dead, but later, the butterfly emerges more robust and beautiful than before.
And just as Jesus ascended into paradise, the butterfly now too can fly in the heavens with its new set of wings.
This symbolism of metamorphosis of the butterfly is said to symbolise the spiritual evolution that Christians go through when becoming Christian. You can buy butterfly gifts for people across several religions, and it will be well received.
Which leads us to the most typical and unmistakable symbol of butterflies for modern society: transformation.
The butterfly's life is one of transformation throughout the impressive process of metamorphosis. It truly is remarkable the process a caterpillar goes through, living in a cocoon and then blossoming into a stunningly beautiful butterfly.
Many individuals believe that the butterfly's transformation symbolises a change in the life of a person.
The cocoon phase can be translated as introspection or reflection with the person emerging from the cocoon transformed into a different person.
And then when the person reaches full maturity or has found their life purpose, the beautiful butterfly emerges.
What a fitting symbol for life's many journies through life.
The Agate butterfly is our number 1 choice of Butterfly gift, and for obvious reasons. We fell in love with them, so we stock them in our shop.
No matter if you are looking for purple butterfly gifts or pretty butterfly gifts, the agate butterflies tick the box.
Someone in Brazil saw the agate slices and thought, I'm going to create butterfly inspired gifts out of these. And so they did.
It comes butterfly agate with a beautiful silver butterfly design. Perfect.
You can never have enough mugs in your house. When I look in my cupboard, I have always got room for one more mug.
There are heaps of beautiful mugs with butterflies on it, and they are all well-received by those you gift it to.
These are a nice cheap butterfly gift idea for those who want to get something small for their gifting purposes.
You can buy dresses with butterflies, shirts with butterflies, jumpers with butterflies and pretty much any clothing item imaginable can come with butterflies on it.
We thought this number for kids and babies was the cutest.
At a recent tradeshow, we ran into an Australian lady selling framed butterflies. They are absolutely beautiful. So much so, we nearly considered offering them on our site.
The reason is simple, a framed or boxed butterfly set is a beautiful, Earth Inspired gift idea.
We may still consider the idea of getting them in, but for now, they are available on Amazon.
They come in a range of colours including pink, blue, red and purple.
They truly glitter, and if you know someone who loves butterflies, then this is a beautiful butterfly gift for her. Or even a lovely butterfly gift for mum.
Butterfly jewellery is always so beautiful, and the butterfly pendant is no exception.
This fits in perfectly with our shop design as it is a lovely butterfly bracelet with the bracelet made from Lapis Lazuli crystal.
We want to be able to get these in as they are such a lovely present.
Everyone has their favourite glass in their home for some tea, hot drink or cold beverage.
These glass cups with butterflies on it are so beautiful, and I want to have one for myself.
So there you have the Top 7 Butterfly Gift Ideas.
You can buy these butterfly gifts right here in Australia, and you are welcome to visit our display in Sydney if that is convenient for you.
What do you think? Which are your favourite butterfly gifts for friends?
Hopefully, we have been able to cover the best butterfly gift ideas. One we didn't picture above is the butterfly necklace. It is very similar to the butterfly bracelet.