A single compliment can make a person feel appreciated and valued forever. The first user shares that a compliment can have more of an impact than a flower ever could.
Someone expresses that for them, a great book is equivalent to flowers for women. They believe that books have a certain allure equivalent to the beauty of flowers.
A different person contends that a cactus could be a substitute for the traditional bouquet for women. They don't need something that will wilt away in a few days.