Flowers seem like such an empty gesture to me. But I've learned that just because I perceive something to be an empty gesture doesn't make it so in its entirety. Some people really like flowers and it makes their day to receive some.
That's pretty much antithetical to empty.
Wow... this makes thing very awkward. Just ignore those roses on your bedside when you get home then. I knew I should have stuck to the Amazon gift card.