Often, cut floral arrangements will cost anywhere from $30 - $100, especially if you're buying them for popular holidays. A succulent arrangement will cost the same, but can be even less if you create one yourself. However, there are many very affordable pre-made arrangements.
While people expect cut flower arrangements to die, they somehow feel obligated to keep a succulent arrangement alive. Just like cut flowers, it's ok if your succulent arrangement dies. Plus, it will last much longer than cut flowers before doing so.
Unlike cut flowers, a succulent arrangement can last for years if you do care for it. This makes it a gift that keeps on giving and will remind the recipient of you for years to come.