Things to Consider When Sending Flowers to an Office

Sending and receiving flowers is predominant in our age. Flowers birth inspiration and communicate appreciation. Whether it’s for a co-worker’s promotion or a friend’s birthday, sending a flower puts a smile on their face. 

However, there are several factors you should consider, from selecting the flower type to the flower delivery, when you’re sending flowers to an office. In this article, we’ll show you just that. Stay tuned.

Flower Recipient

First, consider who you’re sending the flowers to. For example, if a close friend or family member just landed a new car, a promotion, or birthday celebration, sending flowers to commemorate those special events would be a great idea. 

However, if it’s the case with someone you share only a formal work relationship with, you’ve got to be selective with your flower choices. You don’t want to send a vast bouquet that may draw unwanted attention to the both of you. 

To make things less awkward, we advise you to make it a group gift. The group gift will allow others to congratulate the co-worker for an excellent job done. But on the other hand, he would be glad to know that others wish him well.

If you’re surprising your loved one on her birthday, consider how she would feel about receiving a flower bouquet. She may be shy and not want something elaborate, especially if she shares office space with others.

If there are any office etiquettes, you must follow them. 

Flower Type

Flowers speak languages and communicate specific sentiments. For example, the bluebell flower means humility. You can give this to a co-worker or subordinate of yours who is humble. Understanding flower meanings go a long way to make your gift presentable.

In congratulating a staff member for his promotion, yellow roses are ideal. Sunflowers are also another great option. Include a personal card to let them know you are proud of their achievement.

Bear in mind that flowers last longer than others. So, before sending that flower, consider its lifespan so that it doesn’t wilt away after a few days and cause discomfort to your recipient.


Another thing to consider is the flower fragrance. Remember, you don’t want to make the other employees uncomfortable.

Instead of going in for highly scented flowers like the hyacinth or sweet pea, consider a non-fragrant bloom like sunflowers. Yellow roses or tulips send a message of joy and cheerfulness and make your flower a gift to remember. 

If it’s a group gift to your boss, consider flower plants like the peace lily and cacti.  


If the floral arrangement and flower bouquet are too large, it may bring discomfort to your recipient. But on the other hand, you’ve got to keep it simple such that they don’t speak of romantic gestures. 

For example, if your friend shares an office cubicle with other people, there may not be enough space to accommodate the large flowers. This could be discomforting to him. So, it’s better to consider the size of the flower you’re sending.

If you’re sending the flowers to your boss, with whom you share no casual relationship, keep the colours formal. Avoid colours like red or pink, which may signify special admiration.

Yellow roses signify friendship and birthdays. Consider an orange rose to show gratitude for a job well done. Daisies are excellent if he’s sick or recently recovered from an illness.

Flower Delivery

Make sure you give the florist the correct details like your flower recipient’s name, office address, and delivery time.

The delivery time is essential. You don’t want to cause any distractions. So, the best time is to send them early before work commences.

Final Words

Next time you’re sending flowers to an office, create memorable flower reception experiences by applying the things we’ve discussed in this article.