Best Flowers to Say Congratulations

When it comes to celebrating a particular occasion or an important milestone, flowers are just the gift you need to make a lasting impression! There is a style, hue, and bloom to suit all tastes and the best part? With next-day flower delivery, you can send them directly to the recipient’s door, allowing you to say congratulations quickly and easily!

Why send flowers

Whether you have a relative, colleague, or friend celebrating an important moment in their life, sending a bouquet of blooms is a versatile gift that shows the recipient you are thinking of them and want to share in their joy. Your best friend may have just announced her engagement, your sister could be moving into her first home, your neighbor may be rejoicing the birth of a child, or your partner may have received a promotion. Whatever the reason, a well-thought-our gift of flowers is a meaningful way to show you care and a great way to say ‘well done’!

What celebrations require flowers?

There are numerous significant moments in life that must be rejoiced and taking the time to acknowledge and celebrate these moments with your loved ones is a must! This is when sending a bouquet of blooms or a bold flower arrangement is a great idea. Below we’ve listed which blooms are appropriate for which occasions to help to make a choice that little bit easier…

Yellow roses

Yellow roses are ideal congratulatory blooms to send to those who are about to start a new job. If someone close to you has just landed their dream job, sending them a bright bunch of flowers is a great way to say ‘congratulations’. Yellow roses are an ideal option for this occasion as they are symbolic of joy and friendship.

Their bright and cheery appearance will make you want to smile, while their refined edge adds an element of sophistication. Roses convey all of the right sentiments when it comes to wishing a friend or loved one luck as they embark on a new journey in their career.

You can either choose to send the flowers to the recipient’s home or directly to their new office so that they can display them on their desk. Of course, if they don’t like being the center of attention, the former option is a better choice.

Sending congratulations flowers for graduation?

Lilies or tulips can be sent to those who have just graduated or who have recently passed an important exam – both are huge achievements and sending a bright bouquet of blooms conveys a joyful message of congratulations.

When considering the hue, orange lilies are a good choice as they are symbolic of passion, energy, confidence, and satisfaction in life. In addition to this, these blooms also represent feelings of respect and honour, which lets the recipient know how much you admire their hard work.

White roses

White roses are traditional congratulatory blooms to send to those celebrating an engagement. To rejoice this wonderful news, a bouquet or floral arrangement of stunning white roses make a perfect gift for the happy couple. White roses are symbolic of innocence and purity, which makes them a popular choice for weddings and engagements, as both occasions mark new beginnings.

If you’d prefer something a little less traditional, opt for sunflowers instead. These bright, happy blooms represent longevity, which makes them ideal engagement congratulatory flowers.

Lilies, roses & gerberas

These blooms are the ideal option to send to those expecting a new baby. Congratulations blooms have long been a favourite gift to send to the parents of a new baby. If they’re expecting or have had a girl, many will choose traditional hues of pink and purple – lilies, roses, and gerberas are prevalent options, both as a mixed bouquet and on their own. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a bouquet to celebrate a baby boy, an arrangement featuring blue iris, complete with contrasting gerberas and yellow roses is a great choice.

White flowers are also popular, as they convey feelings of purity and innocence. If you wish to really push the boat out, choose a luxury arrangement of white gerberas, lilies or roses, set against a backdrop of rich greenery. This display will certainly brighten up the hospital room and the home.

If the individual you’re gifting boasts an eclectic style, a bouquet of rainbow roses will give that extra wow factor – these incredibly bright, bold blooms are symbolic of happiness, and are sure to be the centerpiece of any room!

Orchids and mixed arrangements

If you’re looking for a gift to send to those celebrating the purchase of their first home, both orchids and mixed arrangements are ideal options.

Moving into a new house is exciting, and flowers and house plants make great housewarming gifts. From potted orchids to bright and bold bouquets, there are plenty of options to choose from. When making your decision, keep the individual’s style and taste in mind.

For example, if they have an extremely minimalist home, a contemporary bouquet or white orchid is a good idea. However, if their style is bold and over the top, a colourful bouquet of mixed blooms may be more apt. You can even send the flowers in a vase – besides adding a little extra to the gift, it also saves them unpacking one!


Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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