Flower Ideas: To say Congratulations

When it comes to celebrating milestones and important moments in life, a text message or phone call doesn’t always cut it!

If a friend or relative is celebrating an important moment in their lives, sending flowers is a more tangible gift that conveys that you want to share in their joy. Be it on your friend buying their first home, your neighbor celebrating the birth of a child, or your partner having achieved something great at work, a well-chosen gift of flowers is a meaningful way to show you care.

There are lots of wonderful moments in life and taking the time to acknowledge and celebrate them when they happen to those who are close to us is a must.

So, if you’re wondering what kind of congratulations flower arrangements to send, our florists have put together their tips to help you find the perfect flowers for the perfect moment.

Yellow Roses Make Great Congratulations Flowers for a New Job

Man in red jumper

If someone you know has just landed their dream job, sending them a bright and cheerful bunch of flowers is a great way to say “well done!”. Yellow roses are a good choice as they symbolize friendship and joy. They look bright and cheery and make you want to smile – but being roses, they also have an elegant, refined beauty. This is a great combination of sentiments to wish your friend or loved one luck as they embark on the next stage of their career.

The other consideration here is whether to send flowers for a new job to their home, or their new workplace. It really depends on the person.

For example, if they don’t like being the center of attention, it might be best to send congratulations flowers to their home. On the other hand, if they don’t mind the spotlight, delivery to their new workplace is sure to be appreciated – especially if you send an arrangement in a vase ready to place on their desk.

Lilies, Roses & Gerberas Are the Best Flowers for a New Baby

Congratulations Flowers and balloons have long been a favorite way to send your best wishes to the parents of a new baby. If the newest member is a girl, you could go for traditional pinks and purples – lilies, roses or gerberas are popular options, both on their own or as part of a mixed bouquet.

If you’re looking for blue for a new baby boy, an arrangement featuring blue iris, contrasting with happy gerberas and yellow roses is a great choice.

White flowers are also popular, as they represent purity and innocence. A luxury arrangement featuring white gerberas, lilies or roses, and some greenery will brighten up the hospital room or home. For congratulations flowers for a new baby with a bit more wow factor, you could opt for rainbow roses – they’re incredibly bright, colorful, and symbolize happiness.

Florist tip: Before arranging a flower delivery to celebrate a new baby, check with the hospital to see if there are any rules surrounding flowers. Also, be mindful that hospital stays can be quite short these days so if you’re unable to send baby flowers to the hospital in time, surprising the new parents at home could be a better option.

Sending Congratulations Flowers for a Graduation? Pick Lilies or Tulips

Laptop and Tulips

Passing an important exam or graduating from university is a huge achievement and sending a bright bouquet of gerberas conveys a cheery message of congratulations. Other ideas for congratulation flowers for graduation include an arrangement that features orange lilies or elegant tulips.

Orange lilies represent energy, confidence, passion, and satisfaction in life – all great sentiments as the recent graduate starts the journey on their chosen career path or further studies.

On top of this, they can also represent honor and respect, which also lets them know how much you admire their hard work.

White Roses are Common Congratulations Flowers for an Engagement

Red Roses with engagement ring

To celebrate the news of an engagement, stunning white roses make a wonderful gift for the happy couple. Symbolizing purity and innocence, they are a favorite choice for weddings and engagements to mark new beginnings.

If you’d prefer something a little less traditional, you could go for sunflowers – bright, happy and representing longevity, they’re ideal congratulations flowers for an engagement!

Orchids and Mixed Arrangements Say ‘Congrats on Your New Home’

Mixed arrangement

Moving into a new home is exciting, and flowers and plants make a great house-warming gift. Potted orchids are the perfect congratulation flowers for a new home, as they look gorgeous, are available in a range of sizes and shades, and can flower for months when given the right care.

Another option is to send a beautiful arrangement of their favorite flowers in a stylish vase that is ready to pop on the shelf or table to brighten things up while they unpack and settle in.

Roses are Ideal Congratulations Flowers for a Promotion at Work

Yellow roses are ideal congratulation flowers for a promotion, either on their own in a bouquet or box or also as part of a mixed arrangement. A beautiful bunch of sunflowers is another great option, as they represent warmth and longevity, a fitting message to wish your friend or family member a long and successful career.

Including a gift card with a personal message of support and encouragement will make your gift extra meaningful.

Pick Flowers that Send the Right Message

If you want the recipient to really know how happy and proud you are of their achievement, a personal card and congratulations flower bouquet is a really warm gesture and is bound to make them go ‘Awww’.

If you have a question about the best kind of flowers for your congratulations gift, we’d love to help you pick the right blooms! Get in touch with our friendly team for expert advice.


I’m Joseph, and I started this blog as a way to share ideas with others. I wanted to create a space where people could share their thoughts and feelings, and where we could all have a good laugh. Since then, the blog has grown into something much larger than I ever imagined. We have posts on everything from humorous essays to comics to interviews. And our weekly columns cover sports, video games, college life, and software.
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