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Flowers for Friends: When and How to Send

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Flowers for friends are a great way to brighten your BFF’s day and let your new pals know you care. While friendships are a crucial part of our lives, they don’t always get as much attention as the relationships we have with partners or family members. And that means it’s not always obvious what type of flowers you should send to your friends.

We’re here to make sending flowers to friends a bit easier. We’ll give you ideas of flower types and colors to send to your friends, as well as occasions you should consider sending flowers. When you’re done reading, all you’ll need to do is figure out what friends are on your flower list!

Flowers That Mean Friendships

If you’re stuck on what type of flowers you should send to your friends, you can’t go wrong with any of the following blooms. They’re perfect for the friends who answer your frantic texts and laugh at all your inside jokes.


Is any flower more cheerful than a sunflower? We don’t think so. These sunny flowers remind us how good friendships light up our lives.

These flowers also symbolize loyalty. If you watch a field of sunflowers, you’ll notice the flowers turn to follow the sun. This phenomenon, known as heliotropism, reminds us how good friends are loyal to each other.

Yellow Roses

While you may associate roses with romance, these classic flowers come with their own color language. Yellow roses have long symbolized strong friendships, so they’re a great choice to give to one of your pals.

If you order roses from The Bouqs Co., don’t be surprised if they look a bit different than those you pick up at the store. We harvest our roses in bud form so you and your friends can watch them bloom.


Alstroemeria, also known as Peruvian lilies, remind us that a strong bond between two people doesn’t have to involve romance. These speckled blooms symbolize the support and devotion present in strong friendships.

Since alstroemeria are available in a wide variety of colors, you can find a hue that your friend will love.


Often known as mums, these flowers symbolize the joy and optimism present in healthy friendships. If you think that mums only belong on fall porches, think again! Mums come in all sorts of styles, including frighteningly beautiful spider mums and cute little pompoms. Plus, you can find mums in almost every color.

Flower Colors For Friends

While there isn’t a hard and fast rule about what color flowers you should send to friends, some colors are more appropriate than others.

Classic Flower Colors for Friends

If you’re looking for classic friendship flowers, you’ll want to look for yellow and pink flowers. These colors are time-tested symbols of friendships.

Yellow flowers symbolize trust, happiness, and loyalty — characteristics present in any great friendship. Some popular yellow flowers include sunflowers, roses, tulips, and gerbera daisies.

Pink flowers are linked to love, happiness, and grace, so they’re perfect for friends. Some pink flowers to check out include roses, ranunculus, carnations, and lilies.

Pink and yellow flowers are especially perfect for new friends you don’t know very well.

Pick Their Favorite Color

While pink and yellow are classic friendship colors, don’t be afraid to tap into your friend’s preferences. If you know they love sultry purple and maroon, pick out a bouquet of deeply colored roses and mums. If they can’t get enough of orange and red, send a fiery bouquet their way.

Occasions to Send Flowers to a Friend

While there’s no wrong time to send your friend flowers, some occasions beg you to order a bouquet for your bud.

New Job or Promotion

Did your BFF just land a new job or promotion? Then send some flowers to congratulate them! Farm-fresh bouquets are perfect for making your friend feel like the rockstar they are.

If you’d like to mix things up, you can always send them a plant to keep them company. While you’re at it, pick out one of our office plants for your work BFF.

The Passing of a Loved One

While we wish our friends’ lives were filled with nothing but happiness, this isn’t always the case. If your friend has lost a family member or friend, they’ll appreciate the support of others. Even if you don’t know what to say to comfort them, you can still send them flowers to let them know you’re thinking of them.

When you send flowers for sympathy, consider adding a note that lets your friend know you’re only a phone call or text away. They’ll enjoy their flowers now and come to you for support when they’re ready.

When They’re Sick

If your friend is holed up in bed or stuck on the couch with a broken leg, you might not be able to hang out as much as you’d like. While that stinks for you, it’s even worse for them. A great way to brighten their day is by sending flowers.

Pick out a cheerful bouquet and add on a vase so they’ll have everything they need to enjoy their new flowers.

New Home

When you’re close with your friends, their milestones almost feel like your own. And there are few things as exciting (and sometimes stressful) as moving into a new home! To help your friend celebrate, send them some fresh flowers.

As they’re unpacking boxes and figuring out where everything goes, a bouquet will help their new house feel more like home. Plus, it will remind them that they have the support of great friends like you.

After a Breakup

When your friend breaks up with their partner, you wish you could make it all better. While you probably won’t be able to erase all their pain, you can let them know they have your support and love. How? By sending fresh flowers!

After breakups, it’s easy to feel like all the love is gone from your life. Sending a friend flowers will remind them that lots of other people still love and care for them.

National Friendship Day

Hopefully, you appreciate your friends every day, but if there’s one time to show them a little extra love it’s on national friendship day. This day takes place on the first Sunday in August.

Whether you’ve been BFFs since first grade or just met each other a few months ago, go ahead and send some flowers their way.

Galentine’s Day

Sure, Valentine’s Day is the ultimate flower holiday, but you can’t forget about the Parks and Rec spinoff. Show the ladies in your life some love on February 13th by sending them a beautiful bouquet.

Just Because

Want to know the great thing about flowers? You don’t need a reason to send them! Surprise your friend by sending flowers just because. When they open the door to a bouquet delivery, they’ll smile knowing you’re their friend.

Flowers For Friends’ Birthdays

Who wouldn’t want a birthday flower delivery? Whether you live across town or on the other side of the country, your friend will smile knowing you thought about them on their big day.

Even if you’ve known your friend for years, it can sometimes be difficult to pick out the perfect flowers. If you need some help, check out the ideas below.

Big and Bright

Your friend who finds joy in every little moment will love a cheerful bouquet of sunflowers. They’ll gush over the big blooms and stunning accent flowers. You can also choose a mixed flower bouquet that’s filled with a wide variety of brightly colored flowers.

Simple Yet Stunning

Not everyone likes in your face beauty. If your friend prefers something a bit more understated, pick out a more subdued bouquet. One option is to choose a bouquet made from cream flowers mixed with deeply colored blooms.

A Dried Bouquet

If you want to mix things up, consider sending your friend a bouquet of dried flowers. Since dried flowers don’t require any water, they’re perfect for the forgetful friend.

Dried flowers also last months or even years, so your friend will be able to enjoy them long after their big day has passed.

A Succulent Bouquet

If you have a friend who loves flowers and houseplants, send a succulent-filled bouquet their way. They’ll enjoy the fresh flowers while they last and be able to plant the succulent once the flowers have faded. With the proper care, their new little houseplant will keep them company until their next birthday arrives.

Farm Fresh Flowers Your Friends Will Love

Now that you know a bit more about the best flowers for friends, it’s time to order a bouquet or two for your pals. When your order from The Bouqs Co., your friends will receive farm-fresh flowers that are grown on eco-friendly farms. Plus with our happiness guarantee, you can be sure these flowers will bring a smile to your friends’ faces.

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