They’re with us through thick and thin, the good times and the bad. You may not have a lot of photos together, and you may go weeks or even months without seeing each other in person, but this does nothing to diminish the bond between you.
We’re talking, of course, about our best friends.
When celebrating your best friends, there are few gifts more perfect than flowers. Whether it’s for a special occasion like their birthday, for a friendship-themed event like Best Friends Day (June 8th), or simply just because, you’ll find the perfect flowers for a friend in our collection.
You know your bestie best, so you’ll know what sorts of flowers she or he will be most excited to receive.
However, if you’re looking for a little advice on flowers that symbolise friendship to make the gift even more special, read on!
Flowers that Mean “Friendship”
When looking for the perfect friendship flowers, a good place to start is with floriography — a.k.a the language of flowers.
Humans have used flowers to convey feelings and messages for centuries, from red roses for love to yellow carnations for rejection!
So, with that in mind, what flower means friendship?
There are a flowers that symbolise friendship, and the various aspects of friendship.
Traditionally a symbol of jealousy, yellow roses have evolved over the years to become a symbol of happiness, joy, and new beginnings. Most importantly, yellow roses symbolise friendship.
Definitely consider a yellow rose for friendship gifting; their bright, cheerful petals will definitely bring a smile to your bestie’s face.
Yellow roses are also a perfect choice to send someone you’d like to rekindle an old friendship with, or even to celebrate the beginnings of a brand new friendship.
Pink roses, purple roses and orange roses also make beautiful gifts for your friends. We’d only suggest steering clear of red roses which, traditionally, symbolise love and romance. Unless your best friend is also your romantic partner, in which case — go for it!
Also known as the Peruvian lily, Alstroemeria symbolises a strong bond, elegance, and devotion.
The intricate petals of this long-lasting flower represent the complexities in a friendship, and the enduring connections that weather all life's twists and turns.
Chrysanthemums, or 'mums', symbolise optimism and a long life across many cultures. The radiant colours of these flowers bring joy and are often gifted to express good wishes and positivity.
Sunflowers are among our favourite flowers that represent friendship. With their bright yellow petals reaching for the sun, sunflowers embody adoration and loyalty. They are symbols of steadfast, "forever friends" and are able to inspire happiness and cheer in all who receive them.
A single-variety bunch of sunflowers will surely brighten your bestie’s day, but consider also a bouquet or a posy that features sunflowers alongside other blooms. Then she’ll get the best of both worlds!
Vibrant and happy gerberas symbolise cheerfulness and loyal love, like the kind of loyal love you undoubtedly have for your besties!
They come in an array of bright colours, including yellow, red, pink and orange, and all of them are perfect flowers to send a friend.
(When I was in high school, all the girls would give each other single gerberas on their birthdays. The more gerberas you collected, the more friends you obviously had.)
Pink tulips convey good wishes, non-romantic love and affection. They make an ideal "just because" gift for a friend, without there even needing to be a special occasion. Yellow tulips symbolise cheerfulness and hope, while orange tulips convey appreciation and connection.
To really wow your bestie, consider Double Tulips. These peony-like blooms feature (as the name suggests) double the number of petals as normal tulips, and look absolutely stunning when they’re in bloom.
Embodying new beginnings and good fortune, daffodils are the flowers of joy. Their cheerful yellow colour represents the essence of a sunny, happy friendship.
Daffodils are also the birth flower of March, making them the perfect flower gift for a friend celebrating a March birthday.
Cheerful and colourful zinnias represent endurance and lasting affection. Their bright blooms can serve as a reminder of the resilience of your friendship, standing the test of time and challenges.
Occasions & Reasons to Send a Friend Flowers
While we think you don’t need a special occasion to send flowers to a friend, there are a couple of dates in the calendar when you should definitely consider it:
Best Friends Day
Best Friends Day is observed each year on June 8th. It’s the perfect time to show your besties how much you love and adore them.
International Day of Friendship
Celebrated on July 30th each year, the International Day of Friendship was officially proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2011. It’s intended to be a day to celebrate friendships between peoples, nations and cultures and to promote peace, but can also be used to celebrate friendship bonds between individuals.
Another occasion to celebrate friendship is on your Friendversary — the anniversary of the day you became friends. Sometimes our friendships last longer than relationships and marriages, so we’re all for celebrating Friendversaries!
Galentine’s Day / Palentine’s Day
For those not celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14th, Galentine’s Day / Palatine’s Day is the next best thing! Shower your best gal pals with love and affection through beautiful, fresh flowers and thoughtful gifts, though we recommend steering clear of red roses!
A Friend’s Birthday
This one’s pretty obvious — of course you’ll want to celebrate your bestie on their birthday! On this most special of days, an arrangement of birthday flowers from Floraly can be the ideal gift.
We send our flowers while they’re still in bud wherever possible, so they bloom at home and last longer. We also source the majority of our flowers after you order, reducing waste and ensuring you always receive the freshest blooms possible.
To Celebrate or Congratulate a Friend
Maybe they've just been promoted at work, or they've just graduated university, or they've got the keys to their first home. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate your friends, and flowers are the perfect way to do it!
To Support A Friend
Of course, not all flower gifting occasions are happy ones. If your friend has experienced loss, has been unwell or is going through a rough time, flowers can be the perfect way to show your love and support.
Send Flowers to a Friend with Floraly
Flowers that symbolise friendship are more than just a simple gift. They are expressions of shared joy, common memories, and the unspoken understanding that makes your bond unique.
Each flower, with its unique symbolism, can help add a more personalised message to your gift. A bouquet can say 'thank you', 'I appreciate you', or simply, 'you make me smile’, without you needing to say a thing.
Floraly offers an array of beautiful flower arrangements that not only delight the senses but also make an impact through our strong commitment to sustainability. We believe in nurturing the planet as we nurture our relationships.
So, whether it's Best Friends Day or simply a day you wish to put a smile on your friend’s face, we’re here to help.
Here’s to celebrating friendship with flowers!