What Flowers Say Thank you?

Trying to decide on the best thank you flowers? If you’re a little stuck on what flowers show gratitude the most, it's worth knowing that some of them have more of a meaning than others. We’ve included a few tips below to help you choose the most suitable flowers for saying thanks.

History and Traditions of Thank You Flowers

The act of giving flowers dates back to ancient times, long before modern civilization. Just as it is now, flowers can represent a variety of different meanings. For instance, in the Victorian era, expressions of emotion were much more reserved. As such, people sought alternative means of showing how they felt; sending flowers was one of these ways.

In addition to showing gratitude, people sent flowers in different arrangements to convey love and friendship. Today, rather than hinging on hidden meanings, giving flowers is now a tradition used to openly express what you want to say in a more healthy way.

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How To Pick The Right Thank You Flowers

Choosing thank you flowers can be tricky, especially when buying flowers online. However, if you if you’re looking to send thank you flowers, Direct2Florist has you covered.

Our directory holds a vast selection of local florists, with a great range of bouquet packages that can help you set the tone perfectly. We understand getting the message across in the right way - the first time - is very important.

However, having an idea of what they’d like before you send flowers can help you make the right decision when buying. Below are a few tips.

  1. Start simple - what's their favourite colour? Regardless of the type of flower you choose, it'll be more endearing if it’s a colour they like.
  2. Getting flowers for someone you don't know too well? Try not to confuse them too much - stick with something simple.
  3. You can also keep it professional with a card. This can help get the message across succinctly.

Popular Types of Thank You Flowers

So what flowers say thank you? Down below are some of the most beautiful types of flowers you can lay your eyes on - but they’re even more significant for saying thanks with.


If you want to keep it simple, yet professional, sunflowers are the way to go. They are the perfect gift for a mentor or partner-in-business.


Do you want to say thank to someone for being there for you without getting too soft about it? Chrysanthemums are perfect for the job. They are perfect for communicating "you are a wonderful friend." As they are available in many colours, you’ll have a wide variety to choose from.


Famous for being shaped like bells, the Campanula is also called the bellflower. You can take your pick from available colours such as blue, white, purple, etc. The flower itself means gratitude, so you can't go wrong, as they’re all about saying thank you.


Lilies are all-rounders. They are perfect whenever and are very elegant, while also being very pretty. As they come in many colours, you'll have a good selection to choose from.

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By Miles Warner 23 September 2020