Business Flower Etiquette: What You Need to Know When Sending Corporate Flowers as Gifts
Sending flowers as a corporate gift is the best way to show your appreciation. As a business, you can send flowers to your partners and potential clients to stand out against the competition. You can also send flowers to retain a loyal client base in the UAE, or to your boss or co-workers to recognize a professional accomplishment.
Regardless of who you send flowers to, it’s important you send the right type of flowers to mark the occasion. The gifting experts at Dracey Flowers have put together this guide to corporate flower etiquette to ensure you hit the right mark!
Flowers for colleague
Most businesses have company policies in place for gifting flowers to coworkers for their accomplishments, birthdays, or anniversaries. When it comes to gifting flowers to co-workers it’s important to do this for all employees rather than a select few. The idea is to avoid showing favouritism and to treat everyone with the same respect and consideration.
It’s common for companies to send flowers to their employees on their anniversaries, such as their one-year anniversary of employment. These flowers act as a token of appreciation for their dedication and loyalty to the company. Every flower has a distinct meaning, so it’s important to send the right flower for the right occasion. The last thing you want to do is send flowers that may start a controversy. For example, red roses are typically reserved for love and passion. You would not want to send these to an employee.
The best flowers for co-workers and employees include mixed bouquets with tulips, yellow roses, peonies, and daisies. Our Royal Purple, Always Happy, and Serendipity arrangements provide the perfect blend of mixed blooms to show your co-workers your appreciation. When gifting flowers to employees, it’s also important to consider whether the employee has any allergies. Sunflower bouquets are a low pollen bloom and are ideal for those with allergies.
Flowers for your boss
When it comes to sending flowers to your boss, it’s always wise to avoid blooms that suggest sympathy or romance. Also, any flower arrangement should come from the entire team and not an individual. The only exception to this would be if you are sending flowers specifically to mark the occasion of sending condolences for the loss of a loved one. Flowers for female and male bosses vary. For example, the ideal flowers for a female boss are pastels, while male bosses prefer strong and bold colours. It’s also important to remember every flower colour has a specific meaning, so you won’t have to explain anything because the colour says it all.
White flowers: appreciation, gratitude, or sympathy
Purple flowers: dignity, pride, and success
Blue flowers: peace and clarity
Yellow flowers: happiness, pride, and success
Orange flowers: energy and excitement
Green flowers: rebirth and renewal
Flowers for clients and business partners
Flowers play a great role in connecting with your partners and business clients. Whether you send a classic mixed bouquet of flowers or you wish to incorporate your brand or company colours, you simply can’t go wrong with sending a fresh bouquet, flower box, or large flower arrangement to show your appreciation. In fact, flower boxes are a unique way to present your flowers. Best of all, the recipient will not need a vase! Learn more on how to take care of flower boxes.
Flowers to mark an occasion
Flowers can be sent to co-workers, employees, clients, or business partners to make special occasions. Some common occasions to send corporate flowers include:
Get well soon
Congratulations (such as for a promotion or closing a deal)
Following up on a pitch or proposal
Birth or adoption of a child
And much more
Are you interested in sending corporate flowers to your employees, co-workers, clients, or business partners? We can help! At Darcey Flowers, we import the highest quality and varieties of unique fresh flowers from all over the world to create luxurious arrangements to help you express your message of appreciation. From our hand-tied bouquets and indoor plants to our flower boxes and floral gift selection, we’ve got all of your corporate needs covered.
Contact a member of our team or browse our online catalogue of flowers by occasion to learn more.