It’s natural to want to send someone office flowers or give them a gift at your place of employment. It shows appreciation, expresses friendship, sympathy, congratulations, or it can be for many other reasons. Before you do this, you should make sure of your company’s business policy regarding gifts, and other office politics. Instead of sending a great boss a gift of flowers just from you, get a group together and make the gift from everyone. This avoids any hint of “sucking up,” while still allowing you to show your appreciation. Of course, there are many other occasions when a gift of flowers, whether from you or from a group, may be perfectly acceptable.

Occasions to Send Office Flowers

Happy occasions, such as the birth of a child, a wedding anniversary or perhaps a birthday are appropriate times to send flowers. Another occasion would be If one of your co-workers or bosses has a death in the family, or a close family member has been hospitalized. A bouquet of flowers delivered lets them know that you are thinking of them.

Type of Flowers to Send

Scent is probably one of the biggest issues to consider when you are sending flowers to an office. Even if the recipient does not have a sensitivity to scent, someone in their vicinity may. Ask your florist to create a low-scent or scentless bouquet for the occasion; you’ll have the beauty, without risking any problems. Remember, also, that even the best cared for cut flowers will eventually die. Your local florist will be able to recommend hardy breeds, but ask about terrariums or living plants as gifts, if you think your recipient might like that better.

In Doubt? Ask

Each company decides their own policies on gift giving within its ranks; if you are not sure what is allowed, ask. It’ll save time and trouble in the long run. Let your local florist know that you are sending your blooms to an office, and for what occasion, and they will be able to help you decide on the perfect bouquet.