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5 Best Flower to Gift for Retirement or a Farewell Party


Parting ways can be a bittersweet experience, particularly when we find ourselves saying goodbye during retirement or farewell parties. It's a time filled with mixed emotions as we bid adieu to a cherished colleague or friend. But fear not, as there is a heartfelt way to express your well wishes and support during this transition: through the gift of flowers. 

Flowers have a unique language of their own, conveying emotions and messages that words often struggle to express. In this blog, we present the five best flowers to gift for a retirement or farewell party, each carrying a special meaning to make the parting moments even more memorable. With these tips and floral ideas in mind, you’ll know exactly what to get from the flower and gift shop.

Which Flower Symbolises Farewell?

When it comes to bidding farewell, chrysanthemums hold a special place in floral symbolism. With their association with friendship, happiness, and well-being, these blooms carry heartfelt sentiments. Moreover, in many cultures, they are also considered a symbol of good luck. Known as the "golden flower," chrysanthemums are also frequently associated with retirement celebrations and farewell parties. Their vibrant colours and delicate petals make them an ideal choice for bidding adieu to a colleague or loved one and showing gratitude to the departing individual.

But did you know that there are other blooms that you can consider too?

What Other Flowers to Consider for Retirement?

1. Lily - Embracing Fresh Beginnings

Lilies represent the sweet and innocent beauty of life's fresh start and rebirth. These elegant blooms, as seen in our Lily floral gift, are a wonderful choice to wish someone well on their retirement journey. This is especially so since they are known to be symbols of a bright new chapter filled with joy and prosperity.

2. Hydrangea - Gratitude and Grace

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Hydrangeas embody gratitude, grace, and beauty. As such, their delicate petals and lush appearance make them thoughtful gifts to express appreciation for their years of hard work and dedication. Presenting a fresh arrangement of hydrangeas, like our Affection floral gift or Ariana fresh flower bouquet, also signifies admiration and well wishes for a happy retirement.

3. Roses - Symbolising Love and Admiration

Roses are known to symbolise some of our deepest emotions, including love, passion, and admiration. Moreover, with a variety of colours available, you can choose the perfect rose to convey your feelings towards the retiree. Whether it's a classic red for love and admiration or a soft pink, as featured in our Cinderella bouquet for friendship, roses speak volumes and make a lasting impression.

4. Sunflowers - Radiating Positivity and Cheer


It is widely known that sunflowers exude positivity, happiness, luck, and hope. These vibrant blooms, as seen in our Joy fresh flower bouquet, will thus undoubtedly bring cheer to any farewell gathering and serve as a symbol of appreciation. Gift a bouquet of sunflowers like our Summer flower arrangement to express gratitude, respect, and best wishes for a bright future!

5. Daisy - Embracing Joy and New Beginnings

Daisies represent purity, innocence, joy, and cheerfulness, making them a delightful choice for bidding farewell to a colleague. A colourful bouquet of daisies or a unique floral gift like our Daisy arrangement made with preserved blooms serves as a cheerful reminder of appreciation and a stylish way to say goodbye with warmth and positivity.

Create Memorable Farewell Moments with The Interior Collections

At The Interior Collections, we understand the significance of honouring a retirement or farewell with meaningful flowers. Therefore, our selection of exquisite floral arrangements and gifts available on our online flower shop is designed to leave a lasting impression. Whether you choose elegant lilies, vibrant sunflowers, or any other bloom, our dedicated team will ensure your farewell gift is crafted with care and delivered with utmost professionalism.

Explore our wide range of floral options, conveniently available through our online flower shop so that you never have to search around town for a flower shop near you in Singapore. With our exceptional selection and reliable flower delivery services, you can bid farewell to a cherished colleague in style and create beautiful memories!