Do You Give Flowers for Thanksgiving? Answer: Yes! Here’s why…

Do You Give Flowers for Thanksgiving? Answer: Yes! Here’s why…

There are so many things to love about Thanksgiving. From great food to spending quality time with family & friends, it’s no secret as to why Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays to get together. While Thanksgiving isn’t traditionally a “gift-giving” holiday, does that mean you should show up to Thanksgiving dinner empty-handed? We don’t think so!

Here are 3 reasons you should bring flowers to Thanksgiving:

Reasons You Should Bring Flowers to Thanksgiving

You Don’t Want to Show Up with Nothing

Regardless of how your mom raised you, showing up empty-handed is never a good idea. Take the guesswork out of figuring out what kind of wine your hostess likes, and bring flowers instead! Flowers are an easy hostess gift that can be as simple or extravagant as you like.

Makes You Stand Out

Everyone brings a side dish. Why not do something a little more original this Thanksgiving? A stunning flower arrangement is a unique addition to any Thanksgiving dinner and a great conversation starter (and way better than Aunt Linda’s fat-free mashed potatoes).

Adds Décor to the House or Table

Hosts at Thanksgiving are often so busy with the meal and their guests that they forget to buy flowers. Bringing a bouquet is a thoughtful way to save the day and add a festive touch to the table.

What Kind of Flowers to Bring

Chrysanthemum Arrangements

There is no more quintessential fall flower than the Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemums, also known as mums, are part of the daisy family and come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, making them the perfect choice for Thanksgiving arrangements!

Arrangements Incorporating Pumpkins & Gourds

Looking for a floral arrangement that will turn heads this Thanksgiving? Always opt for a festive arrangement that incorporates a seasonal bounty of fresh flowers, but also, this is an excellent opportunity to use pumpkins and gourds. Regular pumpkins make a great vase, while mini pumpkins and gourds can be festive additions to any arrangement.

Dried Flowers

Fall is the perfect time to celebrate the beauty of the changing landscape and incorporate dried flowers and leaves into centerpieces and wreaths! Dried flowers make great additions to any Thanksgiving table, entryway, or kitchen island!


Bring flowers in a unique vase so that the hostess has a beautiful keepsake they can reuse for years to come.

Chrysanthemums Over Cornbread

While Thanksgiving isn’t traditionally a gift-giving holiday, showing up with flowers is an easy way to show your gratitude to your hostess, stand out from the rest of the side dishes, and celebrate the natural abundance of the season.