The Best Flowers to Give for Hanukkah

The Best Flowers to Give for Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday also known as “The Festival of Lights” that celebrates the miracle of the oil lasting for eight days instead of one. It is a time for joy, family, and celebration, and flowers are a wonderful way to add to the festive atmosphere!

Here are a few of our favorite kinds of flowers and types of arrangements to give for Hanukkah.


When choosing flowers for Hanukkah, it is traditional to select white and blue blooms. These colors represent the miracle of the oil and the purity and innocence of the Jewish people.

Some of our favorite flowers to use in those traditional colors are:

White Lilies

White lilies are elegant and sophisticated flowers, often associated with purity, rebirth, and sympathy. Their delicate petals and intoxicating fragrance make them a popular choice.

White Roses

White roses boast velvety soft petals that unfurl to reveal a symmetrical, cup-shaped bloom. Their color, a pristine and radiant white, symbolizes purity, new beginnings, and everlasting love.

Blue Orchids

True blue orchids are a rare sight, their petals adorned with shades ranging from soft pastels to deep, vibrant blues. The blue vanda, or blue orchid, is one of the most celebrated examples, its blooms boasting a mesmerizing violet-blue hue.

White and Blue Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas boast large, spherical blooms composed of countless tiny florets that are truly eye-catching. The color white is pure and radiant, symbolizing innocence, virtue, and new beginnings, while blue hydrangeas carry a rich symbolism, often associated with peace, tranquility, and heartfelt emotions.

Using Flowers for Hanukkah


A simple and elegant bouquet of white and blue flowers can easily be placed in any area of the home, making it a versatile decorative element for the Hanukkah season.

Low-Lying Centerpiece

Traditionally, the menorah is the start of any Hanukkah décor spread. However, a low-lying centerpiece made from fresh white and blue flowers can beautifully complement the menorah and create a festive tablescape.

Let’s Celebrate

These are just a few of our favorite flowers to use for Hanukkah! There are so many other beautiful flowers that bloom in white and blue hues, making them excellent choices as well. 

No matter what flowers you choose, you’re making your space more beautiful and festive, which is a great way to celebrate the Hanukkah season.