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Flowers are a great gift for pretty much anyone and can be sent on a variety of occasions, from birthdays and celebrations to a thoughtful sympathy gift. Whether your budget is pretty tight or you have the dollars to spend, there's the right delivery for everyone.
Here are the best flower delivery services.
1-800-Flowers used to be a floral phone order giant, but their website is extremely user-friendly and makes it easy to navigate the many categories of products available. Search by keyword or peruse their selections by the occasion. There’s a special ‘Same-Day Delivery’ section that makes it easy to see at a glance what you can order for those urgent moments when you need to deliver a gift now.
In addition to flowers, you’ll find the usual accompaniments like chocolates, balloons, or teddy bears. But the company also offers an abundance of other options including keepsake gifts, food baskets, and more. This is a great option for being able to send flowers that are beautiful upon receipt along with a gift that can last long after the last bloom has faded.
Floom's approach to flowers is much more personal than your average delivery service—each order is professionally arranged, wrapped, and delivered by hand. And their network of local florists is just as impressive as the bouquets! They only use independent florists that create unique (never generic) bouquets based on their creative instincts and seasonality.
Many of the bouquets have a higher price-point, but the elegant arrangements are well worth the extra money. Floom offers special bouquets based on occasion (Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, etc) and a same-day delivery option in select states for the late-birds out there.
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Straight from the farm to the doorstep. That’s the BloomsyBox motto. Flowers are picked from the farm and received within two to four days. The company says some of the flowers still arrive in bud form. This gives customers a longer time to enjoy their beautiful bouquet and there's no shortage of large bouquets to select.
Choose between weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly deliveries of the Farm Classic (18-20 stems), Deluxe (20-24 stems), and Premium (27-32 stems) plans. There’s even a delivery strictly devoted to roses, which supplies 24 stems every single month. But no need to opt into the subscription model if you just need a one off or occasional delivery. You can purchase bouquets and search for the perfect one based off of a holiday as well as features like tropical, mixed bouquets, or garden roses.
From You Flowers
If you want to send a beautiful bouquet but don’t want to spend a small fortune, check out the selection of affordable arrangements at From You Flowers. This budget flower delivery service specializes in bouquets under $50, with many deluxe options for around $30. Some of the arrangements are available for next-day delivery from a local florist. Opt for the deluxe or premium bouquets to get a fuller looking arrangement.
While From You Flowers may not offer the most premium bouquets in comparison to some other flower delivery services, they’re a worthwhile consideration if you’re on a budget but want to send flowers to mark a special occasion or for a special someone.
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You’ll find seasonal flowers and a range of unique bouquets when you order from UrbanStems. They source their flowers directly from farms and they have super fast delivery, either next or same day, depending on the recipient’s location.
The range of selections is what truly makes them stand out. You can shop via the usual occasions (birthday, sympathy, anniversary, etc.), but UrbanStems also has special, seasonal collections that are sure to appeal to a range of people. Some of the arrangements come with vases and others you can select from a few options. There's even the option to choose the bouquet size, either single or double.
One of the standout features of Farmgirl Flowers is how their bouquets arrive. They’re wrapped in burlap, which is one of the ways the owner cuts down on single-use plastic. The rustic burlap looks gorgeous among the colorful blooms which have names like Busy Bee, Thrilla in Vanilla, Beauty School Dropout, and One in a Vermillion. There’s also an option to purchase preserved bouquets. They’re not just dried, but the flowers go through an actual preservation process to maintain their shape.
Also, for anyone new to flower-life, the site has an entire section dedicated to how to care for a bouquet and there are even easy tips for vase arrangement.
Need flowers in a hurry? It’s hard to beat the prompt service and expansive variety of Teleflora. One of the leaders in flower arrangements on demand, Teleflora’s claim to fame is that their beautiful floral gifts are always hand-arranged and hand-delivered. Using a vast network of florists, Teleflora sends your order to a nearby floral shop for fulfillment and same-day delivery. This saves your floral arrangement from spending a day or two onboard a shipping services truck where it may be exposed to the elements and a lot of jostling.
While Teleflora’s selection and service model make it an ideal choice for same-day floral delivery, it should be noted that the final outcome of the arrangement depends on the quality and availability of blooms from the contracted florist. For the convenience of same-day flower delivery, you may have to be adaptable when it comes to the final arrangement and be prepared to possibly accept some variations from the advertised arrangements.
Looking to do a little of your own flower arranging and want to save a few bucks on quality blooms? ProFlowers ranks high for quality blooms at a reasonable price point. The tradeoff is that these flowers typically arrive in well-secured packaging— requiring a little work to free the blossoms from their cardboard encasement.
The company also offers to include a vase for an upcharge if you’re looking for a more ready-made floral gift option. Typically, there are several styles and colors of vases to choose from. You can choose from more than just a generic clear glass vase to show off your floral arrangement. Some are seasonal in nature while others feature different colors and finishes to fit your (or the recipient’s) style and décor.
While Bouqs offers standard delivery of flower arrangements, we’re most impressed by its subscription service. They only cut flowers to order and often include information about the farm where blooms where grown. Prices vary based on the size of bouquet chosen and delivery schedules are available with varying frequencies. You can opt for fresh cut flowers to show up on your recipient’s door on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly schedule.
About a week before the next order ships, an email preview of the upcoming order is sent. Do nothing and the next fresh cut flowers arrives on your doorstep. Or you can choose to skip the upcoming order.
Venus Et Fleur
For the longest-lasting flower arrangements, it’s nearly impossible to beat the roses from Venus Et Fleur—but you’ll have to get past the sticker shock. The company’s claim to fame is a stunning display of real roses arranged in a keepsake box that will last for up to a year. The company’s Eternity Roses are treated with a special process that preserves them for months, then they’re dyed and packed into a keepsake box of your choosing.
Remember that these are still real roses, so they will deteriorate over time. You can expect to see gradual wilting and color loss over time. While the arrangements are pricey, many fans of Venus Et Fleur are quick to point out that a bouquet of regular roses from a flower delivery company can easily cost $100 or more—and it only lasts a fraction of the time that you’ll enjoy these Eternity Roses.
FTD is a floral brand that’s been around for a long time, since 1910 to be exact. This is where you’ll find quite a bit of variety and pretty much anything you’ll need from bouquets to gifts like chocolate, candles, or charcuterie baskets. Same day delivery is available Monday through Friday as long as orders are placed before 2pm (the recipient’s time zone).
Selecting the floral option is made a bit easier thanks to the categories that are broken down by colors, holidays, milestone birthdays, and even sympathy and funeral arrangements. For those who order a lot of flower deliveries, there’s the FTD Gold membership which can save you in the long run. Membership includes free standard shipping for a year, reduced same day fees, and no service fees.
Some people prefer the arrival of a beautiful bouquet in an equally beautiful vase. But for the person who has a more DIY or artistic spirit, Petalled is a great flower delivery option. An order comes with the flowers, vase labels, measuring tape, and there’s the option to purchase additional supplies like shears and twine.
Bouquet sizes comes in three options: grande, mezza, and petite. Order the flowers as a one-time gift or sign the recipient up for weekly, bi-monthly, or quarterly deliveries.
How Much Do Flower Delivery Services Cost?
The cost of flower deliveries can vary a great deal, depending on the type and variety of flowers, size of the arrangements, and where and when they're being delivered. Most companies charge somewhere in the range of $7 to $25 for delivery. Some companies may charge a premium for same-day or weekend delivery.
How Much Should You Tip a Flower Delivery Person?
Since a flower delivery is usually a gift and therefore unexpected, it’s not mandatory to tip. In some cases, the sender may have already included a tip for the delivery person. However, if you have a few dollars on hand, it's appropriate to tip the delivery person $2 to $5 for a normal-sized arrangement.
How Do You Make a Bouquet of Flowers Last Longer?
To make a bouquet of cut flowers last longer, change the water, clean the vase, and re-trim the stems every few days. Try to avoid too much heat and sunlight, as flowers will last longer in a cooler room and if you keep them away from direct sun. You can also try adding 1/4 cup of lemon-lime soda to the water. The sugar in soda may help the blooms last longer and smell sweeter too.
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This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.