The 8 Best Flower Delivery Services to Use in 2019

Find an online delivery service for fresh cut flowers

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Let someone special know that you’re thinking of them with a gift from a flower delivery service. Flower arrangements can convey warm wishes on a special occasion, share your sympathy, or express congratulations over a big achievement.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: 1-800-Flowers at 1800flowers.com

"A user friendly website with many categories of products available."

Best Budget: From You Flowers at fromyouflowers.com

"For when you want a beautiful bouquet but don't want to spend a fortune."

Best Same Day: Teleflora at teleflora.com

"It's hard to beat the prompt service and expansive variety."

Best Boxed Delivery: ProFlowers at proflowers.com

"These flowers arrive in well-secured-packaging."

Best Subscription: Bouqs at bouqs.com

"Bouqs stands out for its variety of subscription types and reasonable prices."

Best Long Lasting: Venus Et Fleur at venusetfleur.com

"Real roses arranged in a keepsake box will last for up to a year."

Best on Amazon: Benchmark Bouquets Rainbow Roses at Amazon

"The value and convenience make these a go-to choice for many people."

Best in Bulk: GlobalRose Fresh Red Roses at Home Depot

"You can have 50 or 100 roses in an array of beautiful colors."

  • 01 of 08

    Best Overall: 1-800-Flowers

    1-800-Flowers

    Courtesy of 1-800-Flowers

    For a wide selection of both same-day and shipped floral arrangements, look to the quality assortment from 1-800-Flowers.

    One of the leaders in 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 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 gift options including keepsake gifts, food baskets, and more. We like the idea of being able to send flowers that are beautiful upon receipt along with a gift that can last long after the last bloom has faded.

  • 02 of 08

    Best Budget: From You Flowers

    From You Flowers

    Courtesy of 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 same-day delivery from a local florist, though these bouquets have been met with mixed reviews from recipients. The most common complaints are small bouquet sizes or differing florals from the website depiction, but the company explains that regular bouquets will be smaller or appear different than sample photos. 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. We’d recommend springing for the Deluxe or Premium options to make sure they hit the mark—and they’ll still save you a bundle in comparison to many of the other flower delivery services on the market.

  • 03 of 08

    Best Same Day: Teleflora

    Teleflora

    Courtesy of Teleflora

    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. A few people have been disappointed to have their order cancelled or substituted because the local flower shop didn’t have the blooms necessary for the arrangement. Or an arrangement occasionally misses the mark when compared to the online version advertised by Teleflora.

    This seems to be an inherent weakness with locally fulfilled flower delivery services and isn’t a problem unique to Teleflora. 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. If the most important thing is to have flowers delivered on the double, then check out Teleflora for its prompt fulfillment and vast selection.

  • 04 of 08

    Best Boxed Delivery: ProFlowers

    ProFlowers

    Courtesy of ProFlowers

    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. However, people that have used ProFlowers find the quality of the florals to be excellent and the price point to be competitive.

    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. We like that 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.

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  • 05 of 08

    Best Subscription: Bouqs

    Bouqs

    Courtesy of Bouqs

    For a subscription flower delivery service, check out the eco-friendly blooms from Bouqs. This flower delivery service has gained attention for its simple business model and field-to-vase delivery model that eliminates waste and simplifies the supply chain. While the company offers standard delivery of flower arrangements, we’re most impressed by its subscription service.

    Bouqs only cuts flowers to order and often includes information about the farm where your blooms where grown. They offer three categories of bouquet types – Farmer’s Market, The Classics, and Roses. Prices vary based on the size (but not the type) of bouquet chosen and range from $36 to $60 per bunch. 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, bi-monthly, or every 4-month schedule. 

    A week before the next order ships, an email preview of the upcoming order is sent. Do nothing and the next fresh cut bouquet arrives on your doorstep. Or you can choose to skip the upcoming order if you’ll be away. Note that if you want to change the specifics of your flower subscription (like if you want to upgrade or change the category of your bouquet) you’ll have to cancel the subscription and start a new one.

    Bouqs stands out for its variety of subscription types, reasonable prices, and friendly customer service. While some people have been disappointed by the redundancy in varieties received, the company seems to respond promptly and proactively to ensure that subscribers are happy with their flower deliveries.

  • 06 of 08

    Best Long Lasting: Venus Et Fleur

    Venus Et Fleur

    Courtesy of 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 Ecuadorian roses arranged in a keepsake box that will last for up to a year. Larger boxes cost $300 to $400 for 16 to 42 roses, and mini boxes range in price depending on the number of included roses.

    A favorite of super models and socialites, an arrangement from Venus et Fleur is sure to last the longest of any flower bunch on our list. 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. You can’t rearrange them or remove them from the box—the proprietary solution inside is what keeps them looking vibrant and beautiful for months on end.

    According to the luxury flower delivery service, the scent of the roses will last for two to three weeks. However, happy recipients of a Venus Et Fleur box report enjoying the sweet scent for up to a month. 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. Most people have at least 6 to 8 months of vibrancy from their bouquets and some people enjoy them for a full year.

    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. 

  • 07 of 08

    Best on Amazon: Benchmark Bouquets 2 Dozen Rainbow Roses with Vase

    You can find nearly anything on Amazon, including flowers delivered to your doorstep. Benchmark Bouquets is one of the more well-rated flower retailers available through the Internet giant that also offers super speedy Prime shipping on eligible orders. The company offers a variety of flowers to choose from but one of the most popular options is the bouquet of two dozen rainbow roses with vase.

    People are generally happy with the color selection and variety included with each order. Unlike mixed bouquets which get mixed reviews due to inconsistencies in floral selection, the roses are a safe bet and look beautiful with their multi-colored blooms. A clear glass vase is included for quick and easy arranging after unboxing.

    The shipping and transit conditions that the flowers are subjected to may not be as ideal as flowers that are delivered from a local florist same-day, but the value and convenience make these a go-to choice for many people that are already avid Amazon shoppers.

  • 08 of 08

    Best in Bulk: GlobalRose Fresh Red Roses, 50 Stems

    GlobalRose Fresh Red Roses, 50 Stems

    Courtesy of Home Depot

    If you really want the ‘wow’ factor when ordering flowers online, go for bulk – not broke! Home Depot makes it easy to order dozens of roses in various colors at affordable prices. You can have 50 or 100 roses in an array of beautiful colors delivered to you or a loved one for a fraction of the price it costs at big name floral shops. 

    Note that these are just cut flowers with no vase, gift packaging, or notes available. They’re best suited for ordering and arranging yourself for a special personal gift that you give. But in a pinch, they can work to deliver to your recipient who will be so impressed by the beautiful bounty of flowers that they’ll forget all about the average packaging. You also can’t specify delivery – so it may not be the best bet for time-sensitive deliveries.

    According to people that have used Home Depot’s floral delivery, the quality seems excellent and the blooms should easily last for up to 7 days with proper care.

Our Process

Our writers spent 3 hours researching the most popular flower delivery services on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 9 different services overall, screened options from 8 different brands and manufacturers and read over 117 user reviews (both positive and negative). All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.