There’s a reason why a beautiful bouquet is almost always a great go-to gift—whether you’re celebrating a holiday (like Mother's Day), marking a milestone (think: an anniversary, a new home, or a big birthday), or just letting someone know you’re thinking of them. Fresh flowers just have the magical ability to instantly brighten a mood (even science says so!), plus they’re an easy and convenient gift. That is, of course, assuming your blooms arrive looking wow-worthy, rather than wilted. (Yes, we’ve all received a photo of our gift...only to realize the flowers don’t look anything like the peonies we picked out.)
To to help you weed through the duds, we’ve curated a list of the best flower delivery services that’ll ship the most gorgeous blossoms right to your loved one’s door. Some sites, like Urban Stems and Farmgirl Flowers, specialize in rustic, fresh-from-the-farm arrangements, while other places—such as 1-800 Flowers—ensure same-day arrival, which is ideal for any last-minute shoppers. And some, like FTD and ProFlowers, offer a variety of slightly cheaper options (think: $50 and under) that’ll be equally stunning. There’s even a relatively new service, Bouquet Box, which is perfect for any DIY devotees.
Ahead, the best places to order flowers online—all of which are sure to delight and dazzle your friends and family members.
Whether you’re looking for cute succulents, a simple rose bouquet, or a beautifully arranged vase of flowers, Urban Stems has a wide selection with prices ranging from about $30 to $150 and can deliver next-day nationwide. The company also offers a subscription service—options are $55, $75, or $105 per delivery—if you want to regularly treat yourself, or a significant other, to some fresh flowers.
Inspired by Parisian hat boxes, curated by floral design experts at their New York atelier, and crafted with roses sourced from Ecuador, Venus et Fleur luxury preserved roses are meant to last for up to a year. With one rose starting at $53, a box of four priced at $144, and many options over $400, you can also personalize or design your own arrangement. The company ships worldwide, but same-day delivery is available for the NYC and Los Angeles metro areas.
Your loved one will appreciate a bespoke arrangement from Farmgirl Flowers for $59 (think: peonies vs. carnations). Or, if you feel like taking on a DIY project, for the same price, the company also offers the “Market Box” filled with 25 stems and greens so you can create your own arrangement at home.
Looking for a last-minute Mother's Day gift? Luckily, it’s never too late for a freshly crafted selection of flowers. In business for over 40 years, 1-800-Flowers has a wide selection of bouquets (including affordable options) available for same-day delivery, and its website even displays how much time you have left to order to ensure your flowers get delivered on time. Top cities for local delivery include New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and more.
From flower farm to your living room table, the California-based Bouqs Co. sources its stems from eco-friendly farms around the world that recycle water, minimize waste, and use sustainable growing practices. Offering same-day and next-day delivery, along with flower subscriptions that give 30 percent off regular prices (and free shipping!), The Bouqs Co. makes surprising a loved one with flowers a sustainable and affordable experience.
Country Living teamed up with Colour Republic to create a curated selection of farm-fresh flowers that will arrive just in time for Mother's Day. Available to shop on Amazon, choose from this classic bouquet of red roses with vibrant greens, beautiful lavender and pink roses, or a mixed arrangement of blooms.
For the person who likes to take matters into their own hands: Bouquet Box is a DIY flower arrangement service that’ll send everything your loved one needs to create an artfully designed bouquet at home, including fresh-from-the-farm flowers, a custom tool kit, a reusable lucite vase, and step-by-step photo and video instructions. (Plus, if you want to really help grow their budding passion, you may want to consider a seasonal or monthly subscription.)
Although more expensive, H.Bloom’s Instagram-ready, display-friendly bouquets may be just what you’re looking for. From florist-crafted “arrange your own” bouquets starting at $75, to soft pastel springtime roses in a glass vase for $90, to lush garden glamour displays for $195—these fresh blooms are positively luxe.
Love bouquets, but wish they lasted longer? Alongside expertly arranged cut flowers, Terrain offers potted flower delivery and bulbs—like lilies, hyacinth, dahlia, peonies, and more—that can be planted in the garden. It also has a selection of dried and preserved flowers, as well as unique offerings like tulip magnolia branches that will bloom for about two weeks.
Know someone with a green thumb? You can’t go wrong with something from Bloomscape. The Detroit-based brand will deliver a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants (from money trees and fiddle leaf figs to white petunias and red begonias), as well as herbs and veggies (think: peppers, oregano, and rosemary) right to your loved one's doorstep. Plus, they even provide real-time customer support via chat and email in case the recipient needs help figuring out how to care for them.
Treating mom (or a loved one) to a regular flower delivery is a great way to fill the house with a rotation of gorgeous hand-tied fresh blooms. BloomsyBox lets you choose from weekly, biweekly, or monthly subscriptions from $44.99 per month and up. All bouquet subscriptions are sourced from sustainable farms from around the world and come with free delivery.
Got orchids on your mind? We don’t blame ya—the delicate spring flowers look stunning on any living room table. The Sill offers a selection that includes white, spotted, purple, sunset, and fuchsia orchids in a range of sizes priced from $75 to $98. Plus, it offers a variety of online webinars to help you maximize the longevity of your plant.