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Getting the perfect flower arrangement no longer requires a mad dash to the florist after work or neglecting the bouquet altogether. You can now get the quality and care of a local florist from behind your computer screen. While there are a lot of ways to get flowers delivered, the best online flower delivery services are the ones that work directly with florists in your area to source fresh flowers and craft them into a gift your friends and family will love to have in their homes this holiday season.
We went on the hunt to find the best of the best so that you can have a gorgeous bouquet sent directly within a day or two (and at a very reasonable price). After taking into account selection, price, locations served, availability and shipping times, these are the best online flower delivery services.
Best Last-Minute Flower Delivery ServiceUrban Stems Double The Heartfelt Read More
Best Flower Subscription ServiceThe Bouqs Co Strawberry Sunset Read More
Best Live Plant DeliveryThe Sill Pink Anthurium Read More
Best Preserved FlowersVenus Et Fleur Petit Heart Read More
Best Affordable Flower Delivery Service1-800 Flowers Sweetest Love Tulips Read More
Price Range: $35+
Delivery Options: Same-day delivery available in New York City, D.C., Philadelphia, Austin and Baltimore. Next-day shipping is available in the lower 48.
Pros: Ships quickly and on time, variety of unique bouquet options and works with sustainable farms.
- Cons: Can only shop within your area, on the pricier side, subpar packaging.
Urban Stems offers a range of gift boxes, plants and bouquets, all clearly marked with prices and delivery options before you get to the checkout page. The company works directly with agriculturally sustainable farms that are Rainforest Alliance Certified, so you know everything you're ordering has been grown and harvested the right way. Our two testers loved the variety that Urban Stems had to offer, ranging from basic single-flower bouquets to elaborate arrangements. And both agreed that the shipping was very prompt, making it a great option for last-minute gifting.
- Price Range: $40+
- Delivery Options: Shipping is available in all 50 states and is free with a (free) membership.
- Pros: Works with local artisans to create its bouquets, a lot of good basic flower and plant options.
- Cons: The stock vase leaves something to be desired, flowers may take a few days to bloom.
The Bouqs Co’s bouquets are so beautiful that brides are known to order them for weddings. The service offers sustainably grown, farm-direct bouquets from local artisans, all clearly marked with a price and delivery date so there are no surprises at checkout. Our tester has ordered from the service a few times and said that the shipping was fast. However, he did say he had a few instances of bouquets arriving before they had bloomed. The brand also sells some lovely dried flower options for a longer-lasting gift and even a monthly subscription for the gift that keeps on giving.
- Price Range: $5+
- Delivery Options: No same-day delivery, but there are physical locations in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
- Pros: A plant is a longer-lasting gift, quick shipping, effective packaging, plants arrive healthy, high quality planters/pots, solid variety of seasonal and staple plants.
- Cons: Likely pricier than what you would pay at a local plant shop, better for plant than flower options.
The Sill doesn’t offer your typical bouquet, but it is a leading brand in potted plants, which make equally great gifts and can last exponentially longer than a bundle of roses. The Sill carries live and faux plants from desk-sized varieties to larger floor plants. They do, however, have seasonal flowering plants and bouquets. Both of our testers noted that the plants arrived unharmed, thanks to effective packaging and quick shipping. If your Valentine has a green thumb, then there's no question that this is the option for you.
- Price Range: $44+
- Delivery Options: Ships internationally with physical locations in New York, New Jersey, California and Pennsylvania.
- Pros: Lasts as long as a year, little to no maintenance, lots of color/size/shape options.
- Cons: Limited flower options if you don't want roses, simple designs, on the expensive side.
If you don't want to waste your money on a bouquet that will wilt in a week, then Venus Et Fleur's Eternity Flowers are definitely the way to go. The seller's flowers are essentially dehydrated, dyed and preserved to last up to a year with little maintenance — no watering or sunlight — you'll just need to do some light dusting now and then. The prices range from a single rose at $44 to its largest arrangement at almost $4,600. Because the flowers are dyed, you can choose from a variety of vibrant colors. And you do have to keep the flowers in the box they come in, but there are luckily a lot of different options for that too. One of the downsides is that Venus Et Fleur primarily sells roses, but that's also what makes it a great option for Valentine's Day.
- Price Range: $30+
- Delivery Options: Same-day and next-day delivery options for most major US cities and select countries.
- Pros: More gift options than just flowers, tons of bouquet options, on the more affordable side.
- Cons: Not as many creative designs as the others, plants do not arrive as healthy as other services, poor customer service.
1-800-Flowers is arguably the biggest flower delivery service on the internet with products ranging from flower bouquets to fruit bouquets and teddy bears to pocket knives. The company works with local florists and gardens to ensure freshness. While our tester did love the price point and selection of bouquets available, he did warn that his plant arrive in poor health and customer service was not the best.
- Price Range: $28+
- Delivery Options: Ships anywhere in the contiguous US.
- Pros: Beautiful succulents, great flower alternative that requires minimal maintenance, lots of occasions to shop.
- Cons: Only sells succulents, likely pricier than local plant shops.
If a leafy houseplant is too high maintenance for your giftee, then a succulent might be your best bet. And Lula's Garden is one of the best places to buy them on the internet. Shop individual succulents or a variety garden, and you can even get Valentine's Day special gifts.
- Price Range: $35+
- Delivery Options: Same-day delivery on select arrangements for orders placed before 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and by noon on weekends.
- Pros: Bouquets are handmade by local florists, there are options for a wide range of holidays and, if you want, you can pay in payments with Klarna.
- Cons: The site feels slightly impersonal when shopping.
Teleflora’s wide array of floral arrangements and gifts will make the perfect Valentine's Day gift and an ideal pick-me-up for any and all occasions. All options are handmade and delivered by local florists.
- Price Range: $20+
- Delivery Options: Free shipping for Prime members. Same-day delivery is available in certain locations.
- Pros: Orders placed between M-Th are automatically shipped overnight, you get the familiar Amazon shopping experience and it is easy to tack on other gifts.
- Cons: There aren't as many exciting options.
Amazon has a wide variety of fresh flowers available for two-day delivery, plus the ability to add on candy and other small gifts. Use it to order a bouquet, or order single flowers in bulk to make your own bouquet for an extra-personal touch.
- Price Range: $59+
- Delivery Options: Same-day delivery is $20 and is offered in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego and Houston.
- Pros: Emphasis on buying local, elegant, well-thought-out designs and same-day delivery in major markets.
- Cons: Not all bouquets are widely available.
Floom works with local, independent florists to provide fast and efficient flower deliveries in most major cities in the US. You can find flowers for a bunch of occasions, including a healthy selection of Valentine's Day bouquets.
- Price Range: $30+
- Delivery Options: FTD offers free same-day delivery on orders placed before 2 p.m.
- Pros: FTD has been in business for over 100 years, delivery is speedy and the site is easy to navigate and shop.
- Cons: Overall bouquet styling doesn't wow at first sight like some others.
FTD has been around for 100 years, so you can be sure its flowers and bouquets have something to do with its longevity. Choose from a variety of gift baskets, bouquets and assorted gifts to delight your loved ones (or your mother) this Valentine's Day.
- Price Range: $20+
- Delivery Options: Next-day and same-day delivery are available nationwide.
Pros: Vibrant, colorful bouquets with a wide variety of flower types, easy to see what is available in your area, sells both flowers and plants, can easily shop by occasion.
- Cons: Options vary by geographic location.
Pro Flowers offers an impressive range of floral arrangements, from plant-it-yourself kits to pale pinks surrounded by verdant greens bouquets. Some of its flowers are delivered directly from a local florist, while others will ship in a box, so be sure to check which is the case when ordering.