Your Complete Guide to Ordering Mother’s Day Flowers Online
Because even you cannot screw up flowers.
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Mother’s Day is May 12th, and I’m sure you’ve perused our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
(The no. 1 selling item from our guide? The vibrator necklace. Now we quickly change the subject…)
Moms love a nice bouquet. And it’s very difficult to get flowers wrong — in my 20+ years of ordering flowers, I’ve had a total of two less-than-satisfactory experiences. Even then, the giftee gave me full credit and placed blame entirely on the delivery service.
Plus, flowers are a modest expense and you can order them quickly and (somewhat) last minute. But now’s a good time to look, because there are deals to be had.
Below, a few places with savings and a couple of interesting flower alternatives:
The Enchanted Garden is a mixture of purple roses, white chrysanthemums, hot pink carnations, novelty purple daisies, lavender daisies, solidago and more that ships overnight. Note that all options (single or double bouquet, clear or pink vase, etc.) are 10% off.
The discount site offers a ton of 50%-off deals, but a lot of those are simply for buying credit on other sites (e.g. $20 for $40 of value at FTD.com), and several sites will eat up those savings with ridiculous shipping charges. If you’d rather send outside of the Mother’s Day weekend, you might try the ProFlowers deal, which offers four specific bouquets for $19 (52% off). Even if shipping charges are bad, it’s still a solid price.
It’s free delivery for Mother’s Day and (if you really dig sending flowers) 10% off delivery this week, which will get you an additional $15 toward your Mother’s Day order. Plus, these are beautifully curated bouquets — The Ella, for instance, was designed by an editor from Vogue.
Whole Foods/Amazon Prime
If you’re a Prime member and near a participating Whole Foods, you can get tulips, roses, lilacs and lilies for $10-$20.
The “Deal of the Day” allows you to pick your price (starting at $50) and let local florists “exercise their creativity” — if you can handle both mom and yourself being surprised, that’s a pretty solid deal. Otherwise, it’s 25% off a wide range of bouquets … including that Deal of the Day.
The Bouqs Company
Great looking themed arrangements (“Utopia,” “Persistence,” etc.) on these farm-fresh flowers start at just $39, and there’s a lot of variety here — maybe mom would prefer mini succulents or a flower subscription? It’s $12 for delivery, but the code MDAY20 can get you 20% off your order.
Burpee The Knock Out Rose
If mom would rather grow her own, Burpee’s offering deals (via Amazon) on rose plants that are supposedly low maintenance. If she’s not a fan of roses, the brand offers several other colorful plants.
It’s 20% off your order with a minimum $29 purchase … and you really should be spending more than $29, kiddo.
Use the code MOM at checkout to save 20% … as long as you’re fine with the flowers arriving a bit early (5/8 – 5/11).
A “flash” Mother’s Day sale nets you 25% off a selection of bouquets.
You know who always has flowers? Your local grocery store. You know who can do same-day delivery from said stores? Instacart. This is more your last-minute option, though the flowers will be more fresh than something delivered by mail.
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