Best flower delivery service in 2023 - beautiful flowers for Valentine's and more
Brighten someone’s day with a click of a button and these best flower delivery services.
In many ways, flowers are the perfect gift; they're nice to look at, you can personalise the type and colour to the person, and they're generally inexpensive. Finding a good place to order them from is another matter (and that's where our best flower delivery shortlist comes in).
Whether you’re showing a loved one how much you really care, or simply want to brighten up the kitchen, here is a selection of the best flower delivery companies. Many offer same or next day delivery, and the trend of 'letterbox' flowers means many of the bouquets can even be posted through your letterbox if you're not in (genius).
And, because flowers are such a personal choice, we've included a range of flower species, colour tones and prices so you're bound to find a bouquet that suits you (or your significant other) in the list below.
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Best flower delivery service
1. Arena Flowers
Arena Flowers has spent the last 14 years building up a business that's become the number one ethical florist in the UK. It's done this by using Fairtrade flower growers, paying staff a real living wage, contributing to numerous charities and planting trees. The flower options (all hand tied) on offer are expansive - from lush, luxury bouquets to a more recent subscription service. Here you can choose to get a weekly, fortnightly or monthly delivery of one or two types of seasonal stems and complementary greenery. The bouquet we received was stunning and easy to arrange. While our bouquet came in a big box, you also have the option of getting letterbox flowers, which can be posted if you know the receiver won't be in. We've sampled their Christmas wreath selection and it is simply stunning.
Zing offers next day delivery across most of the UK, and it has a stunning array of bouquets for all tastes and seasons. If you are looking for a Christmas bouquet, then you can get some great flowers from £40. There are also Christmas tree-like flowers available to give your hallway or living room a great festive shine.
Bunches offers letterbox flowers or big bouquets and the flowers we sampled were of an extremely high quality. Its Christmas collection is a bargain, from £19 and the Christmas flowers and plants include a card bearing a personal message. Beyond bouquets, you can also get house plants and hampers.
4. Roses Only
Flowers can often be down to personal taste and if you're a little uncertain, a classic choice is always a good bet. And that's what you get with Roses Only, a flower delivery service that deals in one type of flower which means that the quality is exceptional. There's a large choice available - from single stem to full bouquets - and the infamous Infinity Roses, which will last around a year!
Flowerbx is the ideal choice for those who want a bouquet of a single flower. All the flowers available are luxe and you can see the quality in the bouquets and the arrangements they offer. Currently, the Christmas section is packed with wreaths and the like - you will want pretty much everything that they are offering which is always a good sign.
6. Appleyard flowers
The Christmas Edit from Appleyard Orchards is stunning right now, offering subscriptions, gift sets and even the option to build your own Christmas tree. Beyond the seasonal flowers, we love the plant and flower subscriptions you can get, which will keep your house looking beautiful with a full flow of flowers.
7. Flying Flowers
With over 12 million bouquets delivered, Flying Flowers is one of the most popular flower delivery services - and for good reason. The range of flowers (and plants) is huge and there's the option of additional gifts you can add-on, including small bottles of red, white and rose wine, handmade chocolates and more luxury ribbons to have tied around the flowers.
8. M&S Florist
M&S may not be a dedicated flower delivery service but you can't fault the sheer amount of bouquets and plants available for next day delivery. We are big fans of their Christmas flowers, too, with everything from Ready To Arrange Winter Wonderland Bouquet to Luxury Holly Plants available.
9. Waitrose Florist
Like M&S, Waitrose is another supermarket which offers an enticing flower delivery service. They have a whole host of Christmas bouquets available right now, as well as next day delivery. All the flowers are hand-tied and you have the option to add additional gifts (such as truffles or a teddy bear) at checkout. Waitrose also delivers 7 days a week and has a small selection of letterbox flowers if convenience is what you’re looking for.
10. Bloom & Wild
If you are after a letterbox bouquet, then the ones that have been hand-packed by the lovely people at Bloom & Wild have never let us down. They have a great app that's easy to use - and usually offers some sort of discount - and their Christmas selection right now is a lot of fun, with The Woodland Friends Tree and The Anoushka range being standout.