Best flower delivery 2020: beautiful bouquets delivered right to your door
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).
UPDATE: We've added Arena Flowers to our best flower delivery services. We were impressed with the ethical and sustainable side of the business and blown away by the bouquet we received.
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.
2. Zing - The Signature
The Signature is for someone who would prefer something a little less traditional. The bright and vibrant yellow roses and sunflowers and muted down thanks to the white Antirrhinum and Tanacetum Vegmo. Zing also offers next day delivery across most of the UK, an the arrival of this bouquet is bound to bring sunshine into anyone’s day.
3. Bunches - Florence
This bouquet made up of white Athena Roses, Lisianthus and dark Milka Aster is complemented pops of green thanks to some Eucalyptus. We love the pastel tones of the lilac flowers - it brings colour without being offensive. The bouquet also comes without any plastic wrap, instead delivered in a brown cardboard box that will even fit through your letterbox.
4. Flying Flowers - Fiery Rose and Tulip
Red may be the colour of love, but 12 red roses aren’t your only option. The Fiery Rose and Tulip bouquet combines red, yellow and orange roses with tulips to offer a more varied bouquet. There are a range of additional gifts you can also add-on including small bottles of red, white and rose wine, handmade chocolates and more luxury ribbons to have tied around the flowers.
5. Flowerbx - Cherry Red Spray Rose
Flowerbx is the ideal choice for those who want a bouquet of a single flower. These beautiful Cherry Red Spray Roses just ooze romance and Flowerbx is another florist to offer next day delivery. Available in bouquets of either 10, 20, 30 or 40 stems. They also offer various subscriptions for those who want flowers all year round.
6. Roses Only - Bright Pink Roses
Flowers can often be down to personal taste and if you're a little uncertain, a classic choice - like these Bright Pink Roses - is always a good bet. These 12 long-stemmed roses come packed in a gift box The roses themselves are grown in the Ecuadorian mountains and the colour is meant to signify happiness and eleganc - perfect for giving to loved ones.
7. M&S Florist - Rose & Seathistle
This bouquet is for those who want to keep it simple and classic. The Rose & Seathistle bouquet from M&S is sent with a personal message and you can add extras including chocolates, prosecco and champagne. To make sure you can enjoy them for as long as possible, this bouquet arrives in bud.
8. Waitrose Florist - Pink Rose and Lily
Another classical bouquet, this time filled with pink roses and white oriental lilies. Offering next day delivery, 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.
9. Appleyard flowers - Mulberry Orchid
If you’re not afraid of some colour, the Mulberry Orchid bouquet from Appleyard is for you. Filled with bright red, pink and purple flowers, this bouquet brings a pop of colour to any room. In terms of the practical details, you can track your order so you know when it arrives safely and same day delivery is available in London.
10. Interflora - Pure Pastels
This hand-tied bouquet is professionally arranged by a local florist and includes LA lilies, Ivory roses and eucalyptus. Next day delivery is available, or you can collect the flowers yourself from a florist near you if that’s more convenient. Interflora also have a designated selection of pet-friendly flowers for those of us with furry friends.
11. Bloom & Wild - The Harper
Another letterbox bouquet, this time hand-packed by the lovely people at Bloom & Wild. The Harpe is filled with ballet-pink petals including a pretty cool sounding flower called the snapdragon. The box also includes a leaflet with flower-arranging tips and the option to include a special message for the recipient.