The best flower delivery services for an easy but impressive gift

These are the best flower delivery services that offer something for whatever style of bloom you're looking for

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Our pick of the best flower delivery services makes sending blooms to a loved one, colleague, or acquaintance swift and convenient so that you can put a smile on their face without any hassle.

A go-to for those who are wrapped up in fast-paced lives (and who isn't these days), flower delivery services allow you to show someone that you're thinking about them without having to put in hours of research for the best thank you gifts, birthday present or symbol of congratulations. If you're unable to be with your loved ones (or would just rather avoid the market) then flower delivery services can also be useful for occasions like Valentine's Day or Mother's Day—or even as a thoughtful token of sympathy.

And with many of the best flower delivery services now offering next-day or even same-day delivery, it's great new for the more forgetful of us. At the click of a button, you can organise a beautiful bouquet straight to your loved one's door and they'll be none the wiser. So the only question left is—which flower delivery service do you go for?

Which is the best flower delivery service for your needs?

With so many out there to choose from, there are some key considerations:

  • Do you want a classic bouquet or something out of the ordinary?
  • How much do you want to spend?
  • Do you need next day delivery?
  • What size bouquet do you want to send?
  • Do you want to add any extra gifts to your delivery?

To help you make your decision, our handy guide to the best flower delivery services picks out the defining quality of each service so you can easily see which one fits your needs best.

We also advise on the price range for each online florist, as well as the delivery options, the bouquet sizes on offer and what kind of additional gifts are available to purchase too. Each of the florists listed will give you the chance to personalize your gift with a special message as well.

Our pick of the best flower delivery services in the US

1-800 Flowers flower bouquet, from one of w&h's best flower delivery services picks

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1. 1-800 Flowers

Best for a wide variety of choices

Specifications

Price range: Under $50-Over $200
Shipping: Same-delivery available
Bouquet sizes: S-XL
Optional add-on gifts: Food gifts, alcohol gifts, home gifts, recreational gifts, keepsakes, personalized gifts

If you're looking for looking to send flowers to a lot of people or just simply want the widest number of choices possible, this is the place to go. The best online flower delivery service for getting everything under one (virtual) roof with nationwide shipping and even a selection of same-day delivery options, this is a no-brainer for when you need something quick but you want to make an impression too.

It's not only the hundreds of bouquet choices and convenient delivery options that make this a top pick, there are also countless additional gifts to add to your chosen blooms—from fruit and sweet treats to wine and savory eats, ladies' jewelry gifts, home fragrance favorites, homeware and even the best kitchen gadgets for keen cooks. They even have a selection of some of best aromatherapy candles for an at-home spa evening that could make for a romantic Valentine's Day date idea. Make them up a package they won't soon forget!

Floom flower bouquet, from one of w&h's best flower delivery services picks

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2. Floom

Best for supporting small florist businesses

Specifications

Price range: Varies
Shipping: Same-day shipping available
Bouquet sizes: Varies
Optional add-on gifts: None

Recent years have seen a huge increase in small and home-run businesses—and for many of us gift-giving has become an opportunity to support these local ventures. However, shopping small or local businesses can often involve more effort than your standard online shop—so Floom is striving to make shopping small florists as easy as your Amazon order.

The site features arrangements from hundreds of different sellers across the country, meaning there are also various styles, sizes, and price ranges available to shop too. And if you've been thinking of how to start a flower business yourself, Floom's website even has an easy page where florists can sign up to sell their creations.

The only drawback with this one is that it's not available nationwide, as delivery is only possible to the following city areas: Los Angeles, New York (including Manhattan and Brooklyn), New Jersey, Chicago, Houston, San Diego, San Francisco, and Atlanta. Or if you were hoping to order for any friends across the pond it's also available in the UK.

Farmgirl Flowers flower bouquet, from one of w&h's best flower delivery services picks

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3. Farmgirl Flowers

Best for pretty arrangments with good quality flowers

Specifications

Price range: $59-$129
Shipping: 2-3 business days
Bouquet sizes: 15-45 stems
Optional add-on gifts: None

Farmgirl Flowers is all about fewer choices but better quality. In an effort to step away from the style of the usual online florist giants, they operate a minimalist model, which means beautiful and good quality blooms that make for arrangements with the true wow-factor. But minimalism doesn't mean you'll be stuck for options.

They offer around 40 different styles with choices for different tastes—so whether you like brights or neutrals, roses or sunflowers, wildflowers or foliage, there's likely to be something that you'll love. Most of their arrangements also come presented in either a stylish burlap sack or a pretty pot or vase that suits the style of the bouquet. With so many neutral colors available, these could even make for one of the best wedding gifts. Or if you're looking for the best Mother's Day gifts that are easy and impressive, these luxury blooms are no doubt the best flowers for Mother's Day.

Bouqs flower bouquet, from one of w&h's best flower delivery services picks

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4. Bouqs

Best for bright and unique bouquets

Specifications

Price range: $39-$146 ($28-$124 for subscribers)
Shipping: Same day shipping available
Bouquet sizes: Original (15 stems)-grand (45 stems)
Optional add-on gifts: Candles, food gifts, jewelry, gift boxes

Championing sustainability in flower growing, Bouq only uses blooms that are grown using sustainable practices like minimizing waste and recycling water. By sourcing their flowers straight from the farm, they ensure the freshest flowers so that your bouquet will look vibrant for longer.

And this passion for quality and freshness is shown in their product offering, as their arrangements are packed with bright blooms and seasonal stems that make for unique arrangements. They even have some arrangements that use pieces which can be replanted at home—something that would make one of the best gifts for gardeners you might be shopping for. Plus with next-day delivery available, you can be sure of the freshest flower delivery that comes as close to farm to table as is possible with an online flower delivery service.

Urban Stems flower bouquet, from one of w&h's best flower delivery services picks

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5. Urban Stems

Best for on-trend blooms

Specifications

Price range: Under $45-Over $100
Shipping: Next-day delivery available
Bouquet sizes: Single-double
Optional add-on gifts: Candles, food gifts, plant care

Urban Stems is another online florist that uses flowers sourced straight from the farm—they partner with only Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms to encourage responsible and sustainable choices. However, it's not just quality and freshness that this service brings. As the name suggests, Urban Stems is all about living up to the modern, creating on-trend arrangements that tap into all the current tastes of their consumer.

From plants and dried flowers to wildflowers and contemporary designs, their look is one of modern sophistication. They've even partnered with one of the best designer bags brands Kate Spade New York to create some of their arrangements and offer a couple of bouquets designed by Vogue magazine—if that doesn't say en vogue then we don't know what does.

Petalled flower bouquet, from one of w&h's best flower delivery services picks

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6. Petalled

Best for budding florists

Specifications

Price range: $70-$110
Shipping: Tuesday-Friday deliveries
Bouquet sizes: Petite-Grande
Optional add-on gifts: None

Flower arranging is one of those hobbies for women that we always intend to learn at some point but often don't manage to get around to. Petalled make it easy to dip your toe into the skill with their handy packages that come ready with everything you need—including easy instructions—to create a beautiful arrangement.

On the website, the product page for each bouquet tells you how long it should take to arrange and what the difficulty level is so that you can do whatever suits your giftee best. Most of the bouquets also feature some sort of wildflower or dried flower—both of which have seen quite the resurgence in popularity in recent years, so are great for any trend followers among your friends. They even offer subscription boxes if you're looking for thoughtful gifts that keep on giving.

Venus Et Fleur rose box, one of w&h's best flower delivery services picks

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7. Venus et Fleur

Best for elegant rose boxes

Specifications

Price range: $44-$1999
Shipping: Express shipping available
Bouquet sizes: Mini-Grand
Optional add-on gifts: Blankets, candles, room sprays, homeware, vases

If you're looking for delivery flowers for Valentine's Day or an anniversary, why not take a departure from the usual roses and instead treat them to this strikingly elegant box of roses. It can be customized to display different colored roses, with 26 different options available and you can even choose different shapes and sizes.

There are also a number of different styles available to choose from that feature pretty patterns and the beautiful Parisian boxes they're presented in can be reused afterwards. These might be on the higher end of the price spectrum, but if you're stuck for impressive and unique Valentine's Day gift ideas this definitely ticks the boxes.

The Sill plant, from one of w&h's best flower delivery services picks

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8. The Sill

Best for plants

Specifications

Price range: $14-$115
Shipping: 3-10 days
Plant sizes: Mini-Large
Optional add-on gifts: Planters, art, candles, puzzles, stationery

The last couple of years have seen many more of us becoming plant parents and developing our plant-rearing skills, so if you're shopping for someone who's relatively green-fingered, gifting them a plant could be more appreciated than flowers.

The Sill has a wide collection of plants available to buy online, from small succulents to large palms and everything in between. There are even plant sets that have a few different pots in them and lovely flowering plants too if you want to give a bit of a hybrid. 

Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.