16 Gorgeous Flower-Delivery Options for Mother’s Day
Who doesn’t love getting fresh flowers? For Mother’s Day, getting your mom (or grandma or aunt) a bouquet of fresh blooms is pretty much mandatory. A beautiful flower arrangement will instantly put a smile on her face. If you don’t have time to stop at your local florist or even the grocery store before going over to mom’s, don’t sweat it—nowadays it’s easier than ever to order blooms online that will show up right on her doorstep. You’ll just need plan ahead when ordering—just a couple days in advance is enough time for most online flower delivery companies. For some, you can even pick a delivery window that will fit with your mother’s schedule in case she’s in and out of the house that day. And it’s the perfect gift if you live far away from your mother and can’t be there to celebrate her day. You might be worried that the arrangements won’t be up to par with what your favorite florist could do, but you don’t have to stress. All of these companies take advantage of the best blooms of the season to create stunning bouquets. Plus, there are options for all different kinds of floral tastes—whether your mom’s more of a traditionalist and prefers roses, or if she goes for more offbeat varieties like a potted plant or succulents. Take a look at some of our favorite sites with some pretty Mother’s Day offerings on the next pages and start ordering. They’ll get to her door on time so you won’t have to worry about a thing (and maybe win the title of “Favorite Child” in her book).
The bright roses, spray roses, and daisies in this bouquet will put a big smile on Mom’s face when she opens up the delivery box. The oranges, reds, and yellows make for a cheerful spring combination. There’s an option to include a signature vase for an extra charge, so all she has to do is add water and flower food.
To buy: $40; bouqs.com.
The Pour You
Roses, tulips, and ranunculi, oh my! The combination of colorful flowers will make Mom’s day—it will look right at home on a dining table, desk, or coffee table. This package comes with a beautiful gray and white enamelware pitcher vase that she can reuse the next time you buy her a bouquet.
To buy: $94; bloomthat.com.
Spring Watering Can Bulb Garden
Both whimsical and cheerful, this gift set looks like it was plucked right from Mom’s garden. Tulips, hyacinth, and narcissus bulbs are potted in a floral watering can. This one is a long-lasting gift—she’ll enjoy watching the bulbs bloom in two to three weeks. If the flowers die, she can use the working watering can to tend to her own green space.
To buy: $35; gifts.com.
Gardenia, Ridged Pot
Who doesn’t love the sweet and fragrant smell of gardenias? It might even remind you of Mom’s signature perfume. The pretty white blooms will arrive planted in a zinc-finish pot. Tell mom to keep it in bright, indirect sunlight and to water frequently so the soil doesn’t dry out.
To buy: $68; shopterrain.com.
The Lucky Gardener DIY Terrarium Kit
If you want to give mom something a little different this year, gift her this DIY terrarium kit instead of a bouquet of her favorite flowers. She’ll have fun creating her own terrarium—layering elements like soil, black lichen, reindeer moss, and lichen branch. You can even offer to help her assemble for some extra bonding time.
To buy: $85; uncommongoods.com.
This simple, yet sophisticated arrangement of white gladioli is a real work of art. For an extra charge, fill your bouquet with double the blooms by upgrading to the deluxe version. Either way, your assortment will include some combination of fresh daises, roses, carnations, hydrangeas, and more. Add a pretty white vase for an extra $12.
To buy: $45, bouqs.com.
Assorted Tulips With Mason Jar by Real Simple
Send Mom 15 vibrant multicolored tulips, all packaged in a pretty teal-glass mason jar. To ensure the flowers last as long as possible, the tulips arrive in bud form and bloom within a few days. Once the flowers have passed their prime, repurpose the jar by turning it into a candle (tea light candle included).
To buy: $45, 1800flowers.com.
Having trouble deciding on the right arrangement? Leave it to the pros. Just choose the amount you'd like to spend, and a team of florists will create a gorgeous custom bouquet with buds ranging from snapdragons to tulips and lilies. The best part: You get all the credit, of course!
To buy: $35, fromyouflowers.com.
Send Mom a dose of spring sunshine with these cheery yellow sunflowers. They come arranged with green bupleurum and salal leaves in a clear glass bubble bowl that has a curly willow twig nestled inside. (Re-use the bowl later as a vase or candy jar.) Upgrade to the deluxe version to add the orange roses shown here.
To buy: Starting at $48, teleflora.com.
Graceful Lavender Bouquet by Real Simple
You can’t go wrong with roses, and the delicate color palette is just right for mom. Displayed in a sleek clear rectangular vase, these classic flowers will look right at home on her kitchen table. The fragrant roses that arrive in bud form and bloom within a few days of delivery.
To buy: $60, 1800flowers.com.
One Fine Day
A colorful, classic spring bouquet that’s filled with a few of Mom’s favorite buds—like pale yellow roses, hot pink tulips, matsumoto asters, and lavender cushion spray mums—all in a pretty glass vase. For an added cost, add balloons, a stuffed animal, or even chocolates. Available in three sizes.
To buy: $53, teleflora.com.
Azalea Topiary by Real Simple
Send Mom a floral gift that will last for years: Deep pink-colored flowers, which arrive in bud form, bloom within 1-2 weeks of delivery, and the entire topiary can be planted outside once the flowers fall off. (Keep the silver tin for indoor plants.) The perennials will blossom again and again.
To buy: $60, 1800flowers.com.
Crown Majesty Roses
These beautiful, sustainably grown, organic long-stem roses last for up to two weeks―double the life span of other cut varieties―and arrive fully hydrated in biodegradable foam packaging. Add a green recycled-glass vase or double the size of the lush bouquet by upgrading to two dozen stems for an extra charge.
To buy: $50, organicbouquet.com.
Trade your traditional spring flowers for an exotic orchid plant—with the proper care, these gorgeous blooms will last for years (they flower again and again!). This double-stemmed purple and pink plant has a stunning ombre effect. It comes complete with an eco-friendly pot and care instructions, too.
To buy: Starting at $65, bouqs.com.
This simple-but-spectacular bouquet of cobalt-colored irises is grown in a farm on the California Coast, so you can feel extra good about treating Mom on her special day. Upgrade your order from 15 stems to 30 (or even 45!) for an additional $15. Because these flowers arrive in bud form, they can last for weeks with proper care.
To buy: $50, bouqs.com.
Great for Moms with the proverbial black thumb—and more lasting than your standard flower gift—this hanging airplant terrarium, nestled in a glass orb, is incredibly easy to care for: Just submerge the plant in water once each week. The arrangement thrives in bright sun, perfect for a sunny TV room, kitchen, or office.
To buy: $20, 1800flowers.com.