Mother's Day might be in the rearview mirror, but somehow Christmas is once again on the horizon. It's a time when gloomy spots can be brightened with a charming flower arrangement, and loved ones that need a little pick me up can be cheered by an unexpected flower delivery. But where do you even begin to look when there are hundreds of different flower delivery services vying for your attention? From big hitters like Bloom & Wild, high street favourites like Marks & Spencer and bespoke flower delivery providers like Jam Jar Flowers, there's almost too much choice.
Whether you go all out for Christmas, or prefer things to be a little more lowkey, you really can't go wrong booking a flower delivery. A bouquet of blooms is a failsafe gift for hosts, and a brilliant ‘thank you’ for generous gifts. Plus, there are always birthdays, wedding anniversaries and thank yous to say, occasions to mark and olive branches to extend. They are an instant mood elevator and a timeless way to demonstrate your gratitude and loyalty to someone–which is equally why a slightly lame looking bunch simply won't do. You want the bouquet to say ‘I love you’ in the most stylish way possible.
Thanks to the enormous range of flower delivery companies in the UK, there’s truly a floral arrangement for everyone, whether you’d like your bouquet to arrive by post, perfectly made up and ready to go, or you'd prefer to arrange the stems yourself (check out our guide to flower arrangement ideas if you would). Letterbox options are a good option for the latter type of person. They arrive carefully packed flat in a cardboard box full of individual loose stems, ready for you to trim and arrange yourself.
Where to order flowers online at a glance:
If you don't have time to read our full guide to the best flower delivery services in the UK, here are the headlines:
- Best flower delivery service: Bloom & Wild
- Best flower delivery service for letterbox flowers: Bloom & Wild
- Best flower delivery service for next day delivery: Serenata Flowers
- Best flower delivery service for bespoke bouquets: Jam Jar Flowers
- Best flower delivery service for international delivery: Marks & Spencer
- Best flower delivery service for supporting local florists: Interflora
- Best flower delivery service for a low carbon footprint: Floom
- Best flower delivery subscription service: Appleyard Flowers
- Best flower delivery service for same day delivery: Flowerbx
Why should you buy seasonal flowers?
On your hunt for the best flower delivery service you are sure to come across a few that exclusively deliver seasonal flowers. There are two different reasons for this. The first is that the environmental impact of using seasonal flowers is much lower. Out of season flowers are often imported from Europe or further afield, flying hundreds of miles before they've even begun their journey to our doors. If grown in the UK, non seasonal stems will require much more maintenance than otherwise (think temperature regulation, fertiliser etc). The second reason is purely aesthetic, with out of season flowers having much smaller buds, and therefore heads, than in season ones.
What is the best flower subscription service?
Many of the flower companies on this list offer subscription services as well as gift deliveries and letterbox options. Bloom & Wild have a fantastic service that will send fresh flowers to your door fortnightly. Appleyard Flowers are another good option whose subscription starts at £25.
Whatever the reason (and there need be no reason at all), if you're sending a bouquet of carnations as birthday flowers, roses as anniversary flowers, a luxury Valentine's Day gift or a floral present to friends, family or yourself, these are the best flower delivery companies to look to.