14 best flower delivery services for Mother's Day and beyond, tried and tested

We've rated and reviewed the best flower delivery services for Mother's Day and all year round

Several bouquets from the best flower delivery services
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Finding the best flower delivery services can be tricky - do you choose a letterbox option or a 50-stem bouquet? Or maybe you're looking for something that comes with a vase? We've done the research for you and tested the UK's most popular florists. These are our top picks...

Mother's Day is just around the corner, which means it's time to brush up on the best flower delivery services and pick out the perfect bouquet for the person you're celebrating this year. A beautiful bunch makes for one of the best Mother's Day gifts (along with a cute DIY Mother's Day gift from the kids and a delicious Mother's Day lunch).

Dani Turner, customer experience director at online florist Bunches, told us, "Whatever the occasion, some stunning blooms are perfect for conveying your sentiments to someone special, no matter the reason." And we couldn't agree more, which is why we've tested 14 of the best flower delivery services to help you find the perfect Mother's Day bouquet.

Best flower delivery services for Mother's Day 2024

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How we tested the best flower delivery services

All of the flower delivery services in this round-up have been used and reviewed by GoodtoKnow's editorial team, so we know exactly what you can expect when you try them out for yourself.

We've accounted for a variety of floral arrangements and price points, and included options with next day delivery and letterbox products to suit every Mother's Day flower delivery need.

You'll find much more than traditional blooms in this guide - from tulips and freesias to wax flowers and lush foliage, whatever your loved one's favourite variety, there's bound to be a bouquet to make them feel special.

Things to consider when choosing a flower delivery service

  • Delivery options: If you want your flowers to look their best, really you need to unbox them and put them in a vase of water as soon as they arrive. For this reason, flower delivery services that offer next day or nominated day delivery are your best bet, so you can make sure you'll be around when they arrive. Shopping local is a good idea too, as the flowers won't have travelled as far.
  • Number of stems: The more stems in your chosen bunch of flowers, the bigger the bouquet will be. If you want a truly show-stopping option, the you might decide a 50-stem bunch is for you. But be mindful of where you plan to keep them - bunches that are too big could end up being an inconvenience!
  • Ethical credentials: The best quality flowers will be those that have been ethically and sustainably sourced. Look for florists that cut to order, so they only cut the stems they need. Many will also offer 100% recyclable or compostable packaging too, so the planet can continue to grow beautiful flowers!
  • Product pricing: We've chosen flower delivery services that cater to a range of budgets in this guide. If you know what you're looking for, shop around a bit to find the best price - some retailers will offer bunches with very similar combinations of flowers at drastically varying price points.

How to make your bouquets last longer

Most flower delivery services will send some instructions on how to care for your bouquet. Bunches' Dani Turner explains, "For fresh flowers, make sure to change the water in the vase or jar every two to three days. After unboxing, I'd recommend trimming an additional 2-3cm off the ends of your stems at an angle, as this gives a bigger surface area for the stems to take in water."

All the flowers we tested arrived with flower food, which should be added to the water in the vase to help with longevity. You could also remove some of the lower leaves from your bouquet, to make sure no foliage is in the water and prevent a build-up of bacteria.

Dani adds, "If you’ve got a bouquet full of different types of flowers, it’s completely normal to lose them at different rates. What's important is that you remove any dead flowers from the bouquet, so bacteria can’t spread. This also keeps flowers looking fresh and stunning for as long as possible."

Where you place your flowers will affect their longevity too, and Dani advises against placing flowers in direct sunlight or cold, draughty spots.

The great thing about flower delivery services is that many bouquets will arrive in bud or partially bloomed, giving you plenty of time to enjoy them.

If these pretty bouquets have got you wanting to start celebrating the wonderful mums in your life, here are 85 Mother's Day quotes and messages to write in your card and 32 Mother's Day activities for all the family. Meanwhile, why not find out more about the origins of Mother's Day?

Ellie Hutchings
Family News Editor

Ellie is GoodtoKnow’s Family News Editor and covers all the latest trends in the parenting world - from relationship advice and baby names to wellbeing and self-care ideas for busy mums. Ellie is also an NCTJ-qualified journalist and has a distinction in MA Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University and a first-class degree in Journalism from Cardiff University. Previously, Ellie has worked with BBC Good Food, The Big Issue, and the Nottingham Post, as well as freelancing as an arts and entertainment writer alongside her studies. When she’s not got her nose in a book, you’ll probably find Ellie jogging around her local park, indulging in an insta-worthy restaurant, or watching Netflix’s newest true crime documentary.