Best flower delivery for your Mother's Day bouquet

The best flower delivery services for Mother's Day and all year round whenever you need letterbox flowers or a special bouquet

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These are the best online flower delivery services to use this Mother's Day and all year round.

If you're hunting for the best Mother's day gifts and thinking of sending a beautiful bouquet or a thoughtful Mother's Day message inside your card, then you've come to the right place as we've rounded up the best flower delivery services to use.  Whatever the origins of Mother's Day, you'll know that giving flowers to show your love has become a classic tradition. 

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Although Mother's Day is rapidly approaching, you've still got plenty of time to order a bouquet to be delivered in time. To help you choose the best blooms for Mother's Day we tried and tested some of the most popular online flower delivery services. Based on our experience and the quality of the bouquets delivered, this is our 'pick' of the best online flower delivery services money can buy.

1. Moonpig

An image of The Soul Mate Bouquet from Moonpig

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Best for: Last-minute letterbox flowers and plants 
What we love: Variety and value for money 
Downsides: There's so much choice it's hard to decide what to order 
Price range: From £20 
Letterbox service: Yes 
Delivery info: Next day delivery available

Famous for their cards and gifts-by-post offering, Moonpig offers a wide variety of bouquets, letterbox flowers, and plants. They use only the freshest flowers and they guarantee that your blooms will last for at least 5 days once they arrive with the recipient - or you can claim your money back.

"Everyone knows the jingle - bet you’re singing it now - so it really has become a go-to for those of us who forget special dates and panic order," says Goodto parenting editor Stephanie Lowe. 'Moonpig's flower choice is huge; from the bright and beautiful to the classic and chic, and from hand-tied bouquets to letterbox flowers, as well as actual plants.  The bouquet arrived in a large stand-up box, which means the flowers aren’t battered about in transit, and the stems arrived wrapped in a nutrient drenched cloth to keep them fresh.'

We also got two packets of flower food - marked ‘day 1’ and ‘day 3’ - to keep the blooms looking fresh.  Moonpig offers next day delivery if you order before 9pm Monday - Friday and they offer a 5-day freshness guarantee or you can claim your money back.


2. Serenata

An image of the Blushing Valentine Bouquet from Serenata

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Best for: Quick and stress-free flower delivery 
What we love: Flowers are delivered in bud for maximum freshness 
Downsides: None 
Price range: From £24.99 
Letterbox service: Yes 
Delivery info: Free delivery Monday - Sunday, order by 9 pm for UK next-day delivery

We've included Serenata because their website is such a breeze to navigate - even when your brain is frazzled on a Friday afternoon. There's a handy price filter so you can quickly find the perfect bunch of blooms within your price range, without scrolling through pages of irrelevant options. You can also go straight to 'flowers under £30' for a quick and easy exit. We also love their review system which makes it easy to see what customers thought of any blooms you're considering before you buy.

Serenata sent us a bouquet to review. It normally costs £49.99 with free delivery. The bouquet arrived on a warmer day and although the box was a little bit battered on arrival, the blooms inside were perfectly protected and in prime condition.

We loved the variety of flowers included in this bouquet - everything from cream Stocks, blue Delphinium and Santini to Alstromeria, carnations, and - our favourite - distinctive orange roses, so there's something in this bouquet to appeal to all types of flower lovers. Included in the box was a brochure with a voucher code, some very sweet instructions on how to keep your flowers happy (talk to them is our favourite tip) plus a discount code for our next order. Handy!


3. Flowerfix

An image of the The I Love You Bunch from FlowerFix

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Best for: Modern and elegant blooms curated with love 
What we love: The accompanying pamphlet on how to make the most of your flowers 
Downsides: None 
Price range: From £19.99 
Letterbox service: Yes 
Delivery info: Order by 7pm on Friday for guaranteed delivery on Mother's Day

We had to add FlowerFix to our list of the best flower delivery services because of their affordable, stylish and fresh bouquets. We were drawn in by their asymmetric floral design offerings that are trendy, unique and can really transform a space. Though there's also classic, seasonal and colourful arrangements to choose from too - depending on your loved-ones' taste. Another plus is that the husband and wife team behind FlowerFix prioritise freshness. So you know that you're ordering a bouquet that will last longer.

Flowerfix sent us their stunning Florist's Pick bouquet for review. The company's most popular bunch and signature product, the bouquet is actually re-designed each week to give you the most seasonal selection. They retail for £29.99 including free delivery. And we're pleased to report that the packaging was impressive - carefully wrapped up in tissue paper to preserve the delicate blooms inside.

Goodto features writer Emily Stedman told us: 'Being letterbox flowers, they arrive as buds and preserved cuts that take a day or two to really blossom in full. This being said, I was instantly taken with the stunning mix of colours and foliage that made up the bouquet - think dusky pink and pale greens for a rustic country chic design. I was also thankful for the included information guide that took me through arranging the flowers step-by-step and stem-by-stem. A stunning selection that will make any recipient smile - just remember to add the flower food on days 1 and 3.'


4. Pinks and Roses

An image of the Scented Love Bouquet from Pinks & Roses

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Best for: Showstopping, premium flower delivery for special occasions 
What we love: The hatbox presentation 
Downsides: They can't currently deliver to Scotland or Northern Ireland
Price range: From £54.99 upwards 
Letterbox service: Yes 
Delivery info: See website

The mother and daughter team at Pinks & Roses specialises in beautiful bouquets presented in hat boxes. All the packaging is recyclable including the biodegradable cellophane and ribbon, and the hatbox itself can be repurposed to store jewellery, more flowers, or anything else that needs an elegant home. Alongside bouquets, Pinks & Roses also offer a variety of gift sets and hampers containing flowers, chocolates, champagne, and scented candles.

Pinks and Roses sent us their stunning Candy Cloud collection for review. When you order, you can choose 10 or 20 stems and select extra gift items to include such as chocolates or a vase.

Goodto editor Anna Bailey told us: 'I was lucky enough to be sent some pink and white hydrangeas from Pinks & Roses. The presentation was so beautiful and unique - two large gift boxes of laid-down flowers, carefully wrapped in ribbon - which ensured the flowers were in perfect condition when they arrived. Just gorgeous.'


5. Bunches

An image of the Valentine's Spray Roses from Bunches

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Best for: Excellent value fresh flowers 
Why we rate it: It's a family-run business with a personal vibe 
Downsides: They can't offer same-day delivery 
Price range: From £23.50 
Letterbox service: Yes - and the letterbox-friendly packaging is entirely plastic-free 
Delivery info: Free UK delivery

Established in 1989, this is a family-run business, so you feel like you're doing business with actual humans rather than a faceless corporate. Their flowers by post are delivered with a card featuring your personal message, plus flower food and care instructions. Bunches also sells beautiful House plants as well as a range of Mother's Day cards.


6. Marks and Spencer

An image of the For The Love in Your Life Vase Bundle from Marks & Spencer

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Best for: Sending a gift with a bouquet 
What we love: Five-day freshness or your money back 
Downsides: They don't currently deliver to Northern Ireland 
Price range: From £25 
Letterbox service: No, but they offer a subscription service 
Delivery info: Free delivery and Sunday delivery on selected bouquets

M&S has been my go-to flower delivery service for decades. I've yet to have a negative experience. The range is good and they offer a five-day freshness guarantee. What's really handy about their flower delivery service is the fact that it's so easy to pop a bottle of Prosecco or a bag of Percy Pigs in with your flowers. You can spend as little as £30 for a really pretty flower delivery that looks considerably more expensive.


7. Floom

An image of the Especially for You Bouquet from Floom

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Best for: Best flower delivery with a difference 
What we love: Ordering from a local florist - made easy 
Downsides: You need time to scroll through the options 
Price range: Varied 
Letterbox service: No 
Delivery info: £6.99 delivery fee, or £9.99 for same day delivery

Floom is a flexible flower delivery service - consider it a curation of the best local independent florists for you to scroll through before you order your blooms. Every bouquet comes directly from a Floom partner florist - just pop in the recipient's postcode to see what's on offer and you'll see everything available from Floom florists able to deliver to that area.


8. Arena

An image of the Forever More Bouquet from Arena Flowers

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Best for: Sustainability - they're the UK's highest-rated ethical florist 
What we love: Every bouquet sold supports three charities 
Downsides: We can't find any! 
Price range: From £24.99 
Letterbox service: Yes 
Delivery info: Order before 9pm for free next-day delivery

We should all care about reducing waste and saving resources but sometimes those priorities slip when you're in a hurry to send an important gift. However, Arena's packaging hasn't used single-use plastics since 2017 and they've planted two trees per order to date - that's over a million trees and counting. They also offer champagnes, chocolates, and beauty products, and they stock a selection of fairtrade flowers.


9. Appleyard

An image of the Letterbox 12 Red Roses from Appleyard Flowers

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Best for: Stylish and contemporary hand-tied flowers 
What we love: There's a money-back guarantee if you're not 100% happy 
Downsides: Same-day delivery only available in London 
Price range: From £25 
Letterbox service: No, but they offer a range of subscriptions 
Delivery info: Varies - check website

Specialists in seasonal bouquets, hand-tied flowers, and gifts along with wine, champagne, and chocolate, Appleyard offers next-day delivery in London. They promise their flowers will stay fresh for a minimum of 7 days and offer a 100% happiness guarantee. They also seek to minimise their carbon footprint by sourcing garden-grown flowers from British suppliers.


10. Flowerbx

An image of the 20 Pink Roses Valentines Day Bouquet from Flowerbx

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Best for: Floral luxury 
What we love: They source directly from 'earth-conscious' flower-growers 
Downsides: If you prefer a mixed bouquet of different stems, this might not be your bag 
Price range: From £40 
Letterbox service: No, but they have a subscription service from £45 
Delivery info: Next day delivery

This isn't just a flower delivery company - they sell a range of beautiful 'lifestyle essentials' too, from candles and home fragrances to plants and vases. Flowerbx offers same-day and next-day delivery services. They also offer same-day delivery in London.


Heidi Scrimgeour
Deputy Editor

As a parenting specialist for more than 15 years, Heidi has written for most national newspapers and for a wide range of consumer magazines, including Mother & Baby where she was the Shopping Editor for six years, looking after regular consumer features including buying guides and gift roundups.