Lifestyle The 10 Best Flower Delivery Services to Order From Right Now A grand gesture can be as simple as a surprise bouquet By Allaire Nuss Updated on March 17, 2023 01:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email We independently evaluate all recommended products and services. If you click on links we provide, we may receive compensation. Learn more. Photo: PEOPLE / Abbey Littlejohn Flower delivery is a popular gift because you can pretty much always count on a colorful bouquet to bring a smile to the recipient's face. There are many flower delivery services out there, but which one should you order from? Maybe you're scrambling to find a last-minute gift and need From You Flowers' same-day delivery services. Or perhaps you're looking for an affordable arrangement, in which case, 1-800-Flowers is a great website to browse. Here are the best flower delivery services to make someone you love feel special this year. The Best Flower Delivery Services in 2023 Best Overall: UrbanStems Best Cheap Flower Delivery: 1-800-Flowers Best Same-Day Delivery: From You Flowers Best Flower Subscription: BloomsyBox Best for Dried Flowers: The Bouqs Co. Best for Seasonal Flowers: FTD Best for Plants: The Sill Best Variety: ProFlowers Best for Amazon Prime Members: Benchmark Bouquets Best for Long-Lasting Flowers: Venus Et Fleur Best Overall: UrbanStems PEOPLE / Abbey Littlejohn Buy Now Pros & Cons Pros Next-day delivery is available nationwideLarge selection of bouquets to choose fromFlowers are sustainably sourced Cons No option to customize arrangements Why It Made the List UrbanStems is everything you could want in a flower delivery service. The arrangements are gorgeous yet relatively affordable, the website is easy to navigate, and overnight shipping is available. So many bouquets feature unique flowers you've likely never seen before, like the dark and alluring Morello with its purple-trimmed Solomio Tino and Quicksand roses (which are identified in the helpful "What's Included" section on the product page). It's easy to filter by occasion, recipient, and price range, but the true star of this service is its special collections. Beyond the holiday and dried flower collections, the "Bridgerton" bouquet trio, which is inspired by the popular Netflix series, features some stunning combinations. There are also plenty of goodies to add to your order, such as gourmet foods, candles, and more. To ensure fresh, high-quality blooms, UrbanStems sources all of its stems directly from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. This means the flowers are grown using responsible and sustainable methods that protect the surrounding environment. Best Cheap Flower Delivery: 1-800-Flowers PEOPLE / Anastasia Tretiak Buy Now Pros & Cons Pros Sale section offers excellent discountsCan browse by occasion, flower type, or same-day availabilitySubscribers save 15 percent on bouquets Cons Shipping costs extraSubscribers can't easily swap plans Why It Made the List Some flower delivery services cost a pretty penny, but not 1-800-Flowers. Its sale section is always full of affordable arrangements, like two dozen assorted roses starting at $39.99 or a tulip and iris bouquet for less than $45. Sales are frequent on the site and might feature deals on flowers, gifts, and sweet treats, with discounts up to 40 or 50 percent. Simply enter your zip code and desired delivery date to see what options are available near you. Another way to save money with 1-800-Flowers is to become a subscriber. The company offers some of the most affordable subscriptions on the market — for instance, when you sign up for the One of a Kind Bouquet plan, you'll get a different local florist-designed arrangement as often as you'd like for as little as $43 per shipment (delivery frequencies range from every week to every eight weeks). Best Same-Day Delivery: From You Flowers PEOPLE / Anastasia Tretiak Buy Now Pros & Cons Pros Same-day orders accepted until 3 p.m.Same-day delivery is available throughout the U.S.Prices start under $30 Cons Shipping costs extra Why It Made the List Forgetting an important holiday, whether it be Valentine's Day or a birthday, can wreak havoc on a relationship. Luckily, From You Flowers' same-day delivery services may just save you from a major faux pas. If you place your order before 3 p.m. in your recipient's time zone, the company will make the delivery within a few hours. From You Flowers' same-day catalog has more than 180 items, with prices starting below $30 and going up to $200. You can even throw in balloons, chocolates, and a teddy bear. If you have a little more flexibility with the delivery date, take advantage of the company's "50% Off Roses" section, where you can get a dozen roses for just $45. Best Flower Subscription: BloomsyBox PEOPLE / Abbey Littlejohn Buy Now Pros & Cons Pros Wide variety of plans to choose fromFlowers sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farmsMonthly, biweekly, and weekly delivery cadences Cons Only delivers Tuesday–FridayShipping costs extra Why It Made the List If your loved one likes to keep fresh flowers in their house all year round, a flower subscription will make a great gift. BloomsyBox offers multiple plans that ship weekly, biweekly, or monthly. The service's basic subscription, featuring seasonal, sustainably sourced bouquets, comes in three different sizes and is priced between $45 and $55. BloomsyBox ensures that subscribers never receive a repeat arrangement during the first year. The company also offers a handful of "unique subscriptions," like pet-safe blooms and bouquets curated by floral experts at the New York Botanical Garden. No matter which option you choose, BloomsyBox allows you to select the first delivery date. Best for Dried Flowers: The Bouqs Co. PEOPLE / Larisa Niedle Buy Now Pros & Cons Pros Dried arrangements last 1–3 yearsFlowers are sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farmsSubscribers save 30 percent Cons Shipping costs extra unless you subscribeVase not included Why It Made the List Contrary to popular belief, a flower's beauty doesn't end once its buds dry out. In fact, dried bouquets are a beautiful staple in many flower shops. The Bouqs Co.'s collection is low maintenance and long lasting. Unlike fresh flowers, these dried arrangements last between one and three years, saving you the hassle of having to throw out stems every two weeks. One downside to The Bouqs Co. is the shipping cost. Unregistered customers pay an extra $25 per delivery, but that number drops down to $15 when you sign up for a free Bouqs account. However, customers who opt for a recurring subscription never have to pay for shipping and save 30 percent on each arrangement. Best for Seasonal Flowers: FTD PEOPLE / Anastasia Tretiak Buy Now Pros & Cons Pros Website makes it easy to search for a specific type of flowerSale prices start under $30Same-day delivery is available Cons Shipping costs extra Why It Made the List FTD (aka Florists' Transworld Delivery) does an excellent job of channeling inspiration from the seasons into beautiful and expressive bouquets. For instance, its winter collection includes florist-to-door arrangements like the Clear Skies Bouquet and Beyond Blue Bouquet, which are crafted by local florists to guarantee freshness and quick delivery. But the arrangements that get shipped are arguably just as lovely — such as the Free Spirit Bouquet, which is sent directly from the farm where its flowers are grown. FTD facilitates deliveries to all 50 states, as well as more than 150 countries. Best for Plants: The Sill The Sill Buy Now Pros & Cons Pros Over 40 plant optionsWide variety of planters"Pet friendly" and "easy care" categoriesHappiness guarantee includes a free replacement Cons Shipping costs extraNo subscription option Why It Made the List Some people prefer houseplants to flowers, and both make excellent gifts, so opting for a fern instead of, say, carnations may be the right move. The Sill is a reliable one-stop shop for all things plant delivery, including planters, which come in various materials and colors. The Sill's leafy offerings range from orchids and snake plants to olive trees and heart-shaped succulents. The options are grouped by size (small, medium, and large) and light requirement (bright direct, bright-medium indirect, and low light), but you can also search specifically for pet-friendly, easy-care, or air-purifying plants. Best Variety: ProFlowers PEOPLE / Abbey Littlejohn Buy Now Pros & Cons Pros Can search for arrangements by occasion, flower type, and colorSame-day delivery optionsWide selection of add-on gifts Cons Shipping costs extraFlower substitutions are common Why It Made the List ProFlowers offers more than 60 unique bouquets, which you can filter by flower type, color, or occasion. There are also categories for seasonal arrangements, flowers under $50, and dried bouquets. ProFlowers also has a wide selection of non-floral add-ons, such as cookies, candy, and self-care essentials. When browsing the website, you'll notice that each arrangement is labeled farm-to-door, florist-to-door, or boxed. If you're looking for same-day delivery, florist-to-door is your best bet to ensure an on-time arrival. However, local florists may be forced to substitute certain flowers if they don't have them in stock. Best for Amazon Prime Members: Benchmark Bouquets PEOPLE / Anastasia Tretiak Buy Now Pros & Cons Pros Flowers ship overnightFree shipping for Prime membersGlass vase included Cons No option to choose future delivery dateSomewhat limited selection of arrangements Why It Made the List Amazon sells just about everything, including fresh flowers. Benchmark Bouquets has some of the marketplace's highest-rated flower arrangements, and all of them come with free shipping for Amazon Prime members. They're reasonably priced, too, with most of the single bouquets costing less than $50. You can even snag two dozen red roses for around $47. The arrangements are split into several categories, including mixed bouquets, blooming bundles, duo bouquets, and rose bunches. There are only about a half-dozen options within each section, so the selection is limited. But what this flower delivery service lacks in variety, it makes up for in value. Plus, flowers ordered before 1 p.m. in your recipient's time zone will be delivered the very next day. Best for Long-Lasting Flowers: Venus Et Fleur PEOPLE / Larisa Niedle Buy Now Pros & Cons Pros Flowers last over a yearCustom arrangements are availableBoxes double as vases Cons ExpensiveShipping costs extra Why It Made the List If you're OK with spending a little extra on flower delivery, consider giving a gift that can be displayed all year long. Venus Et Fleur's preserved flower arrangements typically last longer than a year, and yes, they're real roses. You can even design your own arrangement to lock in your favorite colors or spell out a special message like "I [heart] U." Unlike most flower arrangements, Venus Et Fleur roses do not need to soak in water. In fact, the flowers are meant to be kept in the decorative boxes or acrylic display cases they come in, meaning less work for the recipient. One thing you need to be prepared for with Venus Et Fleur is the cost. Prices for a single rose start at $44 and custom arrangements can cost in the thousands. Final Verdict There are many quality flower delivery services to choose from when you want to give or receive beautiful blooms. But UrbanStems lands at the top of the list for its diverse arrangements, which are made up of sustainably sourced flowers. Customers can customize their order with different add-ons, including vases, candy, and candles. Plus, UrbanStems offers three flower subscriptions for those who want to receive a fresh arrangement on a recurring basis. However, if you're looking for affordable bouquets, 1-800-Flowers is a great place to shop thanks to its extensive sale section. And Amazon Prime members will automatically get free shipping when they buy from Benchmark Bouquets' storefront. Frequently Asked Questions Who has the cheapest flower delivery fee? Since a speedy delivery is essential when dealing with fresh flowers, many companies charge a shipping and handling fee to offset some of the costs associated with quick turnarounds. Most online services charge between $15 and $25 on top of the bouquet's price. The best way to avoid these fees is through Amazon. Because Benchmark Bouquets' arrangements are sold via the marketplace, Prime members don't have to pay for shipping (non-Prime members are charged $12.49 per delivery). How long do flowers last after you buy them? You can expect a fresh flower arrangement to last for at least 7 to 14 days after delivery. Keep in mind that flower variety and exposure to sun and heat can impact how long the blooms remain fresh. If you open your flower delivery and discover damaged or wilted blooms, most companies offer a free replacement. But if you're looking to make healthy cut flowers last longer, here are a few tips to try: Cut flower stems at an angle to maximize surface area for moisture absorptionTrim away any leaves, flowers, or buds that will be submerged in the vaseChange the water every couple of daysKeep flowers out of direct sunlightPut your arrangement in the refrigerator overnight Does ice water keep flowers fresh? It's true that ice water can help make flowers last longer. Blooms that are transported and shipped dry may develop air bubbles in their stems, making it more difficult for the flowers to absorb moisture. Ice water not only dissolves those pockets of air, but also slows the growth of bacteria and natural decay process. So feel free to drop a few ice cubes in your flower vase for a fresher, more vibrant arrangement. Methodology Our team reviewed more than 30 companies to find the best flower delivery services. Each option was judged on the following criteria: Average priceService feesShipping capabilities, including same- and/or next-day deliverySustainable growing practicesSubscription optionsNumber of bouquetsVariety between arrangementsWhether the service has special holiday collectionsAccess to customer service Companies with same- and/or next-day delivery, discounted bouquets, and free shipping fared well in our rankings. Additionally, a wide variety of blooms and the ability to add extra gifts — such as chocolates or candles — to an order contributed to higher scores. Overall, the best flower delivery services provide a huge selection of arrangements, different price ranges, and flexible shipping options.