We’re all buying more things online in a post-quarantine world, and buying Valentine’s Day flowers online is no exception – especially if lockdown has suddenly thrown you into a long distance relationship.
Whether you want to ensure your loved one gets a bouquet or letterbox flowers on Valentine’s day, there are plenty of great options available. Here are some of the best flower delivery sites and shops online, so you can have a fresh bouquet delivered to your partner on 14 Feburary!
Where to buy flowers online?
There is quite a range to choose from when it comes to ordering online. To start, you’ll find most major grocers like Sainsburys, Waitrose and M&S – and even Amazon – offer flower delivery services.
If you prefer something a bit more specialized, you may want to turn to a dedicated online florist.
Most e-florists offer similar options when it comes to flower arrangements, with the classic bunch of roses being a staple, but you can usually include cards, chocolates, and wine if you want to add a special touch. Some will also include a vase.
Below are a few popular services worth checking out:
Bloom & Wild is a great option for flower by letterbox delivery. Image: Bloom & Wild
Where to order letterbox flowers online?
While letterbox flowers may not have the same immediate impact as a full, arranged bouquet in bloom, they’re still a great, practical option if you want to send flowers effortlessly by mail.
Letterbox flowers are easy to deliver and can sometimes be cheaper than a fully arranged bouquet too. They’re usually sent as buds that bloom within a couple of days and should last for up to two weeks.
Here are a few places that offer letterbox flower delivery:
Many of the services offer same-day or next-day delivery, though we’d recommend scheduling the flowers to arrive on Valentine’s Day ahead of time to avoid running into availability shortages. Don’t get her plain ol’ daisies when you could have gotten her roses!
The Mai bouquet from Bloom & Wild. Image: Bloom & Wild
How to order flowers online
The steps to place your order are very simple. First navigate to the site of your choice, then look for the Valentine’s Day section.
This will usually include several deals and options. Our visit to Bloom & Wild revealed letterbox flowers, hand-tied flowers, flowers with truffles or champagne, and even dried flowers.
Obviously, prices vary significantly depending on what you choose and some online florists may charge a premium for next-day delivery.
Many companies offer same-day delivery too (even internationally) if they have a branch near the required destination. But, with demand likely to be high on Valentine’s Day, it’s recommended that you order at least a day in advance so the florists can ensure your selected flowers are in stock and prepared for dispatch.
The Cottage Garden bouquet from Flying Flowers. Image: Flying Flowers
Once you’ve added the item to your cart, you’ll be able to enter a message that will appear on the card that accompanies the flowers.
That’s it. Complete the purchase and your loved one should receive the flowers on the day, making them very happy.
If you really want to pull out all the stops, then take a look at some of the best techy Valentine’s Day gifts.
As Audrey Hepburn once put it, ‘The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.’