Buying from an online flower retailer can be a scary experience. I recently needed to order flowers online for two very different occasions that were out of town (funeral, wedding) and none of the options had any satisfactory choices. They were either well out of my budget, or not very — let’s just say they’re not what I’ve come to expect after many years of being spoiled by the amazing local florists in my Rolodex.
Since then, I’ve been on a mission to find places to order flowers online that will not only fit my budget, but will also be aesthetically pleasing no matter what my price point, or location of recipient. Not only does it make me happy to add these sites to my bookmarks, but I know that every person I send a surprise floral delivery is happy every time they look at their bouquet, and part of my goals this year is to work towards helping people channel their inner happy.
The Bouqs Co. is one of my favorite new sites to order flowers online. These farm to table flowers are cut on the day you order and shipped from one of their vetted farm partners in the US and overseas so they know their quality and freshness will be exactly what shoppers are searching for. Partner farms practice sustainable, eco-friendly farming, and only cut what they sell. I like that I can order from their site, via an app on my phone and there’s it’s just simple bouquets and no cheesy balloons or bears, nor any hidden delivery fees. They also have a pre-curated subscription service that offers a discount if you sign-up (*cough* ahem, honey *cough*) so that you have fresh flowers every month of the year.
Farmgirl Flowers started out in the San Francisco Bay area and I remember being so jealous that my friends could order from them for delivery. The Farmgirl mission is to change the landscape of how flowers are purchased in the United States. 80% of flowers grown in the US are imported. They only buy flowers that are grown here in the US, supporting American farmers who pay living wages to the folks who works growing these beautiful flowers. In order to minimize waste, Farmgirl doesn’t offer multiple arrangements, instead creating arrangements out of what they have and sending them to happy customers. If you’re lucky enough to receive one of their famous Burlap Wrapped Bouquets™ or designer vase arrangements, you’ll be a fan for life.
Another soon to be favorite is BloomThat. They’re a little obsessed with sourcing the most stunning, responsibly grown blooms. BloomThat partners with world class farmers and growers across the globe to deliver the freshest, seasonal stems from the places they grow best. Folks who are lucky enough to live in the Bay Area, LA + NYC have same-day deliver, while the rest of us receive next-day delivery within the continental United States, which makes it so very easy to make someones day. I’m really loving the Sherbet stems + Original Salted Caramels from Shotwell Candy Co., from this sugary sweet Candy-Coated Cora combo!
For my friends who live in the concrete jungle of New York City, I like to send flowers from Petal by Pedal. Delivery service is Monday – Friday and lucky recipients will receive locally grown flowers that change seasonally. Flowers are delivered on foot, or custom bikes.