9 Flower (And Plant!) Delivery Services That Are Perfect for Every Occasion

updated Apr 15, 2020
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I’m a big fan of gifting flowers — both to others and to myself. They instantly brighten any room and, in a workspace, are a welcome contrast from screen life. But sometimes the experience of sending flowers can be a bit lacking, or even embarrassing. Most of the time you place an order with a phone operator who dispatches a local florist you didn’t choose. When the flowers arrive you have no idea if they’re a reflection of your good taste, or a pile of half-wilted carnations. (Cringe.)

Thankfully, a new wave of online florists has made ordering stunning fresh flora easy and transparent. What you see on the website or app is what you’re sending (or getting for yourself). And the selections are more your style — we’re talking seasonal stems and Instagram-worthy arrangements any day of the week.

Whether you want to gift a gorgeous bouquet to your loved ones who you’re missing right now or set yourself up for a weekly delivery of blooms, these are our favorite online florists to keep on your digital speed dial.

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Specializes in: An exhaustive category of indoor plants including fruit trees, herbs, and beautiful bonsais. Kitchn readers get 15 percent off sitewide with code KITCHNPLANTS15!

Where they deliver: Contactless delivery, right to your doorstep (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). Select products are unable to be shipped to California, Arizona, Florida, and Texas. Orders over $75 ship for free!

Pricing: Prices start as low as $25 for hanging terrariums, going up to $120 for larger potted plants.

Cool features: Whether you have pets at home, or your apartment gets little to no sunlight — the expertly curated sections make plant shopping a whole lot easier.

Great for: Anyone looking to bring more greenery indoors; aspiring plant parents; thoughtful “just because” gifts for loved ones who could do with a sweet pick-me-up right now.

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Specializes in: Vibrant, stylish cut-to-order bouquets and plants.

Where they deliver: Nationwide (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), with same-day delivery available in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Pricing: One-time purchases start at $35 for bouquets and $40 for plants. Three subscription plans are available starting at $50 with options to deliver weekly, biweekly, or monthly.

Cool features: Stems are sourced directly from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms and cut fresh daily. UrbanStems also has a collaboration with Vogue, offering limited-time arrangements each season created by Vogue editors.

Great for: Everyday flower gifting for friends, family, and yourself.

COVID-19 Updates: Same-day delivery is no longer available, but next-day shipping is still an option nationwide.

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Specializes in: Hand-potted plants and succulent arrangements in design-savvy containers. They also recently started selling orchids!

Where they deliver: The lower 48 states (Hawaii and Alaska excluded). Same-day delivery is not available, but there is a 30-day return window.

Pricing: Starts at $5 for a small parlor palm, goes up to $229 for a large ZZ plant. Monthly subscriptions are available for $35.

Cool features: You can purchase starter collections around themes like beginner, pet-friendly, and low-light, and the site divides plants into helpful categories like size and light needs. There’s also a ton of information on plant care for beginners and those who need a refresher, and plant care workshops in NYC.

Great for: Coworkers; friends who have recently moved; people allergic to flowers.

COVID-19 Updates: There are major shipping delays at the moment, except for their orchids, which are still shipping within 2 business days.

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Specializes in: Fresh-cut stems from a sustainably-minded farm are shipped the day they’re cut to ensure freshness. Also offers same-day bouquet deliveries from local, The Bouqs-approved florists in certain zip codes. Bonus: Right now they’re offering 25 percent off sitewide with code BOUQSDAY.

Where they deliver: Nationwide in all 50 states.

Pricing: One-time arrangements start at $39, with a $12 delivery fee. Subscriptions start at $36 and can be delivered weekly, biweekly, monthly, or bimonthly.

Cool features: Transparent pricing and no cheesy up-sells (no thanks on the teddy bears). Also check out their gift bundles for cute add-ons.

Great for: Farmer’s Market-style centerpieces and unfussy hostess gifts.

COVID-19 Updates: No change in shipping. The company is currently offering 25 percent off for all healthcare workers through August 2020.

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Specializes in: Potted plants of all shapes and sizes, as well as trendy propagation kits.

Where they deliver: Nationwide to the 48 contiguous states (Alaska and Hawaii excluded), with shipping free over $50.

Pricing: Starts at $35 for most small-sized varieties, and goes up to $195 for extra-large plants like fiddle leaf figs.

Cool features: Bloomscape offers a ton of plant parent support, including a shop for plant care and accessories, plants guides and tips, and expert advice from Plant Mom and her team.

Great for: Plant beginners; longer-lasting gifts; people allergic to flowers.

COVID-19 Updates: Expect shipping delays.

Specializes in: Arrangements for quite literally any occasion, as well as gourmet gift baskets.

Where they deliver: Nationwide, with same-day delivery available through partner florists.

Pricing: Bouquets start at $34.99 for a small size, going up to $54.99 for larger arrangements. You can also join one of 8 subscription clubs and save on regular delivery.

Cool features: It’s not just flowers here—you can also send loved ones baskets full of gourmet food, wine, coffee, and even self care products.

Great for: Those who want to pull out all the stops on a gorgeous arrangement; those who want very specific options.

COVID-19 Updates: No change in shipping.

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Specializes in: Gorgeous, burlap-wrapped seasonal blooms sourced from local farmers in your area, plus box deliveries so you can create your own arrangement.

Where they deliver: Nationwide to the lower 48 states (Hawaii and Alaska excluded) with same-day offerings in the San Francisco Bay area.

Pricing: Arrangements start at $52, and can be purchased one time or as a subscription (delivered weekly, biweekly, or monthly).

Cool features: Gift sets that include sweets, candles, and other self care goodies. The Market Box is a great option for the person who wants control over how their arrangement looks.

Great for: Gifting for special holidays and birthdays; the amateur floral arranger.

COVID-19 Updates: Shipping is taking longer than usual because all flowers are being fulfilled in their Ecuador distribution center rather than their San Francisco headquarters. This also means that same-day shipping is temporarily suspended, and there are fewer arrangements available to order.

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Specializes in: Sophisticated, monochromatic bunches of 25 Ecuadorian roses in a Parisian-inspired hat box.

Where they deliver: Because they don’t ship their bouquets, delivery and pickup is available in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, and Los Angeles. Also Vancouver and Toronto at givelandeau.ca.

Pricing: Starts at $159 plus $14.99 shipping ($19 for Los Angeles).

Cool features: They offer 10 curated bouquets, all of roses. You won’t get bogged down with choices, so it’s easy to order.

Great for: Your minimalist friend, or those of us who need a lot of help when it comes to flowers.

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Specializes in: Fresh, hand-planted succulents delivered in a simple gift box that doubles as a planter.

Where they deliver: Shipping nationwide (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), plus hand-delivery available in Los Angeles. Square and premium gardens only available in Los Angeles.

Pricing: “Gardens” start at $25, with premium gardens available to Los Angeles-area residents for $85-$125.

Cool features: The different-sized gift box gardens can be customized with a paper sleeve to fit the occasion.

Great for: Thoughtful thank you gifts and “just because” occasions.

This post originally appeared on Kitchn. See it here: 8 Flower (and Plant!) Delivery Services for Every Occasion