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5 Flower Deliveries That Don't Feel Like Shitty Valentine's Day Presents

Donna Freydkin
·3 min read

Flower deliveries used to be one degree above those limp roses you picked up at a gas station: cheesy, deeply thoughtless last-minute gifts that you’d get when you realized, day of, that it’s her birthday or Valentine’s Day. But not anymore. Flower delivery services and subscriptions have come a long way, and now you can get seasonal bouquets delivered that are thoughtfully designed and actually feel special. The flowers are fresh, ethically sourced, and come in lots of arrangements for every taste. And since we’re all holed up inside these days, a fragrant bouquet of peonies, blue thistle, snapdragon, or eucalyptus is an instant mood-booster. These are the best flower delivery services and flower subscriptions for Valentine’s Day — or any day.

UrbanStems Flower Deliveries and Subscription Boxes

One of the biggest names in flower deliveries, UrbanStems curates bouquets and plants for every taste — with an emphasis on taste: the bouquet designs are more original and artful than what you might be used to. Plus, the brand works with Rainforest Alliance-certified farms, so you can feel good about your orders. There are three types of subscription plans, Classic, Seasonal, and Luxe, ranging from $55 to $100 per delivery, and one-off flower deliveries, which also include dried flower arrangements, range from $35 to $190. Two-day and same-day shipping range in price from $8 to $10. Vibe: Modern and streamlined.

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Bouqs Flower Delivery and Monthly Subscription Box

Bouqs seeks out eco-friendly farms with sustainable growing practices, and sources its blooms directly from farmers. Thus, you get fresher flowers that should, in theory, last longer. You choose the size of the bouquet; the most dramatic one has 30 to 45 stems. With a subscription, the bouquets range from $35 to $46, with entirely free shipping. Vibe: Vibrant and creative.

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FLOWERBX Flower Deliveries and Subscriptions

Instead of a mashup of different blooms, you get one perfect arrangement of a specific flower, be it a Gerbera daisy or a coffee rose. As with other brands on this list, FLOWERBX sources its flowers directly from growers, which means they stay fresh longer. Flowers, be they a one-time delivery or by subscription, range in price from around $65 to $210. Vibe: Elegant and sleek.

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BloomsyBox Flower Deliveries and Subscription Boxes

Think of this brand as the flower version of farm-to-table food: BloomsyBox owns its own farms in Colombia, Ecuador, and California, and thus has control over growing practices and salaries. Each bouquet is hand-tied, and arrives with flower food and a card telling you how to care for it. They offer one-off deliveries, along with weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly deliveries, ranging in price from $40 to $75. Shipping is included in the price. Vibe: Dynamic, fun, and colorful.

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ProFlowers Flower Delivery and Monthly Subscription Box

ProFlowers specializes in more traditional, unfussy bouquets, and its monthly flower deliveries feature crowd-pleasers like roses, tulips, and Stargazer lilies. The blooms are hand-picked, and the brand guarantees they'll stay fresh for seven days after delivery. It also offers same-day delivery for any last-minute gift givers. Bouquets range from $40 to $80, and standard delivery fees range from $6 to $12. The vibe: Accessible and traditional.

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