It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday in the UK, and if you’ve cancelled family plans this weekend, you may be thinking about ordering a bouquet of Mother’s Day flowers online instead. One excellent option to consider in the current climate is letterbox flowers: these are hand-packed in bud, and sent through the post in handy boxes that will fit through the letterbox. But there’s a lot of choice out there, so which online flower delivery service has the best Mother’s Day flowers (opens in new tab)? And are letterbox flowers the only safe option?
Want to place your order right now? Go straight to the best Mother's Day flower delivery websites:
1. Bloom & Wild: best non-contact delivery - from £20 (opens in new tab)
2. Interflora: biggest bouquet - £5 off some flowers (opens in new tab)
3. Waitrose: best presentation - and save £5 (opens in new tab)
4. Moonpig: flowers from £20 + free personalised card (opens in new tab)
5. Prestige: cheap Mother's Day flowers - 25% off (opens in new tab)
Earlier this week, our sister site Real Homes ordered Mother’s Day bouquets (opens in new tab) from nine of the best online flower delivery services in the UK, choosing a mixture of hand-delivered bouquets, courier-delivered options and letterbox flowers from each to test which were best. And the results were interesting.
If a non-contact delivery is an absolute priority, they found Mother’s Day flowers from letterbox flower specialist Bloom & Wild (opens in new tab) to be the best on test. Their bouquets were posted through the door looking full and fresh, and while they were a little smaller than some of the hand-delivered and couriered options, the blooms held their own next to the bigger bouquets.
But don’t write off hand-delivered and couriered Mother’s Day flowers just yet. Many online flower delivery websites are allowing you to specify a non-contact delivery in the instructions, and Real Homes found that companies such as Interflora (opens in new tab) and Floom (opens in new tab), which partner with local florists to provide hand-delivered bouquets, were the most reliable (and personable) in following these directions.
Bear in mind that non-contact delivery will be entirely down to the discretion of the local florist or courier - and they won't take responsibility for missing flowers - but the option itself is good news. Hand-delivered Mother’s Day bouquets are usually bigger than letterbox flowers and arrive professionally arranged, which gives them incredible instant impact at the door.
Whichever mode of Mother’s Day flower delivery you choose, if a non-contact drop off is very important, we recommend asking the recipient to place a note on their door with instructions for the delivery person, just to be absolutely sure. Read on for the best Mother’s Day flower delivery services in the UK…
1. The best Mother's Day letterbox flowers
Bloom & Wild Mother’s Day flowers: from just £23 plus free delivery | Bloom & Wild (opens in new tab)
Bloom & Wild have a wide range of Mother’s Day letterbox flowers on offer, from cheerful The Charlie bouquet (opens in new tab) (£23) and Indian sunset-inspired option The Evie XL (£38) to our favourite, the Mother's Day Classic (opens in new tab) (£41, pictured), which brings together La Belle roses, long-lasting alstroemeria, snap dragons and more. Or, for the ultimate treat, order three month’s of flowers (opens in new tab) for £60). They'll be posted through the letterbox for the ultimate non-contact delivery.
2. The biggest Mother's Day flower bouquets
Interflora Mother’s Day flowers: £5 off, or 25% extra free on some bouquets | Interflora (opens in new tab)
You can get 25% extra flowers in some Interflora Mother's Day bouquets - like the Very Vibrant Hand-Tied bouquet (opens in new tab) (£41, pictured). There's also £5 off some bouquets when you order from Interflora for delivery on the 20th March. These flowers will be hand-delivered, looking amazing, and you can request non-contact delivery from the local florist when you place your order.
3. The best-presented Mother's Day flowers
Waitrose Mother’s Day flowers: from £20 plus free delivery | Waitrose (opens in new tab)
Mother’s Day bouquets start from just only £20 at Waitrose for a vibrant selection of tulips (opens in new tab) to £60 for an exclusive bouquet that comes in an iconic Emma Bridgewater jug (opens in new tab), all the way up to £100 for the magnificent No.1 Mother's Day Flower Garden Bouquet (opens in new tab), pictured, which comes packed with luscious lilies, lisianthus, roses and astrantia. They’ll all be professionally arranged and delivered for free by courier.
4. The best Mother's Day flowers plus card
Mother's Day flowers at Moonpig: from £22 + FREE card | Moonpig (opens in new tab)
There are almost 30 Mother's Day bouquets to choose between at Moonpig, including the popular Mother's Day (opens in new tab) (£30, pictured). Our bouquets were big and fresh - but where Moonpig really stands out is its excellent card service. Add code LOVEMUM at checkout and you'll get a free, personalised card with your flowers.
5. The best cheap Mother's Day flowers
Mother's Day flowers at Prestige: up to 25% off | Prestige (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for Mother's Day flowers on a budget, Prestige has you covered. Prices start from just £19.99, and there are plenty of offers giving you up to 25% off certain bouquets - like the Exquisite bouquet (opens in new tab) (pictured) which costs £39.99 (was £49.99) and comes with free chocolates.
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