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Best flower delivery services in 2019

CNET logo CNET 12/5/2019 Chowhound Staff
a vase of flowers on a tree © Bouqs

Beautiful flower arrangements can help make any holiday that much more special. Whether you're putting together a Thanksgiving tablescape or looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, there are several flower delivery services that will come to the rescue, helping to make the day merry and bright. But which is the best flower delivery service? Which way is best to buy and send flowers?

These flower delivery companies will bring fresh, vibrant bouquets, centerpieces and plants right to your door, saving you the hassle of running to the florist or a shop during the busy holiday season. Check out these suggestions and then you can order online.

Read more: Holiday gift guide 2019

The following flower delivery services are our top picks in different categories: 

Our pick for everyone


a close up of a flower © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Bouqs

Not only does Bouqs have a fun name, but this brand also offers an impressive variety of arrangements for every special occasion -- or just a regular day. No matter your needs or personal tastes, Bouqs will deliver -- literally. 

Bouqs company sources its flowers and plants from eco-friendly sustainable farms, and it offers same-day and next-day delivery if needed. It offers seasonal arrangements like the Holiday Cheer bouquet and beautiful holiday wreaths like the Magnolia, as well as more traditional bouquets like the Angels, which features dozens of light pink roses. All of its arrangements are so stunning that it will be hard to pick just one.

Additionally, if you're looking for a wonderful gift for that hard-to-shop-for person in your life, you might want to get a Bouqs subscription -- you can choose to have the freshest flowers delivered right to their door on a regular basis. It's a thoughtful gift that keeps on giving, and getting flowers online is way easier than going to your local florist!

$64.00 AT BOUQS

Our pick for same-day delivery

H. Bloom

a bouquet of flowers in a vase on a table © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. H. Bloom

Need perfect flowers and need them fast? Luckily for you, H.Bloom can offer flower delivery on the same day all around the country. There are dozens of same-day arrangement styles to choose from, including everything from traditional rose bouquets to garden mixes and single-stem orchids. 

If you're looking for a last-minute centerpiece for the table, an option like the Cherry Vanilla would look lovely, or you can also order an Exotic Orange Bundle to bring to a holiday gathering as a hostess gift. Of course, because the company is working on such short notice, certain flowers may be swapped out based on availability; but the end result is sure to be stunning given the brand's stellar reputation. 

$85.00 AT H. BLOOM

Our pick for classic bouquets


a close up of a flower © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. 1-800-Flowers

For those with classic tastes, you can't go wrong ordering from 1-800-Flowers. It offers same-day delivery on a wide selection of classic arrangements, like the Lovely Lavender Medley, which is made up of white roses and carnations, lavender Peruvian lilies, baby's breath and more. 

If you're not in a hurry, you can also order one of 1-800-Flowers' festive seasonal arrangements, which make perfect holiday centerpieces (or centerpieces for any occasion). The Harvest Glow Bouquet features a wide variety of yellow and orange blooms that are perfect for Thanksgiving, and arrangements like the Fields of Europe Christmas have red, white and green color schemes -- great for a classic holiday centerpiece.

$70.00 AT 1-800-FLOWERS

Our pick for modern bouquets


a bouquet of flowers © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. UrbanStems

If you enjoy more modern arrangements with unique flowers and colors, be sure to check out UrbanStems. This brand works with sustainable farms to get the best possible blooms, and the flower bouquets are sure to be a talking point at your holiday gathering, or any other occasion. 

UrbanStems delivers all around the country, and products like The Persimmon includes flowers like marigolds, ranunculus, dahlias, myrtle, freesia and more. The company also offers delivery on a selection of plants, so you can send The Orion, a pretty snake plant, as a holiday gift to your favorite green thumb


Our pick for centerpieces

FTD Flowers

a bouquet of flowers © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. FTD Flowers

Looking specifically for a holiday centerpiece? FTD Flowers has you covered. This delivery service has an impressive selection of traditional bouquets, and it also offers a number of unique centerpieces that will make the perfect focal point for your holiday tablescape. 

For instance, the Harvest Comfort Cornucopia features a natural woven cornucopia, and there are orange and red lilies, roses and daisies spilling out of it. FTD also has centerpieces with lanterns, candles, baskets and more. You can opt for same- or next-day delivery on many of their products, but it's always better to place your order in advance if you need the flowers for a major holiday (as opposed to a personal occasion). 


Our pick for full tablescapes

Farmgirl Flowers

a close up of food © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Farmgirl Flowers

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through Pinterest, looking at beautiful floral tablescapes? While it might seem too challenging to put together a tablescape on your own, these flowers make it possible. This popular San Francisco-based flower company is known for its ethically grown flowers and burlap-wrapped bouquets, and during the holidays, the company actually offers fully curated tablescapes that can be shipped all around the country. 

For instance, The Whole Nine Yards is a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape that includes 15 stems of seasonal flowers to put in three included vases, a centerpiece with 15 stems of seasonal blooms, as well as tealight candles in gold containers, three air plants and assorted pieces of seasonal fruit. All you have to do is arrange the collection on your table, and you'll have your very own Pinterest-worthy display.


Our pick for wreaths

Harry & David

a close up of a flower © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Harry & David

Harry & David may be known for its gift baskets, but you can also find a beautiful selection of holiday wreaths from this retailer. They work with smaller farms, such as Creekside Farms in California and Teufel Holly Farms in Oregon, to deliver both fresh and dried holiday wreaths straight to your door. 

In addition to traditional evergreen and boxwood wreaths, Harry & David offers unique designs like the Holiday Magnolia Wreath, which is made from a fresh magnolia and noble fir base. Among its branches, you'll find accents like faux fruit, pinecones and faux berries, and the whole thing is finished off with a lovely bow. 


Our pick for subscription gifts

Bloomsy Box

a vase of flowers on a table © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Bloomsy Box

What do you get the person who has it all? How about a monthly delivery of fresh flowers or fresh flower arrangements? Flower subscription services are becoming increasingly popular, as they let you give month after month of beautiful bouquets. Bloomsy Box would make a wonderful gift for anyone on your list, as they deliver hand-tied bouquets from sustainable farms on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. 

You can choose between original, deluxe and premium bouquets for your recipient -- the more expensive plans get you more flowers per delivery -- which makes the delivery fee feel lower. The selected items will vary each month and often include favorite items like roses, orchids, sunflowers and more. It's a gift that keeps on giving, and it's sure to put a smile on anyone's face. 


Our pick for DIYers

Enjoy Flowers

a close up of a flower © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Enjoy Flowers

If you (or someone you know) are crafty, you might enjoy creating "do-it-yourself" bouquets, like those offered by Enjoy Flowers. The DIY Collection is actually a subscription service, so you'll get a new array of flowers delivered on a regular basis. You can choose from three sizes -- 20, 30 or 40 stems -- as well as between bi-weekly or monthly deliveries. The flowers will all be complementary, but it will be up to you to put them together into a cohesive arrangement. Are you up for the challenge?

The DIY option would make a great gift for your favorite creative spirit, but it might also be beneficial if you want to create a cohesive floral display during the holidays. Alternatively, Enjoy Flowers offers both signature and farm-fresh subscription services that provide hand-tied bouquets on a regular basis. 


Our pick for splurging

Venus Et Fleurs

© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Venus Et Fleur

Do these boxes of roses look familiar? That might be because they're always popping up on celebrity social media accounts, including those of the Kardashians. These luxurious arrangements, called Eternity Roses, are the signature product of Venus Et Fleur, and when properly cared for, they can last up to a year, thanks to the company's unique preservation process. 

If you really want to wow your guests or loved one this holiday season, there's no better way to do it than with Eternity Roses. Small boxes with a single rose start at $39, while more lavish displays can cost upward of $1,000. You can also choose from a variety of containers and rose colors, including bold metallic and rainbow varieties.


Our pick for local florists


a bouquet of flowers © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Floom

It's always nice to support local businesses during the holidays, and Floom actually uses a network of independent florists in major cities around the country to fulfill its orders. You can order Floom flowers in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, and a talented local business will put together your arrangement. 

Your arrangement options will depend on where you're located, but Floom does have a whole Thanksgiving section to choose from. (We suspect they'll eventually have Christmas options, too.) They also have same-day delivery options if you're putting together an event last-minute and can't get to the flower shop.

$150.00 AT FLOOM

This story was written by Camryn Rabideau.


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