Not all clichés are bad, sometimes they’re clichéd because there’s nothing better to fit the job – and that’s certainly the case with flowers on Valentine’s Day. I defy you to find one person who wouldn’t enjoy opening the door, or returning home, to beautifully arranged blooms, accompanied by a poetic gift card, sent from the person they love.
From the poetic ‘single rose’ to bunches that even Kanye West (who, last year, filled his lounge with vases of single stemmed roses for wife, Kim Kardashian) would deem ideal for V-Day – he also enlisted the help of American saxophonist, Kenny G, though sadly none of the delivery services below offer this option.
Whether you’re looking to splash out on something super special or just send a small token of your love, here’s our pick of the best bunches, and brands, out there. We’ve handily marked the ones that offer same day delivery too, because sometimes romance is more of a last-minute thing. No judgement here.
When one type of rose isn’t enough, send them four with this country-luxe bunch from popular flower service Bloom and Wild. All Valentine’s Day bouquets can be posted through the letterbox so your crush needn’t clear their diary to receive them, plus price includes a gift card and free Royal Mail tracked delivery.
Classic, romantic and sure to buy you some serious brownie points, these Pink Avalanche Roses are high quality and come hand-tied with a selection of foliage and delicate little flowers. Floom’s curated collection of Valentine’s Day roses bouquets is limited but utterly beautiful in quality and simplicity.
Shun tradition and opt for this bright bunch of zany, interesting flowers, featuring a selection of Chrysanthemums, Alstroemeria and pink Oriental Lily, finished with stems of natural twig. The ‘Romantic’ bunches on offer for V-Day offer more traditional options, starting from just £21, and UK delivery is included.
100 Red Roses, Appleyard, £99.99
Knock their socks off with 100 red Calypso roses in a deep red. If this isn’t the stuff of Hollywood rom coms, then I don’t know what is. Appleyard is currently offering generous discounts across various bunches in their Valentine’s range and are the perfect option for anyone looking to go big this year. They even offer same day delivery!
This rather poetically named bunch of flowers is an on-trend mix of Freesias, Lisianthus, Asters and Stocks. We’re not sure what scented moonlight would smell like in reality, but it certainly smells sweet when it comes to this selection. Serenata Flowers offer same day delivery, or let you choose the day, and bunches (of which there are many to choose from) can be delivered through the letterbox.
Love Heart, Teleflorist, £29.99
This aptly named ‘Love Heart’ bunch is an elegant mix of pink and red tulips, displayed in a matching gift bag. If you prefer to go classic, then Teleflorist also offers a wide selection of roses – including the signature single rose – and offer same day delivery if the lovebug hits you before 3pm.
This fiery bunch of red freesias and lush greenery would be more aptly named ‘victory dance’, as that’s what you’ll be doing when you see the smile on your loved one’s face. Head to Flower Station for large, luxe and beautifully hand-tied bunches to spoil the apple of your eye. Add a vase, chocolates and teddy bears for that extra special touch and take advantage of the late night and 24-hour services.
Yes, more roses, but this time they’re interspersed with a pop of purple from the lisianthus and veronica in the bunch. It’s worth noting that Interflora bunches come in bud form so that they last longer, but you might want to order them a day before you plan to bestow them upon your better half. Standard delivery costs from £6 and same day delivery is available on specific dates £11.
Vibrant Charm, Flying Flowers, £23.99
Simple, bright and bloomin’ romantic, this mix of colours is sure to light up anyone’s day. Flying Flowers also offer a range of rose-based bunches, from classic to inventive, and delivery is free. Well, they do say all the best things in life are.
Single Red Rose, eflorist, £22.50
You don’t always need to go big to explain how you feel, as this simple, yet romantic, red rose demonstrates. If you want a ‘more is more’ approach instead, eflorist also have a range of larger bunches featuring roses, lilies and other romantic additions. Delivery is free across the V-Day range, but all bunches have an additional £5.95 service fee added.
Why not pick up your bread and milk at the same time as your flowers? Waitrose’s gorgeous range of bunches includes this countrified selection of scented posies, gifted in a ceramic white jug, perfect for saying ‘you’re my sunshine’. You can also choose from a range of letterbox flowers and more traditional, romantic bunches and add a luxury box of Charbonnel et Walker truffles (the Queen’s fave) when you check out.
If you did the classic bunch of red roses last year and need something different this Valentine’s Day, then Flower Card has a range of gorgeous, 3D cards featuring fresh blooms and tear-jerking sentiment. This extra card is sure to make anyone’s day with its overflowing santinis, pittosporum, mini Colombian carnations and chico leaf. Standard delivery from £5 or next day from £9.
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