Mother’s Day, which this year falls on 31 March in the UK, is a wonderful time to show the matriarchal figure in your life – whether that’s your biological mum, adopted mum, grandma or otherwise – how much they mean to you.
Of course, you don’t want to spend too much money. But that said, it is nice to buy people gifts to thank them for being wonderful and, as it so happens, flowers have been scientifically proven to bring people joy.
It seems only fitting then that we round up some of the best bouquets you can buy online for £35 or less. From beautiful blooms packed with roses and tulips, to more understated yet fragrant bunches packed with alstroemeria and eucalyptus; here’s what you should be buying.
Mother’s Day pink bouquet, Interflora, £35
A beautiful array of pink hyacinths, purple tulips, cerise spray roses, cerise carnations and pink waxflower with salal and pistache, gorgeously arranged in a pink ceramic vase by a local florist. What more could she want? The only downside is that delivery is extra, so will likely set you back £5 or more (depending on how organised you are).
Maria flowers, Bloom & Wild, £29
For the minimalist mum, this tasteful white bouquet from Bloom & Wild comes with long-lasting alstroemeria, roses and fragrant eucalyptus – all bundled up in a box which will fit right through her letterbox. Bloom & Wild also do flower subscriptions, so you can regularly buy her flowers. Prices start at just £18 per bouquet, including free UK delivery. HuffPost UK readers get 10% off with the code ‘HUFFPOST’. (Not valid on workshops or delivery fees. Maximum 10 uses per household. Code expires on 30.04.19.)
Mother’s Day brights, Flying Flowers, £22.99
Bold carnations, pink roses and cheerful tulips club together to make an eye-catching floral arrangement she’ll be delighted with. Plus, UK delivery is free. If you want to make the flowers a regular event, why not try a three-month flower subscription for £67.99?
Cherry blossom, Bunches, £22.99
If she’s a fan of lilies, this is the bouquet for her. This particular bunch is made up of pale pink Asiatic lilies alongside hot pink carnations, pink and white two tone spray carnations and white freesias, all interspersed with sweet pink gypsophila. Delivery is free in the UK. Bunches also does a really cheap flower subscription package for £16.99 (per month).
Spring sunshine bouquet, M&S, £30
A stunning bouquet of vibrant yellow gerberas, striking white bloom chrysanthemums and yellow roses. This fab bunch is guaranteed to brighten up any room and, of course, your mum’s face. Nominated day UK delivery is free.
Heaven scent gift bag, Waitrose, £35
A delightful gift bag filled with scented spring flowers in sorbet shades of pink and white. This particular bundle includes fragrant hyacinths, tulips, roses and ranunculus. It’s worth noting Waitrose does charge £4.95 for named day delivery (per bouquet), so these blooms come in a little more expensive.
Unicorn roses, Moonpig, £24
Something a little different. These ‘unicorn’ roses have been dusted with pastel colours: purple, aqua and pink; perfect for even the quirkiest of characters. They come in a box which handily fits through the letterbox, meaning mum will receive her flowers whether she’s at home or not. Next working day delivery is £4.
Hyacinth bouquet, Appleyard London, from £29.99
This pretty bunch of hyacinths comes in three sizes: small, medium and large (pictured), with white, blue and pink flowers. It truly makes a stunning spring gift – and with free UK standard delivery, it won’t break the bank either. Appleyard also does monthly flower subscriptions from £22 per bouquet, with delivery included.
Tulips in a jug, Waitrose, £32
Nothing quite screams ‘spring is here!’ like a beautiful bunch of tulips on the kitchen table. Waitrose is selling a bunch of 15 British-grown tulips in shades of cerise, pink, and lilac, which are presented in a gorgeous Portugese ceramic jug tied with pretty ribbon. Again, named day delivery is £4.95 extra.
Evie Deluxe, Bloom & Wild, £30
A beautiful bunch of blooms in vivid reds, lilac and yellow. Inspired by Indian sunsets, The Evie Deluxe is made with extra stems in spiced colours and unusual craspedia pom-poms. With two types of long-lasting alstroemeria, it will last for seven days or more. Mum certainly won’t be seeing red if you get her these. Plus, delivery to a UK address is free of charge.
Rose and freesia blooms, Flying Flowers, £23.99
A classic rose and freesia bouquet with bold pink roses and fresh white freesias, guaranteed to bring joy to any window sill – and for just less than £24 for a medium-sized bouquet, the value should bring you joy too. UK delivery is free.
Iris and freesia bouquet, Bunches, £22.99
For the mum who isn’t a fan of pink – of which we’re sure there are many – this fragrant and colourful arrangement of spring blooms features blue iris joined by white and yellow freesia. Delicate white gypsophila break up the bold colours making it a truly lovely gift. Plus, delivery is free.
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