While I’m sure there are many thoughtful sons out there, as the only daughter in my immediate family, I tend to handle the birthday, holiday, and Mother’s Day gift-duty for my mom. I’m also a bit of a procrastinator. So last year, when pandemic scarcity meant every last flower shop was sold out when my brothers and I finally planned the gift to celebrate our mom, we had a major Mother’s Day fail. I called her that Sunday with a sheepish, “I love you, you’re amazing… and your gift will arrive on Monday or Tuesday.”
With Mother’s Day around the corner, this is your friendly reminder to get on the gifting. Here are some of our favorite flower delivery services you can still order in time for Mother’s Day to help honor the mom, mom friend, or very special mother figure in your life.
Farmgirl Flowers was started by a woman who grew up on an Indiana farm, Christina Stembel. Her company offers a limited selection of beautiful flowers, plants, and even faux arrangements. And because Farmgirl Flowers keeps their collection curated, their waste is less than 1 percent. Many options still have delivery available before Mother’s Day. Plus the site is offering 20% off orders through May 3, 2021 with promo code: MAMMAMIA. Here are a few favorites:
Another female-founded favorite, The Sill, is best known for their houseplants in minimalist vases and planters. For Mother’s Day gifts, you can consider live or faux plants, as well as their small, curated selection of flower bouquets. According to their website, order by April 30 for Mother’s Day delivery. Here are a few options we love:
Grace Rose Farm
Grace Rose Farm is also a female (and mom-owned) farm in California shipping heirloom rose bouquets nationwide. With roses grown and lovingly cared for, a Grace Rose Farm bouquet is a unique option for Mother’s Day.
One of the big names in flower delivery, 1-800-Flowers also offers food, sweets, and other gifts. They’re also using technology to improve the online customer experience with a new tool that allows you to see how a floral arrangement will look on your table using a QR code and augmented reality.
FTD has been delivering flowers for over 100 years. They can be a go-to for the procrastinators among us offering same-day delivery for many of their arrangements through partnerships with local florists.
BloomNation connects customers with local area florists to hand-deliver fresh bouquets. If you’re looking to support local businesses in your community, start by entering your delivery zip code on their website and browsing local bouquet options with Mother’s Day delivery available.