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After combing the internet for flower delivery services, reading dozens of reviews, and polling Wirecutter staffers on the services they use, we identified 14 of the most popular online services. We were especially interested in the following criteria:




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Beautiful flowers: Because beauty is a matter of taste, we looked for services that offered a large selection of interesting, stylish arrangements. We also tested some bouquets from brands that felt more traditional and classic. When the flowers arrived, we looked for appropriately sized, full blooms. We docked points from bouquets that had wilting flowers, crushed or damaged blooms, or too much filler.


Good packaging: We preferred flowers that arrived well packaged, without broken vases or crushed blooms. Some services included vases, whereas others, such as UrbanStems, sent the flowers in gift boxes. Either way, we gave bonus points if the packaging enhanced the flowers it contained.


In our original 2020 testing, we narrowed the field to services we felt offered the best combination of our criteria: Benchmark Bouquets, The Bouqs Company, Farmgirl Flowers, FTD, 1-800-Flowers.com, Teleflora, and UrbanStems. We ordered a bouquet from each contender, assessing the website, delivery times, packaging, and style. We also noted how fresh the flowers were on arrival and watched how they aged over time. We added the included flower food to the vase and placed each bouquet in bright, indirect light. In addition, we assessed how true the arrangements were to their online photos. After determining our favorites, we then tested them further by ordering bouquets for staffers in Los Angeles, New York City, Minneapolis, and Rochester, New York, and we had them assess those bouquets using the same criteria.


Choosing the right delivery service was the biggest factor in receiving a fresh bouquet, but we also found that the quality of the individual arrangements we ordered tended to vary based on location and season. Although we tested our picks in multiple cities, the process of cutting, arranging, and transporting affects every bouquet differently. Your experience may be different from ours.


We ordered the Get Well Wishes and the Sunset Bliss floral arrangements, each of which cost about $50 and included vases. The 5% nonmember surcharge and the tax added about $7 to the order. The Get Well Wishes bouquet itself was beautiful but looked nearly nothing like its photo on the site. Where that photo has orange roses, yellow lilies, and purple daisies, the bouquet we received had light pink roses, yellow daisies, small purple flowers, orange lilies, tiny yellow sprigs, and green leafy filler. The bouquet lasted about five days before wilting.


A beautiful bouquet of flowers that starts to wither and wilt after only a few days of enjoyment is one of the most disappointing things. For tips on how to save yours from such a tragic fate, we consulted Nicole Cavender, director of The Huntington Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles.


If you know your recipient has springtime allergies, you should seek out flowers that are low-pollen spreaders. Orchids, azaleas, begonias, cacti, succulents, camellias, hibiscus, hydrangeas, irises, and roses are the best options according to the botanical staff at The Huntington.


Whether it's for Valentine's Day, a celebration, sympathy, or just because, sending fresh flowers is a thoughtful way to let someone know you care about them. Plus, it's easier than ever: There are dozens of online flower delivery services out there offering unique fresh bouquets, trendy dried flower arrangements, and even floral subscriptions.


UrbanStems offers a robust selection of modern, fresh bouquets, along with dried flowers, plants, candles, chocolate, and subscriptions. It's a great one-stop shop to find something that feels unique to your recipient.


We tried the Juliet, Luna, and Double the Pink Champagne fresh bouquets, along with the Aspen dried bouquet and Claude plant. Everything arrived on time and in excellent condition. The arrangements were some of the freshest, most attractive bouquets we tested and were filled with lively, creative blooms in a range of colors.


We received a Just Right and a Big Love, as well as another Just Right sent to a tester in California. We loved that the arrangements had a whimsical, wild shape to them, and they were gorgeous from every angle. The Just Right and Big Love both appeared the same size when we first received them, but after a few hours in water, the Big Love's closed buds opened up to create a fuller bouquet.


Pros: Completely customizable arrangements, online tool helps you choose the right arrangement, beautiful packaging, thoughtful extras like a petal pressing book and mini shears, letter writing service


If you really want to wow your giftee with something special, a custom arrangement from Floracracy is perhaps the most personal flower gift you can buy. Every aspect of the design can be customized, from the shape and the colors to the blooms.


If you're not sure where to start, the company's design tool walks you through a quiz that lets you select the intended recipient, occasion, and meaning you wish to convey to make a recommendation. Each flower is paired with a meaning from the company's thorough research of historical flower symbolism. You're also given the option to write a letter yourself or have the company write one for you based on the information you provide.


When you need to send flowers fast, a floral wire service is your best option. Florists' Transworld Delivery Service (FTD) has been in the flower delivery business for more than 100 years and partners with local florists to fulfill and deliver orders in all 50 states and more than 150 countries. In many cases, you'll also have the option of same-day delivery. The arrangements lean toward more traditional colors and flowers instead of more modern or unique designs.


If you've been on Instagram lately, chances are you've seen these trendy preserved roses somewhere on your feed. Usually packed into boxes or displayed in a classic ball arrangement, these flowers are incredibly popular with influencers and celebrities.


We tested three preserved rose brands and found the quality very similar. Ultimately, we chose RoseBox as the best preserved roses for its diverse range of color and display options. We particularly liked that its plentiful display containers had discreet branding or none at all, unlike other preserved rose brands that their cover containers (which can't be separated from the flowers) with logos.


Preserved roses are expensive, no matter what brand you choose. A single preserved rose will cost you anywhere from $44 to $89, which is the same price as a full-sized bouquet from most of our other top picks. Expect a medium-sized array of preserved roses to cost about $300. That said, they can end up being an economical alternative to buying flowers every week. We're eager to see if our arrangements live up to their purported longevity.


No matter how pretty the bouquet, fresh flowers will all eventually wilt. Dried bouquets are a good solution for those who love the look of florals but hate the upkeep. Some of the most creative and beautiful preserved arrangements we've seen come from East Olivia.


The offerings change seasonally, but at the time of our testing, the brand featured a winter collection and Valentine's Day collection, both featuring ornamental grasses and filler flowers dyed dreamy pastel colors. Each bouquet comes fully arranged and delicately packaged with its own matching ceramic vase. We love knowing that we'll get many, many months of enjoyment out of these.


The fact that East Olivia's collections change with the season makes each arrangement feel special. Order processing can take up to five business days, so you'll want to plan ahead if you plan on gifting one of these dried arrangements, especially considering the limited edition collections can sell out quickly.


Delivery: We noted whether the arrangements arrived when they said they would (all did), evaluated packaging, and looked at the condition of the flowers when they first arrived. Testers across the country compared notes; we found delivery times and quality consistent across the country.


Quality of flowers: We looked for full bouquets of lively-looking flowers that matched the description and photo of the arrangement we ordered online. We read all care instructions and followed them meticulously, noting how long the flowers remained fresh enough to display.


Consistency: A good flower service should deliver quality blooms no matter the location of your recipient. Our testers across the country took photos and detailed notes about delivery and bouquet quality to compare experiences.


Our consumer testers were fans of the thoughtful and stylish packaging, while Lab analysts appreciated that the bouquets included instructions on how to keep the flowers fresh for as long as possible. But the best part? Even after a week, testers noted that there was no sign of wilting. In fact, The Bouqs Co.'s arrangements lasted longer than any other similar bouquet we tested. "They are still as bright and cheerful as they were the day after they arrived," said Jamie Spain, one of our analysts who purchased the Wild About U arrangement. Other testers noted how easy the website was to navigate, too.


One consumer tester did note that their plant arrived damaged, but that the issue was quickly resolved by the company once they reached out. "The second plant was even prettier than the pictures," they said. "I was happy they were willing to replace the plant with a new one." Another tester noted that the arrangement didn't look exactly like the photo online, however, the website does note that the color assortment may vary based on availability.


While our analysts didn't get hands-on with Amazon's flower delivery service in our latest round of testing, there's no denying the popularity and convenience. Amazon Prime members can get fresh blooms delivered from dozens of brands with free two-day shipping. 041b061a72


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