Flower delivery is a service often offered by florists where the customer chooses a flower arrangement online, and has that arrangement delivered to a recipient, often by a specific date in the case of holidays or birthdays. Packages typically can also come with decorative vases, candy, plush dolls, or personalized notes. The delivery service is usually third party.

Flower delivery services are great for those wanting to send gifts to loved ones who live long distances away, or those wanting to surprize recipients at their place of business or other location. Most online florists offer expansive possibilities —including exotic, artificial, and fresh cut flower types. However, choices may be limited to options that are in-season, locally grown, or greenhouse-born.

In the event of formal occasions, many flower delivery services will offer boutonnieres and corsages. In addition to flowers, many companies will also offer additional, complementary features. These may include, for instance, greeting cards, balloons, gift baskets, or wine.

Before deciding on a flower delivery service, it’s important to keep the following things in mind. Is online order tracking available? Can the flowers be delivered internationally? Does the shipping fee change for  holidays and weekends? Is there a money back guarantee?

Top 10 Companies

Our Partner
9.2 / 10
  • International and same-day flower delivery available
  • Find a local florist online
  • Flower delivery for almost any occasion
  • Online order tracking
  • Free shipping on all flowers and gifts with Celebrations Passport program
  • Exclusive military discounts offered
  • 100% Smile Guarantee
Our Partner
9.0 / 10
  • International delivery to selected countries
  • 7-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Wide range of flower arrangements for different occasions
  • Different variety of gift ideas offered
  • Same day delivery
Our Partner
8.9 / 10
  • International and same-day delivery
  • Fresh flowers for different types of occasions
  • Free standard delivery on selected products
  • Track your order online
  • Money back guarantee
  • Wide selection of flowers to choose from
Our Partner
8.9 / 10
  • Track your order online
  • Same day delivery
  • Freshness Guaranteed
  • Create your own custom photo vases
  • Rated 2010’s Best Overall Quality and Price by CNBC
  • Wide selection of flowers for different occasions
Our Partner
8.9 / 10
  • Wide selection of flower arrangements
  • Rated A- by the BBB
  • Guaranteed fresh and quality floral arrangements
  • International delivery
  • Huge inventory of flowers to choose from
8.7 / 10
  • Flower arrangements for different types of occasions
  • Next day and same day delivery
  • Hand-delivered artisanal arrangements
  • Hand-arranged bouquets by a local florist
  • International delivery
7.8 / 10
  • Starts at $29.99
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • Wide selection of floral arrangements for all holidays and events
  • Same day delivery available
  • Domestic and international delivery services offered
7.8 / 10
  • 100% Happiness Guarantee
  • Same day artisan flowers delivery
  • Set up subscription for regular deliveries
  • Unique surprise delivery service
  • Risk-free subscription plan
  • Additional services for business, weddings, and other events
  • Flower arrangements for all types of occasions
6.9 / 10
  • Flower arrangements for different types of occasions
  • Huge inventory of fresh flowers to choose from
  • Same day flower delivery available
  • Check your order status online
  • Different delivery options offered
  • Track your order online
  • Find a local store
  • Free personalized gift eNouncements
  • Wide range of flowers and arrangements for different occasions
  • Ships to Germany, Canada, and United Kingdom
  • Free shipping and service charge with celebrations passport
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How We Compare Flower Delivery

Flower Selection


Selecting which flower arrangement always comes down to a customer’s preference or personal taste. But your selection still depends on the variety of flower arrangements and choices offered by a flower delivery service. While some companies offer some degree of personalization in your selection, this would still depend on the flower variety in its inventory.

While roses work well for wedding anniversaries and most events these might not be ideal for all occasions. Availability of flower varieties also depend on location and seasons. A local florist for example may not have a flower variety during certain periods of the year.

  • Exotic Blooms – Flowers that shows off unique and exotic flowers from around the world.
  • Live Plants – Variety of living plants that can suit any home interior or workspace environment.
  • Custom Arrangements – these arrangements are pre-designed for certain occasions, making it easier for customers to select which works best for their taste.
  • Hand-Held Bouquets- floral arrangements with long-standing décor, hand-tied without any container. Examples of these are bouquets normally used by the bride and bridesmaid.
  • Fresh Arrangements in Vase – It is a combination of colors and designs that create an ambiance for certain occasions using foliage, vase, flowers and other flower accessories.
  • Artificial Flower Arrangements – flower arrangements inspired by garden-fresh flowers. Also called permanent botanicals for long-lasting flower decoration perfect as home center pieces.
  • Boutonnieres – floral decoration worn by men during wedding ceremonies, proms or homecomings.
  • Corsages – A small bouquet of flowers worn on a woman’s wrist or dress and commonly used in proms or similar events.
  • Cut Flowers (without vase) – This refers to cut flowers or flower buds with a stem and leaf that has been cut from the plant bearing it.

Other Gift Items


Aside from providing flower arrangements, most companies also offer other gift options that can be sent together or separately. These include unique gift ideas such as gourmet treats, wine, balloons, gift baskets and many more. To make flower deliveries more special, customers can choose to add a supplementary gift item along with the flowers to their order.

  • Gift Baskets – a variety of goods such as fruits and dry foods delivered to the recipient at home or at workplace.
  • Gourmet Treats – High-quality premium goods such as fine food, desserts and drink.
  • Customized Greeting Card – a folded and decorative card bearing a special message to express friendship, greeting, sentiment and good wishes on some occasion.
  • Wine –alcohol beverages rom usually made from fermented grape juice usually consumed during holidays for celebrations.
  • Balloons – Balloons symbolize celebrations and happiness. It is commonly used for decorative purposes on birthdays, anniversaries and festivities.
  • Designer Products – a product that is made by an Artisan or skilled craft worker.
  • Gift Cards – also known as gift certificate that can be used as an alternative to cash for purchases within a particular store.  



Online flower delivery services basically outsource their products from multiple growers or shops. This can be classified into three categories; locally sourced, in-season blooms, and greenhouse flowers. The freshness and quality of flowers generally depend on where these are sourced from. Flowers from greenhouse gardens last the longest but may fall short when it comes to the aroma. In-season blooms are the seasonal plants and flowers which are usually shipped in for the florist. Locally sourced flowers are the most reliable source because flowers tend to smell sweeter, fresher, and last longer compared to other sources.

Order and Delivery Options


Selecting the right flower arrangement is just one part of the process, the second is choosing which flower delivery service ensures that these flowers reach its destination fresh and its best condition. Look for companies that offer a freshness guarantee. This might be a good idea just in case that you are not satisfied with the flower’s condition but also a good indication of the company’s confidence in its delivery services.

Consider the quality of packing or how companies deliver your orders. Some even provide actual product photos before shipping. Features such as order tracking information makes it easier for customers to check the status of their deliveries.

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