Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, which means one thing and one thing only: we need to get a move on our gifts this year.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that ordering flowers online is major in February. From bountiful bouquets and plants to full-throttle gift baskets, we have a destination in particular we constantly recommend. Not to mention, 1-800-Flowers is the best flower delivery service we reviewed ourselves.
Enter 1-800-Flowers. Of course, the brand has fresh, made-to-order blooms — but that’s not all. You’ll find an assortment of pre-made bundles that tag along with its family of brands, like Harry & David, Shari’s Berries, Cheryl’s Cookies and more.
“We have a wide variety of floral bouquets to select from and are sure to compliment any space,” Alfred Palomares, vice president of merchandising at 1-800-Flowers — and resident plant dad — told the New York Post. “From one of a kind seasonal arrangements gathered with a mix of blooms to traditional and elegant bouquets of roses, customers can have fresh florals delivered directly to their door by a local florist.”
We’ve used the service in the past few months and love how everything — regardless of flower or plant type — ships fresh. We rounded up our favorite offerings (making the ideal last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts) along with some review-style notes from our personal experience.
Among all other traditional red bouquets, the Conversation Roses I Love You offering is one of the most unique and heartfelt on the market. It’s also one of the most customizable as well; you can choose the number of stems and if you’d like to include Godiva chocolate with your purchase.
Specifically, the one or two dozen classic red roses come half embossed with “I Love You,” while the other half features an interlocking heart design. It’s one of the most romantic ways to say “I love you” — literally.
Enhance the traditional red rose bouquet with some pink and festive tones. The Enchanted Rose Medley Bouquet, 36 Stems is one of our favorites for this reason, and it comes with the option to add Godiva chocolates and a heart necklace if you so choose.
This bouquet of red, light pink and hot pink roses comes fully fledged with 36 stems in all. Prices vary depending on select add-ons and whether you’d like to ship it with a vase.
There’s something so sweet about the One Dozen Assorted Roses for Romance offering from 1-800-Flowers. It offers some fresh springtime colors, along with a cute plush teddy and some chocolates. Like most other options the brand has online, you can add a balloon, chocolate, a bear or a mix of the three, depending on your budget.
Gathered with a dozen blooms, it’s ideal for any Valentine on your list (and, is guaranteed to put a smile on their face).
Calling all Valentine’s Day shoppers who are purchasing some blooms for their favorite Disney fan. Whether shopping for your boyfriend or girlfriend, the Disney Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse in Love Vase with Red Roses, 24 Stems is the dynamic duo you didn’t know you needed (but absolutely do).
The brand allows you to include or exclude the Mickey plush upon purchase — but we think you should keep him, because he’s too cute to handle. Plus, the vase doubles as decor once your blooms are no longer housed inside.
The bouquet bundle Dazzle Her Day Two Dozen Red Roses is aptly named for a reason — the 1-800-Flowers offering is sure to dazzle her day, without a doubt.
This Valentine’s Day SKU is one of the brand’s most popular on its curated selection of festive items, many thanks to its reachable price point and versatile add-on options. Before purchase, you can include the heart-shaped keepsake, a heart-shaped box of chocolates and more.
The star of the show (besides the fresh-cut flowers, of course) is its stunning vase. Your Valentine will surely want to keep that for the long haul.
Meet the Philodendron Birkin Plant, 1-800-Flowers’ Plant of the Year. We wrote *all* about last year’s plant, and this one is, in our opinion, more of a crowd-favorite. Of course, we know several people who are proud plant moms and dads to the prized Philodendron themselves.
We’ve had our 1-800-Flowers Plant of the Year since the first week of January and it’s still thriving and going strong. It looks beautiful in our family room and is sure to be fit for any occasion you’ll be ordering for this year.
For the Valentine who isn’t too keen on the classic red roses, the Fields of Europe Romance with Love & Romance Dipped Strawberries is a nice switch-up from the norm — and, a beautiful one at that! We love the colors represented in this bundle, from red and Barbie pink to pastel pink and lavender. Plus, receiving chocolate-drizzled strawberries ain’t too shabby.
There’s something about the Bundle of Love Rose Plant that keeps pulling us back. It’s one of the most precious offerings, complete with a teddy bear and heart-shaped chocolates if you so choose. It’s a wonderful plant bundle to order this Valentine’s Day, complete with ready-to-bloom roses that ship fresh.
What we love about 1-800-Flowers
We’ve tested the lion’s share of flower delivery services and, truthfully, 1-800-Flowers is one of our top brands. From its taut packaging to secure your bouquet in place to its beautiful assortment of vases, the ready-to-ship offerings are bound to impress.
What’s more, 1-800-Flowers equips you with packets of plant food upon purchase and has some of the long-lasting blooms we’ve experienced. Of course, each plant variety is different and requires unique care but it’s nice to know that everything comes fresh.
Namely, I love the Daydream Bouquet ($60 – $100). It shipped extremely fresh and looks exactly like the website’s image. The vase is beautiful, each petal was in full. bloom and it makes a wonderful ready-to-ship offering for anyone you’re shopping for this year.
Another stunning option we shipped to the office is the Disney Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse in Love Vase with Love Always Bouquet ($85- $100). For any Disney fans, we wholly recommend.
You can also schedule your delivery (last-minute shoppers, we’re talking to you!) Rest assured 1-800-Flowers comes prepared with same-day shipping, among other curated options.
All in all, 1-800-Flowers is considered to be one of the hallmark destinations we recommend — for any time of year, at that. Its variety of options and unique collaborations with its family of brands make the brand truly one of a kind. Whomever you’re shopping for this year, 1-800-Flowers surely has a gift at the ready.
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