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Make it a Mother's Day to remember with a little help from the best flower delivery services in NYC

Written by
Annalise Mantz
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Collier Sutter
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Rhys Thomas
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Chiara Wilkinson
Contributor
Rosemary Waugh
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Mother’s Day and flowers – it’s a match made in heaven. There’s no better way to show your ma that you love her than by giving her a bouquet (or two) of dazzlingly pretty blooms. And luckily NYC is home a truly magnificent array of florists primed to help you find the perfect bunch. In fact, there’s no need to even restrict yourself to traditional florists. Everywhere, from restaurants and bars to coffee shops, seems to sell flowers these days.

And you know what’s better than just getting your mom flowers? Having them delivered. Not only does flower delivery make for a super sweet surprise but it also means you don’t even have to leave the house. Pretty neat, huh? From glamorous bouquets to pot plants, below we’ve rounded up NYC’s best flowery delivery options.

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Best options for flower delivery in NYC

You know all those mind-blowingly beautiful bunches of flowers that people post all over Instagram? Yeah, they are probably from UrbanStems, which has a reputation for rustling up unique arrangements and potted plants that are bang on-trend. For Mother’s Day 2022, they’re kicking up the heat with velvety hued ranunculus, old fashioned sweet williams and operatic calla lilies. Our pick of the bunch? The ‘Sol’, with its bold yellow theme and beaming golden vibes.

The French sensibilities of founders’ Olivier Plusquellec and Louis Brunet translate into their elegantly wrapped arrangements of eco-friendly flowers. Some are seriously jaw-dropping – check out the $299 'Jacqueline' bunch of pink preserved roses. Wow, that's how you show your mum you love her. Their Mother’s Day selections are a typically sophisticated affair. We like the subtle fun of ‘Penelope’, a clever pairing of pink and peach. Every bouquet is hand-tied and then packaged in a stylish purple box and sent out for delivery (same day in New York and Chicago).

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Forget those same old flowers that so many florists use to pad-out bouquets. You won’t find any carnations of baby’s breath here. Floom sources high-end flowers from local New York florists, offering gorgeous traditional-style bouquets of peonies, tulips and more. Here’s the place to shop if you want plenty of choice.

These eco-friendly flower-sellers ensure that all their blooms come direct from farms, which means that your flowers will arrive as fresh as possible. Also, the fact that they remove the middleman means that those savings are passed to you. In prep for May 8, they’ve curated a beautiful array of creative bouquets. We’re totally here for the pink-purple explosion that is ‘EXUBERANCE’ and the ‘QUEEN BEE’ with its delightful sunflower textures. 

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If you’re someone who tends to put things off until the very last minute, fear not. From You Flowers is here to save the day. FYF’s same-day delivery service has come in handy for many last-min shoppers, saving Mother’s Day more times we can imagine. From You Flowers specialises in providing top-value flowers with speedy delivery, so while the bouquets here might not be quite as OTT as some of the rest in this list, you can rest assured you’re getting plenty of bang for your buck.

Where Mother’s Day is concerned, the obvious option is to go down the cut stems route. (And, hey, The Sill is doing a lovely DIY bouquet kit of its own). But how about opting for something a little more permanent? The Sill are selling a collection of Mother’s Day appropriate pot plants, all with pretty features or eye-catching foliage. 

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There's no question about what this online flower-seller is all about. Roses, only. Got it? Good. This store prides itself on roses of varied colors and varities, which you can buy in gift boxes of six to 100. Go for the traditional deep red, or branch out for blushing pink or one of the other many hues. All kept prestine and beautiful. For Mother's Day, Roses Only curates special chocolate bundles to make your ma’s day even more luxurious. If you're getting roses, it has to be from here.

Looking for a truly original arrangement? Stems Brooklyn will create a bespoke garden bouquet just for you. Their style tends toward rustic, unconventional designs, but you can request any feeling you want — elegant, classic, sweet and so forth. This Mother’s Day, they’re getting in the mood for some ‘Big Mama Love’, with several bouquets designed specifically to show how much you appreciate your mom.  

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With shops in both Brooklyn and Soho, Julia Testa’s designer flowers are available across NYC with same-day delivery. They might not be the most budget-friendly of the bunch – most arrangements cost more than $75 – but man, oh man, are they beautiful. If you’re shopping for Mother’s Day here, you’ll find a large selection of almost-sinfully pretty blooms in pinks, whites, mauves and apricots. We love the unconventional asymmetrical shapes of many of their bouquets. 

Flowerbx's founder worked alongside Tom Ford for 20 years and caters to top design houses in New York and London – so you can bank on super-stylish bouquets and fresher-than-fresh blooms. Their Mother’s Day selection is just as sleek as you’d expect, with the only ‘quirk’ being a tasteful array of tulips alongside the perfect, perfect roses.

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PlantShed hand-delivers flower arrangements anywhere in NYC, and offers same day drop off. If you’re looking for a bouquet this Mother’s Day and you know your mom loves bold, brash bouquets, consider the brilliantly flash ‘Orange Blze’, or tone down the colour scheme with the ‘Sun and Sea’, which features protea, roses and more. 

Founded back in August 2011, this flower delivery service crowdsources its catalogue of arrangements from florists in the local area, so you can select from the freshest, seasonally appropriate blooms in your area. And better still, BloomNation works with florists across all five boroughs, Long Island and other nearby communities to offer same-day hand-delivery anywhere you need it. The major selling point for using this place to source your Mother’s Day gift is that you won’t be short on choice. Muted, calming tones or maxed-up primary shades: the world is your flower-buying oyster.

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With 20+ years of experience and a 70-person staff, this Chelsea florist knows what it takes to design arrangements with some serious wow factor. Their ‘Joy’ bundle features some of the brightest, most upbeat arranging we’ve seen. If your mom is the sunshine in your life, this is where you go to find a bouquet that matches their glow. Other options? Some lovely little arrangements of succulents.

 

The ol' grandaddy of all online florists, Teleflora has held its corner of flower delivery for over 80 years. After you place an order online, the company sends it to a local florist to arrange and deliver by hand. It’s also perfect for procrastinators: that's right, as long as you place your order by 2pm, you can still get same-day delivery. A lifesaver, indeed. 

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