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The best options for flower delivery in NYC

Send flowers to celebrate or just make someone's day with these options for flower delivery in NYC

Written by
Annalise Mantz
,
Collier Sutter
,
Chiara Wilkinson
&
Rhys Thomas
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So you've just remembered it’s your mom’s birthday, your anniversary or Valentine’s Day and you haven’t gotten a gift. Don't worry, flowers are a no-brainer, and these options for flower delivery in New York City are perfect for last-minute situations. That’s right, these online flower stores offer convenient ordering, fast delivery and, most importantly, jaw-droppingly beautiful arrangements.

Flowers are a good idea any time, not just for a celebration. Brighten someone's day with a gorgeous bouquet, or spruce up your own home with some expertly-arranged, air-purifying plants. They're all super easy to order, and some of these delivery services even offer same-day delivery.

No matter where, when or why you need flowers, these are the best flower delivery options in New York. While you're at it, thrown in some chocolates to sweeten the deal. And if you're looking for more ways to show you care? Surprise that special someone with a delightful dinner sent their door from one of the best takeout and delivery restaurants in NYC. From eco-bike pedalling Instagram ploomage, to opulent custom arrangement, New York's floral scene is on point and varied. If you want some flowers for someone, you're in the right place. Read on. 

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Best options for flower delivery in NYC

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 $366 'Grand Renee' bunch of red preserved roses. Woof, that's how you love someone. 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). They do weddings and events too. 

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. They have an awesome array in vibrant styles that you'll really want to flaunt at home right now. Prices vary, (you're looking at spending $55 at least), but their seasonal-flower selection is seriously impressive. It's almost worth it just for the 'gram.

They also offer plants in some seriously cute pots and hanging planters, as well as very on-trend bouquets of dried flowers, which will stay looking pretty in your home for months. Something for everyone, for your everything! There's also subscriptions if you fancy getting those nice flowers on your doorstep every now and then. It also comes with a vase. 

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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. Every year, The Bouqs Co releases its new Summer Collection, and this year's contemporary selection of colorful bouquets really is stunning. Alternatively, you can custom-design your own bouquet, adding fun extras like puzzles, candles and sweet treats. There's a flowers under $50 section too, so most budgets are catered for. 

You won’t find any carnations or baby’s breath here. Oh no. Instead of relying on the same old filler flowers, Floom sources top-end arrangements from local New York florists. Options vary by the day and zip code, but when we did a search, we found everything from a succulent terrarium to orange calla lilies inside a glass bowl. So there's something for absolutely anyone who likes things in the plant and flower realm (which is basically everyone, right). And if you've totally spaced on a birthday? No worries, some of the florists offer same-day delivery (if this is the case the product will show an "Available Today!" tag, fyi). But be sure to order before 1pm. Phew. 

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From You Flowers is all about two things: excellent value and super-speedy delivery. If you’re someone who tends to put things off until the last minute, their same-day delivery service is very handy. They even offer four-hour priority delivery (lifesaving!). While their bouquets may not be quite as fancy as the top-end suppliers, you’re still getting plenty of bang for your buck. Besides, it's the thought that counts. And the thought is a whole lot better than picking something up at the gas station. 

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6. The Sill

Do you have a wonderful plant mom in youur life? Well, The Sill, founded by Eliza Blank in New York City, which ships all over the US. It's perfect for starting your own home plant oasis, or expanding the current one. They specialize in indoor plants and potted plants—think a big, leafy plant for your bedroom or a small waxy succulent for your night table. All the pot options are super slick and modern as well, so there's no need to worry about nasty plastic planters. There's no denying plants make people happy and it feels good to be in charge of nurturing somethinggo ahead, you know you want to name it. 

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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 Valentine's Day, if you're thinking that far ahead, Roses Only curates special bundles to make your special someone's day even more romantic. Think Godiva chocolate or even 'infinity' preserved roses which can last for a whole year. Luscious. 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—romantic, elegant, classic, sweet. They’ll also deliver a custom flower crown that’s perfect for birthday parties, weddings and other special occasions. Flowers like none other, perfect for that quirkier less cliched I love you message. And for turning heads, of course. 

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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. Just check out their floral-adorned shop front to see what you could be getting. And, if you're on the artsy side, you could even save some cash in the long run by taking one of their workshops and learning how to do your own arrangements. When people compliment you, you can boast that you learned at one of the trendiest florists in the city. Besides – after all, what's more special than receiving hand-made flowers? You know they deserve it. Hell, maybe they'll return the favour on your special day. That's what good karma is all about, right? 

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. Browse by occasion, color or type of flower, and check out the selection of vases, too. Have a look at the range of roses, which span the rainbow from blushing pink to delicate peach and popping yellow. Also, a la Tom Ford, they should smell as sexy as they look. Proper chic bouqets here. 

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PlantShed hand-delivers flower arrangements anywhere in NYC, and offers same day drop off. That way, you can deliver yourself a bouquet for an immediate pick-me-up (self care like no other, this), or if you immediately need to say sorry to a partner or roomie after a fight, you can do that too. Rapid. They also launched their floral cafés in 2018, if you wanted to sip your latte in the middle of the flora and fauna and enjoy the pastoral vibes you damn well deserve. 

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. You’ll find everything from elaborate arrangements of white lilies to hand-tied bouquets, like the one pictured from The Avenue J Florist. 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. It may be a community marketplace, but it smells a lot sweeter than eBay. Support your locals while treating your loved ones. Feel good vibes everywhere. 

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Fancy going for some sustainable flowers sourced with minimal environmental impact the field to the vase? As the name implies, bicycles power this Manhattan and Brooklyn flower delivery company. Just choose the size of your bouquet—small, medium, large or extra-large—and a florist will create your bouquet from the seasonal flowers Petal by Pedal sources from local New York–area farms. Instagram-ready touches like mason jar vases and cards written by typewriter on wildflower-seeded paper complete the experience. Want to improve your arrangement skills so that you can create beautiful bouquets in your spare time? Petal by Pedal run flower workshops and cover all of the ins and outs of floral design, so you'll have a blissfully botanic home before you know it. A place that has it all, you'll definetely find you end up going back here time and time again. A beautiful cycle. 

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. Opt for something lavish, like a canopy of white orchids, or an arrangement with lots of character, like succulents planted in a cowboy boot (ye-haw!). If you’re not sure what you want, the designer’s choice option might be your best bet. You can pick the theme—romantic, modern or traditional—and the Starbright staff will do the rest. Check out the team's selected monthly blooms to get the best bang for your buck. Whatever you choose, you know it's going to be of the highest standard. Exactly what your special someone deserves, right? Right. 

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The ol' grandaddy of all online florists, Teleflora has had the corner on 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. "Of course I didn't forget our quater-anniversary, honey" You'll be saying. Plus, if the pandemic has put your holidays on hold for this year, they are currently offering 'Staycation' bouquets that are packed full of colourful tropical selections. Brighter than your Hawaiian shirts. Spice up your life. 

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