If there's one thing that the Christmas season is great for, it’s adding a pop of colour to a wintery New York. From twinkling fairy lights and glittering tinsel to multicolored baubles – there’s certainly no shortage of festive cheer in the city. But another way to brighten up your home is with a few vibrant sprays of poinsettia, cyclamen and the like. In fact, NYC’s fruitful array of talented florists all offer something themed to this joyous time of year, be it table centrepieces, miniature trees or impressive gift baskets. Whatever you’re after this Christmas, the great florists of NYC will be able to get it to you. So if you’re after Christmas flower delivery in New York City, here’s our pick of the bunch.
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Located in the heart of the pretty Flower District (aka Chelsea), Starbright offers an exotic selection, including delicate Japanese Ikebana designs and elegant cut orchids, plus flowers of the month. Their Christmas arrangements change from year to year, and is the perfect accompaniment to any festive decorations. Plus, they provide same-day delivery to all five boroughs.
This worldwide delivery service probably isn't the first to spring to mind when considering festive flowers, but because have close connections with local florists everywhere, their blooms are always fresh and in season.
For those on a budget (it is an expensive time of year after all) From You Flowers can provide a pretty little display for an even more attractive price. Get cute bouquets around the $30 mark, like this fun 'Jingle Bell Bouquet' (pictured), filled with roses, hypericum berries and seasonal green foliage.
This family-owned, luxury flower shop is located in Midtown and is at the higher end when it comes to pricing. But they import blooms from Holland, Italy, New Zealand and South America, so their range is always wonderfully vast. For the festive season, get something with pops of burgundy and fig or opt for an elegant, snowy spray.
The tulip isn't a flower we usually associate with Christmas, but they don’t half look festive tied up with a bow. In Madison Avenue Florist’s ‘By Golly, It's Jolly’ bouquet, you'll find both red and white tulips, edible candy canes, pinecones and seasonal greens to top it all off nicely. But if this is a little cheesy for your tastes, they have plenty more on offer in the Christmas collection from $65 upwards.
Remarkably, Marine Florists – the largest flower shop in Brooklyn – has been in operation since 1898. Their longevity is testament to the quality they provide, as well as their variety. Their Christmas range is overflowing with options: wreaths, candle-holding centrepieces, fruit baskets and even a Christmas cactus. But our pick would be the 'Let It Snow', with its pretty spray of white alstroemeria, berries, pinecones and Douglas fir accents.
Forget the usual white and red color palette and add a pop and purple to your festive florals. Flowers by Richard has a huge range in their Christmas collection, but we particularly like this 'Glitzy Holiday Party' bunch, filled with blue spruce, seasonal evergreens, green jade roses, fuchsia stocks, lavender carnations and green and purple baubles.
From their modest base in Washington Heights, Merry Flowers delivers all over New York City. They specialise in gifts, so you can always add on a teddy bear or balloons to your order, but they also have a great selection of holiday arrangements – plenty of which won't break the bank either.
From flower trees to overflowing baskets of poinsettia to candy cane bouquets, Flowers by Valli has got everything you could possibly want for the festive period and at a pleasantly reasonable price point too. Plus, they deliver nationwide, so if you're travelling elsewhere for Christmas or are sending a gift, they've got you covered.