Best flower subscriptions 2020
Get gorgeous bouquets delivered to your door with our list of the best online flower subscription services
Whoever they're aimed at - a friend, family member or colleague on their birthday - you can be certain that a beautiful bouquet of flowers is always gratefully appreciated. But if you want them delivered to your door on a regular basis, then we suggest you sign up to a flower subscription service. These online florists will send you gorgeous bouquets on a regular (typically monthly) basis.
But with so many companies offering monthly flower subscriptions, the choice is overwhelming. How to separate the finest florists from sub-par sellers? We've put together this list of the best flower subscription services, with a choice for every budget.
1. Bloom & Wild
Bloom & Wild has forged a stellar reputation in the six years since it launched. There are an impressive 20 difference subscription services to choose from. Its delightful letterbox selection - which will slip through the front door if the recipient is out - is one we certainly like the look of, priced at £60 for three months or £18 per month for an indefinite subscription. Among the other plans are available is a lily-free subscription for customers with pets who might eat the toxic blooms.
Bunches might be the budget option on our list, but the online florist delivers fun, stylish flowers that belie their price tag. You can choose from three different monthly subscription packages: Simply Bunches (£20), Hand Tied (£25) and Luxe Hand Tied (£30), which are each available for three-, six- or 12-month periods. Upon ordering the subscription, you select the delivery date of your first bouquet, and Bunches will aim to deliver as close as possible to this date each month. Deliveries are sent out via first-class Royal Mail, and are completely free of charge.
3. Appleyard Flowers
Appleyard’s exquisite arrangements come with a degree of curatorial control - the super-swish florist lets you select what’s in your first bouquet (most subscription services surprise you with their own selections). A lovely touch, if you're gifting the subscription and you know which particular type of flowers will bring a smile to the recipient's face. Subscriptions last from three months (£78) to a year (£264), and in another particularly thoughtful touch, you can cancel a one-off order if for example you know you'll be away on your holidays.
4. Flying Flowers
Jersey-based florist Flying Flowers has carved out a reputation for delivering bright, cheerful flowers at equally cheerful prices: its subscription is available on a three-month (£68), six-month (£130) or 12-month (£250) basis. Deliveries typically arrive on or around the 18th of each month. Delivery is free, and you can even add a personal message to the delivery.
The majority of online florists offer monthly subscriptions only, leaving Flowerbx to cater for those who would like to receive deliveries more frequently. (Here's looking at you, Elton.) The brand's weekly and fortnightly services come at a price, however - they start at £45 per delivery and subsequently rise to £100 for a luxe bouquet. But with those costly sums come generous arrangements - Flowerbx's bouquets are ample and can contain as much as 25 flowers. If your company's expense card can take the hit, these will keep the front desk of your workplace radiant on a regular basis.