Whether you’re looking to up the romance stakes at home or to let a loved one far away know that you’re thinking of them, a beautiful flower delivery this Valentine’s Day will undoubtedly be well-received. From grand bouquets of red roses to more modern arrangements of seasonal wildflowers artfully displayed, British florists have created a rich assortment of romantic blooms to suit every style. Here, discover The Glossary’s pick of the most stylish Valentine’s online flower delivery services that are available nationwide.
Order cut off time: Nationwide: 13 February at 11am
Perfect for a partner who’s environmentally conscious, Arena Flowers are the UK’s highest rated ethical florist, exclusively using flowers from Fairtrade farms and biodegradable packaging. The Valentine’s selection ranges from simple, minimalist bunches of soft pink tulips to decadent bouquets of roses, lisianthus and more. Available to be delivered as vase displays, go dramatic with the Amore, a burst of antirrhinum and Victorian roses, or effortlessly chic with Pure Love, an all-white, fragrant assortment of lisianthus, veronica and eucalyptus. Plus, in light of the pandemic, they’re offering frontline workers 25% off any flower delivery order.
Order cut off time: Nationwide: 6pm on 11 February;
London: 12pm on 14 February
With the Hackney florist shop’s characteristically off-beat design approach, Grace & Thorn’s Valentine’s collection is a truly unique assortment. The romantic bouquets use seasonal flowers to create whimsical and unusual displays, from The Master, an abundant bouquet inspired by the 17th century Dutch painters, to the New Romantic, an ethereal arrangement of soft tones. For a more unusual gift, there are the boxes of flowers divided into 4-8 jam jars of smaller arrangements, allowing the recipient to spread the Valentine’s love around their home. Opt for the Heart-shaped Box, which takes inspiration from meadows with sprigs of seasonal wild flowers, or send a friend the Valentine’s Succs! box, with a selection of succulents.
Order cut off time: Nationwide: 2pm on 13 February;
London: 10am on 14 February
For statement romantic blooms, renowned London florist McQueens have you covered. Traditional red roses are available in a variety of styles, from the Amour, a tightly packed, sculptured bundle of red Naomi roses, to the Symphony, a decadent bouquet of 120 stems that include ten varieties of rose. There’s a selection of less traditional options, too, which are ideal options for a loved ones, such as the Adèle, an artisanal arrangement of blush pink Mistral anemones named after the co-founder of Champagne House Perrier-Jouët, and Besos, an assortment of double-petaled tulips in shades of plum, magenta and crimson. For London-based orders, there are also plenty of romantic add-ons to accompany the blooms, including Pink Marc De Champagne truffles, Perrier-Jouët pink champagne and love heart balloons.
Order cut off time: Nationwide: Midnight on 12 February;
London: 1pm on 14 February
The innovative flower delivery business is famed for its single stem arrangements, which have proven so chic that they’re a standard order for the likes of Victoria Beckham. Founded by Whitney Bromberg Hawkings, previously the communications director at Tom Ford, her stylish eye is reflected in the abundant Valentine’s collection. In Flowerbx’s signature minimalist style, the bouquets are available in reds, pinks or whites, and feature vases of roses, tulips, Italian ranunculus or anemones. Understated but incredibly elegant, there are also a selection of gift sets, such as the Extraordinary Gift Set, which includes 30 roses accompanied by two signature Emilia Wickstead-designed vases, and various bouquets delivered with scented candles, champagne, chocolates or even a Baccarat vase.
Order cut off time: London only: 4pm on 13 February
The beloved flower stall that has been on the corner of Old Church Street since 1966 has become a landmark in Chelsea famous for its colourful, vibrant floral displays. Featuring the finest blooms from Italy, France and Holland, the team of talent florists has created an extravagant selection of bouquets that promise to make a grand gesture. While there are classic options of roses and tulips, there are also plenty of other dramatic blooms to brighten up a loved one’s home, like the Colombian White Hydrangea bouquet, the Goddess, a lively bouquet of lush spring flowers in yellow, this year’s signature colour, and the Nobile, a summery arrangement of Avalanche roses and nigella.
Order cut off time: Nationwide: 2pm on 12 February
If you’re looking to support local floral businesses across the UK, Direct 2 Florist is the answer. They source from a carefully curated selection of florists and organise same day deliveries, which has proven so effective that they’ve won the coveted Service Provider of the Year Award for the last two years running at the British Floristry Awards. Traditional red roses can be delivered in a letter-shaped gift box (the Love Letter) or wrapped in brown paper with a sprinkling of carnations (Smooch). There’s also a selection of more alternative bouquets, such as Strawberries and Cream, a pastel-toned mix of tulips and lilies or Hot Tropics, a vase of tropical flowers and foliage.