Whether it’s a special occasion or to let someone know you love them, flowers are a wonderful way to express how you feel. A bouquet arriving on your doorstep will always bring joy - who doesn’t love flowers?!
However, gorgeous flowers are a pricey gift, and while the recipient is worth it, it might not always be an affordable option. But there are ways to send blooms on a budget. Read on to see how you can save money and make someone's day.
Our first thoughts are to head online these days. And while you can absolutely save money online there might be better options when buying flowers to send to a loved one.
Head to your local florist, or contact one local to the recipient. The overheads of a local florist can sometimes be less, and it saves on delivery costs. Local florists usually source flowers in season too - which are inevitably cheaper. You also get the added bonus of choosing which flowers you like at a local florist, which adds a personal touch you might not get online.
What flowers you choose matters
Occasions like Valentine's Day bring an expected increase in the cost of flowers, especially roses. In this case, it’s probably wise to break from tradition, and ditch the roses! If you are selecting your own flowers for a bouquet as for blooms that are in season. Here are some beautiful flowers that are widely available in February:
Find the best online florists
There are scores of online florists available these days. If you don’t have a local florist, can’t get to one or you’re in a hurry, they are your best choice. And some of them offer amazing flower deliveries for those who love fresh flowers regularly, not necessarily as a gift.
Freddies Flowers offer one-off gifts or a subscription service and next-day delivery is available. Prices start from £21, if you are opting for a subscription service you can get free delivery on your first flower box. For a one-off gift, prices start at £25. However, you can save money if you add a discount code too!
Check out Prestige Flowers
Prestige Flowers offer gorgeous bouquets for all occasions and can even send letterbox flowers so it doesn’t matter if your recipient is home on the day they arrive. There are often special offers like 50% off and some bouquets come with a free box of chocolates - now that’s a sweet deal!
eFlorist offers regular discounts and freebies
From bouquets bursting with sunflowers to classic red roses, eFlorist has them all! But they also have regular discounts on their bouquets from £10 to £15. Not to mention the fact they throw in a free box of chocs too! No matter what the occasion you can treat someone you love without spending a fortune.
Marks and Spencers
When I think of Marks and Spencers I think of buying some new undies or a tasty treat for dinner. However, good old M&S offer flower and plant delivery too. And not only that, they come with free next-day delivery! Plants start at just £20 and flowers from just £25. You can even add some little extras to your order, like a bag of Percy Pigs!
The personal touch
If you live in close proximity to the recipient, why not buy and deliver flowers or a pot plant yourself? This way you can pick up flowers at a local florist or supermarket - which are inevitably cheaper and save on any additional delivery costs.
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