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The Best Flowers to Buy Online for Valentine’s Day

The Best Flowers to Buy Online for Valentine’s Day
Design: Diana Chau Hu | Image: Shari's Berries, UrbanStems, OrlyBeeDesigns via Etsy
Jan 19, 2023

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Roses are red, violets are blue…nothing like Valentine’s Day flowers to say ‘ily.’ Floral arrangements for the holiday are a tried-and-true classic, and we’re here to help make finding the perfect one a little easier. From bouquets full of winter flowers to unique flowers, plus a few out-of-the-box options, we’ve rounded up some of our faves for the one you love a lily more each day. 

Want more gift ideas for your valentine? Check this out for our recs for everyone on your be-mine list. Xoxo.

For the valentine who loves a monochromatic arrangement…

This buttercream-inspired bouquet makes for a great wintry centerpiece that’ll have them oohing and ahhing. It pairs pretty white roses with delicate lisianthus and snapdragons, and is available in three sizes. Choose from one of three different vase shapes and finish off your floral surprise with the addition of a candle, sweet treat, or relaxing gift. Psst…if you’re looking for something a little more colorful, browse these bouquets to find one that’s just right. ($65+, UrbanStems)

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For anyone who enjoys a low-maintenance, long-lasting bouquet…

These preserved roses can last more than three years — yes, three years — and don’t require sunlight or water to thrive. The unscented florals are real (we promise) and come in seven different colors and three different box colorways. Plus, you can personalize the box with up to 12 characters to make the gift even more special. ($89.95, OrlyBeeDesigns via Etsy)

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For the ultimate peony lover…

Nothing sparks more joy than a bouquet of fluffy peonies. Their pink hue is naturally striking, and they may arrive in bud form but will unfurl into their pillowy final form (just like your love for each other has bloomed — aw). This bunch comes with 10 stems, but you can purchase more depending on how large you want the bouquet to be. ($85+, UrbanStems)

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For the one who likes to stand out…

This color-enhanced bouquet will match your valentine’s personality. The rainbow showstoppers make for the ultimate eye-catching centerpiece, and also come with the option to add on a windchime or vase. Everything’s coming up (multicolored) roses. Psst…if they’re more of a potted plant fan, you can’t go wrong with this fun heart-shaped bamboo plant, available as a single, double, or triple version. And if you order before February 8, save 20% off sitewide with code VDAYSAVE.. ($59.99+, 1-800-Flowers)

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For the partner who loves to keep mementos…

These long-stem paper roses have been handcrafted to look strikingly similar to real blooms — and every arrangement is one-of-a-kind. With intricately cut leaves and baby’s breath designs peppered throughout, the bouquet is shipped in a sturdy box, complete with a red ribbon and a pop-up card inside. Pair it with a classic vase so they can keep ’em on display all year long. ($59, Lovepop)

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For the S.O. who doesn’t exactly have a green thumb…

You can’t go wrong with this heart-shaped set of easy-to-care-for hoyas. These two plants come potted in cement planters with pink rocks and are pet-friendly. They’re pretty easy to care for — they just need direct sunlight and a watering every two to three weeks. Your valentine can look at them as a long-lasting reminder of how much you care. ($49, The Bouqs Co.)

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For the valentine who likes to show off…

Gift ’em this gorgeous bouquet that’s got soft pink blooms, healthy succulents, and aromatic greens like seeded eucalyptus and more. It comes in a cute square vase and the choice of three different size options — standard, deluxe, and premium. You can also add on some chocolates, mylar balloons, or a cute stuffed animal. ($69.99+, Teleflora)

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For the partner who appreciates vibrant florals…

These pink calla lilies are not only stunning, but they also symbolize feelings of admiration and appreciation. They’re uniquely shaped flowers with long stems — 16 to 18 inches — and come in a round white potting vase they’ll be able to keep indoors. (Note that these aren’t pet-friendly, though, so steer clear if they’ve got a cat or dog.)  Want to lean a little more toward the traditional? Go for this bouquet that’s got a mix of lilies and roses instead. ($58, FTD

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For the person who can’t keep their blooms alive…

Give ’em fakes instead. These wilt-free felt florals are hand dyed, cut, and stitched by female artisans in Nepal. You can choose from one of the pre-assembled bundles or create your own colorful bouquet filled with their favorites including eucalyptus, sunflowers, tulips, wildflowers, and more. Happiness = activated. ($70+, Food52)

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For anyone who’d prefer something to snack on...

They’ll love this floral bouquet with a classic sweet treat. This mix features a colorful assortment of roses and your choice of six or 12 count chocolate-dipped strawberries. Once they’re done munching they can keep the vase for their next plant or use it to store kitchen utensils. Yum. ($69.99+, Shari’s Berries)

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For the one who can’t get enough flower power…

If flowers are the way to your valentine’s heart, why stop at the holiday? Get ’em this subscription that’ll have blooming buds at their doorstep weekly, monthly, or bimonthly. All you have to do is pick your bouquet size and how often you want them delivered, and all they’ll have to do is pop the flowers in a vase and get ready to smile. Their space just got a whole lot brighter. ($44+, The Bouqs Co.)

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