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The Best Flowers to Buy Online for Mother’s Day

Color-enhanced roses
Design: theSkimm | Photo: ProFlowers
Apr 13, 2022

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Roses are red, violets are blue, get her some flowers that say ‘ily.’ We know that bouquets on Mother’s Day aren't the most out-of-the-box idea. But hey, it’s a tried-and-true classic for a reason. (Plus, it’ll save you if you’ve waited until the last minute to get a gift.) A perfect vase with fresh flowers is pretty much guaranteed to make anyone happy. So we rounded up the best arrangements to order online for the mom figures in your life. Because she deserves to take some time to stop and smell all the roses too.

Psst...Want more ideas? Check out all of our other Mother's Day gift guides here.

For the hard-to-shop-for mom…

You can never go wrong with a timeless option like this bright arrangement. It’s got yellow lilies, green chrysanthemums, lavender daisy spray chrysanthemums, and more. Oh, and it comes with a classic glass cylinder vase. Love you, Mom. ($39.99+, Telaflora)

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For the mom who loves to go against the grain...

These color-enhanced ones will match her 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: Use code 25MDAY to get 25% off Mother’s Day flowers and gifts through April 20. ($59.99+, 1-800-Flowers)

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For the mom who can’t keep her blooms alive…

Give her 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 her favorites including eucalyptus, sunflowers, tulips, wildflowers, and more. Happiness = activated. ($24+, Food52)

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For the mom who loves neutrals…

Who says that white florals are boring? Not us. This bouquet of vanilla roses is the perfect mix of cozy and chic. Snapdragons and lisianthus are sprinkled throughout for the ultimate monochromatic look. We couldn’t pick a dreamier bouquet if we tried. ($65+, UrbanStems)

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For the mom who’s the ultimate peony lover…

Nothing sparks more joy than a bunch of fluffy peonies. The pale pink color is naturally striking so they’ll definitely make her Mother’s Day one to remember all on their own. Plus, they’re symbolic of prosperity, so they’ll really show off your love and appreciation for her. This bunch comes with 10 stems, but you can purchase more depending on how large you want her bouquet to be. ($85+, UrbanStems)

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For the mom who’s ready to get into the aromatherapy game…

Giving your mom a small tree for Mother’s Day? Iconic. This timeless lavender one has aromatic leaves and blooms atop tall, thin stems. It’ll thrive in direct sunlight with easy, minimal care. Turning her space into a spa? Priceless. ($79, Bloomscape)

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For the mom who’s not the best at taking care of her greens…

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. She can look at them as a long-lasting reminder of how much you care about her. Sweet. ($44, The Bouqs Co.)

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For the mom who loves a good project…

Orchid alert. If your mom’s the type of person who lives for tending to her garden, we rec this mini purple and pink orchid. It’ll look elegant on top of any table and we won’t blame you if you buy one for yourself too. ($60, FTD)

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For the mom who’s sensitive to smell…

Say ‘hi’ to a bouquet that won’t drive her up a wall. These artificial silk peonies look so real she’ll do a double take. So she can brighten up her home decor minus the strong scents that make her sneeze. Bonus: They come in more than a dozen colors. Faux all out. ($13.99, Amazon)

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For the mom who likes to keep things simple...

She’ll never let go of these simple roses. This colorful bouquet comes with 12 stems (you can purchase more) and is guaranteed to make her smile. You can also choose to add on a mason jar or a signature white vase to house them in. And if you’re feeling extra generous, there’s a subscription option available too. Flowers for days (and weeks, and months). ($59+, The Bouqs Co.)

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For the mom who keeps every card you’ve ever given her…

To floral infinity and beyond. This pop-up wildflower card will give her a bouquet she can hold on to forever and ever. This one’s around 10 inches tall and 7.5 inches wide when it’s fully opened, which makes for a sweet piece of decor. You can add a personalized note and upload an image too to make the gift even more special. ($24+, Lovepop)

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For the mom who just loves spring…

Tulips? For spring? Groundbreaking. But hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This assorted tulip bouquet is a pretty upgrade from the grocery-store variety.  It’s time to brighten Mom’s day. ($45+, ProFlowers

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For the mom who prefers something she can snack on...

She’ll love this floral twist on a classic sweet treat. The fruity mix features dipped strawberries and flower-shaped pineapples. Once she’s done munching she can keep the vase for her next plant or use it to store kitchen utensils. Yum. ($49.99+, Shari’s Berries)

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For the mom who deserves some flowers all year round…

Gift her the ultimate floral subscription. Choose from biweekly or monthly deliveries, right to her doorstep. The bouquets come in a few size options, and all the flowers are cut to order. We stan a gift that keeps on giving. ($41/biweekly or $43.83+/month, Cratejoy)

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PS: For more subscription gifts for Mom, check out our faves here.

For the mom who’s not too pleased with her WFH setup…

Add some long-lasting roses to her desk to give it a little upgrade. These preserved roses can last more than three years and don’t require sunlight or water to thrive. The unscented florals are real (we promise) and come in six different colors. Just personalize the box to make ’em even more special. ($89.95, OrlyBeeDesigns via Etsy)

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For the mom who prefers a more minimalist look...

Give her a plant instead. This black anthurium from Northern California is air-purifying and can last for years with the right care. It prefers indirect light, warmer temps, and modest watering. Plus, you can choose from five cute planter options. Perfect for the mom who considers her plants her kids too. ($48, Ansel & Ivy)

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