The Best Flowers to Buy Online for Mother’s Day

Published on: Apr 27, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
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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 of 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. 

Pssst: check out our other Mother’s Day gift guides. We’ve got things that’ll make her day easier, stuff you can split with your siblings, gifts that'll make every day feel like spa day, things for the mom who could really use some sleep, and cards for people who have a tough time during the holiday.

Timeless bouquet
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. ($34.99+, Telaflora)

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Rainbow flowers
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. ($64.99+, 1-800-Flowers)

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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 do a great job at sparking joy. We won’t blame you if you buy one for yourself too. ($65, FTD)

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Faux flowers
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. ($9.99, Amazon)

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Rose bouquet
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). ($39+, The Bouqs Co.)

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Flower card
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 10.25 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide when it’s fully opened and 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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Tulip bouquet
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. ($40+, ProFlowers

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Fruit bouquets
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 to store kitchen utensils. Yum. ($54.99+, Shari’s Berries)

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Flower subscription
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+ every two weeks or $43.83+ per month, Cratejoy)

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Preserved roses
For the mom who’s not 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 seven different colors. Just personalize the box to make ‘em even more special. ($89.95, Etsy)

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Black anthurium
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. ($46, Ansel & Ivy)

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PS: If you buy anything from this email, theSkimm may get something in return. Oh, and if something’s out of stock, oops, it was there (and all prices were accurate) when we published. Thanks.

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