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The Best Flowers to Buy Online for Mother’s Day

Color-enhanced roses
Design: theSkimm | Photo: ProFlowers
April 20, 2023

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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.

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 comes with the option to add a windchime or vase. Everything’s coming up (multicolored) roses. Psst...take 20% off sitewide with code THESKIMM at checkout. ($59.99+, 1-800-Flowers)

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mothers day flowers

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. ($70+, Food52)

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mothers day flowers

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. ($68+, UrbanStems)

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Bloomsy Bouquet

For the mom who loves having a fresh bouquet as a centerpiece all year long…

These handpicked bouquets are sourced from sustainable farms around the globe. Get her a subscription that’ll ship weekly, biweekly, or monthly. The fresh long-stemmed roses are picked and delivered from Rainforest Alliance Certified Fair-Trade farms located just south of Quito, Ecuador. Each flower is packaged at its bloom stage so they can watch them unfurl over time. ($38.99, Amazon)

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Pink mothers day flowers

For the mom who loves all-pink everything…

If you’re in a pinch, you can save the day with a same-day delivery arrangement. We love this traditional pink and white rose bouquet that comes with a clear vase and pink bow, or this mixed bouquet with pink lilies, purple waxflowers, and red roses to brighten her day. ($31.99+, FromYouFlowers)

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Mothers day bouquet
Edible Arrangements

For the mom who enjoys a delicious side of surprise…

Want to gift more than just a bouquet? Send her this bundle that also comes with 12 chocolate-dipped strawberries in a decorated box. Choose from four different floral arrangement sizes — from a single bouquet in wrapping paper to a double bouquet in a pink vase. One happy mom, coming right up. ($129.98+, Edible Arrangements)

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Mothers Day Flowers

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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mothers day flowers

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. ($89, Bloomscape)

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Wildflower mothers day bouquet
Roses Only

For the mom who loves a bouquet that’s a little nontraditional…

This stunning selection of seasonally available wildflowers comes carefully arranged in a luxe gift box. It’s available in two sizes and with the option to add on a teddy bear or box of chocolates (or both). ($75+, Roses Only

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mothers day flowers

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. ($55, FTD)

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Mothers day card

For the mom who likes a keepsake…

She’ll be able to keep this bouquet forever, along with all the sweet words you’ll write for her special day. This pop-up card has four pull-out cards nested inside. As she pulls on the card, a 3D hummingbird, butterfly, and a tiny “Happy Mother’s Day” arrangement will all slowly pop out to create a show that’ll make her smile. ($24, Lovepop)

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mothers day flowers 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. ($13.99, Amazon

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Rose bouquet mothers day flowers
The Bouqs Co.

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

You can’t go wrong withl 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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Flower card mothers day flowers

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 it a sweet piece of decor. You can add a personalized note and upload an image 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. ($41.60+, ProFlowers

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Fruit bouquets
Shari's Berries

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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Flower subscription mothers day flowers

For the mom who deserves flowers all year round…

Gift her the ultimate floral subscription. Choose from reoccurring deliveries — monthly, trimonthly, semiannually, or yearly — 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. BTW, get 15% off your total order with code SKIMM15 at checkout. ($49.99+ per month, Cratejoy)

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

Preserved roses
OrlyBeeDesigns via Etsy

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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