Flowers Are The Perfect Gift For Any Occasion—Here Are Our Favorite Places To Order From

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Farm Girl Flowers Big Love Burlap Wrapped Bouquet

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You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who was ever unhappy about receiving a beautiful bouquet of bright blooms. Whether you’re sending them for a celebration or condolences, flowers are fit for any occasion and season. Southerners know how to celebrate and honor loved ones, which often involves a flower arrangement. I always love giving and receiving flowers for the happy moments like birthdays, housewarming, engagements, and other big life events, but also for the sad ones when someone is grieving. Sending flowers as a pick-me-up for a friend that you know needs one can also go a long way. 

If you’re like me, whether it’s a holiday or special occasion, there’s always a reason to celebrate your friends and family with fresh flowers. For local friends, it’s easy enough to pick up a handcrafted bouquet from your favorite florist and deliver it yourself, but as many of us know, loved ones don’t always live nearby. Whether it’s your mom or best friend, everyone deserves some colorful florals in their life!

When looking to send flowers to someone who isn’t just a few doors down, it can be hard to figure out the best service to use, which often results in a daunting Google search, or requires a phone call to a friend in the recipient's city for local recommendations, which can be a hassle. And if you’re sending flowers, you want them to be fresh and arrive on time—especially when they’re for a special occasion. So whether you’re planning to send blooms from near or far, we rounded up some of our editors' favorite and trusted online national mail-delivery services that ship arrangements to doorsteps from coast to coast, as well as local shops that hand-deliver.

Farmgirl Flowers Bouquet

Farmgirl Flowers Bouquet

Farmgirl Flowers

This female-founded company is detail-oriented, making each bouquet special and has been one of my (as well as many Southern Living editors') favorite places to order and receive from for years! Their florals arrive fresh, and they look even better after some time to breathe and open up after being in a box. Farmgirl Flowers offers a wide variety of unique arrangements with flowers ranging from seasonal blooms to rare roses, which come in their signature burlap or a vase. Plus, they ship their blooms coast to coast, and they come in thoughtful packaging with detailed care instructions to set you up for success.

Bouqs Shooting Star Bouquet

Shooting Star Bouquet


The Bouqs Co. is known for arrangements with high-quality, long-lasting blooms. They source their farm-fresh buds from eco-friendly farms with sustainable growing practices. The bouquets are offered in a wide variety of price points to fit any budget and showcase every kind of flower you can imagine, including hydrangeas, lilies, orchids, roses, sunflowers, tulips, ranunculus, anemones and more. I love the mason jar they come in, which is perfect to reuse next time you have fresh-cut florals! Plus, if you order flowers often, you can save money by subscribing to a beautiful bouquet for $44 each month.

Fresh Sends The Send Bouquet

The send bouquet

Fresh Sends

When you open up Fresh Sends, you can’t help but smile (or at least I can’t) because of the beautiful flowers and packaging. While you don’t get to select exactly what flowers you’re ordering (the bouquet changes daily based on the freshest flowers available), you can trust this female-founded brand for a beautiful mix every time. Each order typically arrives by midday on the selected delivery date so you can ensure an on-time delivery. They even include flower food to ensure petals stay perky.

Bloomsy Box Pastel Garden Bouquet

Bloomsy Box Pastel Garden Bouquet

Bloomsy Box

This direct-to-consumer floral brand prides themselves on flowers that are toxin-free and sustainably grown by primarily Rainforest Alliance certified farms. They offer bouquets that fit any occasion from anniversaries, birthdays, and thank yous to get well and sympathy arrangements, plus a variety of plants.

FTD Flower Delivery

FTD Flower Delivery


FTD has been sending beautiful bouquets across the country for over 100 years and with over 9,000 florist partners across the country, you’re bound to get blooms from your local shop. Some of my favorite compositions are in their ‘just because’ bouquet collection because that's my favorite type of occasion.

Urban Stems Juliet Bouquet

Juliet Bouquet

Urban Stems

UrbanStems offers seasonal bouquets featuring on-trend blooms to create unique arrangements showcasing a variety of beautiful buds including delphinium, lavender, lilies, mums, peonies, eucalyptus, roses and more. They design everything in house and offer national next-day delivery; and if you're sending blooms to the New York City or Washington, D.C. areas, you’re in luck—they offer same-day delivery. Better yet—if you’re planning ahead for an occasion, you can pre-order four weeks ahead of time.

Grace Rose Farm Rosey Posey Bouquet

Grace Farm Roses Bouquet

Grace Farm Roses

“This family-owned farm specializes in the prettiest rose varieties that are perfect for the rose-lover in your life,” says Assistant General Manager Anna Price Olson. Gracie, the founder and owner, first started a rose garden to honor her grandmother and was quickly recognized for the beautiful roses she produced. Now, each garden rose is handpicked with care and available for shipping around the country.

Teleflora Flower Delivery

Teleflora Flower Delivery


Teleflora serves as a service organization to connect customers with florists across the U.S. and beyond for arrangements crafted by local partners. You’ll find Assistant General Manager Anna Price Olson ordering from Teleflora, where all of their freshest flowers are artfully arranged by local florists and hand-delivered in a vase—often with same-day delivery.

Little Acre Flowers Daily Hand-Tied Bouquet

Little Acre Flowers Bouquet

Little Acre Flowers

Betsy Cribb, Homes & Features Editor, raves about what a fabulous job Little Acre does in the D.C. area. The female-founded and run shop sources fresh, seasonal flowers locally from growers throughout the Washington D.C, Maryland, and Virginia regions for the freshest flowers possible and delivers to major areas throughout the District of Columbia as well as Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland suburbs. You can find a complete list of delivery areas on their website.

Earl Grey Floral Seasonal Bouquet

Earl Grey Floral Seasonal Arrangement

Earl Grey Floral

If you’re looking for the best bouquet in Austin, Texas, look no further. The creative team at Earl Grey goes above and beyond with attention to detail to curate one-of-a-kind arrangements from paper-wrapped blooms for brightening someone’s day to custom pieces. Flowers are hand-delivered every Thursday by their cheerful team to local areas across Austin. I love the way their creations are seasonally inspired to celebrate life and nature’s beauty.

Wild Things Neutral Bouquet

Wild Things Bouquet

Wild Things

“I love Wild Things here in Birmingham—their arrangements are so unique and far from ordinary,” says Kimberly Holland, Senior Digital Food Editor. From vibrant compilations to earth tones or soft neutrals, you can’t go wrong with a design from owner Carolyn Chen if you’re looking to send flowers in the Birmingham, Alabama, area.

Nectar Fresh Cut Flower Arrangement

Nectar Flower Arrangement


For friends and family in Charlotte, North Carolina, McGough recommends florals from Nectar, a boutique florist. Find inspiration on their website for a variety of arrangement styles to suit your needs. If you’re a Charlotte local and love fresh buds, they also offer a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly subscription services for delivery or pickup to yours or a loved one’s home.

Garden District Spring Garden Arrangements

Garden District Spring Arrangement

Garden District

Have a loved one in Memphis, Tennessee, who needs a special delivery? Business Manager Nellah McGough suggests Garden District for your floral needs. With almost 30 years of experience in the gardening world, they offer arrangements with seasonal buds and foliage tabletop ready in a vase, orchids, and Bromeliad plants, which are typically ready for delivery within four hours of ordering.

The T Shop Signature Arrangement

The T Shop Signature Arrangement

The T Shop

“The T Shop is my favorite neighborhood florist in Dallas,” says Olson. The Lakewood area's favorite flower and gift shop creates fresh, seasonal bouquets and plant arrangements for same-day delivery—perfect for any last-minute floral needs for friends in Dallas, Texas. Bonus, they offer free delivery within 15 miles of the shop or drop-offs outside of the zone for a small fee.

Adaption Floral Design Coffee Table Arrangement

Adaption Floral Design Arrangement

Adaption Floral Design

For those in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, Senior Digital Editor Rebecca Baer recommends Adaptation Floral Design. They deliver fresh-cut, seasonal floral arrangements in a variety of sizes as well as plants throughout the greater Atlanta area.

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