It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday.
Don’t panic! According to a Mother’s Day Survey* the top gift a mum wants is a hug! There you go free, easy and no postage required. This was closely followed by a card and a lie-in. Uhmmm… as nice as hug is a small gift is nice too. Don’t you think?
OK, I just want the lie-in!
The survey also revealed that the top gift bought on Mother’s Day is …flowers. Followed by a card and then some homeward. So, on that note I’m going to share my new favourite flowers-by-post with you.
THE MODERN ONES – BLOOM & WILD
I absolutely love Bloom & Wild – such a brilliant idea and also some of the most beautiful bouquets you can find online. The ‘letterbox’ flowers are just that. They are a bouquet of flowers that can be posted right through the letterbox. See genius!
The ‘letterbox’ approved box is filled by hand with individually ‘net’ wrapped flower heads to ensure they arrive in perfect condition. They are wrapped in cello and ribbon to ensure that ‘gift’ feeling.
Also included is a message card and a cute recipe card suggesting how to arrange your flowers perfectly at home. I have sent and received these flowers – so know they’re a hit. I especially liked the fact I was in shower when mine arrived – and I didn’t have to pop to a neighbours to collect – they were waiting for me flat on my doormat.
I also love the subscription service where you can choose to send flowers weekly, monthly or ongoing. Ooh – wouldn’t that be a treat! Price start from £20
SEND TO: those who aren’t always in in the daytime, mamas who love arranging flowers, wannabe florists
ORDER BY: Friday 13th for Mother’s Day
THE STYLISH ONES – APPLEYARD FLOWERS
Luxury flowers from a boutique florists in London. Appleyard Flowers are more about floral designs, colour trends and unusual blooms. You can choose from ‘collections’ like Couture (the signature range of all-season bouquets), Shabby Chic (more rustic and vintage styling) and Heritage (more iconic and timeless arrangements)
The hand-tied bouquets arrive in a easy-carry box – and are placed in a special standing block that means they don’t tilt about. This is especially useful when you take them out of the box to place on table before unwrapping. I love the simplicity of the white wrap too – so chic. Prices from £22
SEND TO: Luxe lovers, modern mamas, anyone who like something a bit different
ORDER BY: For next day delivery order by 7pm – for Mother’s Day order on by Saturday 14th
THE CLASSIC ONES – MARKS & SPENCER
You can’t really beat Marks & Spencer for high street flowers can you? And, the selection online is so vast its sometime hard to make a decision. More traditional style bouquets that seem to appeal to all ages – I really love the ready to bed Rose and Lavender plants.
I am also a fan of the Fair trade Roses – they last ages. Plus M&S send many of its arrangements in a clever atmospheric bag that keeps flowers fresh – and without the need to send in water. I have sent flowers by them for years now to my mum, step-mum, nan and mother-in-law (yes, expensive day for me!) – and find the best way to use it is to narrow down by price or new arrivals to get the best choice. Prices start from £25
SEND TO: Traditional mamas, those who like their flowers to come with extra treats (like chocolates, and champagne), those who prefer blooms to arrive in a pot, vase or want to place straight in a vase
ORDER BY: To ensure Mother’s Day delivery order by 1pm on Saturday 14th
* Survey results from Dotcomgiftshop
V. I. BE HONEST: I was sent a selection of bouquets in order to compile this post! House smells lovely…