7 Best Flower Subscriptions – The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

7 Best Flower Subscriptions – The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

  • Price structure: Mini ($52 for 10 stems), Regular ($72 for 15-18 stems), Full ($102 for 24-27 stems)

Fresh sends the sending package

Why is a monthly subscription to Flower the perfect gift?

Need a thoughtful gift idea for your mom, upcoming anniversary or just because? Fresh flowers! Whether it's a special arrangement for the occasion or a monthly subscription, any recipient will be happy to receive a lively bouquet of flowers. Seasonal creations are always available, so you don't have to settle for just a dozen red roses — you can choose a bouquet that will really speak to your gift, whether it's your environmentally conscious coworker (think Farmgirl Flowers) or your down-to-earth friend (Flowerbx). Additionally, depending on your zip code, most of these services offer same-day or next-day delivery. Plus, flowers are a guaranteed gift, and repeat delivery is a gift that keeps on giving.

The best types of flowers for gifts

says Justin Levano, floral designer and educator at UrbanStems Vogue magazine His favorite flowers (for any occasion) are those that change over time. A great example of this is tulips, he says, “as they move and bend in the vase, and can grow up to nine inches once they are in the water.” He adds: “Watching them develop creates a new experience every time you see them, which is truly magical!” Peonies, ranunculus, roses – all of these flowers have their own growth stages, so choose whatever seasonal flower suits you and/or your gift.

How long do flowers last?

“Most bouquets last about seven days, depending on the types of flowers included,” Lefano says. Dahlias, for example, typically last four or five days, while some roses can last up to two weeks with proper care, he says.

What makes flowers last longer

Levano has many tips, but he stresses the importance of clean water as the most important. “To maximize the life of your vase, you will need to prune your stems and change the water in the vase every two days or so.” He likens the flower stems to large straws, “and the bacterial growth that clogs those straws eventually kills your flowers!”

Another pro tip he shares? Keep your flowers out of sunlight and away from heat to discourage bacterial growth. Keeping them out of any produce is also essential, as “ripe fruits and vegetables release ethylene gas, which causes the flowers to age,” says Levano.

Finally, while you're enjoying your flowers, Levano recommends pulling out any flowers that start to wilt because they “also emit ethylene gas that is harmful to their vase neighbors.”

How to send flowers to someone

Signing up for a subscription is as easy as placing any order online – choose your frequency and package type and add all the relevant information. Some services offer additional functionality, so be sure to opt in (or opt out) to get the most out of your experience. And if you or your gift are planning a trip in the near future, you can also schedule deliveries around those times to ensure no bouquet is left unattended on the doorstep.

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