The Best Online Flower Delivery Service

The Best Online Flower Delivery Service

Our pick

UrbanStems

UrbanStems

The best online flower delivery service

Of all the companies we tried, this one delivered the most beautiful and interesting flower arrangement. UrbanStems offers a good variety of modern, affordable bouquets to choose from, and its site is easy to navigate.

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The flowers from UrbanStems were, hands down, the best we received, especially considering their reasonable price. The Macchiato arrangement we ordered was more attractive and stayed fresh for longer than bouquets we ordered that were twice as expensive. (The Macchiato is no longer available, since arrangements tend to come and go as their component flowers go in and out of season.) And the UrbanStems ordering service is easy: The website is a cinch to navigate, and it has filters that make it simple to sort by such categories as price, color, or occasion. (You can also add a vase; there are usually a few choices that increase the bouquet’s price anywhere from $12 to $25.) The timeline for delivery also varies, depending on where the bouquet is going and how it’s being delivered. Same-day delivery is possible in some parts of Washington, DC, and New York City; for the rest of the country, FedEx handles the delivery, sometimes as soon as the next day.

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Budget pick

Benchmark Bouquets

Benchmark Bouquets

More affordable, still attractive

This service’s arrangements weren’t quite as stylish as those from other companies we tested, but the blooms were beautiful and fresh. Also, the price is right, and ordering from Amazon is a snap.

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Buy from Amazon

For more-affordable flowers that you can order on Amazon, consider Benchmark Bouquets. The Flowering Fields arrangement we ordered was nice looking, but we didn’t think the bouquets were, overall, as interesting as those from UrbanStems. If you’re on a budget, however, flowers from this company will still brighten anyone’s day. Benchmark’s flowers are sold via Amazon Prime, so if you’re a Prime member, bouquets will likely be delivered within two days (a luxury that some other services charge extra for). But be aware that Benchmark doesn’t deliver on weekends or Mondays. By default, each bouquet listed is described as coming with a simple glass vase. But usually, if you click through, you’ll see a “no vase” option, which is about $5 cheaper.

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Our pick

UrbanStems

UrbanStems

The best online flower delivery service

Of all the companies we tried, this one delivered the most beautiful and interesting flower arrangement. UrbanStems offers a good variety of modern, affordable bouquets to choose from, and its site is easy to navigate.

Buying Options

Buy from UrbanStems

Budget pick

Benchmark Bouquets

Benchmark Bouquets

More affordable, still attractive

This service’s arrangements weren’t quite as stylish as those from other companies we tested, but the blooms were beautiful and fresh. Also, the price is right, and ordering from Amazon is a snap.

Buying Options

Buy from Amazon

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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