mother's day 2018

Mother’s Day Bouquets for Every Type of Mom (That You Can Order Online)

A flower for every mom.

Even the mom who requests that you buy her nothing will be pleased with a bouquet of flowers, and even the laziest gift giver can order a bouquet online. You can do it today, even, and start feeling very accomplished and ahead of the game. So here, we’ve made Mother’s Day gifting the easiest it’s ever been, with a bouquet (and a place to shop for a bouquet) for every type of mom. And if you happen to prefer handing the flowers to mom yourself, we’ve got great vases for that, too.

For the Mom Who Likes It Curated

The Alina
$76 at BloomThat

Instead of scrolling through hundreds of options, BloomThat narrows it down to six very well designed bouquets with names like “The Alina.” And if you’re ever running last minute, they do day-of deliveries in San Francisco, New York, and L.A.

Editor’s Note: BloomThat is offering Strategist readers a 15 percent discount on orders delivered between May 7 and 14. Just use the code NYMAG15 at checkout.

$76 at BloomThat
with code: NYMAG15

For the Mom Who’s Indecisive

The Golden Delicious
$50 at BloomThat

If you’re not sure if mom will prefer candy or flowers, you can get both at BloomThat. They have five bouquets that they’ve paired with candy and candles — like these golden lilies that come with a box of salted caramels from Shotwell Candy Co. in Memphis.

$50 at BloomThat
with code: NYMAG15

For the Mom Who's Kind of a Hippie

Carnival, Original
$62 at Bouqs

Over at Bouqs, they’ll tell you the farmer who grew and picked your flower, show you a picture of her, and tell you about her farm. It’s more information than you’ll ever need to know for receiving a bouquet, but the pastel roses are gorgeous.

For the Mom Who Wants to Do Good

Hello Sunshine
$52 at Bouqs

This year, Bouqs has partnered with the charity No Kid Hungry to provide at least 500,000 meals to children in need — and 20 percent of the purchase of this bright sunflower bouquet will go to that cause. (Ditto these pastel purple roses, in case sunflowers aren’t her thing.)

For the Mom Who Wants It Colorful

Santa Cruz’n
$72 at Bouqs

This massive, multicolored bouquet is a rainbow of miniature roses.

Editor’s Note: This exact bouquet is still available but won’t make it in time for Mother’s Day. But this Farmer’s Market mix will. The original size, with 12 to 15 mixed stems, is $70.

For the Mom Who Thinks Pink

Pink Petal Roses for Mom
$62 at 1-800-Flowers

But if you do like having a zillion options, there is of course always 1-800-Flowers, old reliable, with a perfect dozen pink-petal roses for mom, or pretty much anything else your heart desires.

For the Mom Who Lives on the Edge

Tropical Bromeliad Garden
$50 at ProFlowers

Or if you dare to move beyond flowers, for the more adventurous mom, ProFlowers offers more far-out options like this tropical bromeliad garden.

Editor’s Note: This tropical garden won’t arrive in time for Mother’s Day, but this equally-colorful pink anthurium, also known as the flamingo lily, will.

For the Mom With a Green Thumb

The Tim
$31 at BloomThat

BloomThat will ship a DIY succulent set to your mom, in case she’d prefer to plant her own baby cactus.

$31 at BloomThat
with code: NYMAG15

For the Mom Who Appreciates a Statement

The Marjorie
$70 at BloomThat

If your mom believes that bigger is better, BloomThat has also started making so-called biggie bouquets, like this one that’s got 40 mixed tulips.

$70 at BloomThat
with code: NYMAG15

For the Mom Who Likes ‘Em Simple

$76 at Bouqs

Peony season is short but blissfully falls over Mother’s Day, which makes this simple bouquet of five peonies feel extra special.

For the Mom Who Likes 'Em Fake

John-Richard Collection Peonies N Pink Faux-Floral Arrangement
$277 at Neiman Marcus

While everyone loves the real deal, there’s nothing wrong with some fancy faux flowers that’ll last a lifetime (and no one can tell the difference). These luxurious silk peonies come with the glass container and acrylic water.

For the Mom Who Likes ‘Em Fake (When You’re on a Budget)

Luyue Vintage Artificial Peony Silk Flowers
$9 at Amazon

We’ve written about these silk peonies before, and though they don’t come with a vase or fake water, they’re still convincing dupes for the real thing. (Just be sure to give them to her in a nice vase.)

For the Mom Who Likes 'Em Fake (But Is Also an Aesthete)

Anemone Stem
$38 at The Green Vase

My favorite faux blooms, though, are actually these anemone stems from the Green Vase, where the artist custom-makes each bloom. You can tell the flowers aren’t real, but they are instead their own works of art. The geranium is gorgeous, too.

For the Mom Who Likes ‘Em Real (But Preserved)

Richland Preserved Billy Buttons Craspedia, Set of 10
Photo: Jon Shireman/Getty Images
Richland Preserved Billy Buttons Craspedia, Set of 10
$18 at Amazon

These preserved craspedia stems are a perennial favorite among Strategist readers — and would look particularly nice in a milk-glass vase (that you can also buy on Amazon).

For the Mom Who Buys Flowers for the Vase

Supermom Rosealea Plant
$40 at ProFlowers

Even if these rosealeas eventually die, this gold-accented ceramic vase is pretty enough to display without anything in it.

Editor’s Note: This exact arrangement is sold out, but you can get rosealeas in a similarly-styled white vase from ProFlowers for just $33.

For the Mom Who’s a Minimalist

Seasonal Pink Blossom Branches
$58 at Terrain

This bunch of branches is a selection of pink cherry, peach, apricot, or plum branches, and comes in a simple aluminum pail from Anthropologie’s new garden retailer Terrain.

For the Mom Who Prefers Herbs

Ornamental Oregano, Metal Pot
$58 at Terrain

Ornamental oregano doesn’t have as strong of a flavor as the stuff you use to cook, but it’s certainly pretty, especially when presented in this weathered metal pot from Terrain.

For the Mom Who'd Like to Eat Her Bouquet

Blooming Daisies
$49 at Edible Arrangements

And if mom is the type who loves fruit even more than she loves flowers (and let’s be real, who doesn’t love a decorative fruit bouquet), there are pineapple daisies that are guaranteed to arrive in bloom.

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18 Mother’s Day Bouquets for Every Type of Mom