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
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.
For the Mom Who’s Indecisive
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.
For the Mom Who's Kind of a Hippie
For the Mom Who Wants to Do Good
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
For the Mom Who Thinks Pink
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
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
BloomThat will ship a DIY succulent set to your mom, in case she’d prefer to plant her own baby cactus.
For the Mom Who Appreciates a Statement
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.
For the Mom Who Likes ‘Em Simple
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
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)
For the Mom Who Likes 'Em Fake (But Is Also an Aesthete)
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)
For the Mom Who Buys Flowers for the Vase
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
For the Mom Who Prefers Herbs
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
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