mother's day 2020

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

A flower for every mom. Photo: The Bouqs Company

Even the mom who asks that you buy her nothing will be pleased with a bouquet of flowers, whether it’s delivered in person with a hug or (especially this year, when celebrating together isn’t so easy) you can surprise her by ordering that bouquet online. Just remember: Due to COVID-19-related shipping delays, you’re better off shopping earlier rather than later, as some retailers aren’t currently offering same-day delivery.

Note: As we get down to the wire (and because of this year’s unusual circumstances) not all of these arrangements will arrive by Mother’s Day. In those cases, we’ve noted the earliest delivery date, although shipping times may vary based on your location.

For the mom who likes it curated

Instead of having you scroll through hundreds of options, UrbanStems offers a rotating selection of seasonal bouquets as well as arrangements — like this one — created by Vogue editors.

Earliest delivery date: May 13

For the mom who’s indecisive

If you’re not sure if Mom prefers candy or flowers, you can get both with this arrangement, which comes with a box of Godiva chocolates.

For the mom who’s kind of a hippie

Over at The Bouqs Company, they source flowers from sustainable farms around the world. But we think Mom will love this arrangement of multicolor roses even if she doesn’t know the farm they come from minimizes waste, recycles water, and practices eco-friendly growing.

For the mom who wants to do good

San Francisco–based Farmgirl Flowers is donating $10 from each purchase of this bouquet to Every Mother Counts, an organization dedicated to promoting maternal health around the world. Like all arrangements from Farmgirl Flowers, it comes with buds sourced from farms with high ethical standards and wrapped in upcycled, biodegradable coffee bags.

Earliest delivery date: May 11

For the mom who wants it colorful

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

Earliest delivery date: May 12

For the mom who thinks pink

If you do like having a zillion options, there is of course always good old, reliable 1-800-Flowers, who will supply two dozen perfect pink-petal roses for Mom, or pretty much anything else her heart desires.

For the mom who lives on the edge

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If you dare to move beyond flowers, for the more adventurous mom, Telefora offers more far-out options like this tropical garden of red ginger, red ti leaves, and bamboolike equisetum.

For the mom with a green thumb

If Mom’s caught plant fever, this pet-safe and low-maintenance parlor palm will be a nice addition to her collection.

Earliest delivery date: May 13

For the mom who appreciates a statement

If your mom believes that bigger is better, The Bouqs Company offers supersized “grand” versions of their popular bouquets. This one has triple the blooms of the already eye-catching original.

For the mom who likes ’em simple

With proper care, this orchid can last up to two months, and in simple white, there’s no chance Mom will get tired of it beforehand.

Earliest delivery date: May 11

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 (since no one can tell the difference). These luxurious silk hibiscuses, hydrangeas, and mums come with a glass container and acrylic “water.”

For the mom who likes ’em fake (when you’re on a budget)

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)

Strategist associate editor Katy Schneider says anthuriums are the status flower of the moment. Since they can cost $20 per stem, she says they’re also good ones to buy faux.

For the mom who likes ’em real (but preserved)

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

For the mom who’s just as interested in the vase

Even when these yellow garden roses eventually die, Mom will surely find another use for this modern Georg Jensen vase.

Earliest delivery date: May 13

For the mom who’s a minimalist

This bunch of branches is a selection of pink cherry, peach, apricot, or plum branches (depending on what’s in season) and comes in a simple aluminum pail.

For the mom who prefers herbs

If she’s also a talented home cook, she’ll love adding homegrown oregano, parsley, and basil to her dishes.

Earliest delivery date: May 14

For the mom who’d like to eat her bouquet

And if Mom is the type who loves fruit even more than she loves flowers, these pineapple daisies and chocolate-dipped strawberries are guaranteed to arrive in bloom.

Additional reporting by Lauren Levy and Maxine Builder.

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18 Mother’s Day Bouquets for Every Type of Mom