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 (vaccinated) hug or ordered online — especially if you won’t be able to see each other in person this year. But not all moms have the same tastes. While one mom might prefer a traditional bouquet of roses, another may want something a little more unique, or even something that’s not a floral arrangement at all (like a plant she can watch grow all yearlong). Fortunately, online florists have lots of different options, and we took the time to weed through their offerings and select the best of the best — for all types of moms.
Note: As we get down to the wire, not all of these arrangements will arrive by Mother’s Day. In those cases, we’ve noted the earliest delivery date for each bouquet, although shipping times may vary based on your location. Any flowers without a date below them will still get to Mom in time. But only if you hurry!
For the mom who appreciates a good deal
She’ll be very impressed that this lush arrangement of multicolored roses and lilies set you back only $50 — with a glass vase included.
Earliest delivery date: Tuesday, May 11
For the mom who supports small businesses
Available in most major metro areas around the country, BloomNation works by connecting shoppers with local florists. It’s a great way to find a totally unique bouquet and show some love to a small business in Mom’s neighborhood. If she’s in the New York area, for example, consider this elegant display of white roses, ranunculus, and anemones from Jersey-based Le Jardin Rose.
For the mom who likes it curated
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 Neuhaus truffle chocolates.
Earliest delivery date: Monday, May 10
For the mom who wants it colorful
With pops of pink, purple, yellow, and orange, this bright alstroemeria bouquet will certainly brighten up her day.
Earliest delivery date: Wednesday, 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, which will supply these all-pink blooms in a pink-tinted glass vase for Mom, or pretty much anything else her heart desires.
For the socially-conscious mom
Founded during the pandemic, Postal Petals is a Black- and woman-owned company that has helped support domestic flower farms whose businesses suffered when events and weddings around the country were canceled. Like Petalled, these flower boxes come with loose stems for mom to arrange. This collection of snapdragon, larkspur, sunflower, and lisianthus feels especially cheery. If you’d rather shop local, Postal Petals also provides a directory of Black florists around the country.
Earliest delivery date: Tuesday, May 11
For the mom who lives on the edge
If you dare to move beyond the bouquet, for the more adventurous mom, Telefora offers more unique options like this modern, structural arrangement of white calla lilies, kale and galax leaves in a bamboo dish.
For the mom with a green thumb
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.
For the mom who hates to say goodbye
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)
For the mom who likes ’em real (but preserved)
Blue larkspur, wispy stems, poppy pods, and brush twigs come together in this organic dried bouquet with a whimsical look. It’s handcrafted by a woman-owned team in Washington state and will last much longer than a fresh arrangement.
Earliest delivery date: Ships via UPS in 5–8 days
For the mom who likes to DIY
If she’s the type who likes to experiment in the kitchen, she’ll love growing her own microgreens (including a “super salad mix,” broccoli, and kale) with this windowsill-ready kit.
Earliest delivery date: Ships via UPS in 5–10 days