mother's day 2022

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

A flower for every mom. Photo: Farmgirl Flowers

Even the mom who tells you not to buy her anything will be pleased with a bouquet of flowers, whether it’s delivered in person or ordered online. But not all moms have the same tastes. While one 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 year long). Fortunately, online florists have lots of different options, so we took the time to weed through their offerings and select the best of the best — for all types of moms.

[Editors’ note: As Mother’s Day (May 8) approaches, flower-delivery dates are booking up fast. For some of the arrangements below, delivery is no longer available on Mother’s Day itself; in those cases, we’ve noted the closest available date before or after the holiday. For arrangements that don’t arrive on a specified date, we’ve included as many delivery details as we could to help ensure timely arrival. Shipping times and delivery availability may vary based on the recipient’s location.]

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 $55 — with a glass vase included.

Closest available delivery date before Mother’s Day: Saturday, May 7.

For the mom who supports small businesses

Available in most major metro areas around the U.S., BloomNation works by connecting shoppers with local florists. It’s a great way to find a unique bouquet and show some love to a small business in mom’s neighborhood. If she’s in New York, for example, consider this elegant display of white roses, ranunculus, and anemones from Jersey-based Le Jardin Rose.

Delivery details: Mother’s Day delivery is still available.

For the mom who likes it curated

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

Delivery details: Delivery before Mother’s Day is no longer available. The earliest delivery date is Wednesday, May 11.

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 — or pretty much anything else your mom’s heart desires.

Delivery details: Mother’s Day delivery is still available.

For the mom who loves color

With pops of pink, purple, yellow, and orange, this bright alstroemeria bouquet will certainly brighten up her day.

Delivery details: Delivery before Mother’s Day is no longer available. The earliest delivery date is Tuesday, May 10.

For the crafty DIY mom

Founded during the pandemic, Postal Petals is a Black- and woman-owned company that helped support domestic flower farms whose businesses suffered when events and weddings around the country were canceled. Like Fifty Flowers, Postal Petals delivers boxes of loose stems for recipients to arrange, and this collection of ranunculus, calendula, alstroemeria, and sweet pea feels especially cheery. If you’d rather shop local, Postal Petals also provides a directory of Black florists around the country.

Delivery details: Mother’s Day delivery is still available.

For the mom who lives on the edge

From $80

If you dare to move beyond the bouquet, for the more adventurous mom, Telefora offers options like this modern, structural arrangement of white calla lilies, kale, and galax leaves in a bamboo dish.

Delivery details: Mother’s Day delivery is still available.

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.

Delivery details: Ships in two to six days via UPS.

For the mom without a green thumb

Or, if mom has never met a plant she couldn’t kill, this geometric succulent garden will thrive in a sunny spot with minimal fussing.

Delivery details: Delivery before Mother’s Day is no longer available. The earliest delivery date is Tuesday, May 17.

For the mom who likes ’em simple

With proper care, this orchid can last up to two months, and in simple white, it will be a beautiful addition to any space.

Delivery details: Mother’s Day delivery is still available.

For the mom who commits

Most bouquets will last for a couple weeks at most, but with some patient care and attention, a budding tree can grow and flourish for years to come. As a symbol of perseverance and purity, magnolias are an especially lovely choice.

Delivery details: Orders received before noon ET on weekdays ship the same day; after noon, orders are processed the following business day. Several delivery speeds are available, but the standard time frame is three to five business days.

For the mom who wants to do good

This lovely bouquet of Creamsicle-colored roses is made even better by the fact that it supports a worthy cause. For every arrangement sold, Farmgirl Flowers will donate $10 to Every Mother Counts to support the organization’s mission of making pregnancy and childbirth safe for mothers everywhere.

Delivery details: Delivery before Mother’s Day is no longer available. The earliest delivery date is Monday, May 9.

For the mom who hates to say good-bye

Venus Et Fleur’s roses are real, but they’ve been dehydrated and preserved in such a way that they’ll last for up to a year — and look beautiful and fresh the whole time. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar told us she gifted a box to her mother-in-law.

Delivery details: Mother’s Day delivery is still available, but shipments may arrive early.

For the dog mom

If she considers the family pet as one of her de facto kids (or her dog is her actual favorite child), she’s sure to go crazy over this adorable puppy-shaped arrangement.

Delivery details: Mother’s Day delivery is still available.

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 as part of an arrangement, they’re still convincing dupes for the real thing. (Just be sure to give them to her in a nice vase.)

Delivery details: Next-day delivery is available with Amazon Prime.

For the mom who likes ’em fake (but is also an aesthete)

Strategist senior editor Katy Schneider started noticing anthuriums popping up everywhere a few years ago. Since they can cost $20 per stem, she says they’re a great option to buy faux.

Delivery details: Ships via USPS in six to ten days.

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.

Delivery details: Ships via UPS in five to eight days.

For the mom who prefers leafy greens to flowers

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.

Delivery details: Ships via UPS in five to ten days.

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 sweeten her day.

Delivery details: Varies depending on your local Edible Arrangements store.

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19 Mother’s Day Bouquets for Every Type of Mom