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
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
For the mom who thinks pink
For the mom who lives on the edge
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
For the mom who appreciates a statement
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)
For the mom who likes ’em fake (but is also an aesthete)
For the mom who likes ’em real (but preserved)
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
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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