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The Best Valentine’s Day Flowers (That You Can Order Online)

Photo: Courtesy Farmgirl Flowers

Gifting flowers for Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but it’s always nice. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t delight in receiving a beautiful bouquet. You can do better than a dozen plastic-wrapped bodega roses, though. (The person you’re shopping for might not even be the roses type.) Whether you’re shopping for your wife who’s allergic to flowers, or your BFF who deserves a showstopping arrangement, we gathered some of the best flowers to gift, from elegant takes on classic red roses to a totally unique tiny cactus. Best of all, these are all available to order online, so you won’t have to settle for something from the picked-over selection at your local florist.

For the nontraditional valentine

If your valentine isn’t into the standard fare, eschew roses in favor of this array of alstroemeria, solidago, aster, and succulents. The pink hues are just enough of a cheeky nod toward the holiday.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the valentine who likes it classic

A mix of multicolor standard and garden roses (garden roses are more fragrant) accented by hypericum berries, this bouquet is a step up from what you’ll find at the grocery store. And it’s an excellent deal: UrbanStems is offering Strategist readers 20 percent off its bouquets through Valentine’s Day with the code STRATLOVE20.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the valentine who likes it classic (but minimal)

White roses are subtler than red ones, and this bunch comes with a glass-cube vase for an especially clean look.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the valentine who likes it classic (with a twist)

Mums, thistle, and safari sunset conebush make this bouquet of pink and purple roses uniquely elegant. Plus the retailer is offering a Strategist-exclusive 20 percent discount.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the valentine with an eye for design

Flowers from Matilda’s rotating collection of bouquets arrive separated, so your creative valentine can execute their own vision. The arrangements change every week in an effort to support different local growers.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the statement-making valentine

Pink lilies and purple double lisianthus dress up your basic red roses for a bold arrangement that’ll brighten any room.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? This doesn’t have the option to deliver on 2/14. However, you can have this delivered on 2/10 or 2/11.

For the romantic valentine

From $69

There’s something a little English garden to this delicate arrangement.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the crunchy valentine

San Francisco–based Farmgirl Flowers sources its buds from farms with high ethical standards and wraps them in upcycled, biodegradable burlap coffee bags.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the spunky valentine

For something completely different, how about a cactus? This set also comes with a chocolate “mixtape,” in case you want something a touch festive.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the valentine with a green thumb

The pop of pink keeps this anthurium on theme for Valentine’s Day, but this plant will stick around long past the holiday.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Maybe. Delivery is estimated to take three to ten business days.

For the DIY valentine

This bunch of pink roses, Peruvian lilies, and white hydrangeas comes wrapped in paper so your creative valentine can arrange the stems to their heart’s content.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the valentine going through a breakup

Valentine’s Day can be tough for the newly single, so if you have a friend dreading the big day, send this bright and cheery bouquet that doesn’t scream “coupled up.”

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? This doesn’t have the option to deliver on 2/14. However, you can have this delivered on 2/10 or 2/11.

For the valentine who hates saying good-bye

Instead of flowers that’ll wilt after a few days, buy a box of these real roses that can last for a year. (Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is a fan.)

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the valentine who just posted a “hard launch”

We’ve featured the Fresh Sends subscription boxes in the past for their Instagram-worthy in-season flowers, and you can buy a single bouquet just for Valentine’s Day. The regular size comes with 15 to 18 stems and the full comes with 24 to 27.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes, order by 2/10 to guarantee on-time delivery.

For the valentine with a sweet tooth

Your beloved might enjoy the Godiva chocolate sampler that comes with these roses more than the flowers themselves, but it’s still a win-win for you.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the valentine who’s a coffee lover

Gift them a sweet syngonium potted plant along with coffee beans for a hot pot of joe. The beans are from Lady Falcon Coffee Club, a female-founded independent roaster in San Francisco.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the valentine who prefers tea

This bouquet of pink, red, and white Asiatic lilies comes with a box of Cup of Love rose tea from Big Heart Tea Co.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

For the valentine who draws a bath

This bright bouquet of pink and yellow roses comes with a set of three Milk + Honey bath bombs. Plus the retailer is offering a Strategist-exclusive 20 percent discount.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? No

For the valentine who prefers faux flowers

The acrylic “water” in the vase makes this bunch extra convincing.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? No

For the valentine who prefers faux flowers (on a smaller budget)

You’ll need to provide your own vase, but a couple of these fabric stems would make a lovely, colorful centerpiece.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes, if you pay extra for express shipping.

For the valentine who prefers dried flowers

A soft-hued arrangement to enjoy all year long.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes, if you pay extra for express shipping.

For the valentine with an aesthetic bent

An unexpected mix of verdant green foliage, red and pink exotic flowers, and black accents lend an artistic edge to this dried bundle.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? No

For the valentine who prefers plants

Prayer plants make good gifts since they’re relatively easy to care for, and these have a hint of red for the holiday.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes, if you pay extra for express shipping.

For the valentine who’s a real sweetheart

Naturally heart-shaped, the Hoya succulent is a fun way to show you care. It’s very low maintenance, so it’ll be a hit among more forgetful valentines.

Delivers Tuesday, February 14? Yes

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The Best Valentine’s Day Flowers (That You Can Order Online)