valentine's day 2020

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. Besides, 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 valentine who likes it classic

A mix of garden and standard roses (garden roses are more fragrant), this bouquet is a step up from what you’ll find at the grocery store.

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.

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

Wild eucalyptus and star-of-Bethlehem flowers make this rose arrangement tastefully unique.

For the nontraditional valentine

With its heart-shaped leaves, the anthurium plant is a cheeky take on the classic gift.

For the statement-making valentine

$60

Send this bouquet, featuring orange gerbera daisies, orange spray roses, and lavender mini carnations, to your valentine’s office, and we guarantee they’ll have gawking visitors popping by all day.

For the romantic valentine

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

For the crunchy valentine

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

For the spunky valentine

For something completely different, how about a tiny pink cactus?

For the valentine going through a breakup

$85

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.”

For the incense-burning valentine

Earthy types will love that this bouquet includes a plantable succulent and comes with a rose- and santal-scented candle.

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.

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 last. (Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is a fan.)

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.

For the (Francophile) valentine with a sweet tooth