valentines day 2022

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 put on a mask (or even pants) to buy them.

Note: Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, and now that it’s less than a week away, we’ve noted which bouquets you can still get delivered on the big day. Others may arrive before or after February 14.

For the nontraditional valentine

If your valentine isn’t into the standard fare, eschew roses in favor of this exotic array of pink ginger, red cordyline, and masajeana leaves. The red and pink hues are just enough of a cheeky nod toward the holiday.

Valentine’s Day delivery: 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.

Valentine’s Day delivery: No

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.

Valentine’s Day delivery: 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.

Valentine’s Day delivery: No

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. This week’s selection includes empress protea, yellow mimosa, ranunculus, and roses.

Valentine’s Day delivery: No

For the statement-making valentine

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

Valentine’s Day delivery: Yes

For the romantic valentine

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

Valentine’s Day delivery: No

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.

Valentine’s Day delivery: Yes

For the valentine with a green thumb

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

Valentine’s Day delivery: Yes, if ordered by midnight on February 9.

For the spunky valentine

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

Valentine’s Day delivery: No

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.”