BEST FOR UNDER £50
Marks & Spencer
With luxury flowers in every variety and colour imaginable, trusty M&S has it all. Its range of bouquet options is extensive too, with chocolates and bottles of bubbly available as add-ons if you need to go the extra mile.
The Real Flower Company
Specialising in English flowers from sustainable farms, the Real Flower Company creates traditional bouquets that look like they’ve been plucked fresh from the garden that morning. Even better, at a time when lots of roses have had their smell removed, its roses stand out for their carefully cultivated natural scent.
Florist By Waitrose & Partners
With new arrangements each week and a large selection of blooms that are as fresh and seasonable as possible, Waitrose is a competitively priced option that’s easy to order online. Its bouquets are generously sized and well presented –leaving room in your budget for some champagne truffles.
BEST FOR LUXURY
Grace & Thorn
For something a little different, Grace & Thorn matches flowers that you wouldn’t typically imagine work together. Its signature promise is that no two bouquets are ever the same. A decent-sized bunch will set you back around £90 and, for a little extra, delivery can be arranged in a decadent glass vase.
Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Known for luxurious hand-tied flowers in elegant muted tones, London-based Nikki Tibbles will deliver throughout the UK. Among her wide selection of arrangements, covering familiar sprays of red roses to unkempt woodland posies, the Enchanted Collection offers guaranteed wow factor.
Specialising in single-stem arrangements, FLOWERBX has a wide range of florals to choose from. Simply select the type of flower and then the number of stems to create a simple but stylish bouquet. All flowers are sourced directly from the growers so they're much fresher than you can buy from a shop or the market.
If ever there was a designer florist, this is it. Holder of a Royal Warrant, Moyses Stevens introduced the hand-tied bouquet to the world. Today, its work remains distinctively British – and of the highest calibre. Count on this one to make a splash.
BEST FOR GETTING THROUGH THE LETTERBOX
Bloom & Wild
No one need wait in for a Valentine’s delivery again. This ingenious florist can send fresh flowers in hand-packed boxes that fit through letterboxes. It can even squeeze a traditional hand-tied bouquet through your letterbox. Order before 10pm and you’ll get them the next day.
Specialising in luxury florals and gifting, Appleyard London has a real flair for floristry. Its bouquets are expertly crafted and finished off with intricate personal touches. The attention to detail is bound to impress. Crucially, Appleyard offers next-day delivery around the UK and a same-day option in London.
BEST FOR LAST-MINUTE DELIVERY
The Flower Stand Chelsea
This extremely useful service has become a go-to for many panic-buyers. Assembled by an in-house team of expert florists, its brightly coloured creations can be delivered same-day to any London postcode by its fleet of drivers. A lifesaver if you’ve left it a little late again…