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- I ordered flowers from online flower delivery service BloomsyBox, which sources fresh, vibrant blooms from small and sustainable farms around the world.
- Although it lacks advanced filtering features, BloomsyBox offers a healthy variety of beautiful flowers, from roses to tropical flowers so you should have no trouble finding a bouquet for any occasion.
- The delivery is secure and reliable — you won’t need to worry about damaged flowers arriving for your loved one
- Due to possible coronavirus-related shipping delays, you should order your Valentine’s Day flowers soon so they can arrive on time.
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When you can’t hand-deliver fresh flowers from your local farmers market or florist to special someone, an online flower delivery service is a great alternative.
Many of us here at Insider Reviews have tried these delivery services (The Bouqs Co. and UrbanStems are among our favorites), and to our pleasant surprise, they offer a large variety of beautiful options and they’re usually quite reliable.
I ordered flowers from BloomsyBox, an online flower shop that offers both single bouquet delivery and weekly or monthly bouquet subscriptions. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I’d recommend BloomsyBox as a convenient and thoughtful option if you want to send your mom a bouquet she’ll love.
BloomsyBox uses the “farm-to-table” model of partnering with small, sustainable, and family-owned farms in South Africa, France, Holland, South America, and California. All the flowers are hand-picked and cut just a few days before you receive them, so they’re super fresh. Even after traveling in a box, they emerge looking vibrant and chipper.
On the sustainability front, BloomsyBox only partners with Rainforest Alliance-certified farms. This means the farms don’t use chemicals in their fertilizer and they have strict standards for the fair treatment of workers.
There are many flowers to choose from on the site, including roses of different colors; mixed bouquets with flowers like lilies, scabiosa, and sunflowers just to name a few; and tropical flowers. Individual bouquets start at $39.99 and potted plants such as orchids start at $34.99 before shipping, while recurring subscriptions start at $44.99 and include free shipping.
Once you’ve picked out a bouquet or two you like, select a delivery date. One downside of BloomsyBox’s website is that you can’t filter the collection by specific delivery dates. You should have a few backups in mind in case you click through to a bouquet’s product page and discover it’s not available for your preferred delivery date.
At checkout, you can indicate whether the delivery is a gift and write a gift message. After placing your order, you should receive a confirmation email, and then another email notifying you when the bouquet has actually shipped.
I ordered the Sunrise Point bouquet in hopes of brightening up my current work-from-home setup, and it arrived within the week. It’s not a surprise that it’s no longer available — since flowers are seasonal, the variety of bouquets will change occasionally. If you’re looking for something similar that has a bright, cheery vibe, I’d suggest the Ray of Light or Happy Time bouquets.
It came in a cardboard box wrapped in eco-friendly paper and it was secured tightly to the side of the box. A packet of flower food was also included. The flowers looked like they survived the trip from Quito, Ecuador (according to the FedEx tracking page) quite well — nothing was damaged or wilted.
The bouquet looked great in a vase and I was excited to see the individual flowers bloom fully in a few days. Overall, I was impressed.
The bottom line
While BloomsyBox lacks more advanced features like filtering by delivery date or flower type, I still found it an easy and enjoyable flower delivery experience. You’ll appreciate the transparency about the flower source, as well as the quality of the actual flowers and reliability of service.
Due to possible coronavirus-related shipping delays, you should order your Valentine’s Day flowers soon so they can get to your loved one on time. Outside of Valentine’s Day or other holidays, flowers are also a wonderful and thoughtful gift for a healthcare worker in your life or someone who’s struggling with the effects of social isolation during these times.