If you’re thinking about ordering flowers for a loved one this Easter, or to decorate your own home with for the bank holiday, you’ve only got a week to get those orders in.
Luckily, there are lots of online florists and supermarkets where you can order flowers for next day delivery right up until 9pm the night before Easter Sunday – not that we’d recommend leaving it that long.
If it’s freshness you’re concerned about, many delivered flowers now arrive in bud ready to bloom over the coming days, making flowers look fresher for longer. So from Easter baskets to bright bouquets, here’s everything you need to know if you plan on ordering some blooms this week.
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Last month Marks and Spencer launched a stunning 100 stem bouquet which was so popular it sold out. But the supermarket has since released some beautiful Easter blooms from just £20.
M&S said: “Our delightful Easter flowers include sunshine-hued chrysanthemums, delicate lisianthus and scented stocks. Each seasonal mix is bright, long-lasting and fresh-smelling. The collection features tissue-lined gift bags and vases which add a special touch.”
Our favorite is this Easter Bloom bouquet for £35 which is available for delivery from April 12.
The brand also offers a selection of Easter plants that can be repotted for use on a garden patio or displayed on a windowsill. They also have an easter wreath that you can make yourself for hanging on your front door throughout spring.
It’s free delivery on all flowers, and you need to order your blooms by 7pm Monday-Friday for next day delivery. Order by midday at weekends for next day delivery and Sunday delivery is on selected items only.
Online letterbox flower company Bloom&Wild is offering bouquets of flowers ranging from £25-£60.
Shoppers can choose for a ‘next day delivery’ option or pick a specific date, with a range of different colorful bouquets on offer. Ideal for decorating the table this Easter, letterbox flowers feature £25 bouquets such as Ellen which arrive in bud to bloom within 48 hours.
The flat-packed flowers arrive with instructions for arranging, alongside care times to make them last all throughout the bank holiday weekend and beyond. The Ellen is also available for £35 which comes with some luxury Easter chocolates as an added treat.
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Este Easter, Funky Pigeon is offering a selection of flower arrangements and potted plants, letterbox flowers and luxurious bouquets.
From vibrant spring flowers to luxury Easter baskets , each one is created and sent via next day delivery through DPD. It’s free on bouquets over £30, and anything under £30 will cost £5 for delivery. Orders received before 4pm seven days a week will be delivered the next day, and delivery is available seven days a week
Moonpig have teamed up with Cath Kidston this year to offer a gorgeous and vibrant Easter bouquet for £35. There are also other Cath Kidston options for £50 and £70 this spring.
For shoppers looking for something a little cheaper, The Delight is just £25 and certainly lives up to its name. The flowers arrive in bud and will come into bloom within a day or two, meaning fresher flowers for longer.
If you order by 9pm, you can get next day delivery or select the day you’d like your flowers to be delivered. As well as the Cath Kidston range, Moonpig also as plants, luxury bouquets and letterbox flowers.
This month Waitrose has 45 different floral options to brighten up your Easter decor. The cheapest is a letterbox bunch of daffodils for £18 on which you can get free delivery with the code SPRINGFREE.
Shoppers can also get their hands on some British tulips for £20 or the luxurious Spring Celebration bouquet for £42.
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Waitrose offers delivery seven days a week, and you can choose your selected day for delivery at the checkout. Once you have placed your order, they will send you a confirmation email. Your order will be delivered between 7am and 9pm on your chosen delivery day.
A special delivery from the Easter Bunny is available from Arena Flowers in the form of this letterbox Easter Bunny bouquet for £32.
The make-your-own bunch is delivered straight through the letterbox ready for the lucky recipient to arrange themselves. This particular set features an array of blue irises, purple asters and yellow solidago.
As if that wasn’t enough, this box also contains a limited edition Easter Bunny Honeycomb Milk Chocolate Bar from Love Cocoa – because it just wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate.
There’s even the option to order before 9pm for free next day delivery.
Starting from £18, eflorist has plenty of pretty bouquets for Easter at a great price, with Sunday delivery also available.
Eflorist is also offering free chocolates on some orders, with savings on selected flowers. the Spring Pop is down to £19.99 from £34.99, with free Guylian seashell chocolates available as a free extra.
There is a delivery fee of £5.99 for next day, with a seven day freshness guarantee on bouquets. Other bouquets for less than £20 include a vibrant spring hedgerow bouquet and the spring daze blooms.
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The last day to order flowers to arrive in time for Easter at Serenata flowers is April 15. This year, their best selling spring bouquet is the Spring Poetry which is £29.99 with free delivery.
As well as flowers, they also offer plants if you want to purchase something different.
Popular choices include the ivory embrace for £39.99 with free next day delivery, or you can opt for premium delivery before 1pm for £4.99.
Online florists, Flying Flowers, have released a new bouquet selection of Easter blooms with free delivery.
The range includes a selection of scented and letterbox bouquets with some offering 100% extra free tulips, giving you more bang for your buck. These sunny and cheerful bunches are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
What’s more is that, on some of the bouquets, shoppers can use the code FREECHOC and receive a chocolatey surprise with their blooms
Shop the full Easter selection here
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.