Sending flowers is the classic way to say ‘happy birthday’, ‘thinking of you’ or ‘just because’, but letterbox flowers are the even easier way to do just that.
Letterbox gifts are a great way to let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them, even if you can’t see them. Not only will your flowers arrive in letterbox-friendly packaging – meaning your recipient (or you) needn’t even be in to receive the delivery – you get to enjoy the art of arranging the flowers yourself. Most come with easy-to-follow instructions on how best to arrange your blooms, along with care instructions – and some even have free next day delivery, meaning you’ll never forget to mark a celebration again.
In fact, florist Hayford & Rhodes has reported a 125 per cent increase in flower delivery orders in the last three weeks, as we gear up for ‘anniversary season’ between May and August.
Whether you’re miles apart from your loved one, or just fancy treating yourself to some beautiful blooms, here are 9 of our favourite online letterbox flower delivery services.
Bloom & Wild
You’ve likely heard of flower delivery service Bloom & Wild and their show-stopping floral arrangements, but did you know they also offer several specialist bunches that arrive in letterbox-sized packaging? They’ll arrive in bud too so you can admire them for as long as possible.
From £23; bloomandwild.com.
Next have been delivering flowers for as long as we can remember, and they currently offer 7 fabulous letterbox bunches. Choose from the monthly pick or one of their other beautiful (and well-priced) bouquets.
From £20; flowers.next.co.uk.
As well as offering a selection of bright and beautiful bunches (all with free delivery), you can also sign up to a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription to get a floral delivery through your postbox every month.
From £19.99; flyingflowers.co.uk.
Flowerbe is an artisan flower delivery service specialising in curated seasonal flower boxes, selling through Not On The High Street. Their fresh flower boxes contain handpicked mini posies that fit in a small vase and arrive in an illustrated box.
From £12.95; notonthehighstreet.com.
Delivered in entirely plastic-free packaging, Bunches’s floral deliveries range from single variety bunches to mixed bouquets. Each box is complete with a compostable packet of flower food and care instructions.
From £25; bunches.co.uk.
Fresh flowers (sadly) don’t last forever, but dried flowers do. Norwich-based gifting brand Lisa Angel has dried flower posies in a range of colourways, from natural to pastel and rainbow brights.
From £9, lisaangel.co.uk.
For a letterbox flower delivery with a twist, Bloomleys offers cocktail-inspired arrangements – from a Martini to an Old Fashioned. But the best part is you can add a pouch of pre-mixed cocktail to the delviery to really make your recipient smile.
From £32, bloomleys.com.
With stems chosen specifically for their longevity and hardiness to travel without water, Zing Flowers’s letterbox bouquets were recently rated as ‘Best Value’ for letterbox flowers by Good Housekeeping.
From £16.99, zingflowers.com.
We’ve all been there and had a friend’s birthday, anniversary or celebration sneak up on us without realising and in those situations, we always turn to Sereneta Flowers for their stunning arrangements that are sent with free next day delivery. You’ll never look like a bad friend again.
From £26.99, serenataflowers.com.