Valentine’s Day – when roses jump in price and expectations are high, you don’t want to be left scrambling for a stem. Instead, explore your online florist.
February 14 is just around the corner (not that you’d forgotten) so we’ve plucked together our top online Australian florists to help you avoid the last-minute panic. From mini bouquets to extravagant bunches, we’ve got you covered.
The latest of rose delivery companies to bloom, Mr Roses, has launched its first-ever Valentine’s collection ahead of the amorous annual date, introducing a specially curated assemblage of fresh red roses from the finest equatorial growers across the globe. Yes, the GLOBE. Mr Roses has traversed across land and sea – from the Andean highlands in South America to the growing belts of East Africa – all in search of the world’s best roses. Grown at 7000 – 11,000ft above sea level in countries spanning Ecuador, Colombia, Kenya and Ethiopia, all Mr Roses’ buds are exposed to the ideal sunlight and temperature to produce the finest large head roses on the planet!
Cultured by hand, de-thorned and arriving close to bud form, Mr Roses’ Valentines assortments include ‘12 Classic or 20 Sublime Stems’, both delivered in signature Mr Roses boxes – taking extra care to ensure roses arrive in pristine condition. Mr Roses also offers the ‘Infinity Roses’ range, featuring real, handpicked roses that will last for at least one year. Beautifully presented in an elegant display box featuring nine, 16 or 25 real roses, with each bud specially treated with an eco-friendly solution which allows them to transform into long-lasting roses that maintain their freshness and structure for a year.
Mr Roses | Delivering to NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD, Adelaide and Perth | From $89
LVLY x Hot Copper Tattoo
Love your Valentine, but not sure about getting it tattooed? Well, now you can have the best of both worlds thanks to on-demand flower delivery and gifting company, LVLY teaming up with the Melbourne tattoo studio, Hot Copper, to launch a range of flash tattoo-inspired flower jar designs for Valentine’s Day – LVLY Ink Series. Designed and hand-drawn by Hot Copper owner, Clare Hampshire (AKA Clare Clarity), the modern flash inspired designs will be wrapped around LVLY signature flower jars and can be personalised with a name or nickname.
Those looking to really impress can curate their own gift box and add sweet treats to the order in the form of bubbles, artisan chocolate or a Sweet Mickie cookie, complete with a cheeky quote. For love-birds ready to take the next step in their relationship, LVLY will also be offering a very special ‘Marry Me?’ design. The flower jar will be filled with only the finest blooms and hand-delivered by LVLY’s team of real-life cupids’. The LVLY Valentine’s Day Ink Series features four designs -‘Sweetheart’ heart, Personalised Name + Heart, ‘Be Mine’ and ‘Marry Me”.
LVLY | Delivering Australia-wide | Prices from $64
Bag A Bouquet
Want to keep it super local? Now you can with Bag A Bouquet! The Australian-wide floral platform is your one-stop-shop to help you discover, buy and send all kinds of bouquets from local florists and suppliers. This Valentine’s Day show some love to your local. Simply enter your delivery postcode and explore the array of stunning and fresh floral designs you can gift your loved one. Once selected, the florist you select will arrange it all. From boxed bouquets to eye-catching creations and even a floral-filled envelope – you can pick it!
Bag A Bouquet | Delivers Australia-wide | Prices from $30
If you’d prefer to explore other florists in your area, check out some of our other top picks.
Editors note: Hunter and Bligh was gifted by Mr Roses. All reviews are authentic and are in no way influenced by our partnership. Other businesses were chosen directly by the journalist.