The Best Flower Subscriptions of 2021

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A bouquet of fresh flowers can bring a huge dose of joy. Whether they're for a loved one or a gift to yourself, regular deliveries of flowers are an easy and thoughtful way to spread cheer.

Luckily, there are several companies that allow customers to sign up for automatic shipments of flowers—many of which include vases—at varying delivery frequencies. From packets of seeds that you can plant yourself to flowers that are plucked from a garden and sent straight to the customer, there's an option for everyone. Read on to learn more about the best flower subscriptions.

The Best Flower Subscriptions

Best Overall: UrbanStems

UrbanStems

UrbanStems

Why We Chose It: UrbanStems is consistently ranked among the best flower subscriptions for its quality, freshness, and unique take on arrangements. 

What We Like

  • Consistent quality
  • Shipping included in price

What We Don’t Like

  • No choice of flowers in arrangements

UrbanStems is known for its same-day delivery in New York City and Washington, D.C., and next-day delivery coast-to-coast, but the company also offers a subscription service that provides beautiful cut flowers on a regular basis.

The company offers three subscription tiers that are available on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly schedule. The Classic subscription costs $55 per delivery and comes with a timeless floral bouquet. The first delivery also includes a glass vase that can be reused with future orders. The Seasonal subscription is $75 per delivery and comes with a glass vase in the first delivery as well as a slightly more robust bouquet of seasonal flowers. The Luxe subscription is priced at $100 per delivery and has a curated vase and a modern, elegant arrangement with each order.

UrbanStems makes it easy to pause or skip any delivery and builds shipping costs into the subscription cost so there are no hidden fees. The subscription does not allow for any input on flowers or colors in each bouquet.

Best Arrangements: Farmgirl Flowers

Farmgirl Flowers

Farmgirl Flowers

Why We Chose It: Farmgirl Flowers is known for creating bouquets that look like they were fresh-picked from the garden.

What We Like

  • Attractive arrangements
  • Woman-owned business

What We Don’t Like

  • Only one kind of bouquet
  • Pricey shipping

Farmgirl Flowers is known for its slightly untraditional arrangements that look like they were just pulled out of the ground. The company offers its signature burlap-wrapped bouquet as a one-off delivery option and also as a subscription. Every bouquet features seasonal flowers and comes in three sizes: Fun Size (15 stems, $59 per delivery), Just Right (25 stems, $79 per delivery), and Big Love (35 stems, $99 per delivery).

Farmgirl Flowers has no minimum required subscription length; subscribers can opt to receive bouquets for as long as they would like: weekly, biweekly, or monthly. The price of the bouquet doesn’t change with a longer or more frequent delivery, but a subscription does take the legwork out of having to order fresh flowers on a regular basis.

Farmgirl ships next-day delivery via UPS and FedEx throughout the continental United States for $25 per arrangement. The burlap-wrapped bouquets do not come with a vase.

Best Value: The Bouqs Co.

The Bouqs Co.

The Bouqs Co.

Why We Chose It: The Bouqs Co. provides a flexible subscription service with budget-friendly prices.

What We Like

  • Affordable cost
  • Shipping included
  • Excellent customer service

What We Don’t Like

  • Bouquets don’t come with vases

The Bouqs Co. features sustainably grown flowers from South American farms. The company’s subscription service offers bouquet deliveries that are 30 percent less expensive than purchasing one-off bouquets from the website, and delivery is free. The company makes it easy to send bouquets from the subscription to different addresses, making The Bouqs Co. a good choice for those who regularly gift flowers.

The Bouqs Co. offers a variety of subscription collections spread across multiple levels. The Classics collection focuses on a single variety per bouquet, the Roses collection comes with single-color or a variety of colored roses per bouquet, and the Farmer’s Market collection includes a variety of in-season blooms and can be a single variety or a mix of flowers. Of those collections, subscribers choose how large (and therefore how pricey) they want their bouquets to be. An Original subscription comes with 16–20 stems for $36 per delivery, a Deluxe comes with 20–32 stems for $48 per delivery, and the Grand comes with 30–45 stems for $60 per delivery.

The Bouqs Co. has also made a name for itself with excellent customer service that stands behind its product. The company offers a happiness guarantee but does not give refunds. This means that Bouqs Co. will offer a solution specific to the customer, such as a new bouquet or a credit, if they are dissatisfied.

Best Flower Seeds Subscription: Bloomin’ Bin

Bloomin’ Bin

Bloomin’ Bin

Why We Chose It: Bloomin’ Bin not only offers a variety of subscriptions with flower seeds, but it also sends along extras that help out in the garden.

What We Like

  • Variety of subscription options
  • Premium Bin is costly given the product

What We Don’t Like

  • As with many similar subscriptions, the price does not go down for longer subscriptions

Bloomin’ Bin gives green thumbs the opportunity to grow their own plants from seed, with monthly shipments delivering seeds for fruits and vegetables, flowers, or both. Bloomin’ Bin offers four different kinds of subscriptions, three of which offer the option of only flower seeds: Just Seeds Premium, Basic Bin, and Premium Bin.

A Just Seeds Premium subscription delivers three to five seed varieties for $11 per month for a prepaid six-month subscription, or $10 per month for a prepaid year-long subscription. The Basic Bin comes with seeds, instructions, a soil/plant food sample, a growing vessel, and a garden tool or item and costs from $21 for a month-to-month subscription. The Premium Bin contains all items from the Basic Bin plus an extra gardening tool or project from $32 per month. All of the boxes may also come with a live plant if it’s in Bloomin’ Bin’s monthly rotation.

The bins are best suited to those who have space and light to grow, such as a garden or window sill with ample sunlight, and usually require the purchase of additional soil. There is a flat shipping fee for every box.

Final Verdict

There are many good flower subscription companies out there these days, but a few rise above the rest for their quality and consistency. Shipping is a major factor in the quality of a bouquet upon delivery, and flowers can be quite pricey to ship. UrbanStems and The Bouqs Co. include shipping costs with their subscriptions so there are no surprise fees. The Bouqs Co., Farmgirl Flowers, and UrbanStems each deliver on the points of quality and consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What Is a Flower Subscription?

Flower subscriptions provide beautiful bouquets of cut flowers or flower seeds to the recipient in regular intervals. Those intervals are most often weekly, biweekly, or monthly.

What Do Flower Subscriptions Include?

Most flower subscriptions include pre-made bouquets of fresh-cut flowers that are delivered with a vase or are ready to be placed in a vase upon delivery. Some subscriptions, like Bloomin’ Box, deliver flower seeds that subscribers can plant and grow themselves.

How Are Flower Subscriptions Priced?

Flower subscriptions are most often priced by the stem. For instance, Farmgirl Flowers offers three sizes of bouquets at 15 stems ($59 per delivery), 25 stems ($79 per delivery), and 35 stems ($99 per delivery). The larger the bouquet, the higher the cost.

How We Chose the Best Flower Subscriptions

We reviewed customer reports and on-site offerings to determine which flower subscriptions provided not only the most beautiful blooms but the best customer service including shipping and product guarantees. We placed emphasis on brands that deliver nationally, as well as brands that included a variety of price points and stylistic offerings. Based on these factors, we selected UrbanStems as our best overall choice.

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