How to Get Flowers for Your Mom for Mother's Day

Show your mother how much you love and appreciate her by getting her flowers on Mother’s Day. Start by choosing what kind of flowers and which colors you’d like to include. Then, order your flowers either in person or online. You can visit a floral shop or an online retailer in order to pick a beautiful springtime bouquet!

Part One of Three:
Choosing the Types of Flowers
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    Decide on a color scheme for your bouquet and accessories. Popular Mother’s Day colors include pink, purple, red, orange, and yellow. You want your color scheme to be cheerful and reflect springtime. Add some white or green flowers to your arrangement for extra color.
    • Consider your color scheme when selecting both flowers and vases.[1]
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    Choose a bouquet of Mom’s favorite flowers. If you aren't positive of her favorites, select flowers in her favorite colors. Deciding on your flowers based on Mom’s favorites will ensure you choose a special, thoughtful bouquet.[2]
    • When in doubt, pick a mixed collection of spring flowers.
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    Include popular Mother’s Day flowers, like tulips and lilies. Other popular flower choices include chrysanthemums, roses, orchids, or sunflowers. [3]
    • When in doubt, pick a mixed collection of spring flowers.
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    Purchase a bouquet already arranged if you aren't arranging your own. Whether you are getting your mom flowers in person or online, there are many pre-arranged bouquets to choose from. This is helpful if you are in a time crunch or are uncertain of how to make your own arrangements.
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    Arrange a bouquet yourself for a heartfelt touch. You can select a single, pretty flower, or gather a few different flower types and arrange them into a bouquet yourself. Arranging your flowers yourself will create a thoughtful gift for your mother.
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Part Two of Three:
Getting the Logistics Right
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    Decide on the size of your bouquet. You can choose the size of your bouquet based on what you think your mom will love best. Options include a single flower, small arrangement, or large bouquet.
    • Do you want one flower as a focal piece with smaller accents? Or a few smaller statement flowers? Would Mom love a single flower, like a rose?
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    Set a budget for your bouquet. Flower arrangements can get expensive quick, depending on the size of bouquet and types of flowers selected. Set a price range for your bouquet, whether it be $15 or $50.
    • Remember to include other gifts, like greeting cards, gift cards, or chocolates, when you are setting your price.
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    Select a bouquet that fits your color scheme and flower preferences. Look for flowers and bouquets that are fresh and in good condition, and be sure they meet your color and type requirements.
    • Flowers in good condition will be brightly colored without much browning or creasing on the petals. If the flowers appear dull and if they are missing petals, they are towards the end of their life.[4]
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    Ask a florist for help if you are stuck. If you are buying flowers in person and you are lacking inspiration, ask the florist or floral department clerk for assistance. They can generally bundle together a beautiful bouquet and offer ideas on colors, flower types, and arrangement. [5]
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Part Three of Three:
Making the Purchase
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    Visit a local flower store to buy your flowers in person. Find a local florist or visit the floral section of your neighborhood grocery store. A florist will have a wide variety of options and will have expert advice to assist you with your bouquet and design.
    • Depending on your grocery store floral department, you can find great bouquet options or individual flowers you can use to design your own.[6]
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    Compare different online stores before buying your flowers online. There are many different floral sites online, and they all vary in products and prices. Look at different websites and compare options before selecting which site to order from. Compare price, delivery time, and other gift options. [7]
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    Look online for coupons before you buy flowers online. Search “flowers” on popular coupon sites like RetailMeNot or Coupons.com to save a bit on your floral delivery. You can find deals for holiday flowers, saving anywhere from 15% to 50% depending on the retailer. [8]
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    Pick out a vase that fits your mother’s style and matches your flowers. Purchase your vase either at a local florist or craft store. If you are ordering flowers online, select your vase before checking out.
    • You can go with a solid colored vase or get creative and use items like a pitcher vase or watering can.
    • Colored mason jars or DIY terrarium containers can make unique flower accessories.
    • If you are crafty, consider decorating your vase with ribbon.[9]
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    Add additional gift items. These might include a greeting card, stuffed animals, and chocolates. If you are giving your flowers to your mother in person, you can find other gifts at the floral store or gift shop. Most websites will have other gift add-ons you can choose from to make Mom feel special.[10]
    • Select a card and fill it out with a heartfelt message. Mention how much you appreciate and love your mother. Say something like, ‘Happy Mother’s Day! Where would I be without you? I appreciate you today and always,” or “Happy Mother’s Day to the greatest Mom!”[11]
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    Choose your delivery method and schedule your delivery. If you will be celebrating Mother’s Day in person, pick up your flowers at a local florist or grocery store. Pick up your flowers the day before or the day of Mother’s Day to ensure freshness.
    • If you live further away, schedule your delivery so the flowers arrive on the morning of Mother’s Day.
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    Complete your online order form if ordering flowers online. Add your flowers and additional gifts to your cart and complete your order, paying with a credit or debit card. Include the correct name, delivery address, and payment method. You will likely include a phone number to use to ensure delivery.
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    Confirm your delivery and the correct order details. If you order online, call your mom to wish her a happy Mother’s Day. She will likely thank you for the flowers, confirming she received them. Make sure she received the exact flowers you ordered and that any add-ons were also delivered.
    • If there are any issues, have Mom take a picture of the flowers that were delivered. Send the company this picture along with an order receipt of what was supposed to be delivered. Explain the discrepancy, noting the guarantee policy.[12]
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