Pros / You can buy much more than just flowers.; Our reviewers gave the roses we got a B+ for presentation and freshness.; Our roses lasted for about 11 days before wilting.
Cons / The bouquet arrangement wasn’t exactly as pictured online.; Shipping costs are hard to find on the website.; The bouquet didn’t come with instructions or plant food.
Verdict / Our reviewers were divided on the overall appearance of the bouquet we received, but 1-800-Flower.com’s wide range of offerings are impressive.
If you want more than just flower delivery, then 1-800-Flowers.com is the place to go. With a ton of arrangements and extra gifts like jewelry and food, you could go beyond just a dozen roses and send your special someone an over-the-top gift extravaganza. On top of that, there are so many different flowers to choose from you’re sure to find the perfect arrangement for any occasion.
We ordered the Rose Elegance bouquet which the website says should come with 12 roses surrounded by lush greenery and baby’s breath. The local florist who arranged our bouquet brought us something that looked a little different that the photo online. Flower orders can vary widely depending on where you’re having them sent, so know you might not get an exact replica of the bouquet you see on the website.
The blooms were beautifully colored, undamaged and very large: about the size of a pool ball. The bouquet as a whole was one of the tallest we received, thanks in part to a single rose that towered well above the others. Some of our testers felt the extra-tall rose was an intentional design choice that made the bouquet look whimsical, others thought it was just a sloppy mistake, and some didn’t seem to notice. The spry baby’s breath and very little greenery gave the bouquet a sparse look that, again, received mixed reviews. With all of the scores averaged out, it received a B+ on appearance and freshness.
One of the most impressive things about this arrangement was that it lasted for 11 days before wilting completely – a long time! Other websites we ordered from sent bouquets that only lasted six days, like Teleflora and FTD. Like the rest of the prearranged bouquets we received, the bouquet from 1-800-Flowers.com didn’t come with any extra plant food, so we were surprised it lasted the longest out of any of the roses we ordered. This is one of the many reasons it’s our best overall pick for online flower delivery services.
What really impressed us is that all of your bases are covered at 1-800-Flowers.com. You can choose from a multitude of different flowers and unique bouquet designs – such as the Doggie Howser M.D., which is shaped to look like a doggy doctor, or the Fabulous Feline Get Well, which is exactly what it sounds like. Bouquet customization is offered as well, so you can change the size of your arrangement or the vase it comes in.
Extra gifts are also available for purchase, including jewelry, chocolates, stuffed animals, balloons, wreaths, socks – you name it. Even though there are a plethora of offerings, the website is easy to navigate and up to date, so you won’t feel overwhelmed by all the shopping options. You can track your order online, too, to make sure it’s headed to its destination. 1-800-Flowers does send a confirmation email when your bouquet arrives at its destination, but our offices didn't receive one during testing. Most of our reviewers said they would recommend purchasing from this website and that the bouquet we received was worth the price.