This is the adorable gift everyone has been buying for their loved ones since the pandemic started

A bloomin’ wonderful gift

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With a year of minimal social contact, Zoom parties, and lockdown birthdays, it’s important to remind the people you care about that they are loved—and what better way to do that than with flowers? 

According to Hayford and Rhodes (opens in new tab), searches for ‘flowers to order’ have shot up by a mind-blowing 900% compared to last year, with everyone ordering bouquet deliveries for their nearest and dearest. 

Searches for ‘online flower delivery’ have also shot up by 172%, as has ‘flower delivery’—up by 170%—so it seems as though we're also treating ourselves as a way of self-care.

Bouquets of flowers have become so popular that Bloom and Wild (opens in new tab) even refused to sell just boring red roses for Valentine's Day because the demand for personalized bouquets was so high.

Flowers are a great way to send someone a bit of cheer and better yet flowers and plants are proven to boost the mood, reduce stress and anxiety and can even purify the air. They're the perfect gift to send those stuck indoors and needing some TLC.

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The best bouquets to send to your loved ones or to yourself

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Monthly flower subscription| Bloom & Wild | (opens in new tab) from £20

Get a monthly flower subscription arranged from £20 a month for classic blooms. For an extra £5, you can get the Seasonal Blooms subscription.

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The Anoushka | Bloom & Wild | (opens in new tab) £30

19 stems including roses, stocks, limonium, antique carnations, eucalyptus, and eryngium.

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The Toyin | Bloom & Wild | (opens in new tab) £55

A gorgeous bouquet of 28 stems, including hydrangeas, calla lilies, delphiniums, hypericum berries, asparagus fern, limonium, roses, dianthus, and eucalyptus.

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The Blenheim Bouquet | Hayford and Rhodes (opens in new tab) |£65 

The Blenheim bouquet combines raspberry and soft pink-coloured Antike roses with rubus, dreamy pink carnations, and berry waxflowers. The flowers are surrounded by rich, green English foliage. The full and luxurious bouquet is sure to put a smile on anyone's face.

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 The Sandalwood Bouquet | Hayford and Rhodes (opens in new tab)| £75 

Described as an ‘opulent display of the finest roses’ and we can confirm it is just that.  It features a variety of peach and cream roses nestled in amongst lush, green foliage. 

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.