It’s Time To Start Smelling The Roses

No seriously, it’s flower season
January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020
What We Considered

✓   Ethically sourced from farms

✓   Easy delivery options

✓   Seasonal selections

Our Picks

✓   Urban Stems - Best for fast delivery

✓   Ode á la Rose - Most elegant bouquets

✓   The Bouqs Co. - Most ethically sourced

As seen in Alice in Wonderland, we’re painting the roses red— actually, we’re painting everything red. It’s the season of L-O-V-E and maybe it’s a questionable holiday, but if you’re gonna get flowers they may as well be gorgeous, right? So thought we’d let you know about the latest and quickest flower delivery services that are popping up in concrete jungles near you. The best part about these companies is that all of these flowers are ethically sourced, bringing us unique and environmentally-friendly bundles for the official day of love - and the other 364 days of the year too.

Urban Stems


Urban Stems has grown from a local same-day delivery service into a national go-to flower service. With same day shipping in NYC and DC, and next-day delivery nationwide— Urban Stems gets your bouquet out fast at no expense for quality. All of their flowers farmers are Rainforest Alliance Certified meaning your bouquet is hand-picked by the most ethical farmers around. 

The Facts

✓   Same day delivery NYC/DC

✓   Seasonal one-of-a-kind bouquets

✓   National next-day delivery

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   Sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farmers

Ode á La Rose


French-inspired Ode á la Rose believes that every bouquet comes with it’s own story. They source the finest flowers from around the world and ensure all flowers come from reputable farms. As for the roses, they come from the finest farms in Ecuador and Colombia.

The Facts

✓   Same day delivery, NYC & CHI

✓   Next day delivery in the northeast

✓   Elegant, French-style bouquets

Why We Stand Behind Them

✓   Flowers picked from reputable farmers

The Bouqs Co


Bouqs delivers farm-fresh flowers from local farmers. This brand gives you the option to pick out a one-time arrangement, or subscribe to fun and exclusive curated collections to be delivered as frequently as you choose. Plus, sustainably sourced flowers last longer. So here’s to keeping your V-Day bouquet around for all to see.

The Facts

✓   Local, sustainably sourced flowers

✓   Seasonal bouquets, subscription options

✓   Ships nationwide

Brand Standards

✓   Farm direct sourcing

✓   Supports local, artisan florists

More Finds

If you’re anti-flowers we found the best greenery for you. A little less flashy and a little more long-lasting. Change up the expected and gift your valentine a succulent or a baby plant for them to take care of. You can take this opportunity to really take your relationship to the next level: plant-parents. Yes, we’re giving some serious love fern vibes.

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