Best Valentine's Day flowers for 2021, from red roses to letterbox bouquets

Morgan Lawrence
·7 min read
15 of the best Valentine's Day bouquets for 2021, from roses to wildflowers
15 of the best Valentine's Day bouquets for 2021, from roses to wildflowers

It's been a difficult year for us all. We've been separated from family members, friends, and even lovers. It's tested us, challenged us, and made us realise what is truly important. That's why, this year more than ever, the people in your support bubble (and more) not only want a bunch of flowers, they need one.

Luckily, supermarkets and independent brands have stepped up their offering. From beautiful red roses and dried blooms to romantic wildflowers, there is something for everyone. You can show support for British growers with help from the Great British Florist, while Waitrose and Marks & Spencer offer interesting and affordable bouquets for loved ones in your life. Plus, there are lots of letterbox friendly options for socially-distanced delivery.

See 15 of our favourites below:

Best for...trend setters

Wild Thing flowers (£45, Great British Florist)

Wild Thing flowers from Great British Florist, £45 
Wild Thing flowers from Great British Florist, £45

Dried flowers are back in fashion. Stay on trend with this letterbox-friendly posy from Great British Florist. Featuring a hydrangea head, grasses and lavender, this aubergine-hued bunch is finished with hessian and ribbon and is made on the farm in the heart of Herefordshire. Flowers are dispatched Monday to Friday, so choose which day your flowers arrive between Tuesday and Saturday. Order early for Valentine's Day.

Cut off date: Friday February 12 at 4pm ​(delivery slots are limited)

Best for...letterbox delivery

Honeycomb bouquet (from £34.99, Appleyard Flowers)

Honeycomb bouquet, from £34.99, Appleyard Flowers 
Honeycomb bouquet, from £34.99, Appleyard Flowers

This romantic bouquet of deep red scented oriental lilies with velvet red Rhodos and peach Avalanche roses set off by delicate tanacetum is sure to get pulses racing. For a limited time only, grab 20 per cent discount on bouquets at Appleyard Flowers using our code: TELEVD20 (excludes subscriptions, add on gifts and delivery charges. Valid on bouquets only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or on bouquets with existing savings.)

Cut off date: February 13

Best for...British blooms

Box-cut British flowers ( £39, Great British Florist)

Box-cut British flowers, £39, Great British Florist 
Box-cut British flowers, £39, Great British Florist

Follow the #grownnotflown movement with this fabulous bouquet of British flowers. We should all make an effort to support local business; this bespoke mix of seasonal scented flowers is sourced from a network of British flower farmers that deliver direct into the Great British Florist farm. Dispatched Monday to Friday, so choose which day your flowers arrive between Tuesday and Saturday. Order early for Valentine's Day.

Cut off date: Friday February 12 at 4pm (delivery slots are limited)

Best for...traditionalists

Florist's Choice hand-tied bouquet (£135 - £355, Neill Strain)

Neill Stein florist's choice hand-tied bouquet, £135 - £355
Neill Stein florist's choice hand-tied bouquet, £135 - £355

Neill Strain’s signature style is flamboyant, stylish and sure to impress this Valentine's Day. The "Florist’s Choice" range of bouquets are created with the finest blooms of the season and totally bespoke. Simply select flowers according to your preferred choice of four colour schemes: tones of whites, creams and greens, of reds, rusts and bright oranges or pretty, feminine pinks, and choose a size out of five.

Cut off date: February 13

Best for red roses...

Extraordinary rose gift set (£170, FLOWERBX)

Extraordinary rose gift set (£170, FLOWERBX)
Extraordinary rose gift set (£170, FLOWERBX)

Spoil the one you love this Valentine's Day. The Extraordinary Gift Set from FLOWERBX is the ultimate celebration of red roses (and has some excellent extras to keep them looking their best). In the package, you'll find 30 stems of a rose colour of your choice; two signature Wickstead vase styles in sizes short and tall; complete with a pair of floral scissors to perfect all future floral arrangements. Perfect for the budding gardener.

Cut off date: February 13

Best for...romantics

Romantic Juliet Bouquet (£49, The Real Flower Company)

Romantic Juliet Bouquet (£48, The Real Flower Company)
Romantic Juliet Bouquet (£48, The Real Flower Company)

This delightful bouquet features Belle Romantica, Vitality, Pavlova, romantic Antike and David Austin's Juliet roses hand-tied with herbs, flowers and foliage. For those who are trying to have a more sustainable 2021, The Real Flower Company is dedicated to bringing natural blooms back into the market.

Cut off date: February 12

Best for...Galentines

The Toyin (£65, Bloom & Wild)

The Toyin (£65, Bloom & Wild)
The Toyin (£65, Bloom & Wild)

We adore this bouquet of hydrangeas, calla lilies, delphiniums, hypericum berries, celosia, asparagus fern, limonium, roses, dianthus, and eucalyptus. The Toyin is described as perfect for "that person whose positivity is infectious", so treat your best girlfriend to a bouquet this year. Bloom & Wild offer free next day delivery via Royal Mail Tracked or upgrade to Premium Delivery for improved tracking and reliability. Available for nationwide delivery.

Cut off date: February 13

Best for...a mix

Eloise (£35 – £65, Bramble & Wild)

Eloise (£35.00 – £65.00, Bramble & Wild)
Eloise (£35.00 – £65.00, Bramble & Wild)

Bramble & Wild have really outdone themselves with the Valentine's Day offering this year. Eloise, a stunning mix of seasonal lilac and pink blooms, is perfect for red rose and wildflower lovers alike. Local deliveries are available within 12 miles (around Frome, Radstock, Trowbridge, Warminster & Westbury) and will be aqua-packed with compostable cellophane and placed in a signature box with brown paper and tissue paper gift wrap.

National deliveries are sent via Royal Mail special delivery by 1pm. (Currently 4pm due to Covid-19.)

Cut off date: February 11

Best for...bright colours

Large Spring Bouquet (£25, Waitrose)

Large Spring Bouquet (£25, Waitrose)
Large Spring Bouquet (£25, Waitrose)

Inject a little sunshine into your partner's life with this arrangement of yellow and white freesias, iris 'Blue Magic', yellow roses and eucalyptus, all beautifully arranged to create a simple and classy display. Who says Valentine's Day flowers need to be red?

Cut off date: Saturday February 13 at 4pm

Best for...country gardeners

The Buckhurst (£35 – £150, The Country Garden Florist)

The Buckhurst  (£35 – £150, The Country Garden Florist)
The Buckhurst (£35 – £150, The Country Garden Florist)

We love this peach-toned bouquet from specialist florist Donna Willingham so much that we had to include it in this year's guide. The sensational arrangement is a pretty mix of pale peaches and dark plums featuring ranunculus, ammi, spray roses and tulips, against a backdrop of dark foliage, for a just-picked-from-the-garden vibe.

Cut off date: February 12 at 5pm

Best for...classic style

Valentine's Seasonal Gift Bag (£35, Marks & Spencer)

Valentines Seasonal Gift Bag (£35, Marks & Spencer)
Valentines Seasonal Gift Bag (£35, Marks & Spencer)

Wishing for more than just roses? Allow us to suggest this stunning bouquet. Its striking mix of roses, ranunculus, tulips, anemones, alstromeria and foliage are beautifully arranged and hand-tied with a beautiful bag. Pick up in selected stores, or order online for delivery on the big day.

Cut off date: February 13 (free delivery on all flowers)

Best for sensualists...

Winter Jam Jar (£30, Scarlet & Violet)

Winter Jam Jar, £30, Scarlet & Violet 
Winter Jam Jar, £30, Scarlet & Violet

We're obsessed with this bouquet from London-based florist Scarlet & Violet. For those lucky enough to live in the capital, this beribboned jam jar filled with rich seasonal flowers in reds, oranges and hot pinks, can be delivered on Valentine's Day. A truly stunning display to warm up any living space in February. Delivery charges are post code dependent, and bunches can be delivered in vases or in brown carriers.

Cut off date: Limited dates available for delivery (first come, first served)

Best for...houseplant lovers

Val Sweetheart Plant (£6, Patch Plants)

Val Sweetheart Plant  (£4, Patch Plants)
Val Sweetheart Plant (£4, Patch Plants)

Sweetheart plants, otherwise known as hoya plants, are actually a climbing plant with lots of those heart-shaped leaves strung along the vines. It’s commonly found in countries in South-East Asia, where it can grow up to four metres tall. This houseplant needs little watering, so is perfect as low-maintenance gift. Hand-delivered to London addresses (price depending on postal location).

Cut off date: February 7 (advisable for delivery)

Best for...pink lovers

Love Charm (£60, Wild at Heart)

Love charm, £60, Wild at Heart 
Love charm, £60, Wild at Heart

Pink lovers will be overjoyed with the tones in this striking bouquet. Part of the Spring Brights collection, this is a beautiful combination of hot pink roses, pink anemone, clematis, phlox and seasonal foliage. Pink is said to represent friendship, affection, harmony and inner peace - just what we're all looking for.

Cut off date: February 13 at 12pm

Best for bargain hunters...

100 Sweetheart Roses Bouquet (£24.99, Aldi)

100 Sweetheart Roses Bouquet (£24.99, Aldi) 
100 Sweetheart Roses Bouquet (£24.99, Aldi)

Available from February 12, this stunning 100-stem rose bouquet is perfect for those looking to impress without breaking the bank. Pick up from selected stores.

Cut off date: available until February 14 (limited collection only)