Mother’s Day is on May 14 this year, and as we get closer to the holiday, you may be thinking about buying your maternal figure a gift to help show how much they mean to you. Floral arrangements and indoor plants are some of the many great mom-approved gifts you can ship or hand-deliver to loved ones. Some flower and plant delivery services also offer same-day and next-day shipping, making them a great place to buy last-minute gifts.
To help guide your shopping this Mother’s Day, we rounded up a handful of flowers and plants that we think are worth considering across a variety of price points and styles.
Our top picks
- Editor’s pick flower bouquet: Farmgirl Flowers Fun Size Burlap Wrapped Bouquet
- Editor’s pick plant gift: The Sill Hoya Heart
- Best budget bouquet: 1-800-Flowers Fields of Europe For Mom (small bouquet)
- Best pet-friendly plant: Lively Root Lemon Button Fern
Best Mother’s Day flowers and plants
To help you with your Mother’s Day shopping, we rounded up a selection of flower and plant varieties available in different sizes and styles and across price ranges. We included delivery options for each product below, but before you make a purchase, be sure to double-check the order cutoff for delivery by Mother’s Day as some may vary by zip code.
Best Mother’s Day flower delivery services
Farmgirl Flowers is one of our favorite women-owned businesses and a flowery delivery service Select editorial director Lauren Swanson and I use often. This bouquet comes with 15 stems of assorted flowers wrapped in foliage and burlap. It's ready to be trimmed and put in a vase upon arrival, according to the brand.
Delivery varies per zip code
This colorful bouquet comes with hot pink roses, yellow Asiatic lilies and carnations, lavender daisy poms and assorted greenery, all blooms found in European flower markets, according to the brand. The bouquet comes in a clear glass vase and is available in medium ($49.99), large ($59.99) and extra-large ($69.99) sizes.
Same-day delivery available to residential addresses if you order by 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 1:00 p.m. Saturday or 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the recipient's time zone
Teleflora’s Standout Chic Bouquet comes with orange roses, spray roses, dark orange carnations, peach miniature carnations, blue eryngium, seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller. Flowers are delivered in the brand’s glass cylinder vase. The bouquet is available in standard $64.99), deluxe ($74.99) and premium ($84.99) sizes.
Same-day delivery available to residential addresses if you order before 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and before 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in the recipient’s time zone
Brighten your mother figure’s day with this bright yellow bouquet of sunflowers. The blooms are complemented by green solidago accents. You can purchase the bouquet in original ($59, five sunflowers), deluxe ($79, 10 sunflowers) and grand ($99, 15 sunflowers) sizes. A variety of vases are available for an additional cost, or you can simply send the wrapped bouquet.
Next-day delivery available if you order by 12:00 p.m. in the recipient’s time zone
UrbanStems’ white orchid comes planted inside a sparkly gold votive. The orchid typically stands between 12 and 18 inches in height, according to the brand.
Same-day delivery available for recipients in DC and New York City, next-day delivery available nationwide for orders placed before 2:00 p.m. in the recipient's time zone
FTD's Strawberry Patch bouquet comes in a wooden basket and includes roses, carnations, disbud mums, lilies, chrysanthemums and hypericum berries. You can purchase it in standard ($84), deluxe ($99), premium (119) and exquisite ($139) sizes.
Delivery varies per zip code
If you’re looking for flowers that last longer than a few days, consider Venus et Fleur’s selection of Eternity Roses, which can last for a year or longer, according to the brand. The Le Mini Round comes with a single Eternity Rose, making it one of the more affordable options from the brand. The bloom is available in over a dozen colors, ranging from solid shades like Blush and Lilac to multicolored hues like Rainbow. The Le Mini Round also comes in metallic options like Rose Gold, Silver and Gold. You can choose from a selection of box styles for the rose to sit in and add a greeting card to the package.
Delivery varies per zip code
Best plants to gift for Mother’s Day
One of my personal favorite gifts to give (and receive) is this heart-shaped succulent from The Sill. It’s a small, low-maintenance plant your maternal figure can display on a shelf, mantle or desk, and it’s pet-friendly, according to the brand. The Hoya comes in your choice of a grow pot, The Sill’s Hyde planter or its Upcycled planter.
Standard shipping (ships within 2 to 6 business days) and express shipping (ships within 1 to 2 business days) available
Updates editor Mili Godio loves shopping at Easyplant, a delivery service that sells indoor plants in self-watering pots, which she says makes caring for greenery easy. If your maternal figure is new to plant care or is looking for low maintenance options, consider gifting her the brand’s Green Snake Plant. It comes in a pot color of your choice and typically stands between 8 inches and 12 inches tall.
Shipping varies per zip code, but plants arrive in four to nine days, according to the brand
This aloe plant stands between 14 and 24 inches tall and comes in Terrain’s terrazzo pot. You can keep it indoors or outdoors in a sheltered area, according to the brand.
Delivery via 2nd day air. Terrain says live plants ship directly from its greenhouse Monday through Wednesday, and orders received after 10 a.m. EST Wednesday are shipped the following Monday
The Lemon Button Fern is a smaller version of the Boston Fern and has finely-textured leaves that pair well among other tropical plants, according to Lively Root. The fern is pet-safe and available in small ($43) and medium ($58) sizes. It comes in your choice of a grower, eco, basket or ceramic pot.
Standard shipping (ships in 4 to 7 business days), expedited shipping (ships in 2 to 3 business days) and rush shipping (1 to 2 business days) available nationwide
The Bromeliad Guzmania is a relatively low-maintenance and pet-friendly plant. It has a bright yellow flower in the center, which is surrounded by green leaves. The plant also cleans air, meaning it releases oxygen and absorbs pollutants, according to Bloomscape. You can purchase the plant in a stone, slate or indigo pot.
Your maternal figure can use this succulent garden as a centerpiece on a coffee or dining table at home. The garden is composed of assorted succulents in 2-inch grow pots, which are nestled inside a 7-inch by 7-inch reclaimed wood container.
Standard shipping (ships in 2 to 4 business days), next-day shipping and Saturday delivery available
Why trust Select?
Zoe Malin is an associate updates editor who has written numerous gift guides for Select since 2020. To recommend flowers and plants for Mother’s Day, she researched highly rated options services and included some from delivery services Select staff recommend.