You know those scenes in the movies when someone gets a huge bouquet delivered to their office? And all the co-workers gather and gush about what a sweetie the sender must be? Well, you can BE that sender. You can be the hero. In fact, Melbourne has a bunch of flower delivery options (sorry), ranging in price from “Thrifty” to “Please please please forgive me”.
Here are our favourite flower delivery businesses in Melbourne.
Daily Blooms takes the choice out of buying flowers, which is a good thing if you don’t know your geraniums from your agapanthus (it’s cool, neither do we). Every day, owner Courtney Russell gets up early and hits the flower markets, picking whatever looks fresh and awesome. She crafts them into dozens of bouquets, and you can get these delivered all over Melbourne. No muss, no fuss, just a cool $30. You can check out today’s arrangements on Daily Blooms’ Instagram of Facebook too.
These guys are a little newer than daily blooms, and they work a little differently. Flowerfox basically hooks you up with the best florists all over Melbourne. Their photography is also legit: a lot of online florists use stock, but these guys take snaps of exactly the flowers you’ll be getting. Just whack in your suburb and they’ll suggest a range of bouquets from nearby florists. Easy. You can even add on fancy hand soap and giant gift hampers.
We’re a big fan of these guys because they’re ‘set and forget’. You can sign up your SO to a flower subscription and they’ll get fresh blooms delivered on the regular for six months. We know ‘set and forget’ kind of goes against the whole spontaneous, gift-giving thing, but f*ck it. Just choose your bouquet size (large), delivery frequency (often) and the length of the subscription (until the end of time). That’s what makes them Bespoke Botanicals. Clue’s in the name.
Fig & Bloom
Fig & Bloom are flower delivery specialists. That’s kind of their thing. Now servicing more than 150 suburbs from their little store in Kew, they do same day delivery for no extra cost (if you get your order in before 12pm). Expert florist Kellie does a mean bouquet, and they have subscription packages if you want a regular dose of pollen in your life. The arrangements are pretty speccy too—definitely a step up from your regular baby’s breath and roses. Each one’s named (and themed) after a famous city.
Little Market Bunch
Little Market Bunch have a slight vintage, twee, hessian-wrap vibe going on. They’re a bit like Daily Blooms—every day they’ll source the best flowers from around Melbourne and arrange them into beautiful little bouquets. The cool thing about these guys is you can also add on a bunch of other stuff: T2 tea, Black Pantry Marshmallows, passes to the Peninsula Hot Springs, Laneway Candles, whatever you want. Prices start from $34.95, and you can even deliver indoor plants.
Speaking of indoor plants, that’s Hello Botanical’s game. They do same-day plant delivery anywhere in Melbourne...it’s just not your typical flower stuff. Think giant pots of Zamiculcas Zamiifolia or hessian-wrapped Philodendron Imperial. You don’t see indoor plant deliveries turning up in a lot of romcoms, but there are practical benefits: they last a lot longer, they oxygenate your room, and they look cooler (these days anyone without a small rainforest in their apartment is waaaaaay behind the times).
Man doesn’t like flowers? Fair enough. They do die and cost money and stuff. Luck we have Manflower Co to swoop in and save the day. These guys do deliver bouquets, but they’re bouquets of beer (the company’s tagline is “beer delivered to babe”). You just hop online and order a box, stocked with a rotating supply of Aussie craft beer (Balter usually features pretty heavily, which we’re totally fine with). Manflower Co delivers the beer to your babe, who then drinks the beer and buys you a pony (probs). Nice branding and packaging on this one too. Class all the way.
Got time to browse? Here’s our list of the best florists in Melbourne.
Image credit: Bruno Nascimento