It's that time of year when it's traditional to spoil your mum with gratitude for all the things she does for you. On Zoom, most likely.

The ongoing pandemic leaves most of us unable to pay mum a visit. But don't fear!

If you're not able to see your mum in person this Sunday for Mother's Day, you can show her just how much you care by sending her a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Here's where to look.

Also see: How to make personalised cards online.

How to buy flowers online - Best flower delivery websites

If you want to get flowers delivered this Mother's Day, there are loads of online sellers you can go to:

Many flower delivery services will let you send a personalised card at the same time. Moonpig is one worth checking out. It not offers greeting cards, but a whole range of gifts.

Does Amazon do flower delivery?

Amazon has an entire section dedicated to bouquets, which ranks dozens of options based on popularity. Not all the options are Prime-eligible though.

Amazon Best Sellers Flowers

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can also buy flowers from Amazon Fresh, Amazon's grocery delivery service with free same-day delivery on orders over £40. If you don't have a Prime membership already, sign up for a free 30-day trial.

See our full guide to Amazon Prime

How to get discounts on flower delivery

Most flower delivery services will also offer Mother's Day discounts. If this your first time ordering flowers online, you're also likely to qualify for new customer offers. For instance, Bloom and Wild is offering 15% off at the time of writing.

Meanwhile, eFlorist is offering up to 55% off bouquets, while bundling in chocolates. Flying Flowers is bundling free Lindor chocolates with code LINCHOCS.

You can also earn cashback from sites like Quidco, which has up to 25% cashback from Appleyard Flowers, and 16% cashback from eFlorist.

Where to order letterbox flowers online?

A practical alternative to an arranged bouquet is sending letterbox flowers. Letterbox flowers are easy to deliver and may even be cheaper than an arranged bouquet in some instances.

These flowers are sent before they bloom, with stems cut down to fit into flat boxes that slot right through your door. Letterbox flowers might take a day or two to bloom but should last you up to two weeks.

Many letterbox flower delivery services also send care instructions to keep the flowers looking fresh longer. 

Here are a few places that offer letterbox flower delivery:

Many of the services offer same-day or next-day delivery too.

In most cases, if you don't mind paying a bit more, you'll also be able to add extras like a teddy, balloon, box of chocolates, or vase with your flowers

eFlorists Add-on

Many sites will offer guaranteed free courier delivery on Sunday 31 March. We'd recommend buying the flowers ahead of time so you're not left scrambling on the day.

Covid-19 precautions and contact-free delivery 

If your mum is elderly and you're worried about how the flowers will be delivered, you can rest assured knowing most onlien florists offer contact-free delivery.

In most cases, the delivery person will place the flowers on the doorstep, knock, and then step away to a safe distance. Interflora for instance doesn't need a signature and will drop a calling card through the door if the recipient is unable to answer.

You can also specify any special delivery instructions before you check out on most sites.