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Originally published by Sophie Pettit. Last updated by Inés Fung and Annette Chan.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and a beautiful bunch of blooms is the easiest way to let your sweetheart know you’re thinking of them. While browsing the local flower markets or florists for the prettiest petals is always fun, nothing beats having them delivered straight into the hands of your nearest and dearest. With this in mind, we bring you the best tried-and-tested florists around the city, whom you can always rely on to brighten up a day!
Wear your heart on your sleeve (or shoulder) with Blooms and Blossoms’ unique “Bloom Buckets,” whose chic buckets double as vases or even bags, depending on the size you choose. The gorgeous, largely monochromatic bucket bouquets are available year-round, but the florist has introduced two new pink- and purple-hued options as part of their Bloom Bucket in Love collection (starting from $1,880). To ensure that the recipient feels extra-special, you can choose the “personalisation” option (which carries an additional $200 charge) and have their name written underneath the hand-drawn floral illustrations on the bucket.
Orders placed before 12 pm are eligible for same-day delivery; delivery starts from $80 and covers Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories, and parts of Lantau Island.
For pure unfettered floral luxury, nobody does it better than Ellermann Flower Boutique. Not only does Ellermann offer your garden-variety bouquets, but they also sell everything from houseplants and books to antique vases in which to house your perfect new blooms. Bouquets are helpfully categorised by occasion—who knew “get-well” flowers were different from “house-warming” flowers?—and you can even go the extra mile with a luxury hamper.
Thrill the skincare fanatic in your life with The Indulgence hamper ($2,880), which comes with a full-sized face cream and eye cream from renowned dermatologist Dr Barbara Sturm’s skincare line, or toast to more years ahead with the I Get A Kick Out Of You or Toast of the Town hampers (starting from $2,330), which both come with a bottle of bubbles.
Delivery starts from $100 and covers Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories; orders made before 12 pm will be delivered between 11 am and 2 pm the next day at the earliest.
Those with a wild streak will no doubt appreciate the ethereal blooms on offer at The Floristry. Steering away from the conventional bouquets on the market, these guys offer a refreshing take on floral design with stunning arrangements inspired by wild natural flowers and foliage. Their handcrafted bouquets and rustic flower jars are sure to appeal to those with a romantic side and create a gorgeous natural sanctuary within any home! While cut flowers are ephemeral by nature, you can also keep the sensorial experience going by drying your bouquet or scenting your home with The Floristry’s hand-blended room sprays and soy wax candles.
Bouquets start from $650 and jars start from $120. Delivery costs $60 to Hong Kong Island, $90 to Kowloon, and $120 to the New Territories.
Make the Spice Girls proud with blooms that will please both lovers and friends with the aptly-named Lover Florals, an online-only florist that’s on a mission to provide “bold, bright, and retro flowers with a modern and sassy approach.” While popular flowers like roses, orchids, and laceleaf in bright reds and dusty pinks are Lover’s bread and butter, this relative newcomer sets itself apart with its preference for striking shapes and brass vases over filler foliage and glass jars.
With a selection that spans from cute mini bunches ($25) to statement-making arrangements (starting from $350), Lover Florals aims to provide something for everyone from your “bestie to your beau,” and every order comes wrapped in pink tissue paper and Lover’s signature red ribbon.
Delivery starts from $70 and covers Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and many parts of the New Territories. Order by 12 pm to get same-day delivery.
Don’t know your dahlias from your daffodils? Narrow down your options with Floristics Co., a flower delivery service which only offers one type of bouquet in order to cut down on waste. The flowers are offered in four formats: in paper, a large vase, a jar, or a letterbox-friendly package you can arrange yourself, with bouquets starting from $620 and jars starting from $128. The bouquet changes from month to month, but February’s bunch, “Lucky Heart,” is resplendent with reds and pinks—perfect for both Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year!
Eco-friendly folks will also like Floristics’ practices of sourcing locally-grown flowers and using recyclable packaging in all of their orders—romantic and responsible! You can typically order before 12 pm to get same-day delivery across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and many parts of the New Territories, but do note that Floristics is taking a break from 12 to 15 February this year, so you will have to plan (a tiny bit) ahead if you’re on a time crunch.
When it comes to affordable gorgeous blooms, stylish presentation, and thoughtful personal touches for any occasion, you can’t get much better than Bydeau. Every beautiful handmade bouquet from this online florist is designed around what is in season, giving the brand a strong eco-friendly approach to flower production. What’s more, each floral arrangement is wrapped in linen and tied with a stylish grosgrain ribbon complete with a handwritten card to make the receiver feel really special.
Bydeau also offers same-day delivery for orders placed before 4 pm, so you can rest assured your blooms will arrive in time for a special occasion, which is also perfect for those of you who like to leave things until the last minute—hey, no judgement here. Make sure to check out their lovely gift boxes, too, which include everything from face masks and hot chocolate to organic tea and gin. Bouquets start from $400 and gift boxes from $350. They’ll even throw in free delivery depending on location!
With a simple name and a dazzling reputation, leading online florist Flower Delivery Hong Kong creates handcrafted bouquets, flower baskets, and arrangements for all sorts of occasions in its own private workshop. These beautiful floral designs are hand-tied with only the freshest flowers such as roses, lilies, calla lilies, gerberas, orchids, carnations, sunflowers, and tulips. Bouquets start from $499.
You can also find treats like jewellery, stuffed toys, chocolates, and even cakes to accompany your blooms for an extra special gift. With regular discount sales on many items, as well as same-day delivery and free delivery to many areas in Hong Kong, Kowloon, and the New Territories, this is a great option if you have left it until the last minute to spoil your special someone.
Van der Bloom’s arrangements are elegant and timeless, inspired by the founder’s love for nature. A passionate team of florists crafts the bouquets by hand and the rawness of the fresh flowers are somehow preserved in their natural state, as if you had just casually plucked them from the countryside. Van der Bloom believes that no matter the occasion, you can say what you need to say with their flowers.
Bouquets come in three sizes (starting from $780): small, medium, and large, and can be delivered on the same day if orders are placed before 2 pm. They also offer a floral subscription for regular deliveries of fresh flowers, which can show up to your door weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month, so you can brighten up any space with a reliable flow of gorgeous blooms!
Van der Bloom, G/F & the Loft, 61 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 5505 1661
Variety is the spice of life as they say, and Gift Flowers have certainly nailed it when it comes to their colourful selection of blooms. This premium online florist has flowers to suit pretty much any occasion we can think of including birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, thank yous, graduation, anniversaries, new arrivals—you name it.
What we love about this slick website is that you can shop by flower type to find the perfect bunch for your special someone, whether they like roses, lilies, tulips, sunflowers, gerberas, and orchids. Each arrangement comes in either a bouquet or stylish box. If you buy an orchid, it comes in a beautiful, ornate bowl that doubles as the perfect home décor.
They also offer free same-day delivery to all “metropolitan” areas covering Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories—perfect for those hard-to-reach places. Bouquets start from $399.
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If you really want to push the boat out and mark a very special occasion (we’re thinking weddings, births, and maybe winning the Mark Six) then luxury bespoke florist Flannel Flowers is a winner. With a client base that includes big names such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Lane Crawford, you know you’re in safe hands when you order from these pros. The fact that they have two branches in IFC Mall and Times Square pretty much says it all.
These luxury blooms are all imported from Europe, America, and Japan, and while this isn’t exactly low on carbon footprint, it certainly adds an exquisite touch to the vibrant designs. If there is someone you want to seriously impress or spoil, then Flannel Flowers is the way to go. Arrangements start from $1,500 and delivery charges depend on the location.
For a unique, long-lasting bouquet that is sure to wow whoever receives it, Le Fleuriste is a local floral boutique that specialises in Insta-worthy eternal rose boxes. Using handpicked roses from Ecuador, Japan, and Yunnan, the roses are treated with organic solvent preservatives to ensure longevity.
Available in red, pink, white, and even yellow and blue, Le Fleuriste’s eternal roses come in a sleek keepsake box that will help keep them fresh for one to three years (with proper care) and make for a lovely centrepiece in a room. Boxed arrangements start from $1,700 and free shipping is provided upon purchases above $700.