With Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year landing in the same week this year, we have two reasons to spoil our loved ones with a beautiful bunch of blooms. And while browsing the local wet markets or famous Flower Market for the prettiest petals for our nearest and dearest is always fun, nothing beats having them answer the door to a gorgeous display of flowers. With this in mind, we bring you our favourite tried-and-tested florists around the city who you can always rely on to brighten up any day.
When it comes to affordable gorgeous blooms, stylish presentation, and a thoughtful personal touch for any occasion, you can’t get much better than BYDEAU. Every beautiful handmade bouquet from this online florist is designed around what’s fresh 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. No wonder these guys have such a stunning Instagram feed with the adorable hashtag #bloomedaway. They also offer same day delivery so you can rest assured your gorgeous 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 herbal teas and candy to organic hand creams and socks.
BYDEAU, (+852) 5525 0037
Bouquets start from $300 and gift boxes from $250
Free delivery depending on location
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 whoever will receive it, whether they like roses, lilies, tulips, sunflowers, gerberas, and (for Chinese New Year time) orchids. Each arrangement comes in either a bouquet or stylish box, or if you buy an orchid, an adorable vintage teacup (pictured). 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.
Gift Flowers, (+852) 2730 0885
Bouquets start from $389
Floristry at M&L
Those with a wild streak will no doubt appreciate the ethereal blooms on offer at newly opened Floristry at M&L in Sheung Wan. 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. We love the flurry of reds, golden yellows, and peachy oranges scattered throughout the Red Sky at Night bouquet (pictured) which is designed especially for Chinese New Year. This beauty is sure to warm up any home during this February cold spell!
Floristry at M&L, 18 Bonham Strand West, Sheung Wan, (+852) 2155 5108
Bouquets start at $550 and jars start from $210
Delivery costs $60 to Hong Kong Island, $90 to Kowloon, and $120 to the New Territories
We love this Wan Chai based florist, not only for its highly amusing name which has kept Hong Kongers giggling for the past twenty years, but also for its bold creativity which, in the past, has led to this display of psychedelic Rainbow Roses (pictured) being featured in its window. And while these bright beauties are no longer in stock, Fanny Florist does continue to offer fresh, vibrant, and high quality floral arrangements for all occasions without being too hard on your wallet. The team here are friendly, fun, and always happy to help select the perfect bouquet, fruit basket, or gift hamper for your special someone which they will deliver to their door for a reasonable price.
Fanny Florist, 2/F, Goodfit Commercial Building, No.7 Fleming Road, Wan Chai, (+852) 2528 2627
Bouquets start from $400
Free delivery to Hong Kong Island, $160 to Kowloon, and $200 to the New territories
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 the ifc mall and Times Square pretty much says it all. These luxury blooms are all imported Europe, America, and Japan which, while not exactly friendly on the environment, certainly add an exquisite oriental touch to the vibrant designs. If there is someone you want to seriously impress or spoil, then this is the way to go — 99 Deluxe Red Roses anyone?
Flannel Flowers, (+852) 2528 1211 Time Square / (+852) 2234 7002 ifc mall
Arrangements start from $1,200
Delivery charges depend on the location