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8 best letterbox flower delivery services in the UK

From Bloom & Wild to Moonpig, these letterbox flowers are sure to put a smile on someone’s face

Lauren Cunningham
Tuesday 09 January 2024 15:48 GMT
<p>These bright and colourful bouquets are the perfect treat</p>

These bright and colourful bouquets are the perfect treat

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Letterbox flowers are a fabulous invention, allowing us to surprise that special someone by popping a bouquet in the post. If you’re yet to try them – or are somewhat of a speedy bloom-sending professional – we’ve got everything you need to know about which ones to buy, how long they take to arrive and which brand of blooms best impressed us.

While they stray from the traditional hand-tied bouquets, best believe they work wonders for those not always at home. Thanks to the slim shape and wonderful wrapping, they do exactly as the name suggests and simply slip through the letterbox, ready to be put in water as soon as your lucky recipient receives them – no need to schedule a delivery time slot.

Of course, the sending of flowers is often for a special occasion, be it a birthday or other celebration, but it might also be to pass on your condolences or to wish someone gets well soon. Whatever the case may be, the flowers have to be somewhat fabulous, and we think you’ll find these brands are best for the job.

From Bloom & Wild to Bloompost, Moonpig and more, there’s no short supply of letterbox flower shops, but not all are made equal. So, we set out to see which ones were blooming lovely and which ones wilted our expectations. Keep reading below to see which we’ll be sending.

How we tested

Sending flowers to yourself is the ultimate form of self-love, and we did this more than 10 times, to see which blooms were really best in show. Looking at ease of ordering, speed of delivery and the actual flowers themselves during testing, keep reading below to see which ones impressed and why.

The best letterbox flowers for 2024 are:

  • Best letterbox flowers overall – Serenata Flowers floral ratatouille: £36.99, Serentaflowers.com
  • Best budget letterbox flowers – FlowerBe original botanical letterbox posy: £15, Flowerbe.co.uk
  • Best dried letterbox flowers – Bloompost bloomemory letterbox gift: £19.99, Bloompost.co.uk
  • Best long-lasting letterbox flowers – Flowefix our florist’s pick: £32, Flowerfix.co.uk

Serenata Flowers floral ratatouille

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  • Best: Letterbox flowers overall
  • Key flowers included: Yellow rose, blue aster, orange LA lily
  • Number of stems: 20
  • Personalisation: Yes, with a card
  • Delivery: Standard free, premium £4.99, premium before 1pm £9.99
  • Arrives: Next day or selected day
  • Why we love it
    • Next-day delivery option
    • Smell as good as they look

The bouquets from Serenata Flowers are sure to brighten up even the dullest of days. With 20 stems of bold, beautiful blooms, they smell as good as they look and put the biggest smile on our face. They arrive in the typical letterbox style, inside a cardboard box, but are wrapped in brown paper with a ribbon, to add a level of luxury. Just note, they are delivered in bud but burst into bloom in around 24 hours. You can even schedule them for next-day delivery if you’ve left it a bit last-minute.

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FlowerBe original botanical letterbox posy

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  • Best: Budget letterbox flowers
  • Key flowers included: Seasonal arrangement
  • Number of stems: Various
  • Personalisation: Yes, with a card
  • Delivery: £2.95
  • Arrives: Selected day
  • Why we love it
    • Range of sizes
    • Uses seasonal flowers

If you really want the blooms to fit inside a postbox, FlowerBe’s small-sized selection is sure to be your best bet. Fitting inside an A6-sized box, these mini blooms are the perfect small gesture to show someone you care. The selection of flowers is a seasonal pick, so you’re sure to get fun, fresh blooms each and every time, and you can choose between colourful or neutral options, depending on your recipient’s taste and the occasion.

The vase pictured isn’t included, but you can opt to add the vase (£35, Flowerbe.co.uk) to your order. Although, of course, it then won’t fit through the postbox.

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Bloompost bloomemory letterbox gift

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  • Best: Dried flowers
  • Key flowers included: Various dried
  • Number of stems: Various
  • Personalisation: Yes, with a card
  • Delivery: £3.99, Sunday delivery £4.99
  • Arrives: Next day or selected day
  • Why we love it
    • Last longer than regular bouquets
    • Includes vases

The one downside about bouquets of flowers is they rarely last for more than a week (if that). However, Bloompost has come up with a solution: selling a variety of dried blooms alongside regular alive-and-kicking options.

For us, the bloomemory bunch stood out from the crowd, thanks to the fact it can last forever. Included in the set is a wooden display tray, two tiny vases, a selection of seasonal dried blooms and a card to which you can add your own message.

We’re dubbing this the perfect pick for extra special occasions or for when you’re not sure if your recipient will be home. After all, there’s nothing worse than flowers left sitting for days in the postbox.

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Bloom & Wild flowers

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  • Best: Next-day delivery letterbox flowers
  • Key flowers included: Carnations, limonium, statice
  • Number of stems: 17
  • Personalisation: Yes, with a card
  • Delivery: Free delivery (including next day) with Royal Mail; £5 for DPD guaranteed delivery Monday to Friday; £7 morning DPD delivery; £6 Saturday or Sunday with DPD; £10 for weekend morning DPD
  • Arrives: Next day or selected day
  • Why we love it
    • Unfaltering delivery service
  • Take note
    • Stems can be quite tall

We have used Bloom & Wild many a time, and it is yet to let us down on delivery. So, for occasions that really can’t be missed, we’re dubbing the brand as best for next-day delivery. The fun flowers stand quite tall, so you will need a long vase or be happy to cut them down to size. They bloom with a burst of colour that instantly elevates any room and also smell divine. We like the fact the bouquet comes with a card detailing how best to arrange the blooms.

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Bunches florist’s choice

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  • Best: Unique letterbox flowers
  • Key flowers included: Various seasonal
  • Number of stems: 14-16
  • Personalisation: Yes, with a card
  • Delivery: £3.49
  • Arrives: Next day or selected day
  • Why we love it
    • Expert advice and picks
    • Element of surprise

It’s safe to say you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting flowers, but Bunches is here to solve that problem with its fun florist’s pick. Opting for this bunch means you can leave the choice of which blooms to buy in the hands of the experts. With a surprise of seasonal blooms, you can sit back, relax and know the hard work has been done by someone else. We were pretty impressed with our stunning selection.

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Flowerbx pink sweet avalanche rose

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  • Best: Luxury postal flowers
  • Key flowers included: Roses
  • Number of stems: Choice of 20, 30 or 50
  • Personalisation: Yes, with a card
  • Delivery: Standard delivery £5, next day £10, same day (London only) £15
  • Arrives: Same day (London only), next day or selected day
  • Why we love it
    • Very high quality flowers
  • Take note
    • Won’t fit through the letterbox
    • Expensive

While we can’t call these letterbox flowers – the box is so big it would struggle to fit through some windows – this is the best floral postal service we’ve seen so far. Delivering the most beautiful roses to our front door, this option is well worth the price if looking to truly impress. Just make sure your giftee is home, or leave instructions for the blooms to be left in a safe place, as you really don’t want these ones to wilt while waiting to be picked up from the post office.

  1. £70 from Flowerbx.com
Prices may vary
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Flowerfix our florist’s pick

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  • Best: Best long-lasting letterbox flowers
  • Key flowers included: Florist’s choice each week with roses, carnations, tulips or flowers of similar value included
  • Number of stems: 15
  • Personalisation: Yes, with card
  • Delivery: Free standard and next-day delivery; £5.99 guaranteed by 1pm; £8.49 Saturday guaranteed before 1pm
  • Arrives: Next day or on selected day
  • Why we love it
    • Freshly picked seasonal flowers
    • Last really well

Each week, Flowerfix creates a new bouquet called the florist’s pick, with beautiful seasonal blooms freshly picked each morning. So, if you aren’t quite sure what to pick, let the experts do it for you.

With roses, carnations, tulips or other flowers of a similar value nestled alongside sunflowers, calla lily and lush foliage, they make for a bursting bouquet.

Almost everything arrives in bud form, so you can watch them bloom from your sofa, meaning they last an impressive amount of time, too.

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Moonpig the spring in bloom letterbox

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  • Best: Spring letterbox flowers
  • Key flowers included: Purple tulip, lilac aster, lilac hyacinth
  • Number of stems: 11
  • Personalisation: Yes, with a card for an added cost
  • Delivery: £5.99
  • Arrives: Next day or selected day
  • Why we love it
    • Can combine with a unique personalised card

You most likely know Moonpig as the place to go for personalised cards, but the brand has expanded to offer flowers, chocolates, teddies and a whole range of post-ready presents.

This seasonal bunch is perfect for spring, with tulips, hyacinths and asters bursting with colour. We would say there are not quite as many stems as the picture on the website makes out, so it may be best to order two bunches at once, to get a really bountiful bouquet.

This particular arrangement is currently out of stock but you could brighten up someone’s day with one of the brand’s other letterbox flowers options.

  1. £24 from Moonpig.com
Prices may vary
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The verdict: Letterbox flowers

If you’re yet to try sending letterbox flowers, it is well worth a go, and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed by any of the options in this round-up.

Although they were among the most expensive, the Serenata Flowers floral ratatouille impressed us the most, with a large number of stems bursting with colour. Meanwhile, the dainty dried Bloompost bloomemory letterbox gift stood out from the crowd as the best long-lasting bunch.

If you’ve left it last-minute, you can put your faith into Bloom & Wild’s next-day delivery, and if you really can’t pick out your favourite bunch, Bunches florist’s choice couldn’t be simpler.

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