SendFlowers.com. With a decent website and consistently good scores in Chicago, Seattle, and North Carolina, these flowers could have made it into our top three picks — if they would have arrived in our fourth location. The roses weren’t able to be delivered to our Wisconsin location, so SendFlowers.com lost major points. Our order was initially accepted, but the only local florist within 20 miles rejected the order; we were notified by email that our recipient was too remote. It’s too bad: In Chicago, the arrangement was unusually lovely, with deeply scented, velvety roses that were so dark red they were tiptoeing toward black, surrounded by lush ferns and glossy dark leaves. If you’re going with SendFlowers.com, our advice is to only send arrangements to mid- or large-sized cities.
Shipped in a Gift Box – If you don’t need your flowers same-day, flowers delivered in a gift box is another option that is available. These floral arrangements are sometimes available in bouquet form, or with a vase, and shipped through the mail. Shipping times depend on the day you order and the recipient’s location, but can ship as soon as a couple of days. Flowers shipped in a gift box usually arrive disassembled with assembly instructions included in the box. Many of our plants like succulents and cacti, in addition to blooming plants like rose plants and orchids, are also shipped via mail. Order tracking is available.