The bouquet from Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD) was beautiful when it arrived in Chicago. It arrived on time and completely arranged in a heavy, clear glass vase that was securely packed in a sturdy box. Each of the red roses was gorgeous, lush, and fully blooming with a rich rose scent, and surrounded by dense greenery. We were made even more impressed by the FTD bouquet considering that its website didn’t do great in our evaluation — it’s confusing to navigate, with annoying pop-ups and guilt-trip-heavy bouquet upgrades that are ranked “good,” “better,” and “best.”
A Fair Trade certification is the most widely accepted method of ensuring your flowers come from a reputable source. Fair Trade standards revolve around six main ideas: empowerment, fundamental rights at work, livable wages and working conditions, sustainable production, transparency, and an internal management system. Essentially, you’re paying for flowers that are sustainably grown by employees paid a living wage and treated well. To become Fair Trade certified, farms must go through a lengthy application and review process. Because most flower delivery services work with a large network of farmers, it’s unlikely that all of any provider’s floral arrangements will be certified. But most of our top picks offer at least one bouquet option:
We settled on a standard order for the 14 remaining companies: a dozen long-stemmed red roses. Since most rely on local florists to actually fulfill the orders, bouquets vary depending on location. To see how that played out in real life, we sent 14 bouquets to our writer in Chicago and the same 14 to our offices in Seattle — which company would deliver the same quality of flowers in two urban locations?
Nothing compares to the joy of receiving fresh flowers for all occasions, from birthday flowers and corsages to get well gifts. We have the perfect flowers to say just what you want to express. Whether it's a dozen long stem red roses, celebrating an anniversary with a majestic bouquet of anniversary flowers, new baby gifts, beautiful Mother's Day or Valentines Day flowers, a touching sympathy funeral flower arrangement, romantic flowers as well as gifts and flowers for any occasion. Abell Flower Shop can help you make a lasting impression. We can help you express just the sentiment with beautiful flowers to make any occasion special.
Our best-selling flower arrangements are perfect for birthdays whether they’re turning 21 or 60, anniversary gifts from the 1st to 25th, and add a balloon to your floral bouquet for an extra special gift message. But, you don’t need an occasion to send flowers, gifting flowers just because fresh from a local florist, is a great way to surprise family and friends just to brighten their day.With same-day flower delivery, Florists.com is also your spot for last minute gift ideas! Simply order by 2 p.m. in the gift recipient’s time zone, and send your same day flowers as early as today!