M&S's Mother's Day flower delivery service opened for business earlier this week. We wanted to find out which online florist has the best Mother's Day flowers, so we ordered some M&S flowers on Tuesday to see how good they were. Spoiler: they were superb - you can read our findings below.
But we'll cut to the chase. There's still time - just - to order a beautiful M&S Mother's Day bouquet or letterbox flowers to be delivered, free, on Saturday or Mother's Day itself (that's this Sunday, 22 March). Plus, if you choose the best-selling Mum's 100-stem bouquet, you'll get it for just £25, down from £30. Brilliant.
There's a wide variety of flowers and plants on offer at M&S for Mother's Day. Prices range from just £25 for bouquets like Thinking of You - a beautiful arrangement of chrysanthemums and roses - all the way up to £60 for the stunning Collection Collection Sweet Mum Bouquet, which comes packed with pink roses, lisianthus and more.
M&S also has two letterbox flower options. As the name suggests, these will be delivered straight through the letterbox (with a personalised gift card) - making them a particularly good choice if you'd prefer a non-contact delivery. You don't have to shop from the M&S Mother's Day flowers section, either. The company has many other options, including indoor plants, outdoor plants and more.
There's a good range of extras on offer too. Whichever flowers you opt for, you'll be given the option to add champagne, prosecco, chocolates and more to your order, if you wish.
M&S Mother's Day flowers: save £5 on select bouquets + free delivery
M&S is offering a £5 discount on certain Mother's Day bouquets for a limited time. This means that arrangements like Mum's 100-stem bouquet (pictured) are now just £25 (
was £30), and you get free delivery too. Bargain. View Deal
M&S Mother's Day flower delivery options
M&S gives you free next day (or nominated day) flower delivery - and that's a real bonus because delivery can add up to a tenner to to your order at some other online florists. Bear in mind that you don't get same-day delivery from M&S though.
All M&S flowers arrive by courier. There isn't an option on the M&S website to specify a non-contact drop off (although if you order letterbox flowers they'll be posted, of course).
When we asked M&S about a non-contact drop off, they suggested asking the recipient to leave a note on their door specifying where to leave the flowers. That isn't ideal if the flowers are a surprise, but nevertheless is an option if you're worried about coronavirus.
M&S Mother's Day flower review
M&S Mother's Day flowers: score
Value for money: 9/10
Ease of ordering: 10/10
Delivery service: 7/10
What happened: We ordered two sets of Mother's Day flowers from M&S: the Collection Mum's Pink Perfection bouquet (which has now sold out) and the Mother’s Day Scented Letterbox Gift. Ordering was easy - the website is easy to navigate, with clearly marked sections for its Mother's Day bouquets, plants and more. Once we'd chosen our test flowers, it took just a few minutes to place our order.
Both bouquets arrived closely matching their pictures online, and we were pleased to see plenty of buds to prolong the life of each bouquet. Our vibrant M&S letterbox bouquet was notably smaller than the other letterbox flowers we tested (we'd recommend Bloom & Wild and Moonpig over M&S for letterbox flowers). But at £22, with free delivery, they were the cheapest, too, making them good value for money.
Compared to our test Mother's Day Interflora flowers and Waitrose flowers, which made a show-stopping impact on delivery, the M&S Pink Perfection bouquet arrived looking ever-so slightly droopy. However, it quickly perked up when we put it in water - and by the next morning it looked magnificent; one of the most visually impressive bouquets of the group. By day three one of the ferns had started to curl, but the roses were still going strong, and with plenty of roses still to open, the bouquet had plenty of life in it yet.
VERDICT: Our M&S Mother's Day flowers were undeniably stunning. While they weren't quite as impressive as those from Interflora or Waitrose, they were still among the most visually striking of all the Mother's Day bouquets we tested this week. And that free delivery makes them incredibly good value for money. For reliable quality, M&S flowers are a strong choice this Mother's Day.
Mother’s Day Scented Letterbox Gift: £22 | M&S
We love these letterbox flowers from M&S. These pink tulips, white narcissi and stocks are delivered straight through the letterbox with a personalised message on a gift card included. They look beautiful, and they're a great choice if you know your recipient won't be in, or won't want to answer the door. View Deal
Mum's 100-stem bouquet: £25 (was £30) | M&S
M&S is offering a £5 discount on certain Mother's Day bouquets for a limited time, like the knock-out Mum's 100-stem bouquet, which has 80 cheerful yellow daffodils and 20 purple tulips. It makes an amazing huge bouquet, or a great selection of smaller ones.View Deal
Collection Cymbidium Orchid Bouquet: £40 | M&S
Packed with pink bloom chrysanthemums, elegant white cymbidium orchids, roses, ferns and more, this luxurious Mother's Day bouquet will arrive wrapped in beautiful gift wrap and a ribbon. And with that free delivery, it's a bargain.View Deal
Collection Mum’s Lilac Wonder Bouquet: £50 | M&S
For a real treat, try this beautiful selection of white flowers: lisianthus, white roses, scented stocks, striking pale lilac spray roses, eucalyptus and more. It'll arrive beautifully presented in M&S Collection gift wrap and finished with a ribbon.View Deal
Collection Mum's Pink Perfection: £40 ( was £45 ) | M&S
Packed with beautiful pink spray roses, stocks, lisianthus, bloom chrysanthemums and ammi majus, the Mum's Pink Perfection Mother's Day bouquet at M&S makes an impression from the moment it arrives. There's currently £5 off, taking the price to just £40 - and with free delivery, it's a bargain.View Deal
Pretty Mum Bouquet: £20 ( was £25 ) | M&S
Another of our favourite M&S Mother's Day flower arrangements is this classic bouquet, which features cheerful pink germini and joyful chrysanthemums. It'll be delivered in bud stage (so it'll last longer) and will arrive sealed in a water-free delivery solution to keep it fresh during delivery. It's currently on offer for just £20.View Deal
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rosecco Lover’s Gift with Tulips: £50 | M&S
This is the ultimate M&S Mother's Day flower gift, in our opinion - 24 pink tulips with eucalyptus, plus a 75cl bottle of Casa di Amello Prosecco, Prosecco chocolate truffles and a Prosecco candle. (We don't really know what the last item is, but we like the sound of it.)View Deal