Tips For Sending Mail Flowers In The Uk
Gracia Zavala

Asides from enhancing the home or office, a bouquet of beautiful blooms will brighten up an individual’s day, regardless of the occasion! Whether that special someone is celebrating their birthday, it is Valentine’s Day, or you wish to treat your other half on their birthday or anniversary, mail flowers can be a thoughtful and appreciated gift.

Send flowers by post

Regardless of your budget, letterbox flowers are a good, stress-free option for everyone. With the rise in prominence of online florists, it’s now possible to send beautiful fresh flowers and floral gifts by post. You can even opt for a speedy next day delivery service!

If you wish to send a present to someone who lives in a different postcode to you, mail flowers are both convenient and inexpensive, and the best part? They allow you to spoil your loved ones on their special day.

Which flowers to send

There is a range of options to choose from when it comes to sending flowers by post. Try to opt for flowers that are suitable to be sent by mail, such as a dozen red roseslilies in bud form, gerberas, sunflowers, Blue Dendrobium, carnations, daisies, Birds of Paradise, chrysanthemums, Alstroemeria or Peruvian Lilies.

All of these options are sturdy enough to be sent via mail. You can either send as single bunches or otherwise, pair a variety of flowers together to create an eclectic, colorful and bold bouquet. An array of our most popular letterbox flowers can be found here.

What to consider before sending flowers by post

Before sending flowers by post, it’s important to ensure the florist you have chosen delivery to the recipient’s postcode. It’s also wise to have a delivery date in mind. Many of today’s online florists, including Serenata Flowers, offer next day delivery.

However, in order to qualify for this, you will often have to place your order before a certain time – keep this in mind when ordering flowers online.

The benefits of sending flowers by post

Mail flowers are a great option for the busy individual, as the order can be placed on the move, at your desk, during your lunch hour and even from the comfort of your own home. Websites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and don’t necessitate a visit to the florist. Simply pick the bouquet you think is most suited to the recipient, type in the delivery address, confirm your order and you are good to go.

The flowers will arrive safely, gift wrapped in a cardboard box, direct to the recipient’s door. Bouquets come complete with a greeting card (which you can complete online), flower food and care instructions.

Choose a flower that is in season

When selecting a bouquet, it’s best to choose flowers that are in season. Asides from being easier to source, these are likely to last longer too, meaning your friends and loved ones can really make the most of the beautiful colorful blooms that you send.

Choose something suited to the recipient’s style

If they have a favorite color, opt for flowers that complement or match that particular shade. Alternatively, pick a bouquet of blooms that will match their home or office décor. If you’re unsure of what their favorite species of flower or color is, choose a generic bouquet that is minimalistic in style, as this type of bouquet can be tailored to suit all. A selection of brightly colored mail flowers and other arrangements can be found on our website.

Check what payment methods are accepted

Prior to placing an order at an online florist for mail flowers, check they accept the payment method you wish to use. Most online florists will accept all debit and credit cards, however, some have exceptions. Others will also allow you to pay by PayPal.

Offer delivery instructions

More often than not, when it comes to adding the recipient’s delivery address to your order, you will be able to add instructions. These may include a note that indicates a particular place or neighbor to leave the flowers with if the recipient is out. The house may also be difficult to find, if this is the case, adding step-by-step instructions (or even a map) to the order will be highly beneficial to the courier.

If you’re worried the recipient won’t be in to receive the bouquet, you can always send mail flowers to an office, or alternatively, pick a particular delivery time.

Think about the occasion

Different flowers have different meanings. For example, a bouquet of rose’s congers up a romantic appeal, whilst an arrangement of daisies is more generic. Yellow flowers are symbolic of gratitude and make a great workplace gift for a coworker having a rough week or someone who has worked extremely hard.

Blue blooms, on the other hand, are a symbol of commitment and peace and are a popular choice among couples who want to communicate trust. Indigo shades express feelings of mystery, purples boast creativity, pinks make for a great playful and feminine gift and white flowers express understanding.

With so many different colors and designs to choose from, it is a good idea to do your research before investing in a particular style of letterbox flowers or a specific arrangement.

Check the details

When posting a gift to a friend, family member or colleague, it’s a good idea to check the small print. If sending further afield, extra shipping costs may be added to your final total, while UK postage is often free.
It’s also wise to choose a delivery date. You may be sending the flowers as a gift for a birthday present or anniversary and will likely require them to arrive prior to this occasion. This is when ordering in advance is a must! Alternatively, choose a florist that offers a next-day delivery service and be sure to place your order before the cut-off period.