We'd probably describe flowers as the perfect gift - they're beautiful to look at and can instantly light up a room. They're also usually quite inexpensive.
If you want to get someone flowers but you're not near a flower shop or it's quite late in the day, then people will often head to a local supermarket. We have to admit that not all of the supermarkets have great selections of flowers to buy, but there are some UK supermarkets which generally have a pretty good selection of flowers. We thought it would be useful to round up the best supermarkets for buying flowers from, let's get into it:
If you order the flowers via the M&S website then you get guaranteed next-day delivery, and that's 7 days per week too which is really impressive. Learn more here - marksandspencer.com
You’ll find a really great selection of flowers at just about every Waitrose that you’ll visit, and we also typically find bouquets at every Waitrose too which are perfect for those who want to give someone flowers for a more special occasion. We even found dried bouquets at our local Waitrose which really impressed us. If you prefer to buy your flowers online then Waitrose offers delivery 7 days per week and all of the bouquets shipped by Waitrose are hand-tied.
Despite not really being regarded as a high-end supermarket, we’re often really delighted by how good a number of the Sainsbury’s own-brand products are. That’s exactly the case for the flowers that you can buy from Sainsbury’s - we found a good mix of everything, with lots of different colours of roses and more interesting flowers such as Gypsophila (Baby’s-breath). On top of this, you can actually find flowers from the excellent company Bloom and Wild in a number of Sainsbury’s superstores across the country, so if you’re near one of those superstores then it’s an even bigger reason to buy your flowers from Sainsbury’s. Learn more about that here.
One thing which we felt Sainsbury’s was especially good at was having very simple bouquets - for example, if you want a nice simple bunch of sunflowers then you can find that at most Sainsbury’s supermarkets. Learn more here - sainsburys.co.uk
Just like M&S, we were impressed to see that Tesco also guarantees that the flowers you buy from them will stay fresh for at least 5 days, which is really reassuring. The selection of flowers that you’ll find at most Tesco supermarkets is also really impressive, with everything from popular flowers like roses and lilies to more interesting flowers like spray carnations. We’ve seen impressive flower displays at the larger Tesco superstores, but we’ve also seen great flower selections from smaller Tesco stores. Learn more here - tesco.com