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By Boutique Handbook writers

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, but if you’re not a fan of red roses, like The Boutique Handbook team, here are some alternative bouquets you can send instead.

Want the flowers you send to last beyond Valentine’s Day? Order a dried flower bouquet which can keep for over a year if it is taken care of it and is better for the environment. Or maybe a gothic-style bouquet would suit your other half better?

From affordable Valentine’s day flowers to luxury Valentine’s flowers if you really want to splash the cash, here’s our round-up of the best flowers you can buy for Valentine’s Day. All the companies listed below deliver nationwide, but order early to avoid disappointment.

We may earn a small commission from some of the retailers if you click on links in this article, but we don’t allow this to influence our recommendations. 

Best Alternative Valentine’s Flowers

Your London Florist (exclusive to Selfridges)

Valentine's flowers Selfridges
Credit: Your London Florist/Selfridges

We can’t get enough of dried flowers at the moment, but a bouquet with fresh flowers in too is even better. Step up the stunning Valentine’s Day creations from Your London Florist (£120), which is exclusive to Selfridges. Our favourite is the £120 I Got You Babe bouquet (pictured). We also love the Everlasting Love Dried Bouquet (£45) and the Dream Cloud Fresh Bouquet (£60).

Prices from £40, nationwide delivery available

Order from Your London Florist at Selfridges here

Bloom & Wild

The Eden bloom & Wild Valentine's flowers
Credit: Bloom & Wild

Letterbox flower favourites Bloom & Wild agree with our theory on red roses to the point where they aren’t selling any on their website this year. Instead they have an array of different Valentine’s flowers on offer, ranging from hand-tied bouquets to dried flower creations and flowers plus gifts. You can even order someone A Year of Flowers (from £240). Our favourites this year are The Becca (£29), The Bertie (£44), The Santiago (£57). If you really want to impress someone send The Eden (£89, pictured).

Prices from £25, nationwide delivery available

Order from Bloom & Wild here

Floom

Blooms by Cag Floom Valentine's flowers
Credit: Floom

Female-founded Floom connects independent florists with customers all around the country, so this is a great one to order from if you want to support local businesses. Simply put your postcode in and find beautiful florists who deliver in your area. Check out their full Valentine’s Collection, from jaw-dropping bouquets to bunches under £50. Our favourites this year are Ciao by Essence (£37.50), Oopsy Daisy by Blooms by Cag (£55, pictured), As Good As It Gets by Edie Rose (£80) and Lauriston Rose by Larkspur and Lavender (£85).

Prices from £15, same day delivery available

Order from Floom here

Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer flowers
Credit: M&S

A go-to for affordable gifting, including flowers, you can’t go wrong with a Valentine’s bouquet from M&S, especially if you’re on a bit of a budget. We love this Protea Flowers Posy (£30, pictured). Other non-typical Valentine’s favourites include the Rose & Seathistle Bouquet (£35), pink Paloma Roses Bouquet (£35) and the Out of The Blue Bouquet with chocolates (£55). Check out the full Valentine’s Collection here.

Prices from £25, free nationwide delivery on selected items

Order from Marks and Spencer here

Haute Florist

Haute Florist valentine's flowers
Credit: Haute Florist

Non-traditional flower lovers will be impressed with the range on offer at Haute Florist, like this gothic-style Belle in Black bouquet (from £50). Being sustainable? Send a burst of colour with the Carnival Dried Flower bunch (£45). Not buying for a partner, check out their Galentine’s Flowers instead and view the full Valentine’s range here.

Prices from £28, nationwide and next day delivery available

Order from Haute Florist here

Lisa Angel

best dried flower bouquet
Credit: Lisa Angel

After a dried flower bouquet? Lisa Angel has plenty to choose from and they’ll last a lot longer than Valentine’s Day, as well as being sustainable. We love this Rainbow Brights Dried Flower Bouquet (£32). We’re also fans of the Rustic Dried Flower Bouquet (£35) and the Luxury Pastel Dried Flower Bouquet (£85).

Prices start from £8, free delivery on selected items

Order from Lisa Angel here

Appleyard London

Appleyard Flowers valentine's
Credit: Appleyard Flowers

If it’s luxury Valentine’s flowers you’re after, check out the Valentine’s Day collection at Appleyard. This London-based florist delivers nationwide. Send a Show Stopper bouquet that comes with a bottle of Moet champagne and big box of chocolates (from £158). We also love the Truly Stunning bouquet (from £95, pictured). But if you’re other half isn’t a flower fan, why not send them a Valentine’s Booze Collection (from £140) as an alternative, but welcome gift. It includes champagne, red wine, chocolates and ready-to-drink cocktails. Who needs flowers…

Prices start from £31, discounted delivery on some items

Order from Appleyard London here

Flowerbx

Flowerbx Valentine's flowers roses
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If you do really want to send roses – even red ones – online florist Flowrbx, who deliver luxury fresh flowers, have plenty to choose from. Starting from £60 for a Flowers and Chocolates Gift Set. Or send 20 Ivory Roses for £70 (pictured). Check out their full Valentine’s Day Collection here. Elsewhere on the website, the Raspberry Ripple Carnation bouquet is a sure winner (from £40), as is the Rococo Parrot Tulip (from £45). For something a bit different, send a Magic Orchid Plant (from £50).

Prices from £45, nationwide delivery available

Order from Flowerbx here

Pinks and Roses

Valentine's Day flowers Pinks and Roses
Credit: Pinks and Roses

You can’t go wrong with Valentine’s flowers in a hat box – and we love the Valentine’s Collection from Pinks and Roses. Run by a mother and daughter duo from London, their flowers are already attracting celebrity attention, despite only launching their business in lockdown. Our favourite is The Empowered bouquet(from £70, pictured), a beautiful rose bouquet mixed with lisianthus, helleborus and sweetly scented eucalyptus. We also love Scented Love (from £75) and the Scented Love Gift Set (£190) which includes flowers, champagne and chocolates.

Prices from £70, nationwide delivery available

Order from Pinks and Roses here

Ronny Colbie

Ronny Colbie Spring Bunches flowers Valentines
Credit: Ronny Colbie

Want flowers good enough to appear in Soho House? Ronny Colbie used to do them and now he runs his own flower company in London. Reasonable priced for the quality, our favourites are the Sandwood Bay bouquet (from £55, pictured). We also love the Aphrodite bouquet (from £65). Or put your faith in Ronny and send a Ronny’s Choice bunch from £45.

Prices from £45, nationwide delivery

Order from Ronny Colbie here

Grace & Thorn

Grace & Thorn valentine's flowers
Credit: Grace & Thorn

Grace & Thorn pride themselves on the fact no two of their bouquets are ever the same, so Valentine’s flowers from here are guaranteed to be bespoke. This stunning All You’re Dreaming Of bouquet (£160, but dried so will last ages) is giving us 70s vibes and is the kind of thing we picture in Stevie Nicks’ dressing room. We’re also fans of the (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? bouquet (£90) and The Lovebox (£110). Check out their Valentine’s Day collection here.

Prices from £50, order several days before for nationwide delivery, same day available in London

Order from Grace & Thorn here

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