Coronavirus: Send Mother's Day flowers by post - letterbox flowers or non-contact delivery

Worried about coronavirus? We've found the best Mother's Day flowers that will fit through the letterbox - and the best non-contact flower delivery services too

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Coronavirus might have messed up your Mother's Day plans this weekend, but it doesn't need to stop you sending Mother's Day flowers through the post. According to Royal Mail (opens in new tab), Public Health England (PHE) has advised that people receiving parcels are not at risk of contracting the coronavirus. "From experience with other coronaviruses, we know that these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels," the postal service adds in its statement.

So which Mother's Day flowers (opens in new tab) should you send? Well, one excellent option if you're concerned about coronavirsus is to send letterbox flowers. These hand-picked blooms are carefully packed into a letterbox-sized box, which is posted through the recipient's front door. Bloom & Wild (opens in new tab) is the original letterbox flower specialist, but there are now other players as well. We've highlighted the best letterbox flower delivery services below.

However, don't write-off hand-delivered Mother's Day flowers just yet. Interflora (opens in new tab), Floom (opens in new tab) and many leading online florists are offering non-contact delivery this week: simply specify in the delivery instructions if you would like a no-contact drop off. (You can read Interflora's coronavirus/contactless delivery statement (opens in new tab) here.) And that's great news, because hand-delivered flowers are the best option if you want to make an instant impact. They're often bigger bouquets than letterbox options, too.

If you're quick, you can still get your Mother's Day flowers order in before the weekend - some sites are still offering free delivery, too. Read on for the best Mother's Day flower delivery services right now...

The best Mother's Day flowers to send by post

Bloom & Wild Mother’s Day flowers: from £32 | Bloom & Wild (opens in new tab)
If you're concerned about Coronavirus, send letterbox flowers this Mother's Day. Bloom & Wild is the best: prices range from just £32 for stunning bouquets like The Millie (opens in new tab) up to around £50. But for the ultimate Mother's Day flowers gift, we recommend sending 3 months of flowers (opens in new tab) for £60. Weekend delivery now costs £10, but the peace of mind from a non-contact delivery is worth it.

Mother's Day flowers at Interflora: Get £5 off, or 25% extra free on some bouquets (opens in new tab)
You can receive 25% extra flowers with some Interflora Mother's Day bouquets - like the Very Vibrant Hand-Tied bouquet (opens in new tab) (pictured). Interflora is offering non-contact delivery, and the service will do same-day delivery too, although we'd suggest putting your order in now just to be sure.

M&S Mother's Day flowers: from £25 (was £30) + FREE delivery (opens in new tab)
M&S offers two sets of letterbox flowers (opens in new tab) and a wide range of quality, couriered Mother's Day flowers. Prices start from only £25, and you can add bubbles, chocolates and more to your order. Plus, delivery is free - that's fantastic value.

Waitrose Mother's Day flowers: from £20 + free delivery (opens in new tab)
Waitrose is offering free delivery on it's Mother's Day flower bouquets. Prices start from just £20, with many stunning mid-range  options like the Emma Bridgewater Ranunculus Jug (opens in new tab) (pictured, £60). They're running out fast though, so get your order in quickly.

Mother's Day flowers at Moonpig: from £22 + FREE card (opens in new tab)
There are almost 30 beautiful Mother's Day bouquets to choose between at Moonpig, including the popular Mother's Day (opens in new tab) (£30, pictured) - although its letterbox flowers have now sold out. Of course, where Moonpig really stands out is its excellent card service. Add code LOVEMUM at checkout and you'll get a free, personalised card with your flowers.

Browse Mother's Day flowers at Prestige: up to 25% off (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for Mother's Day flowers on a budget, Prestige has you covered. Prices start from just £19.99, and there are plenty of offers giving you up to 25% off certain bouquets - like the Exquisite bouquet (opens in new tab) (pictured) which costs £39.99 (was £49.99) and comes with free chocolates.  

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Julia Sagar
Julia Sagar

Julia is editor-in-chief of retail at Future, where she works across a wide range of leading consumer tech and lifestyle brands, including T3, TechRadar, Tom's Guide, Woman & Home and more. A former editor of global design website Creative Bloq, she has over 15 years’ experience in online and print journalism, and was part of the team that launched TechRadar (way back in the day). When she isn't reviewing mattresses, she can usually be found writing about anything from green energy to graphic design.