All right, Mother’s Day is here, and all you folks living away from the first special lady in your life must (or at least should) be wondering how do I make this one special. Well, flowers never fail. Unless they’re the wrong color, of the wrong fragrance, not well trimmed from the bottom, not in even numbers, not fresh, not on time etc. Jokes apart, I know how every child feels about staying away from their mother.

How a few years down the line we start feeling that we never told her enough how much we loved her. It gets even more difficult to say it out loud. So on the eve of this Mother’s day, we bring you our top four picks for flower and gift delivery. No gift can ever cut, but we got to do something.

FTD – It is an online flowers and gift delivery service that allows you to select gifts ranging from flowers, fruits,fragrances and gourmet to wine and champagne. It’s wide range of gifts helps the website make it to our list. Like most other websites, it also allows you to select the date of delivery. However, the time option is not available. Although, they do take requests to deliver at a particular time, over the phone.

1800flowers – A teeny bit on the expensive side, this website has a wider range of flowers and baskets. They also have a special Starbucks basket, with printed mugs and bean hampers. My favourite on this website is the gorgeous cabinet wine box, with accessories. Nothing says “I love you” more than red.


Proflowers – The specialty of this website is that the moment a special day starts approaching, they add a new page to one of their drop down menus. This shows how active they are with getting to know what people want. Most websites just put up a ‘Mother’s day’ special banner that leads to a page of products that have been selling for other occasions also. But ProFlowers create an entirely different menu for all occasions. Kudos!

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Avas Flowers – Now this one is my favorite on the list. This is a family run business, so they take it upon themselves to serve their customers. I had to send flowers to my friend in New York, and I had forgotten that she would be out for vacation on her birthday. On the day of the delivery, I get a call from them saying that the flowers could not be delivered and if I wanted to reschedule it. Most companies would charge me for this, but they didn’t. Isn’t that nice!

There may be all the options in the world for you to send gifts to your mum, but the smile that you’re going to put on her face if you just pop in to see how she’s doing is always going to be priceless. But, for the lack of omnipotence, flowers shall make up.