YOU may not be able to see your mum in person tomorrow. So thankfully, online florists will send flowers to her door. But which bunch will put the biggest smile on her face?
LYNSEY HOPE ordered six bouquets to see which ones rose to the occasion, with marks out of ten . . .
Bloom & Wild
Our Florist's Pick, £30
Lynsey says: “These came from a trendy company which sends the flowers in a flat box which can be posted through a letterbox, then you arrange the blooms yourself.
“They were the same price as the M&S flowers but looked less impressive.
“Lots of bits had dropped off in the box and it was a faff putting them in a vase.
“So unless your mum loves flower arranging, I’d give these a miss.
“But perhaps they will pick up after a day or two on the windowsill.”
Gift Wrapped Pink Hydrangea, £30
Lynsey says: “This plant perhaps didn’t look as deep a pink as the online photo, but it is a truly beautiful gift that any mum would love.
“At £30 it was the same price as other bouquets but, with proper care, this could last for years to come.
“It is a bit different from the norm and was my personal favourite.”
This Mother's Day Bouquet, £30
Lynsey says: “On the face of it, these were super-pretty – but a closer look revealed quite a few flowers were squashed and some of the leaves had holes in.
“The lilies hadn’t bloomed on arrival, which made the bouquet look less impressive.
“I imagine by the time the lilies bloom, the rest will be dead.
“I wasn’t terribly impressed.”
Mother's Day Bright Sweetheart Roses, £30
Lynsey says: “Vibrant and pretty, this bouquet is composed of 40 petite Sweetheart roses in shades of pink, yellow and orange.
“They come delivered in blocks of colour, ready for you to arrange.
“Flower-arranging is not my strong point so I’d have preferred it if someone had done that for me, but they were gorgeous and in lovely condition.”
100 Daffofils, £19.99
Lynsey says: “A great budget option, and it seemed good value for money when you can pay £1 for about six daffs in most supermarkets.
"Even though the flowers hadn’t bloomed on arrival, the sheer quantity made up for it.
“There was something I really liked about this bouquet and I’m sure it’s a gesture many mums would love.”
Mother's Day Pastels Hand-Tied, 38
Lynsey says: “A really beautiful bunch of flowers, which arrived looking pristine.
“At £38, plus the delivery charge, they were the priciest bunch in our test.
"But if you can’t see Mum for lunch this year, you might be happy to spend more on these.
“They were in much better nick than some of the others I had delivered.
“I’m sure they would put a big smile on any mum’s face.”
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