Christmas flowers and when to order

There are literally dozens of online shops and florists offering delivery to all four corners of the world. This type of availability can make things simpler and a little more confusing for the consumer. When December arrives (or even the end of November), these stores decorate their websites in a very similar way to how physical stores decorate their windows. You’ll notice Christmas sales and special offers on flowers and other gifts that are always extremely tempting. The main question many buyers ask is when to buy Christmas flowers. Unlike many other gifts, flowers are perishable, which means there’s no point in ordering them too early.


Delivery date

When you order Christmas flowers online as a gift or even for yourself, you should be able to specify the delivery date. Therefore, you can place your order, write a meaningful message and make payment weeks before the flowers are delivered. By reserving that date for delivery, you can rest easy knowing that your order will be taken care of and that you have done everything necessary to ensure on-time delivery.


Lasting the holidays

If you’re planning on ordering Christmas flowers to brighten up your home during the holidays, you should take the time to consider how long you want them to last. If you want the flowers to stay fresh and beautiful between Christmas and New Year, you should get them just before Christmas. Maybe a couple of days before Christmas would be the most appropriate time.


Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Alternatively, if you are willing to order more than one bouquet of Christmas flowers over the festive period, you can receive one in the first week of December and then another arriving just before or after Christmas. Bouquets can be identical, or you can order two completely different floral arrangements if you want a change.


Potted plants

Potted plants are another great option, as they will last much longer than any bouquet of cut Christmas flowers. Poinsettias are the most popular around Christmas and are often sent as gifts or purchased by those looking to add some natural decoration to their home.


It is important to understand that online stores are also very busy during the holidays and that is why it is best to order for Christmas flowers in advance. The longer you wait, the more supplies will run out and you may not be able to get exactly what you want, when you want it.